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JANUARY 1998 - DAVID BOWIE NEWS

C4 TELETEXT NEWS
31st January 1998

DAVID BOWIE is enjoying a resurgence of popularity in the United States, with his single 'I'm Afraid Of Americans' standing firm for several weeks at the top of the MTV charts.

Bowie has also been nominated for 2 Grammy's, a Brit, and a Gong in Ireland's Hot Press Magazine awards. And he's now set to work with GOLDIE on his next album, (released Monday), "We're going in deep," promises Bowie.

BOWIEART - 'THE REMEMBER' AVAILABLE
30th January 1998

'The Remember' (Amulet) 1995, is the first piece of sculpture available for purchase at the brilliant BowieArt web site.

BOWIE/EMI LATEST
30th January 1998

The overhaul of Bowie's 1969 - late 80s catalogue, which has been at mid-price for a while to clear stocks, is expected to get underway later in the year. Titles will be released in batches of four. However, while state-of-the-art remastering and bonus tracks have been promised, no decision has yet been made regarding the exact contents of each disc. Now that Tris Penna, the label executive originally put in charge of overseeing the project, has moved on, the much-needed Bowie box set anthology has apparently been put on hold.

HOWARD STERN SHOW
30th January 1998

The three songs performed by DB at the HOWARD STERN birthday party were: 'Fame', 'Hallo Spaceboy' and 'I'm Afraid Of Americans'.

PROMO BOWIE JACKET
30th January 1998

For sale: DAVID BOWIE 'Best Of 69-74' mega rare UK black custom embroidered promo only heavy-duty jacket, casual but smart, sizes L or XL - £125.
Spellbound Records, 29c London Road, West Croydon, Surrey. Tel: (0181) 688 0419 or Fax: (0181) 688 0418.

1973 TOUR PROGRAMME FOR SALE
30th January 1998

David Bowie 1973 Tour Programme for sale, in fair condition, at £10. Contact Mike Smith, 32 Montacute Way, Merley, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1TZ, England. Tel: (01202) 888278. Phone or write first to reserve.

HMV COMMERCIAL
30th January 1998

HMV are using REBEL REBEL as the soundtrack to their new commercial offering 3 CDs for £21 in the mid-price range.

LIZA JANE ACETATE
30th January 1998

Davie Jones/King Bees Liza Jane Acetate for sale, in mint/excellent condition. Send bids to: Ken White, New Bungalow, Grasmere Lane, Minions, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 5LE, England. Tel/Fax: (01579) 363019.

AUSTRALIAN TMWSTW DRESS COVER
30th January 1998

Australian Dress Cover 'The Man Who Sold The World' at £220.
Contact Owen Jenkinson Tel: (01727) 862071 or email Qrtlop5RT@aol.com

BEANOS
30th January 1998

Beanos Music Store at Middle Street, Croydon, London are offering for sale, the following material:
David Bowie: The Man Who Sold The World Drag Cover, UK original, mint condition, £275.
Dib Cochran & The Earwigs: Oh Baby/Universal Love, mint condition, £225.
Davy Jones & The King Bees: Liza Jane/Louie Louie Go Home, mint condition £800.
Contact Beanos on 0181 680 1202 or e-mail beanos@easynet.co.uk

RECORD COLLECTOR MAGAZINE
30th January 1998

'Bowie: Beware - Artist At Work!' appears in the February issue of RECORD COLLECTOR. The four page article entitled 'Scary Monsters!' features an interview with KATE CHERTAVIAN DB's art dealer from Cork Street, talking about the BowieArt web site, David's artwork, and Bowie the artist, etc.

ANOTHER HAMMERSMITH?
28th January 1998

Evan is reporting that the HOWARD STERN Birthday Do will be at the Hammersmith Ballroom in New York City, see his site for full information at Teenage Wildlife.

THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH ON TV
28th January 1998

Showing on CHANNEL FOUR 3rd February, Tuesday at 10pm, 'The Man Who Fell To Earth', with Mr. Newton.

MUSIC OF THE MILLENNIUM
24th January 1998

A music poll of over 36,000 voters, carried out by HMV and Channel 4 for the 'The Final Countdown' of 'Music Of The Millennium - Top 100 Albums Of All Time', delivered the following DAVID BOWIE results:

Number 44: TRANSFORMER (DB produced)
Number 43: HUNKY DORY
Number 20: THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST
What happened to 'Diamond Dogs', 'Low' and 'Heroes'....?

LIVE BOWIE NEW YORK CONFIRMED
23rd January 1998

News mentioned on 7th January now confirmed for BOWIE live performance in New York on Thursday 29th January at HOWARD STERN'S birthday party.

MORE BOWIEART
23rd January 1998

Another four more pieces of Bowie Art are available for purchase at the wonderful BowieArt web site.

ANCESTOR I & II - Iris Print on Arches Paper.
D HEAD VI - (Mike Garson Portrait) - Acrylic and Computer Collage.
JON - Lithograph on Fabriano Paper.
All signed versions, again in a limited edition of 175.

