David Bowie and members of his band took part in the second of four consecutive recording days on 13 October 1974.
The sessions were to prepare the audio of DA Pennebaker’s documentary about the Ziggy Stardust retirement show for US television and radio simulcast.
At the time the documentary was titled Bowie ’73 With The Spiders From Mars. It was eventually released as Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture.
The recordings took place from 12-15 October at Star Studio in Milwaukee. The studio was later renamed the Exchange Recording Complex.
Also on this day...
- 1995: Live: Starplex Amphitheater, Dallas
- 1987: Live: Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles
- 1974: Live: MECCA Arena, Milwaukee
- 1972: Mixing: The Jean Genie, John I’m Only Dancing, Changes, The Supermen, Life On Mars?
- 1969: Live: Colston Hall, Bristol
- 1964: Live: Davie Jones and the Manish Boys, Putney Ballroom, London
- 1964: The Manish Boys meet TV producer Barry Langford
- 1962: David Bowie watches Little Richard live
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