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'THE A TO Z OF DAVID BOWIE' PODCAST #28
7th August 2018

A to Z of David Bowie The twenty-eight episode of THE A TO Z OF DAVID BOWIE podcast created by MARC RILEY, ROB HUGHES and sound assisted by HOWARD NOCK is now available online for your listening pleasure.

This episode continues with the leter K and discusses the topics: The King Bees, Krautrock, Stanley Kubrick and The Kinks.

Available FREE via your preferred podcast download or streaming. I personally prefer acast.com for streaming - LISTEN HERE

There will also be 'extra' episodes featuring new and archive interviews with db associated people too!

For more information, updates and questions you can follow @zofdavidbowie on Twitter.

Also check out their YouTube channel A to Z of David Bowie and don't forget to subscribe for notifications.

For the podcast each letter is currently averaged at 2 episodes of 30 plus minutes and will be published at 3am on Tuesday's each week.

You can listen to ALL previous episodes HERE


A SPECIAL SCREENING OF THE IMAGE
6th August 2018

Film poster by Graham Humphreys David Bowie in The Image MISTY MOON presents an evening with MICHAEL ARMSTRONG on Sunday 16th September at 20:00.

Come and spend an evening in the company of the writer and director Michael Armstrong, including a special screening of THE IMAGE (1969), the short film he made with DAVID BOWIE.

Michael will be joined on stage by Misty Moon's special guest MC KEVIN CANN who is a personal friend of Michael.

During the Q&A there will be a special screening of The Image.

Venue: The Cinema Museum, 2 Dugard Way (off Renfrew Road), London SE11 4TH.

Doors open at 19.00, for a 20.00 start.

Tickets in advance £14 (£13 concessions). On the door £15 (£14 concessions).

Advance tickets may be purchased from Billetto, or direct from the Museum by calling 020 7840 2200 in office hours.

For more details and booking information, please visit the cinemamuseum.org.uk website.

Update: For those attending this event, this fabulous artwork created by the master of cinema poster design, the very talented GRAHAM HUMPHREYS will be available.

A limited amount of signed copies will be available to purchase on the night from the artist himself.

From Kevin Cann.


INSPIRED BY FRANKIE
6th August 2018

On this day, 47 years ago, DAVID BOWIE recorded 'Life On Mars?' at Trident Studios in Soho, London.

David Bowie: "This song was so easy. Being young was easy. A really beautiful day in the park, sitting on the steps of the bandstand. 'Sailors bap-bap-bap-bap-baaa-bap.' An anomic (not a 'gnomic') heroine. Middle-class ecstasy.

"I took a walk to Beckenham High Street to catch a bus to Lewisham to buy shoes and shirts but couldn't get the riff out of my head. Jumped off two stops into the ride and more or less loped back to the house up on Southend Road.

"Workspace was a big empty room with a chaise longue; a bargain-price art nouveau screen ('William Morris,' so I told anyone who asked); a huge overflowing freestanding ashtray and a grand piano. Little else.

"I started working it out on the piano and had the whole lyric and melody finished by late afternoon. Nice.

"Rick Wakeman came over a couple of weeks later and embellished the piano part and guitarist Mick Ronson created one of his first and best string parts for this song which now has become something of a fixture in my live shows."



The original working lyrics written by David for Life On Mars? ended up with more than a few changes...

Sailors fighting in the dance hall
Oh man look at those cave men go
It's the freakiest show
Take a look at the law man beating up the wrong
Wonder if he'll ever know
He's in the best selling show
Is there life on Mars
How the hell can we go when we're nowhere
In the light of the stars

There's a shoulder-rock movement and the trembling starts
And a great Lord sighs in vain
What can you buy when there's no none to tell you
What a bargain you made
Is there life on Mars

Just a worker and his dog in the pink light
Just a savage on half-time
What can he see when there's no one to turn to
For the opposite side
Is there life on Mars

Just a laugh and a line
Just joke of the time
It's an evergreen

Just a book and a pen
And the biggest amen
That you've ever seen

Just a kiss in the face of a sub human race
It's an evergreen
And I'm looking at you while you're looking for ?
And I'm looking at you while you're wondering which record I made

© David Bowie.


ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE...
5th August 2018

Memories of DAVID BOWIE's father HAYWOOD STENTON JONES who sadly passed away on this day in 1969...

On this day, 16 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at the Molson Ampitheater, in Toronto, Canada during the Arena: Two Festival in 2002...

On this day, 21 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at Rock City in Nottingham during his Earthling World Tour in 1997...

On this day, 28 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at Milton Keynes Bowl, Milton Keynes during his Sound+Vision World Tour in 1990...

On this day, 53 years ago, DAVIE JONES AND THE LOWER THIRD performed at The Cliftonville Hall, Margate, Kent in 1965...

On this day, 38 years ago, The Elephant Man play opened at the Blackstone Theatre in Chicago starring DAVID BOWIE in the lead role as Joseph 'John' Merrick in 1980...




AN EVENING WITH EARL SLICK
5th August 2018

An Evening with Earl Slick Legendary American guitarist EARL SLICK - best known for his seminal work with DAVID BOWIE and John Lennon - talks about his career, performs extracts from songs and takes questions from the audience. A night of incredible stories, tunes and a look behind the scenes of a life in rock 'n' roll.

The talk/performance will be followed by an audience Q&A and then photo opportunity and autographs.

Earl Slick was initially hired by David Bowie to replace Mick Ronson as lead guitarist for The Year of the Diamond Dogs tour in 1974 (the live album David Live was recorded during this tour). Slick also played lead guitar on Bowie's Young Americans and Station To Station albums, released in 1975 and 1976 respectively.

Slick went on to work with former Mott The Hoople frontman Ian Hunter and then with John Lennon, and Yoko Ono. He performed on Lennon and Ono's Double Fantasy album. During the sessions for Double Fantasy, the material for 1984's Milk and Honey was recorded as well. He also joined Ono in the studio for her solo album, Season of Glass. Slick and Lennon were good friends at the time of Lennon's death in 1980.

Earl Slick returned to working with David Bowie on several occasions including the 1983 Serious Moonlight Tour, Heathen promotional tour, the Reality album and world tour in 2003/2004, and finally on Bowie's 2013 comeback album 'The Next Day'.

Slick conceived and presented the 2017 BBC documentary 'Rock N Roll Guns for Hire: The Story of the Sideman'.

UK dates and venues are as follows:

SEPTEMBER
3rd: Oran Mor, Glasgow, Scotland - [More details]
4th: Cavern Club, Liverpool - [More details]
6th: Central Library, Hull - [More details]
7th: Quay Arts Centre, Anthony Minghella Theatre, Newport, Isle of Wight - [More details]
8th: Kino-Teatr, Hastings - [More details]
9th: The Water Rats, Kings Cross, London WC1X - [More details]
10th: Arts Centre, Colchester - [More details]
11th: Arts Centre, Norwich - [More details]


GREAT LIVES: DAVID BOWIE
4th August 2018

Matthew Parris with Hanif Kureishi and Dylan Jones On BBC RADIO 4 Great Lives (Series 46 Episode 1 of 9) - HANIF KUREISHI nominates his friend DAVID BOWIE as his hero.

"Suddenly this light comes into your life" - says Hanif Kureishi, referring to his hero, his great life, David Bowie.

Hanif, an author, screenwriter and film maker went on to become friends with Bowie in the 1990's after they worked together when Bowie wrote the soundtrack to Kureishi's TV adaptation 'The Buddha of Suburbia'.

For Hanif it was also David Bowie who inspired him to become an author and filmmaker - he says for a "mixed race Pakistani kid living in a crummy terrace bored out of my mind, I wanted to get out - I wanted to explore, I wanted to express myself, I wanted to be free."

Hanif gives his personal insight into the life of David Bowie; the expert witness is Dylan Jones - author of 'David Bowie A Life' and 'When Ziggy Played Guitar'.

