Take a Bow: The Music Week Interview - Phil Bowdery

James Hanley

Promoting great Phil Bowdery has kept a unique souvenir from his first ever stadium gig. It was the opening UK date of Michael Jackson’s Bad tour at London’s Wembley Stadium in July 1988, staged by Barry Clayman Concerts (of which Bowdery was a director), and demand was unprecedented.

Applications for Jackson’s five Wembley shows that summer reputedly exceeded 1.5 million (in the pre-internet age, no less). But one ticket went unsold.

“I went to turnstile A and pulled out ticket ...

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