It’s hard to believe that almost eight years have gone by since the Starman himself, David Bowie, left this planet. Bowie was an inspiration to so many people in so many ways, from his fashion sense to gender fluidity to his iconic catalog of music. Any way you slice it, Bowie lived a legendary life, even up to his dramatic final days with the release of Blackstar.

Born January 8th, 1947, as David Jones, Bowie’s meteoric rise to fame started with the single “Space Oddity” and plateaued with hit records like Ziggy Stardust, Hunky DoryAladdin Sane and so many more. It seemed as though each year in the 1970s brought a new hit record; a testament to Bowie’s incalculable ability to write and execute original music. Few artists have been able to combine the catchy nature of rock and roll with the unique and complex progressions of jazz music as well as Bowie. Simply put, he’s a legendary songwriter.

But Bowie’s legacy doesn’t stop there, as his live performances were always something to behold. There’s an element of mysticism that pervades Bowie’s work, and that certainly finds its way into the live setting. Bowie’s bizarre antics raised countless questions for society itself, challenging the very notions of gender identity in important ways. With such well written music at the foundation, it’s no wonder Bowie was able to explore so deeply into the cosmic realm of existence.

In honor of what would have been Bowie’s 74th birthday, we look back at a great performance from April 10th, 1978 in Dallas, TX. The British sensation delivers a great set, filled with classics from Ziggy Stardust and so much more. Check out the full video below, and join us in celebrating the birth of a legend.

David Bowie | Dallas Convention Center | Dallas, TX | 4/10/1978 (Full Show)

[Video: Mick Wellings]
Setlist: David Bowie | Dallas Convention Center | Dallas, TX | 4/10/78

1. What in the World
2. Blackout
3. Sense of Doubt
4, The Speed Of Life
5. Hang On to Yourself
6. Ziggy Stardust
7, Warsawa
8, Heroes
9. Fame
10. Beauty & The Beast
11. Five Years
12. Soul Love
13. Star
14. Hang On to Yourself
15. Ziggy Stardust
16. Suffragette City
17. Station to Station
18. TVC15