The presenter is Matthew Parris and the producer is Perminder Khatkar.

You can listen in via the BBC iPlayer HERE and also download.


FOR ALL YOU COMPLETISTS
3rd August 2018

David Bowie Live In New York 1987 CD Two more 'loophole' radio broadcast releases are in the pipeline for all you completists...

First up is DAVID BOWIE LIVE IN NEW YORK 1987 CD via Laser Media to be released on Friday 24th August.

The only details I can find at the moment is that this contains the 'legendary radio live performance from New York'. So possibly taken from the September 1987 gigs at Madison Square Garden (1st/2nd).

The tracklisting runs as follows:

     Introduction
     Glass Spider
     Day-In Day-Out
     Bang Bang
     Absolute Beginners
     Loving The Alien
     Shining Star (Makin' My Love)
     Fashion
     Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
     All The Madmen
     Never Let Me Down
     Big Brother
     '87 And Cry
     "Heroes"

You can pre-order now.


Under Pressure - Nine Inch Nails and David Bowie CD Next month sees UNDER PRESSURE NINE INCH NAILS and DAVID BOWIE - the dynamic 1995 broadcast recording from the Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, California, USA gig from 21st October 1995.

This CD is to be released on the Zip City label on Friday 14th September.

The tracklisting runs as follows:

     01. Subterraneans 4:41
     02. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) 5:16
     03. Hallo Spaceboy 5:17
     04. Hurt 5:50
     05. Look Back In Anger 4:32
     06. I'm Deranged 5:04
     07. The Hearts Filthy Lesson 5:10
     08. The Voyeur Of Utter Destruction (As Beauty) 4:49
     09. I Have Not Been To Oxford Town 4:21
     10. Outside 4:48
     11. Andy Warhol 3:55
     12. Breaking Glass 3:44
     13. The Man Who Sold The World 3:43
     14. We Prick You 4:14
     15. A Small Plot Of Land 6:40
     16. Nite Flights 6:17
     17. Under Pressure 4:02

Product Info: Broadcast nationwide on FM radio, the sound here is close to perfect, while the dynamic combination of these musical goliaths needs to be heard to be believed.

You can pre-order now.


I GAZED A GAZELY STARE
3rd August 2018

Check out the brand new trailer for OZARK Season 2 which has just been released by NETFLIX at the TCA press tour in Beverly Hills, CA, USA.

Featuring a cover of DAVID BOWIE's 'The Man Who Sold The World', the trailer shows 'Marty' (Jason Bateman) and his family being dragged further into the world of drug cartels as officials close in on their operations.



Ozark Season 2 begins 31st August on Netflix.


JAPANESE WELCOME TO THE BLACKOUT
2nd August 2018

David Bowie Welcome To The Blackout SHM-CD The Japanese SHM-CD release of DAVID BOWIE WELCOME TO THE BLACKOUT (LIVE LONDON '78) is NOW released via Warner Bros.

Live album release from David Bowie in SHM-CD format (catalogue number: WPCR-18060).

Features his performances held on June 30th and July 1st 1978 at Earls Court.

Comes with lyrics and a description.

SHM-CD discs are fully compatible with standard CD players.

You can purchase NOW.


'THE A TO Z OF DAVID BOWIE' PODCAST #27
1st August 2018

A to Z of David Bowie The twenty-seventh episode of THE A TO Z OF DAVID BOWIE podcast created by MARC RILEY, ROB HUGHES and sound assisted by HOWARD NOCK is now available online for your listening pleasure.

This episode continues with the leter K and discusses the topics: Lindsay Kemp and Ken Pitt.

Available FREE via your preferred podcast download or streaming. I personally prefer acast.com for streaming - LISTEN HERE

There will also be 'extra' episodes featuring new and archive interviews with db associated people too!

For more information, updates and questions you can follow @zofdavidbowie on Twitter.

Also check out their YouTube channel A to Z of David Bowie and don't forget to subscribe for notifications.

For the podcast each letter is currently averaged at 2 episodes of 30 plus minutes and will be published at 3am on Tuesday's each week.

