It has been nearly a year since David Bowie died of liver cancer, at the age of 69, and the Outpost in the Burbs in Montclair will present a tribute to him, Dec. 16. Performers will include Richard Barone (who will also serve as music director), Jeffrey Gaines, Elvis Perkins, Wesley Stace (also known as John Wesley Harding) and the Burnt Sugar Arkestra.
The School of Rock Montclair House Band will open the 8 p.m. show. For more information, visit outpostintheburbs.org.
I don’t have any advance information about the setlist, but thought it might be interesting to take a look at what these artists have done with Bowie songs in the past, via the magic of YouTube. I could find examples from everyone except Perkins.
So here are some covers, in no particular order:
“Changes,” from Hunky Dory (1971)
“The Man Who Sold the World,” from The Man Who Sold the World (1970)
“Rebel Rebel,” from Diamond Dogs (1974)
“Starman,” from The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars (1972)
“Fame,” from Young Americans (1975)
“Win,” from Young Americans (1975)