You can now again download the FREE Birthday SELF PORTRAIT II if you missed it previously.

There is another free surprise planned soon.

JEFF KOONS ARTICLE
22nd January 1998

A special New York issue of MODERN PAINTERS features an article by DAVID about JEFF KOONS. It will be available on the 12th March.

ITALIAN BOWIE CONVENTION
22nd January 1998

A DAVID BOWIE CONVENTION is to be held at BOLOGNA Italy on the 22nd February 1998. E-mail G. Magria

'LIVE' BOWIE ALBUM DUE?
22nd January 1998

Rumours that the next BOWIE album released on Virgin will be a LIVE one from the Earthling World Tour.

WAR CHILD PHONE CARDS
22nd January 1998

The WAR CHILD phone cards are available on freephone 0800 496 5656 and leaving your credit card details.

See below on January 2nd news for more details.

MAN ON THE MOON CD
22nd January 1998

DAVID BOWIE will contribute towards a new compilation CD entitled 'MAN ON THE MOON' containing the favourite stories of various musicians.

IN THE PIPELINE
22nd January 1998

In the pipeline for this year from 21 Publishing is a self penned book by DAVID concerning his own art interests. This will hopefully be the third publication from David's own art-book publishing company.

NUMBER 2 FROM 21
22nd January 1998

Following on from the excellent BLIMEY! by Matthew Collings, the second book to be published by David's art-book company 21 will be NAT TATE by Will Boyd, due out in the Spring.

WITH AND WITHOUT
21st January 1998

On the 15th of this month, DAVID and IMAN both attended the "With And Without Gravity" photographic exhibition at the SoHo Triad Fine Arts Gallery in New York.

Among the photographic exhibitors was LOU REED. The exhibition features the work of fifteen photographers from 'Blind Spot' magazine.

IT'S THE 'TRUTH'
21st January 1998

SATURNZ RETURN? 'The Three G's'.... Goldie, Gallagher and God!

'TRUTH' is the title of the track sung by DAVID featured on GOLDIE's new album for London Records 'Saturnz Return' and it's effin' brilliant! Highlights: 'Truth', 'Mother', 'Temper Temper' and 'Letter Of Fate'.
NME review quote:
....'Truth' on which Dame David himself contributes dolorous crooning. His vocals were 'directed' by Goldie, which seems to mean stretching and folding them across huge, angular slabs of electronic noise. If you like your soul music jarringly futuristic, lightly chilled and diced into cubist chunks, this unlikely duet works a treat. Even if you don't, it's still impressively weird. (Stephen Dalton) 8/10. Check out their web site at www.nme.com
Album released on 2nd February 1998.

MORE SHOW RUMOURS
20th January 1998

Rumour 1.... According to MUZIC.COM Bowie has already arranged his plans for 1999. He intends to perform in NEW ZEALAND, which will be the first part of the world to bring in the new millennium.

(So what's wrong with Tasmania then?)

Rumour 2.... David is currently planning to perform a 1998 benefit concert in TIBET. Having supplied all the necessary paperwork, he is waiting for permission from the Chinese government.

SAVE THE CHILDREN SHOWS?
18th January 1998

Rumours abound of another TWO performances in Summer for the SAVE THE CHILDREN fund.

The first being a repeat of the NEW YORK Madison Square Garden gig and also a European version in PARIS, France.

SURFING WITH BOWIE
14th January 1998

THE TIMES computer supplement INTER//FACE features a two page interview with DB. Entitled 'Ziggy Stardust And The Spider's Web Site' it concentrates on David's plans for his new BowieArt web site and also his own computer equipment.

In case you missed it Ziggy Stardust And The Spider's Web Site

Did you know he's got a Powerbook 540C? No? Well there you go....

LITTLE WONDER BRIT NOMINATION
13th January 1998

The video for LITTLE WONDER has been nominated in this year's BRIT awards for 'Best British Video'.

The nominations in this category were chosen by the viewers of 'The Box' which definitely makes it more meaningful.

The awards will be held at the London Arena, Docklands on 9th February.

MORE MID-PRICE RELEASES
13th January 1998

Another seven of DB's past albums are to be re-issued on the EMI Mid-Price range on 19th January. They include 'Pin Ups', 'David Live', 'Diamond Dogs', 'Young Americans', 'Let's Dance', 'Tonight' and 'Never Let Me Down'.

TERRY and BERNIE
10th January 1998

BOWIE and GOLDIE will star together in a new movie called 'Everybody Loves Sunshine' directed by ANDREW GOTH. Goldie is set to play crime boss 'Terry' who teases his bisexual henchman 'Bernie', played by Bowie, in the violent gangland movie. The film script places the pair in an office encounter early on in the film, after they embark on a murderous spree against Chinese Triad gangsters.

