David Bowie and Hype performed at Sunderland’s Fillmore North at the Locarno Ballroom on 13 March 1970.
They were supported by Principal Edwards Magic Theatre, Circus, and Man. Bowie and Hype were paid £125 for their one-hour set.
The Locarno Ballroom was situated on Newcastle Road. In 1969 it rebranded as the Fillmore North, and was variously known as the Mecca, Mayfair Suite, Genevieve’s, and the Palace, before it closed in 1976. The building was demolished in 2012 to make way for a supermarket.
Also on this day...
- 1973: David Bowie sees Bette Midler live
- 1968: Stage: Pierrot In Turquoise, Mercury Theatre, London
- 1967: Rehearsal: David Bowie and the Riot Squad
- 1967: David Bowie becomes a member of the Performing Rights Society
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