David Bowie 1973-05-16 Aberdeen ,Music Hall – Aberdeen Quicksand – SQ 4

David Bowie 1973-05-16 Aberdeen ,Music Hall - Aberdeen Quicksand - SQ 4

David Bowie 1973-05-16 Aberdeen ,Music Hall – Aberdeen Quicksand –
Sound Quality Rating

01 – Ode To Joy [intro].flac
02 – Hang On To Yourself.flac
03 – Ziggy Stardust.flac
04 – Watch That Man.flac
05 – Quicksand.flac
06 – Life On Mars.flac
07 – Memory Of A Free Festival.flac
08 – Moonage Daydream.flac
09 – Changes.flac
10 – Space Oddity.flac
11 – The Jean Genie.flac
12 – Time.flac
13 – Let’s Spend The Night Together.flac
14 – Drive-In Saturday.flac
15 – Panic In Detroit.flac
16 – Suffragette City.flac

Label: Old Gold records 2000 – OGCD 406
Audio Source: audience
Total running time: 0:55:51
Sound Quality : Couldn’t be worse !Nothing but a dull drone
Attendance: Sold out – 1.500
Artwork: Yes.


A very rare tape.
This was the first out of seven shows to be given in Scotland,and Bowie’s first concert following the débacle of Earl’s Court four days earlier. Now it was up to him to disprove all the negative reviews on Earl’s Court with sueh headings as “What went wrong?”,”Drive-out Saturday”, “Bowie fiasco” and “To see or not to see”,and convince the audience and the media that his show was OK. Many reporters were present,and just as the rest of the audienee,when they left the hall they were overwhelmed and fully satisfied,for Bowie had given them I,5 hour of nothing but fireworks. The fans werc hysterieal,the sound was perfect,and there was none of thc problems that had harassed Earl’s Court. Nor did any arise throughout the rest of the tour. In Earl’s Court Bowie had played 24 numbers ,about all he had in store for this
tour – 16,17 or 18,a selection from those 24,was what he usu­ ally played.


David Bowie Tour Band – The Ziggy Stardust Tour

  • David Bowie – vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Mick Ronsonguitar, vocals
  • Trevor Bolderbass
  • Mick “Woody” Woodmanseydrums
  • Mike Garsonpiano, mellotron, organ (22 September 1972 – end of tour)
  • John Hutchinsonrhythm guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar (8 Apr 1973 – 20 Apr 1973 – 3 July 1973)
  • Geoffrey A. MacCormackbacking vocals, percussion (19 January 1973 – end of tour)
  • Ken Fordham – saxophone (19 January 1973 – end of tour)
  • Brian Wilshawsaxophone, flute (19 January 1973 – end of tour)

  • Robin Mayhew ,Will Palin ,Mick Hince ,Dean Heiser – Sound ,Ground Control ,Front of House Engineer ,Stage hands
  • Nigel Olliff, Nick Gilbey, Paul Normand and crew – Lights ,1972 Heavy Light ,1973 See Factor Industries NY Bob See ,Steve Hurston ,Mick Fussey
  • Peter Hunsley – Stage Equipment
  • Suzi Fussey – Wardrobe, Makeup and Hair

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  • 7 thoughts on “David Bowie 1973-05-16 Aberdeen ,Music Hall – Aberdeen Quicksand – SQ 4”

    1. Hi I have this gig, and I think this is the only one made by a taper,
      only is this a terrible recorded sound (SQ 4) This recording is intended for collectors and not to listen
      but ……. you must know yourself what you want.

    2. Hi I am really desperate to get a hold of his recording of the Aberdeen music hall concert, I am a big fan and am currently working on the refurbishment of the Aberdeen music hall, can you possibly send me a copy?

    3. Hi, this is a terrible recorded concert, and I do not really give it to you because it just disappoints


      How can I get this bootleg on CD? My dad was there and it’d be a great xmas present.

      Thanks in advance.


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