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1969
Date Venue Title Media Cover Art
4 January 1969 Roundhouse, London, UK Feathers
30 January 1969 Marquee Club, London, UK Feathers
 

Hermione Farthingale leaves Feathers in early February leaving David and John Hutchinson to continue as a duo for three more gigs.

 

2 February 1969 David Bowie & Feathers demos for Space Oddity at Clairville Grove, Beckenham Arts Lab, UK Anthology 1 CD
Beckenham Oddity 1 CD
Ching-A-Ling 1 CD x
A Letter To Hermione 1 CD
The Duke 1 CD
Life Is A Circus 1 CD
The Best Of David Bowie 1 CD

11 February 1969

Sussex University, Brighton, UK

Sussex University Live 1969 1 CD
15 February 1969

Town Hall, Birmingham, UK

Rebel Rebel 1 CD
16 February 1969

Fairfield Hall, Croydon, UK

22 February 1969

Free Trade Hall, Manchester, UK

23 February 1969

Colston Hall, Bristol, UK

1 March 1969

Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, UK

8 March 1969

The Dome, Brighton, UK

11March 1969

University Of Surrey (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Club), Stag Hill, Guildford, UK

14 March 1969

Town Hall, Guildford, UK

16 March 1969

Assembly Rooms, Lincoln, UK

29 April 1969

College Of Technology, Ealing, London, UK

 

The Arts Lab at The Three Tuns Public House, Beckenham was originally called the Folk Club with the title 'Growth'. Organised by David and Mary Finnigan, the Folk Club was in reality a room at the back of the Three Tuns public house on Beckenham High Street. After the 4th week, so many people attended that the club had to expand into the conservatory and the garden.

Some of David's performances at the Arts Lab do exist on tape. Chas Lippeatt who handled the Arts Lab PA system and film unit used to tape record the evenings music for a free lending library sponsored by the Arts Lab.

 

The Three Tuns is one of Beckenham's oldest public houses which dates back to 1662. It was once also known as The Pig & Poke. Recently, the pub has been trendily refurbished along with a name change. Now known as The Rat & Parrott, 157 High Street, Beckenham, Kent BR3 1AE. Inside there is a plaque commemorating the fact that the pub hosted The Arts Lab David Bowie's career.

 

4 May 1969

The Three Tuns Public House, Beckenham, UK

Folk Club
6 May 1969

The Three Horseshoes, Hampstead, London, UK

Lunchtime show
9 May 1969

The Three Horseshoes, Hampstead, London, UK

Lunchtime show
 

10th May: The Strawbs invite David down to their Arts Lab to guest on the BBC2 'Colour Me Pop' programme. David appeared with The Strawbs miming to one of their songs 'Poor Jimmy Wilson', accompanied by Tony Visconti. The programme was transmitted on 14th June at 10:55pm.

10 May 1969

The White Bear Public House, Hounslow, London, UK

The Strawbs
11 May 1969

The Three Tuns Public House, Beckenham, UK

Folk Club
18 May 1969

The Three Tuns Public House, Beckenham, UK

Folk Club
22 May 1969

Wigmore Hall, London, UK


25th May: The first date of the newly named Arts Lab. Bob Dylan's cousin Tuck Zimmerman makes a guest appearance.

 

25 May 1969

The Three Tuns Public House, Beckenham, UK

Arts Lab
5 June 1969

The Three Tuns Public House, Beckenham, UK

Arts Lab
15 June 1969

Marquee Club, London,UK

15 July 1969

The White Bear Public House, Hounslow, London, UK

Arts Lab
18 July 1969

The Three Tuns Public House, Beckenham, UK

Arts Lab
 

25th July: At the International Song Festival in Malta, David performed two songs, a Maltese song to which he had written an English lyric to earlier in May and his own 'When I Live My Dream'. He was voted second to Spanish entrant Christina.

 

25 July 1969

The Hilton Hotel, Sliema, Valetta, Malta

Malta International Song Festival
 

David gives an impromptu solo performance aboard the USS Saratoga for the crew of the ship whilst in port.

 

? July 1969

USS Saratoga, Valetta, Malta

Onboard Ship
 

31st July: The Carosello Internaziale del Disco, Italian Song Festival, held at the Teatro Premio in Pistoria, David wins first prize for 'Best Produced Record' performing 'When I Live My Dream'.

 

31 July 1969

Carosello Internaziale del Disco, Monsummano-Terme, Teatro Premio, Pistoria, Italy

Italian Song Festival
3 August 1969

The Three Tuns Public House, Beckenham, UK

Arts Lab
16 August 1969

Croydon Road Recreational Ground, Croydon, UK

Free Festival
22 August 1969

Catacombs Club, Wolverhampton, UK

2 Shows
 

Over 1,000 people attend Bromley's first ever open air pop concert. David compered the four-hour event which was organised by Ravensbourne College of Art student Geoffrey Bradbury.

