22 Years Ago Today, Bowie's Epic 50th Birthday Party

On this day in 1997, David Bowie threw himself a massive birthday concert at Madison Square Garden, just one day after turning 50.  The concert was called David Bowie and Friends: A Very Special Birthday Concert, and featured several famous guests, including Pixies leader Frank Black, the Cure's Robert Smith, Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan, Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters, and the night's most significant guest; Lou Reed, one of Bowie's biggest influences and musical heroes.

The event was filmed for a pay-per-view TV special and was later issued on DVD, with proceeds from both the concert and broadcast benefiting Save the Children. Watch it in it's entirety below

 

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