I only got to see David Bowie, who died last night at the age of 69 following an 18-month battle with cancer, once in concert. He played Dallas' Memorial Auditorium on April 10, 1978, supporting his albums Low and Heroes. I was a tad leery walking into the hall because Bowie had created this image for himself of performing these esoteric avant-garde shows that might have had a certain appeal among the Manhattan intelligentsia and a lot of the London art community, but might not play that well in the American heartland. I need not worry. Bowie performed a memorable, straightforward, rock 'n' roll show. Here's part of it filmed that night in Dallas by Bowie's production company.
Thanks to the great Robert Wilonsky for digging up my original Dallas Morning News review of that concert.