Rock ‘n’ Roll with Me

Bowie/MacCormack 1973-76

17 October 2020 to 6 June 2021

Admission payable, tickets must be booked online in advance.

Brighton Museum is currently closed. See our Covid-19 FAQ for more information. Tickets for online booking will be released once we can confirm a reopening date.

The exhibition

An exhibition of unique photographs taken by David Bowie’s close friend and travelling companion Geoff MacCormack between 1973-76.

David in costume with Geoff MacCormack, on the set of The Man Who Fell to Earth, 1975. Copyright, Geoff MacCormack.

From Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane and the ground-breaking Diamond Dogs’ tour across the USA, Japan and the UK via Russia (on the Trans Siberian Express) to Bowie’s first major film The Man Who Fell to Earth, and the recording of Station to Station, this exhibition of intimate photographs, gives a glimpse of a close friendship, and life on the road with one of the greatest rock stars of all time.

The exhibition includes recently rediscovered and never previously seen images of Bowie alongside rarely seen film footage shot by Bowie of the May Day Parade in Moscow, 1973, film of Bowie as Ziggy Stardust, and a specially created exhibition playlist.


The exhibition poster and other items can be purchased in the museum or through our online shop.

The app

A free web app is available to accompany this exhibition. Listen to Geoff MacCormack tell the story behind some of the featured photographs, and enjoy a Spotify soundtrack inspired by the display. It also features audio versions of the main exhibition text panels and audio descriptions of some of the key photos in the gallery.

The app can be used on any phone which can access the web and does not need to be downloaded. Although designed for use in the gallery, you can enjoy it at home as a taster for the exhibition.

If you are planning on using it in the museum, please bring along a pair of headphones.