David Bowie – Signed Talent Agency Contract for 1972 Ziggy Stardust US Tour
David Bowie’s first United States talent agency contract, signed by Bowie and a representative of the William Morris Agency three weeks before the start of Bowie’s first American tour, the 1972 Ziggy Stardust tour.
The two page double-sided contract is dated August 30, 1972, the day Bowie played the sixth and final show of his legendary run of Ziggy shows at London’s Rainbow Theatre. Bowie played his first-ever US date only three weeks later, on September 22 at the Cleveland Music Hall.
With this contract, Bowie and the Spiders (named here as David Robert Jones p/k/a David Bowie, Michael Ronson, Trevor Boulder and Michael Woodmansee) hire the Morris Agency as their exclusive representative for transcription (aka recording), radio broadcasting and television, in exchange for 10% of all fees received by the artists.
Bowie signs his full name in blue ballpoint to the final page; on a second attached copy of the signature page an unknown William Morris agent signs in turquoise felt tip pen (this second page has copies of the signatures of Mick Ronson, Trevor Boulder and Woody Woodmansey.)
An extraordinarily historic Bowie contract, boldly signed with his full name. With Recordmecca’s written lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
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