David Bowie and the Spiders From Mars performed at Liverpool Stadium on 3 June 1972.
It was the 32nd date of the Ziggy Stardust Tour, which had begun on 29 January.
During the show, midway through a performance of James Brown’s ‘You Got To Have A Job (If You Don’t Work You Can’t Eat)’, a power cut occurred. Bowie performed an ad hoc acoustic set until the power could be restored.
Liverpool Boxing Stadium, to give it its full title, was the world’s first purpose-built boxing stadium. It opened on 20 October 1932 and in the 1970s became the city’s main live music venue. It was demolished in the following decade.
Also on this day...
- 1973: Live: Coventry Theatre, Coventry
- 1971: Radio: In Concert
- 1968: Live: Royal Festival Hall, London
- 1967: Recording: Love You Till Tuesday, When I Live My Dream
- 1966: Live: David Bowie and the Buzz, Pleasurama, Ramsgate
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