Live: South Parade Pier, Southsea

David Bowie and the Spiders From Mars performed at the South Parade Pier in Southsea, Hampshire, on 4 March 1972.

It was the 12th date of the Ziggy Stardust Tour, which had begun on 29 January. The support act for this show was Bridget St John.

The show, in the Gaiety Lounge Show Bar, was poorly attended, and the heavy equipment had to be carried by hand to the end of the pier.

Earlier in the day, five people died after a hovercraft capsized in gale force winds on the Solent off the Hampshire coast, with 27 people on board. It was the first fatal accident involving hovercraft travel. The vehicle was travelling from Ryde on the Isle of Wight to Southsea.

Davie Jones and the Manish Boys had previously performed at the South Parade Pier on Tuesday 16 March 1965.

Last updated: 12 April 2023
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