It is virtually unknown but one of David Bowie's first album was recorded in Sussex.

In 1969 a rare studio album live at the University of Sussex was made.

Three years later he returned to the county to perform during the Ziggy Stardust Tour at:

  • Brighton Dome on 14 February 1972
  • Chichester College on 23 February 1972
  • The Assembly Hall in Worthing on 11 May 1972
    • ​Brighton Dome on 23 May 1973

But were you at one of his Sussex's gigs? We're looking for people's memories of Bowie performing in the county.

If you were at one of his performance, please get in contact. Call The Argus on 01273 544519 or email:


Friends, fans and contemporaries described the Heroes singer as "iconic", a "hero" and "one of the greatest performance artists" in history.

Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis said the star - who played the Somerset festival twice before retiring from live shows in 2006 - said: "He's one of the three greatest in the world, ever - Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and David Bowie. There's no one else even close."

Bowie's biographer, Paul Trynka, described the Brixton-raised performer as "someone who redefined pop music" and "a creative force who endured over several decades".

He said: "He will be remembered amongst the greats but not just one of them, as a unique great."

Bowie's death was announced by his family this morning.

His son, film director Duncan Jones, tweeted: "Very sorry and sad to say it's true. I'll be offline for a while. Love to all."

The singer and guitarist - known for hits including Let's Dance, Changes and Under Pressure, died surrounded by his loved ones, a statement on his Facebook page said.

Long-time pr oducer Tony Visconti said the late singer's final album, Blackstar - released two days before his death - was "his parting gift" to the world.

Prophetically, its lead single, Lazarus, opens with the lyrics: "Look up here, I'm in heaven," while the accompanying video shows a bed-bound Bowie playing a man struggling to overcome illness.

Stars from the world of showbiz mourned the loss of the Ashes To Ashes singer as they woke to the news - their grief made more acute by the fact little was known about the extent of his ill-health.

Paying tribute on Twitter, comedian and actor Ricky Gervais, who convinced his long-time idol to star as himself - and ridicule Gervais - in an episode of 2006 sitcom Extras, wrote simply: "I just lost a hero. RIP David Bowie."

Scottish singer-songwriter Midge Ure, on ITV's Good Morning Britain, said: "We are all swimming in his wake, so I don't think you could top, on creativity, and consistent creativity, I don't think you could top, anyone could top, David Bowie in the UK musical history."

On Bowie's illness, Ure said: "I think people within the industry had heard rumours about cancer, we'd heard rumours about him not being well.

"We all knew something was amiss but this is more than just turning on your phone in the morning or turning on the television and finding out that another celebrity has passed on.

"I'm standing here, my hands are shaking, I feel as though I've lost something, I've lost something incredibly important today."