Carinda, Australia dying: Can David Bowie fandom save the remote setting for the Let’s Dance video?

Can Bowie Worship Save This Remote Australian Town?

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March 20 2014 2:53 PM

Can Bowie Worship Save This Remote Australian Town?

It worked with Elvis.

David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” video turned 30 last year, but the remote town where it was shot in southeastern Australia hasn’t aged well. Now the BBC reports that the new owner of the Carinda Hotel is working on an unlikely plan to save the dying outback town.

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