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Watch David Bowie Live at the Dallas Convention Center in 1978

A television broadcast of the performance survives on YouTube.

Peter has a nice post this morning about David Bowie’s collaboration with Stevie Ray Vaughan and “90 minutes of bootleg Bowie recorded at the Las Colinas Studios on April 27, 1983.”

It wasn’t the first trip Bowie, who died of cancer last night at age 69, made to North Texas. On April 10, 1978, the “Isolar II” world tour arrived at the Dallas Convention Center. The performance was filmed, and six songs featured in the television broadcast David Bowie On Stage.

That broadcast survives in a 19-minute YouTube video, embedded below. This is Low era Bowie, but the video also closes with a killer “Ziggy Stardust.” It’s pretty high quality, as far as these things go. If you, along with many others, plan to spend at least the next week listening to and reading about one of the all-time greats, this is a good way to start.