January 11, 2016 5:57 pm
Updated: January 11, 2016 8:26 pm

From the archive: David Bowie in Vancouver in 1983

ABOVE: Musician David Bowie played the newly opened BC Place on August 9, 1983, during his successful ‘Serious Moonlight’ tour. Our cameras took in the sights, sounds and security along with 54,000 excited fans.


In 1983, David Bowie played BC Place and the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver.

This was part of his Serious Moonlight tour, considered his longest, largest and most successful tour ever. It started in May, 1983 and ended Dec. 8, 1983.

Bowie played BC Place in August and then in September he returned to Vancouver to play two shows at the Pacific Coliseum. This was to produce the music tour video, including an introduction shoot to the video on Main Street.

This video shows a slice of what Vancouver looked like in 1983 and the whole video includes most of the songs from the concert.

Longtime Vancouver DJ and music journalist Terry David Mulligan, who interviewed Bowie when he came to Vancouver in the 80s, said we would all love to have the life that he lived.

“Sixty-nine years of age, the music will stand the test of time,” said Mulligan. “I met one of the really fine people on the face of the planet, David Bowie.”

Veteran radio DJ Terry David Mulligan shares a fond memory of when he once interviewed David Bowie:

Veteran radio DJ Terry David Mulligan reflects on why David Bowie was such a legend, and how the singer was different from most artists of today:

© 2016 Shaw Media

Report an error


Want to discuss? Please read our Commenting Policy first.