11th February 1972 – David Bowie – Town Hall
This is another gig that I’ve had difficulty in verifying if it actually took place.
Numerous David Bowie archive websites list the 11th February 1972 as the 2nd night of the Ziggy Stardust tour. However, the gig was not advertised in the Bucks Free Press and the performance (if it took place), passed without comment in the local press.
The date came less than two week’s after Bowie’s legendary performance at Aylesbury’s Borough Assembly Hall. That 29th January 1972 date saw Bowie perform tracks from Ziggy Stardust for the first time. An advert for this gig appeared in both the Bucks Free Press and Midweek in the days leading up to ‘Friars’ show.
But what about the High Wycombe show? A young Bowie had performed in High Wycombe back in March 1966 but by 1972 he was now reaching superstar status.
Any information on any of his High Wycombe performances, gratefully received.
These are links to two websites that list the 11 February 1972 gig
The above suggests the High Wycombe show was ‘debatable’.