David Bowie played New York many times. But he only played old York the once.
The world has been paying tribute to the legendary musician and artist, who has died from cancer aged 69.
He was a global and globe-trotting superstar. But as far as we can ascertain, he graced a stage in York on a single occasion more than 50 years ago.
It was in his very early days, three months before he stopped appearing under his own name, Davy Jones, and he was the lead singer of the five-piece band The Lower Third.
Before then Bowie had sported long hair and a hippie look, but The Lower Third was a mod band and so it was smart haircuts all round.
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