Monday 26 September 2016

Outback pub in Let's Dance video toasts David Bowie

Published 12/01/2016 | 04:56

David Bowie made the video of his 1983 hit Let's Dance at Carinda's only pub
David Bowie made the video of his 1983 hit Let's Dance at Carinda's only pub

Drinkers at a dusty Australian Outback pub are raising their beer glasses to its most famous visitor, David Bowie.

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The mercurial musician made the 400-mile drive from Sydney to the tiny outpost of Carinda in parched western New South Wales state to set the 1983 video clip for his hit Let's Dance in its only pub.

The pub's current owner Malcolm George said the town of fewer than 200 people had no idea Bowie was coming, but never forgot the visit which took their rustic watering hole to a global audience.

Bowie, 69, died in New York on Sunday after an 18-month battle with cancer.

Mr George says news that the singer had died immediately boosted business.

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