Live: Marquee Club, London

David Bowie performed at London’s Marquee Club on 1 August 1971.

Unlike his recent full-band performances, this featured just Bowie and Mick Ronson as a duo.

Earlier in the day Bowie signed a six-year deal with his management company Gem, which allowed Tony Defries to licence his recordings instead of signing directly to a label. Bowie was unhappy with Mercury Records’ treatment of The Man Who Sold The World, and their deal ended in May 1971. In September Bowie signed to RCA, who would release his songs until the 1980s.

Last updated: 6 April 2023
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