Live: Kingston Polytechnic, London

David Bowie and the Spiders From Mars performed at the Main Hall at Kingston Polytechnic in Kingston upon Thames on 6 May 1972.

It was the 23rd date of the Ziggy Stardust Tour, which had begun on 29 January. Also on the bill was the JSD Band.

Bowie’s manager Tony Defries invited a number of journalists to the show, and reportedly recorded it for a potential future live album.

The setlist contained 18 songs: ‘Hang On To Yourself’, ‘Ziggy Stardust’, ‘The Supermen’, ‘Queen Bitch’, ‘Song For Bob Dylan’, ‘Changes’, ‘Starman’, ‘Five Years’, ‘Space Oddity’, ‘Andy Warhol’, ‘Amsterdam’, ‘I Feel Free’, ‘Moonage Daydream’, ‘White Light/White Heat’, ‘You Got To Have A Job (If You Don’t Work You Can’t Eat)’, ‘Suffragette City’, ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide’, and ‘I’m Waiting For The Man’.

An audience recording of Cream’s ‘I Feel Free’ from this show was released in May 1995 on the unauthorised compilation RarestOneBowie. The band also performed a version of James Brown’s ‘You Got To Have A Job (If You Don’t Work You Can’t Eat)’, with Bowie playing saxophone, which appears on some bootleg collections.

Last updated: 19 April 2023
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