Directed by D.A. Pennebaker
Starring David Bowie, Mick Ronson, Mick ‘Woody’ Woodmansey, Trevor Bolder, Angela Bowie, Ringo Starr
A documentary and concert film documenting David Bowie and his band, The Spiders From Mars, performing their last live date together at London’s Hammersmith Odeon on July 3, 1973.
Directed by pioneering music film-maker D.A. Pennebaker (1967’s Bob Dylan: Don’t Look Back), this documentary and concert film captures Bowie and his band, The Spiders From Mars, performing at London’s Hammersmith Odeon on July 3, 1973. It was at this now-infamous concert that Bowie made a sudden announcement stating “it’s the last show we’ll ever do”.
This announcement – as we learn from drummer ‘Woody’ Woodmansey, talking about the gig in a special interview released in conjunction with a one-off screening of the film – came as a shock to fans and Spiders alike, but