David Bowie - Under Pressure (Live) • TopPop
Today, 10 January 2019, it is the 3rd anniversary of David Bowie’s untimely death on 10 January 2016. To commemorate this we publish today this ultra rare performance of David Bowie (Live!) of his song ‘Under Pressure’ that he recorded with Queen in 1981. This live performance took place in ‘De Kuip’ a small theatre at the Rembrandt Square in Amsterdam during the airing of a TV talkshow by Karel van der Graaf called ‘Karel’ on 29 January, 1996 just one day after his show in the Oranjehal, Utrecht, The Netherlands. He also recorded two more songs during the performance that also featured Gail Ann Dorsey (bass, vocals) and Carlos Alomar (guitar). He was interviewed by Karel van der Graaf preceding the performance at this TV recording made by AVRO Television, The Netherlands.
Broadcast date: 29 January 1996
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