‘Boys Keep Swinging’ performed live on the White Room

Bowie and his band perform 'Boys Keep Swinging' live on the White Room on 14 December 1995

Bowie and his band performed ‘Boys Keep Swinging’ live on The White Room on 14 December 1995. Other songs performed during the show were ‘Under Pressure’, ‘The Voyeur Of Utter Destruction (As Beauty)‘ and ‘Hallo Spaceboy’.

The White Room was a Channel 4 music show hosted by Mark Radcliffe. The show contained no-nonsense music. Bands came in to play live and that’s what they did. There were no interviews, meaningless chit-chat or miming. Mark Radcliffe presented the show but did not do much talking apart from introducing the bands. All the bands sat around the studio with the audience around them. They then took it in turn to play their songs. There was a “black and white” dress code for the bands and the audience which gave the programme a serious look.