David Bowie’s record label RCA held a press lunch in his honour on 31 December 1973.
The event took place at Rules Restaurant in London’s Covent Garden, where in 1969 Bowie and his wife Angie had modelled for Fabulous 208 magazine.
The lunch was held in an upstairs room. Bowie was given a large plaque for having six albums in the UK charts for five weeks in 1973, and five in the top 50 for 19 consecutive weeks. He had sold a total of 1,056,400 albums and 1,024,068 singles. The plaque stated: “Awarded to David Bowie for outstanding musical achievements. From your friends at RCA.”
I don’t know what to say. I feel like a rock and roll star. At least it keeps the kids on the streets. Thanks to everyone who bought or were given the albums.
Also on this day...
- 1965: Live: David Bowie and the Lower Third, Golf-Drouot, Paris, France
- 1963: Live: The Konrads, Justin Hall, West Wickham, Bromley
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