"Keep a Child Alive Fundraiser," 2006
Bowie's final performance came and went without fanfare. He joined Alicia Keys, Damian Marley, and comedian Wanda Sykes for the charity event, performing a three-tune set of "Wild Is the Wind," "Fantastic Voyage," and "Changes," and then that was it. Though he would record and release subsequent music -- including the trippy single to his album Blackstar -- the "Keep a Child Alive" appearance would be his last.
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