Were you there for Bowie’s Leighton appearance?

David Bowie pictured in 1970

David Bowie pictured in 1970

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The music world was left in mourning this week, when it was announced that David Bowie had died.

But did you know that Leighton Buzzard was host to the rock legend when he played The Bossard Hall on May 2, 1967?

Bowie, who died on Sunday aged 69, appeared with his band The Riot Squad.

The band had been formed in 1964 and in early 1967, they were joined by David Bowie, who at the time was recording material for his self-titled debut album.

The band consisted of six members: Bowie (vocal, guitar, mouth-harp), Rod Davies (guitar), Brian “Croak” Prebble (Vocals), Bob Evans (tenor saxophone, flute), George Butcher (keyboards) and Derek Roll (drums).

Bowie also appeared as Ziggy Stardust in nearby Dunstable at the Queensway Hall on June 21, 1972

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