David Bowie’s trio Feathers gave their debut performance on 17 November 1968.
The group featured Bowie, his girlfriend Hermione Farthingale, and John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson, all of whom sang and played guitar. They had changed their name from Turquoise after Tony Hill left to form High Tide.
The show took place at the Country Club in London’s Hampstead. Also on the bill were Third Ear Band and Doris Henderson. Feathers were paid £6 for their appearance.
Turquoise had previously played at the venue on 20 October 1968.
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- 2014: Single release: Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)
- 2003: Live: Manchester Evening New Arena, Manchester
- 1995: Live: Wembley Arena, London
- 1991: Live: Tin Machine, Tower Theater, Upper Darby
- 1975: Single release: Golden Years
- 1973: Interview: David Bowie and William Burroughs for Rolling Stone
- 1972: Live: Pirates World, Dania, Florida
- 1971: UK album release: Hunky Dory
- 1969: Photo shoot: Rules Restaurant, London
- 1962: Live: The Konrads, Cudham Parish Hall
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