Live: Rock With Shelter, Southend-on-Sea

David Bowie performed at the outdoor one-day festival Rock With Shelter in Southend-on-Sea on 1 August 1970.

Unlike recent shows, for which he had been backed by Hype, Bowie was accompanied just by Mick Ronson on bass guitar.

The event was a benefit show for the homeless charity Shelter. The headliners were the Edgar Broughton Band, and also appearing were May Blitz, Formerly Fat Harry, Roger Ruskin Spear and his Giant Kinetic Wardrobe, Surly Bird, and the Mike Chapman Band.

Last updated: 31 March 2023
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