David Bowie fans gathered together last night for a tribute celebrating the late music veteran at a benefit concert duteously dubbed, "Celebrating David Bowie" at L.A.'s '70s-born, and now tenably certified rock venue, The Roxy.
Seal, Ewan McGregor, Gary Oldman, and Spiders From Mars keyboardist Mike Garson united for the tribute in a series of performances that paid earnest and effusive homage to the late musician. The impeccably—and diversely—talented bunch brought a collection of performances that impressed without distracting from the evening's intent: to remember Bowie's iconic stature as one of the industry's leading performers and pop culture's most forcible taste makers.
Seal and Garson united onstage to perform a jazz-infused velvety-voiced redo of "Bring me the Disco King," the final track off of Bowie's Reality.
Garson, who played piano on Bowie's 1973 album Aladdin Sane, also took to the stage solo in a personal tribute to his longtime friend in a redo of his famous solo that marked the pianist's first shot at it in two decades. Not that we would know that considering his dexterous digits.