David Bowie’s final concert in New York City on Tuesday night was his final one.
Bowie, who died Saturday, was 83.
“It’s the last day, David,” a woman in the audience said to Bowie as he stepped off stage, according to the Associated Press.
“I love you, David.”
The crowd applauded as Bowie continued to play his final song, “All My Life.”
The performance was recorded in 1997, before Bowie’s death.
The music was inspired by a series of Bowie songs from the late ’70s and early ’80s, including “Space Oddity,” which featured the line, “It ain’t over till it’s over.”
The band’s first album, “Dark Side of the Moon,” was released in 1986, but it wasn’t commercially successful.
The song’s original lyric, “You’ve got a great future ahead of you, / And I hope you take that,” has become an iconic phrase in Bowie’s legacy.
Bowie had been hospitalized since October, when he fell and fractured his pelvis on stage while performing in New Orleans.
He was taken to the hospital and placed in a medically induced coma, where he died Saturday.
“David Bowie: The Last Day,” an album released on June 1, was inspired in part by Bowie’s experience with the disease.
“You’re not supposed to be on stage,” Bowie told the AP.
“Don’t make any mistakes, and don’t do any things that don’t work.
It’s very important.
And the first one that I played for people was this terrible, horrible thing, and then I went back to the hotel and I had a nap.
I’m a lot happier now.
“A sad day, but he was a great artist. “
He’s gone now,” the crowd chanted.
“A sad day, but he was a great artist.
A great artist.”
The Last Night was Bowie’s first performance since his death.
“This was a very strange experience, but very rewarding,” Bowie said on stage.
“The best moment in my life was playing that concert.
That’s what I really wanted to do.
And I’m so grateful that it was done.
I feel that I’m finally finished.”
Bowie had not been on stage since March 8, when his body was found in a hotel room in New Jersey.
“To me, it was like an eternity, just being there,” Bowie later told NPR.
“When I saw the police, I was in disbelief.
I was thinking, ‘I have never seen anything like this in my entire life.
” He was in such pain that I could hardly stand, he said. “
“So I took the microphone, and I said to the police officer, ‘Look, I’m going to stop this now. “
Don’t get me.’ “
So I took the microphone, and I said to the police officer, ‘Look, I’m going to stop this now.
“They were all shocked and scared. “
It was unbelievable.” “
They were all shocked and scared.
It was unbelievable.”
The music and lyrics of “The Final Day” were inspired by Bowie, according in part to Bowie’s fascination with the word “end.”
Bowie said in a 2006 interview with the New York Times that the song was inspired when he heard a young boy named Alex who was playing the piano in the middle of the night.
“I’m thinking, What the hell is this? “
The song was a play on the word, meaning “to end.
“”I’m thinking, What the hell is this?
You know, the ending? “
Then I thought, Well, what if you just wrote the ending of it?
You know, the ending?
And I wrote it.”
Bowie told The Associated Press that he didn’t want to end the show until the song had finished, so he added a final lyric that said, “What’s the point?
The end is never coming.”
Bowie died Saturday in a New Jersey hospital after he fell while performing the final song of his critically acclaimed album, Bowie’s “Space Odyssey.”
Bowie was the lead singer of the rock band The Black Angels, which was formed in 1972 and recorded three albums that sold more than two million copies.
He also produced albums including “I Never Knew You Were Here” and “The End.”
He died at his home in Los Angeles, according, to his publicist, Robert M. Williams.
“After he was gone, the Black Angels went into an indefinite hiatus, and he spent the last years of his life doing all kinds of crazy things,” Williams told the Associated New Jersey Advance.
“But he had the greatest respect for all his fans.
He just never stopped loving them, and so many of them, because he loved them so much.”
He was survived by his wife, Linda, and his son,