Travel: London to Amsterdam

David Bowie chose to leave the UK for tax purposes in early 1974. One result was a three-day promotional visit to the Netherlands.

Bowie travelled to Amsterdam on 12 February 1974, accompanied by his wife Angela and son Zowie, plus an entourage consisting of Tony and Mary Visconti, their baby Delaney, Bowie’s costume designer Freddie Burretti, chauffeur Jimmy Jones, and DJ Barry Bethell.

The trip was arranged by MainMan and paid for by RCA. A telex sent by MainMan prior to the trip stated: “David has to be out of the country for tax reasons and it seems an ideal time for him to go to Holland.”

While in the Netherlands, Bowie promoted the ‘Rebel Rebel’ single on Dutch television, attended an awards ceremony, and finished mixing the Diamond Dogs album.

Last updated: 17 May 2023
Photo session: Diamond Dogs
Edison Awards, Amsterdam
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