As a fresh faced 19 year old my head was full of girls,clothes, and music. The music of choice was anything by "David Bowie", so when it was announced that "Bowie" was playing his first live shows in 5 years on Scottish soil a big cheer issued from my lips. I had been to one date of the "Aladdin Sane" tour in 1973 when I was 14 the imppression it had made on me has lasted to this day.
So I knew the first gig of the Scottish dates was going to be a "cracker" in all there were 4 shows at the "Glasgow Apollo" a now legendary venue as it is no longer with us. After finding out you where limited to 4 tickets per person and I worked in a very poorly paid job at the time. I made the choice of the first 2 dates, all this information came back to me after reading this book.
What has been published and put together by "Kevin Cann" using Sean notes and diaries was a great trip down memory lane, bringing back such bittersweet thoughts,like as I boarded the train the following day after the second gig I had tickets for and thinking those shows were superb but there are 2 more shows and I can't afford to go on.
I'm sure if "Sean" was still with us the book would have been longer for his notes would have sparked off things that were in his head, so thanks "Sean" for having the foresight to document the tour and reminding me of those days when I still had a fresh face and "Bowie" was more of a cult and not the superstar he is now.
This book brought a warm feeling to this middle aged man,so if you were like me and saw any the dates of this tour or like "Bowies" music buy the book it's "Living Nostalgia" to quote the man...