Live: Convention Center, Anaheim

David Bowie performed at the Convention Center in Anaheim, California, on 16 September 1974.

This was the 42nd date of the Diamond Dogs Tour, which had kicked off in Montreal on 14 June.

Celebrities in the audience included Elizabeth Taylor, Elton John, and John Carpenter. Afterwards Taylor met Bowie backstage and the two became firm friends.

The tour’s musical director was Michael Kamen, who also played electric piano, Moog synthesizer, and oboe. Earl Slick and Carlos Alomar played guitar, and Mike Garson was on piano and Mellotron. The bass guitarist was Doug Rauch, and the drummer was Greg Errico.

The backing singers were Ava Cherry, Robin Clark, Geoff MacCormack (billed as Warren Peace), Gui Andrisano, Luther Vandross, Diane Sumler, and Anthony Hinton. The line-up was completed by David Sanborn and Richard Grando on saxophone and flute, and percussionist Pablo Rosario.

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