David Bowie sees Lou Reed live

Lou Reed’s first solo concert in the UK took place on 14 July 1972.

He had appeared with David Bowie at London’s Royal Festival Hall on 8 July. Six days later he played at the King’s Cross Cinema (later the Scala club) in north London.

Bowie, his wife Angela, and guitarist Mick Ronson were all in the audience. Also present was photographer Mick Rock, one of whose shots of Reed was used on the cover of his Transformer album, co-produced by Bowie and Ronson.

Last updated: 20 April 2023
Live: Royal Festival Hall, London
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