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Bowie's Birthday Blastoff: Madison Square Garden, NYC

Jim Sullivan, Boston Globe, The, 11 January 1997

NEW YORK – "It's not much of a tribute, in a way," said David Bowie before the 50th-birthday celebratory show he and a bunch of his famous pals were to perform at Madison Square Garden in front of 14,500 people Thursday night. That is, he wasn't going to sit in the wings and watch his hits get played by admirers. See: Bob Dylan at Madison Square Garden in 1992.

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