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Long-lost David Bowie gig photos have gone on display in Stockholm after 40 years

A series of never-seen-before photos of the late David Bowie’s sold-out 1976 Swedish concert has gone on display in Stockholm. The English music legend was 29 at the time of the concert at the Royal Tennis Hall (Kungliga tennishallen), and it was part of his Isolar – 1976 world tour in support of the album, Station to Station.

Long-lost Bowie gig photos on display in Stockholm after 40 years. Photo: Stefan Almer
Long-lost Bowie gig photos on display in Stockholm after 40 years. Image: Stefan Almers

Photographer Stefan Almers was 20 when he took the shots. They were great quality because he was positioned up close to the stage and the lighting was good. He put the black and white negatives in a drawer after the concert and forgot about them for 40 years.

Long-lost Bowie gig photos on display in Stockholm after 40 years. Photo: Stefan Almer
Long-lost Bowie gig photos on display in Stockholm after 40 years. Image: Stefan Almers

Last autumn, Stefan found the images again while moving house and began the process of enlarging and preparing them to show to the public for the first time. The Bowie photos now form an exhibition that opened in the newly-opened Galleri Partout in Stockholm on the first anniversary of Bowie’s death, and runs until 31 January. They will also be shown at Stefan’s new gallery in Edsbruk, before ten of the images will travel to Bowie’s home city of London. They will be exhibited there at the 54 Gallery from 10-16 April.

Long-lost Bowie gig photos on display in Stockholm after 40 years. Photo: Stefan Almer
Long-lost Bowie photos on display in Stockholm after 40 years. Image: Stefan Almers

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