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Lot 223
An early David Bowie contract
dated July 6th 1972

£ 500 - 600
US$ 660 - 800

Entertainment

29 Jul 2003, 11:00 BST

London, Knightsbridge

An early David Bowie contract
dated July 6th 1972
the two part typed contract for a David Bowie performance as Ziggy Stardust on September 2nd 1972, both pages signed by the venue's management, dated July 6th 1972, but amended on August 4th as Bowie's repute grew, Bowie And The Spiders From Mars appearance was originally booked for the Manchester Free Trade Hall, then moved to herald the opening of the Hard Rock, Manchester, the first of two consecutive nights at the venue.
The additional contract increases Bowie's fee to £1,500 and reduces the time on stage by 30 minutes. The final contract is clearly marked 'Paid' and is initialled by 'H.A'. (MainMan's Hugh Atwell), together with a one page Gem Group ' Rider to the contract', with alterations by MainMan and endorsed by the venue's management, 34 x 21 cm. (3)
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