When David Bowie played in Stockholm in 1976
As people the world over mourn the passing of David Bowie, Radio Sweden dug into the archives at Swedish Radio to find a report from a concert the legendary British rock star played in Stockholm almost 40 years ago at Kungliga Tennishallen.
This clip from the report, which was broadcast in Swedish in April 1976, begins with the head of the record label thanking Bowie for giving the concert, followed by an interview in which Bowie compares the trip to Sweden to coming home, talks about ambitions to become the Prime Minister of England, but does not want to reach so far as to become King of Sweden.
Before the concert, Swedish Radio reported that youth in Stockholm had queued up for several days in the dead of winter, in order to buy tickets. Some waited in sleeping bags and tried to keep warm, wrapped in blankets. Tickets, sold through the organizer, cost a maximum of about SEK 75 at the time, but fans were willing to pay as much as double that on the black market.