Tony Visconti’s band Holy Holy played ‘The Man Who Sold the World’ in NYC on David Bowie’s birthday (pics)
photos by Sachyn Mital
David Bowie‘s longtime collaborator Tony Visconti has been touring with Holy Holy, his band with early-’70s Bowie drummer Woody Woodmansey which pays tribute to the Starman himself. On Bowie’s 69th birthday and album release day, three days before the sad news of his passing, Holy Holy’s tour hit NYC’s Highline Ballroom. Visconti called Bowie on his cell phone from the stage to have the crowd sing “Happy Birthday” to him, and video of that is below.
Holy Holy, which also includes Heaven 17’s Glenn Gregory on vocals and Berenice Scott on keys, Terry Edwards on sax, James Stevenson, Paul Cuddeford and Visconti’s daughter Jessica Lee Morgan on backing vocals, played 1970’s The Man Who Sold the World in full, and continued through a ton of Bowie classics including “Moonage Daydream”, a medley that included “All the Young Dudes”, “Life on Mars” and Morgan singing “Lady Stardust”.
Jessica Lee Morgan and her brother Morgan Visconti opened the show. Pictures continue below.
Tony Visconti is also assembling the house band for Michael Dorf’s upcoming Bowie tribute at Carnegie Hall.
Morgan Visconti & Jessica Lee Morgan