The 1980 Floor Show was a rock musical spectacle featuring David Bowie as the protagonist, held at the Marquee Club in Soho, London, on October 18-20, 1973, and broadcast in the United States by NBC on November 16, 1973, as part of the series The Midnight Special. The show presented the last performance of Bowie as the character Ziggy Stardust. The lineup included songs from the albums Aladdin Sane and Pin Ups, as well as the medley "1984, Dodo"
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The 1980 Floor Show (a pun on the song "1984" - 19-Eighty-Floor) was the first appearance of David Bowie since his much publicised retirement on 3 July 1973 at the Hammersmith Odeon. It was also to be his last appearance as "Ziggy Stardust". The show itself was a spectacular stage production that was filmed over 3 days, mostly at The Marquee Club, Soho, London for the American NBC TV late night show The Midnight Special. The idea for the show came when Bowie was approached by Burt Sugarman to create something for The Midnight Special rock series
This version uses many alternate takes and camera angles not seen in the original broadcast version. When David Bowie played The Marquee Club in October 1973, most of those who attended at this famed small venue did not realise that this would be the last performance Bowie would ever give as Ziggy Stardust.
The 1980 Floor Show was broadcast at least once on regular TV in the . right after being made. I recall watching it, but I can't remember what network it was on. by Anonymous. It was shown on the Midnight Special, R7. David Bowie performing Rock 'N' Roll Suicide live at the Hammersmith Odeon in 1973. Taken from Ziggy Stardust The Motion Picture. reply 37. 10/28/2018.
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|A5||Hang On To Yourself||3:25|
|B1||Man In The Middle||4:07|
|B2||I Can't Explain||2:06|
|B5||I Got You Babe
Featuring [With] – Marianne Faithfull
- Other [Special Thanks] – Arnold Corns
NotesRunout etchings do not match typical Side A/B, they are reversed.
A1 to A5, B2 to B5: Live
A6, B1: Studio
"For authorized Fan Club use only."
"Fan Club Release"
"Sorry 'Bout Amsterdam"
"Some Stereo, Mono mostly"
"Promotional copy, Not for resale”
This edition with yellow insert, and 5 fan club pictures. (Unless someone just put them there...)
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A Etching): 4277 B R
- Matrix / Runout (Side B Etching): 4277 A R
|TAKRL 1905||Bowie*||Dollars In Drag - The 1980 Floor Show (LP, Mono, Unofficial)||The Amazing Kornyfone Record Label||TAKRL 1905||US||1974|
|TAKRL 1905||Bowie*||Dollars In Drag - The 1980 Floor Show (LP, Mono, Unofficial)||Trade Mark Of Quality||TAKRL 1905||US||1974|
|LSD-25||Bowie*||Dollars In Drag - The 1980 Floor Show (LP, Mono, Unofficial)||LSD Records||LSD-25||Switzerland||1980|
|TAKRL 1905||Bowie*||Dollars In Drag - The 1980 Floor Show (LP, Mono, Unofficial)||The Amazing Kornyfone Record Label||TAKRL 1905||US||Unknown|
|PE 3||Bowie*||Dollars In Drag - The 1980 Floor Show (LP, Unofficial, W/Lbl)||Pigs Eye||PE 3||US||Unknown|