You can listen to ALL previous episodes HERE


BOWIE AT BROMLEY TECH
1st August 2018

Bowie at Bromley Tech Taking place later this month is GOLDEN YEARS 1958-2018: Celebrating 60 years since DAVID BOWIE joined Bromley Technical School.

This Bank Holiday Monday event is on 27th August at Ravens Wood School, Oakley Road, Bromley BR2 8HP.

Starting at 3.30pm until 6.30pm, guests: Bowie Art by Sara Captain / Adam Crawford / George Underwood / The Thin White Duke (Bowie tribute band).

Tickets are priced £15 (£8 under 10s).

In tribute to David Bowie's father, 'John' Haywood Stenton Jones, £1 from every ticket sold will go to Barnardo's.

For more details and ticket purchasing please visit ticketsource.co.uk website - be quick!


UNBOXING LOVING THE ALIEN BOX SET
1st August 2018

Check out the official unboxing promo video for DAVID BOWIE LOVING THE ALIEN (1983 - 1988) Box Set.

You can now pre-order both in VINYL BOX SET and the CD BOX SET

The box set is released on 12th October via Parlophone.



Each of the sets include the following:

LP Box Set:
88 page hardback book
Let's Dance (remastered) (1LP)
Serious Moonlight (Live '83) (previously unreleased) (2LP)*
Tonight (remastered) (1LP)
Never Let Me Down (remastered) (1LP)
Never Let Me Down (2018) (previously unreleased) (2LP - side 4 is etched)*
Glass Spider (Live Montreal '87) (previously unreleased on vinyl) (3LP)*
Dance (2LP)*
Re:Call 4 (non-album singles, edits, single versions, b-sides and soundtrack music) (remastered) (3LP)*
* Exclusive to 'Loving The Alien (1983-1988) LP box'

CD Box Set:
128 page hardback book
Let's Dance (remastered) (1CD)
Serious Moonlight (Live '83) (previously unreleased) (2CD)
Tonight (remastered) (1CD)
Never Let Me Down (remastered) (1CD)
Never Let Me Down 2018 (previously unreleased) (1CD)*
Glass Spider (Live Montreal '87) (2CD)
Dance (1CD)*
Re:Call 4 (non-album singles, edits, single versions, b-sides and soundtrack music) (remastered) (2CD)*
* Exclusive to 'Loving The Alien (1983-1988)'

Digital download standard:
Let's Dance (remaster)
Serious Moonlight (Live '83) (previously unreleased)
Tonight (remaster)
Never Let Me Down (remaster)
Never Let Me Down 2018 (previously unreleased)*
Glass Spider (Live Montreal '87)
Dance*
Re:Call 4 (non-album singles, single versions, b-sides and soundtrack music) (remastered)*
* Set exclusives

Pre-order the DAVID BOWIE LOVING THE ALIEN (1983 - 1988) VINYL BOX SET and the CD BOX SET NOW!


BOWIE'S BECKENHAM ODDITY
1st August 2018

Bowie's Beckenham Oddity Tickets are on sale now for the 2018 BOWIE'S BECKENHAM ODDITY annual fundraising event this month.

Taking place at Croydon Road Recreation Ground, Beckenham BR3 3PR on Saturday 11th August at 12 noon till 8.30pm.

All money raised goes toward to the Bandstand Restoration and Plaque Fund.

You can book your advance tickets HERE or on the gate on the day of the event.



The Private Bowie Talk Also on the same day, starting at 10.30am is THE PRIVATE BOWIE TALK with SARAH-RENA HINE taking place at Zizzi.

Venue: Zizzi, 157 High Street, Beckenham BR3 1AE (formerly The Three Tuns).

This event ends at 12.00 so it's perfectly timed to coincide with the BBO.

Tickets are priced at £10.

Please visit the events page on Facebook for more details.


ZEROES (2018) (RADIO EDIT) RELEASES
1st August 2018

David Bowie Zeroes 2018 radio edit Out now is the digital and MP3 version of DAVID BOWIE's new single Zeroes (2018) (radio edit).

