David Bowie – ‘Cracked Actor’ live in 1974

David Bowie performs 'Cracked Actor' at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles on the 1974 Diamond Dogs tour

In this excerpt from the 1974 BBC documentary ‘Cracked Actor’, David Bowie performs the Aladdin Sane song ‘Cracked Actor’ at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles on the Diamond Dogs tour.

Like most of the older material played on that tour, ‘Cracked Actor’ was rearranged to suit Bowie’s new soul direction.

Tour band:

  • David Bowie – vocals
  • Earl Slick – guitar
  • Carlos Alomar – rhythm guitar
  • Mike Garson – piano, mellotron
  • David Sanborn – alto saxophone, flute
  • Richard Grando – baritone saxophone, flute
  • Doug Rauch – bass
  • Greg Errico – drums
  • Pablo Rosario – percussion
  • Gui Andrisano – backing vocals
  • Warren Peace – backing vocals
  • Ava Cherry – backing vocals
  • Robin Clark – backing vocals
  • Anthony Hinton – backing vocals
  • Diane Sumler – backing vocals
  • Luther Vandross – backing vocals

Thanks to Nacho Marcho for another excellent video.