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5Jan/21

A BOWIE CELEBRATION: JUST FOR ONE DAY!

Who: Yungblud, Michael C. Hall, Ian Hunter, Anna Calvi, Atticus Ross, Etty Lau Farrell, Boy George, Taylor Momsen, Ricky Gervais, Mariqueen Maandig Reznor, Trent Reznor, Perry Farrell, Lizzy Hale, Macy Gray, Adam Lambert, Andra Day, Duran Duran, Mike Garson, Peter Frampton, David Sanborn, Rick Wakeman, Ian Astbury, William Corgan, Carlos Alomar, Gary Oldman, Gavin Rossdale, Joe Elliott, Gail Ann Dorsey, Bernard Fowler, Corey Glover, Lena Hall, Judith Hill, Catherine Russell, Clare Hirst, Tony Levin, Charlie Sexton, Earl Slick, Tony Visconti, Robin Clark, Erdal Kızılçay, Tim Lefebvre, Martha Mooke, Holly Palmer, Mark Plati, Carmine Rojas, Sterling Campbell, Gerry Leonard, Zack Alford, Kevin Armstrong, Alan Childs, Emm Gryner, Omar Hakim, more
What: Livestreamed birthday celebration
Where: Rolling Live Studios
When: Rescheduled for Saturday, January 9, $25, 9:00 (available for twenty-four hours)
Why: On January 8, David Bowie would have turned seventy-four. An all-star lineup of musicians is gathering to honor the Thin White Duke, who passed away on January 10, 2016, at the age of sixty-nine, at the online party “A Bowie Celebration: Just for One Day!,” taking place January 8 at 9:00. [ed note: Due to technical difficulties and COVID-19 restrictions, the event has been rescheduled for January 9 at 9:00.] Among the participants are Michael C. Hall, Ian Hunter, Anna Calvi, Trent Reznor, Billy Corgan, Boy George, Ricky Gervais Gary Oldman, Gavin Rossdale, Perry Farrell, Corey Glover, Rick Wakeman, Ian Astbury, Macy Gray, Joe Elliott, Adam Lambert, Andra Day, Duran Duran, and Peter Frampton, performing songs from throughout Bowie’s extraordinary career. “I reached out to friends who had played with David, people who grew up listening to him, those he inspired and influenced,” event organizer and longtime Bowie pianist Mike Garson said in a statement. “Artist after artist I spoke with, each immediately understood my vision and enthusiastically said yes to taking part in this special show. That’s the magic of David’s legacy.” Tickets ate $25, with various bundles including merch and a virtual hang ranging from $50 to $5,000; $2 from each purchase will benefit Save the Children, which Bowie raised money for at this fiftieth-birthday concert at Madison Square Garden on January 9, 1997.

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