Acoustic Guitar: Reeves Gabrels
Additional Guitar: David Bowie
Additional Production: Mario J. McNulty
Additional Recording: Mario J. McNulty
Backing Vocals: Carlos Alomar
Backing Vocals: David Bowie
Backing Vocals: Erdal Kizilcay
Backing Vocals: Gordon Grodie
Backing Vocals: The Coquettes are: Coco (aka Corinne Schwab), Sandro Sursock, Charuvan Sursock, Joe (aka Duncan Jones), Clement, John Seilern and Aglae Seilern)
Bass Guitar: Tim Lefebvre
Drums: Sterling Campbell
Keyboards: Erdal Kizilcay
Lead Guitar: Reeves Gabrels
Masterer: Ray Staff
Mixer, Percussion, Producer: Mario J. McNulty
Producer, Vocals: David Bowie
Producer: David Richards
Sitar: Peter Frampton
Composer: David Bowie

You can stream or purchase the MP3 of Zeroes (2018) [Radio Edit] for a mere 99p.


David Bowie Zeroes 2018 7 inch picture disc All set for release on 7th September is the double A side limited edition Zeroes (2018) (Radio Edit) / Beat Of Your Drum (2018) (Radio Edit) 7" picture disc single. (Cat. No. DB7 8388).

Both tracks are taken from the brand new 2018 version of the 'Never Let Me Down' album which is featured in the forthcoming Loving The Alien (1983 - 1988) Box Set.

Never Let Me Down (2018) is a new production of Bowie's final 'solo' album of the '80s. Producer Mario McNulty worked on the tracks at Electric Lady Studios in New York with long-time Bowie musicians Sterling Campbell (drums), Reeves Gabrels (guitars), David Torn (guitars) and Tim Lefebvre on bass.

Tracklisting:

     A-side: Zeroes (2018) (Radio Edit)
     (David Bowie)
     Produced by David Bowie, David Richards and Mario J McNulty.
     Mixed and Recorded by Mario J McNulty.

     AA-side: Beat Of Your Drum (2018) (Radio Edit)
     (David Bowie)
     Produced by David Bowie, David Richards and Mario J McNulty.
     Mixed and Recorded by Mario J McNulty.

Both images featured on the picture disc were outtakes shot by Greg Gorman for the 'Never Let Me Down' album photo session.

You can pre-order now.


A SPECIAL SCREENING OF THE IMAGE
1st August 2018

Film poster by Graham Humphreys David Bowie in The Image MISTY MOON presents an evening with MICHAEL ARMSTRONG on Sunday 16th September at 20:00.

Come and spend an evening in the company of the writer and director Michael Armstrong, including a special screening of THE IMAGE (1969), the short film he made with DAVID BOWIE.

Michael will be joined on stage by Misty Moon's special guest MC KEVIN CANN who is a personal friend of Michael.

During the Q&A there will be a special screening of The Image.

Venue: The Cinema Museum, 2 Dugard Way (off Renfrew Road), London SE11 4TH.

Doors open at 19.00, for a 20.00 start.

Tickets in advance £14 (£13 concessions). On the door £15 (£14 concessions).

Advance tickets may be purchased from Billetto, or direct from the Museum by calling 020 7840 2200 in office hours.

For more details and booking information, please visit the cinemamuseum.org.uk website.


LIMITED EDITION BOWIE POSTCARD SET OFFER
1st August 2018

David Bowie NY Metro postcards Now available are 10 glossy postcards showing New Yorkers interacting with the recent Broadway-Lafayette NYC Metro DAVID BOWIE installation.

Limited Edition to 100 sets worldwide. 5 monochrome and 5 colour photos in each set.

Size 117 x 177.8mm, glossy image on one side and writable on the other.

Sent in packs signed and numbered by the photographer.

£14.99 with free postage in the UK.

(Mention BWW to get some extra cards free!). Will send worldwide.

Contact Rich on for more details.






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