22 Nov 2008

Bowie's Waiata

In 1983 David Bowie was enjoying the biggest success of his career. The album Let's Dance had gone to number one around the world and the subsequent 'Serious Moonlight' tour was playing to huge, record breaking audiences.

The show finally reached New Zealand and on 23 November 1983, and shortly before his first concert in Wellington, Bowie was invited to visit Takapūwāhia Marae in Porirua. He was the first bonafide rock star to be officially welcomed onto a Māori marae.

Here is the full radio version of the story:

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