Goth writes, "Terry finds Bernie in his office the next morning and touches Bernie, teasing him sexually." And in a bizarre plot twist, Terry orders Bowie's character to murder the girlfriend of fellow gangster 'Ray' after becoming sexually obsessed with him.

Apparently, filming will take place on location in Manchester and London in February.

BBC TURNING JAPANESE?
11th January 1998

Forty-four BOWIE tracks taken from the BBC archives are apparently being released in Japan on a triple CD, although the release was cancelled in the United Kingdom. It is currently advertised for sale at $64.99 on import from Bedlam Records, P.O. Box 903, Levittown, New York 11756. Telephone: 516-933-9736...

I'm sure this must be a mistake, it's probably a bootleg. The BBC releasing in Japan and not England....? Nah! I don't think so somehow!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID!
8th January 1998

To David,
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday,
and may you get all you wish for
All the very best, Paul K.


24 HOUR BIRTHDAY SPECIAL
8th January 1998

At the BowieArt web site there is a magnificent Bowie '96 Self Portrait available to download for 24 hours only.

Also there's another two more exclusive BowieArt Limited Edition Lithograph Prints available for purchase at the BowieArt Web today, again both signed and unsigned versions.

STAR 1975/1998. Originally one of five from The Arcane Series
(a depiction from the tarots). This was originally produced by David to give to friends as Christmas gifts in 1975. In a limited edition of 175, signed £200 and unsigned £75.

CONFLICT 1993/1998. Originally this Lucian Freud portrait was used on his British Conflict Series No. 2 - Art. Signed £200 and unsigned £75. Limited edition of 175.

I personally think that 'Star' is one of the best pieces he's produced. I wonder what happened to the Zenzi print? Perhaps it'll be next in line?

DAVID NOMINATED TWICE
8th January 1998

DB's been nominated in TWO different sections of the 40th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS to be held at The Radio City Music Hall on 25th February.

'EARTHLING' is in the BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM category and 'DEAD MAN WALKING' in the BEST MALE VOCAL section. Go and vote at USA TODAY and piss RADIOHEAD fans off the world over!

MOSTAR MUSIC CENTRE OPENING
7th January 1998

BONO joined PAVAROTTI and BRIAN ENO in opening a music centre in the Bosnian town of Mostar on December 21st. The opening of the centre was the result of two years' work. Some $5.7 million was raised through recordings, auctions and charity concerts held in Pavarotti's hometown of Modena. These included a 1996 performance by U2 and Eno.

The idea for the centre was hatched by the War Child charity whose benefactors include DAVID BOWIE, ENO and MICK JAGGER. A number of Bosnian groups have already recorded at the centre, which was built on the ruins of an elementary school in the eastern, Muslim-controlled part of Mostar.

LIVE BOWIE PERFORMANCE IN NEW YORK?
7th January 1998

Confirmed BOWIE live performance in New York on Thursday 29th January at Howard Stern's birthday party.

NEW BOWIE BOOK ON THE WAY
5th January 1998

The new BOWIE book by Mark Paytress is now due out in the Spring (May). It will be published by Simon & Schuster - ISBN 0-028-64771-8.

I CAN'T READ
4th January 1998

For anyone outside of Germany or Scandinavia having problems locating the I CAN'T READ single, it's available at Adrians Records in Essex adrians@cableinet.co.uk or telephone 01268 733318/19/20 and also at Sister Ray Records, Soho, London sisterray@thenet.co.uk

BOWIE GETS A VERUCA!
4th January 1998

I said he shouldn't of kept taking them sandals off!

DAVID BOWIE appears on the latest VERUCA SALT album entitled 'EIGHT ARMS TO HOLD YOU' performing on the cannily titled track 'WITH DAVID BOWIE'.

WAR CHILD PHONE CARDS
2nd January 1998

DAVID is one the contributors towards the latest WAR CHILD Charity Fundraising concept. He has donated original artwork for the special edition £10 PHONE CARDS that are packaged in CD-type sleeves.
Other artists included are Graham Coxon of Blur (pinching Aladdin Sane's lightning bolt!), Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush and Karl Hyde of Underworld. The phone card sets are available in all major record shops at only £10, with War Child receiving £1 for every card sold. Telephone your orders through the credit card hotline on freephone 0800 496 5656.

A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE
1st January 1998

Wishing everyone, everywhere, a Happy New Year
and all the very best for 1998!


IMAN PREPARES FOR CHRISTMAS!
December/January 1997/98

Black Beauty & Hair Magazine quote:
The original supermodel IMAN features on the cover of the magazine and a three page interview.
'I'd like another child, in fact maybe two,' she reveals, smiling broadly. 'That's what I want for Christmas.'
She plans to spend the festive season with hubby, David Bowie, in their Caribbean hideaway in Bermuda.
And dare I ask her what they are going to spend it doing? 'Getting my Christmas present of course,' she smiles.


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Created: Jan 1998 © Paul Kinder Last Updated: 31/1/98