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Spiders From Mars keyboardist Mike Garson also performed “Aladdin Sane” for first time in 20 years at Los Angeles benefit gig

Ewan McGregor, Gary Oldman, Seal and Spiders From Mars keyboardist Mike Garson were all on hand for Monday night’s “Celebrating David Bowie” benefit concert at Los Angeles’ the Roxy, an event coordinated by local musician Angelo Bundini, Billboard reports.

While the inclusion of McGregor might seem like an odd fit for a Bowie tribute, the actor actually has some experience with the singer’s music: In a medley for 2001’s Moulin Rouge, McGregor teased Bowie’s “Heroes,” a track he also performed at the Roxy tribute. McGregor also co-starred in the Bowie-inspired film Velvet Goldmine, albeit in the role that was based on Iggy Pop.

Garson, a longtime Bowie collaborator who played piano on Aladdin Sane, performed his classic piano solo from that album’s title track for the first time in 20 years, as he informed the audience. Later, Seal joined Garson onstage to deliver a jazzy take on Reality‘s “Bring Me the Disco King.”

Oldman, meanwhile, performed Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold the World.” Other artists who appeared at Celebrating David Bowie included Fishbone’s Angelo Moore, Nikka Costa, Eric Dover, Holly Palmer and more. Proceeds from the gig benefitted Max’s Kansas City Project Inc.


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