David Bowie travelled from England to the USA on 23 January 1971 for the start of a month-long promotional trip.
He flew alone to Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia. The trip was paid for by Bowie’s label Mercury Records, who hoped to make a success of his third album The Man Who Sold The World.
Bowie was met at the airport by Mercury’s Ron Oberman, who had flown there from Chicago. They were picked up by Oberman’s parents, who took Bowie to their home in Silver Springs, Maryland. That evening they all dined at Hofberg’s Deli.
Also on this day...
- 1976: Album release: Station To Station
- 1973: Recording: Aladdin Sane
- 1972: Rehearsal: Theatre Royal, Stratford, London
- 1965: Live: Davie Jones and the Manish Boys, Royal Star, Maidstone
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