 

13 September 1969

Library Gardens, Bromley, UK

Open Air Concert
 

Unknown date: David performed at the London Hospital Medical College in Whitechapel, London.  Tim Goffe who had previously been DJ at the Beckenham Festival on 16th August was social secretary for the medical college and ooked David for their college hop.

 

1969

The London Hospital Medical College, Whitechapel, London, UK

College Hop
1 October 1969

Downham Folk Club (inside The Bal Tabarin), Downham, Bromley, UK

Open Air Concert
8 October 1969

Coventry Theatre, Coventry, UK

Humble Pie Tour
9 October 1969

Town Hall, Leeds, UK

Humble Pie Tour
10 October 1969

Town Hall, Birmingham, UK

Humble Pie Tour
11 October 1969

The Dome, Brighton, UK

Humble Pie Tour
12 October 1969

The Three Tuns Public House, Beckenham, UK

Arts Lab
13 October 1969

Colston Hall, Bristol, UK

Humble Pie Tour
16 October 1969

All Saints Church Hall, Powis Gardens, London, UK

Humble Pie Tour
17 October 1969

Tiffany's, Exeter, UK

Humble Pie Tour
19 October 1969

Rebecca's Club, Birmingham, UK

Humble Pie Tour
20 October 1969

BBC Studios, London, UK

Liquor & Drugs 1 CD
Rise And Rise Of Ziggy Stardust 4 CD
Rise And Rise Of Ziggy Stardust (Shout) 4 CD
21 October 1969

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, UK

Humble Pie Tour
23 October 1969

Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK

Humble Pie Tour
24 October 1969

Empire, Sunderland, UK

Humble Pie Tour
25 October 1969

Odeon Theatre, Manchester, UK

Humble Pie Tour
26 October 1969

Empire Theatre, Liverpool, UK

Humble Pie Tour
30 October 1969

The General Gordon, Gravesend, UK

Humble Pie Tour (2 performances)
31 October 1969

The Aurora Hotel, Gillingham, UK

Humble Pie Tour (2 performances)
 

7th Nov: David embarks on a two week tour of Scotland, with the opening gig in Perth (not Edinburgh as billed). David is backed by Junior's Eyes, Mick Wayne (guitar), Tim Renwick (guitar), John Lodge (bass guitar) and John Cambridge (drums).

7 November 1969

Salutation Hotel, Perth, UK

Scotland Tour
8 November 1969

Grand Hall, Kilmarnock, UK

Scotland Tour
9 November 1969

Kinema Ballroom, Dunfermline, UK

Flyer N/A x
10 November 1969

Electric Garden, Glasgow, UK

Scotland Tour
11 November 1969

Albert Hall, Stirling, UK

Show Cancelled
12 November 1969

Music Hall, Aberdeen, UK

Show Cancelled
13 November 1969

Town Hall, Hamilton, UK

Show Cancelled
14 November 1969

Adam Smith Hall, Kilkaldy, UK

Matinee Show
14 November 1969

Frisco's, Caley, Edinburgh, UK

Scotland Tour
15 November 1969

Caird Hall, Dundee, UK

Scotland Tour
 

18th Nov: The Croydon Arts Lab becomes know as 'Egg' (see link for poster designed by Peter Chasseud).

 

18 November 1969

The Gun Tavern 'Egg', Croydon, UK

Arts Lab N/A x
 

19th Nov: The show at The Dome in Brighton had David Bowie as the third artist on the bill.  He performed 3 songs acoustically one of which was Space Oddity.There were a total of 8 acts on the bill which included: The Fox, Jeff Dexter,  David Bowie, Steamhammer, Success, The Strawbsand The Edgar Broughton Band.

 

19 November 1969

The Dome, Brighton, UK

Flyer N/A x

20th Nov: The performance at the Purcell Room inside The Royal Festival Hall. David was backed by 'Copus'.

 

20 November 1969

Purcell Room, Royal Festival Hall, London, UK

Flyer N/A x
21 November 1969

Poperama, Devizes, UK

27 November 1969

The Three Tuns Public House, Beckenham, UK

30 November 1969

The Palladium, London, UK

Rehearsal
30 November 1969

The Palladium, London, UK

Save The Rave N/A x
? December 1969

The Three Tuns Public House, Beckenham, UK

Arts Lab
24 December 1969

The Three Tuns Public House, Beckenham, UK

Arts Lab