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Photos: David Bowie's Performances & Appearances In L.A. Over The Decades
David Bowie passing has unsurprisingly stirred many fond memories and tributes from fans to The Thin White Duke. And while many have already gathered at Bowie's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, for others, the memories of the musician performing in Los Angeles over the decades are sure to burn brightly, especially now.
From shows at The Forum, The Greek and even LAX, here's a look back at Bowie's many memorable performances and appearances in L.A. over the years.
Here's a fresh-faced Bowie at a party in L.A. in 1970:
A cozy jam session with Bowie in 1971 at a party thrown by long-time KROQ DJ Rodney Bingenheimer:
Hanging with Rodney Bingenheimer at The Rainbow Bar & Grill in 1972:
Bowie as Ziggy Stardust in Long Beach, 1973:
And in L.A. that same year:
Here he is tearing it up during the Diamond Dogs tour at the now-closed Universal Ampitheatre in 1974:
Oh, you know, just Bowie playing saxophone with The Who's Keith Moon at Peter Seller's 75th birthday party in L.A., 1975:
And having an intimate moment with Elizabeth Taylor in Beverly Hills:
And with Buster Keaton:
Bowie drinking milk and having a smoke at The Cherokee Recording Studio in Hollywood, 1976:
It seems that milk, red peppers and cocaine were key components to The Thin White Duke's diet at the time, which may be why he remembers little about recording Station to Station in L.A. “I know it was in L.A. because I’ve read it was," he would later say.
And making his way down Fairfax Ave. with the Station to Station master tapes after completion at Cherokee.
Bowie looking dapper while filming The Man Who Fell To Earth in L.A.:
Performing at The Forum in 1976:
And again at The Forum, this time in 1978:
For the Serious Moonlight tour, Bowie came back to The Forum in 1983:
Here's Bowie giving some helpful driving tips around that time:
The video for Bowie's 1987 song "Day In Day Out" was filmed around L.A., including City Hall, Broadway and inside the lobby of the El Dorado Hotel (now occupied by Le Petit Paris):
Strolling along Melrose Ave. with actress Melissa Hurley in 1988:
Performing with Tin Machine at LAX in 1991:
And video from that concert:
Bowie performing at the Forum in 1995:
Performing at the Hollywood Athletic Club in 1997:
Getting his star on the Walk of Fame, 1997:
Bowie performing at the Greek, 2004:
Bowie with Anthony Kiedis and Flea at the Greek, 2004:
And back together with Rodney Bingenheimer at The Wiltern, 2004: