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GARY KEMP EXPLORES MICK RONSON
31st March 2017

New upcoming programme PASSIONS - Spandau Ballet's GARY KEMP explores the life and legacy of MICK RONSON, the musician famed for his work with DAVID BOWIE.

Showing on Tuesday 4th April at 21.00 GMT on SkyArts TV.

Check out the trailer below...




Gary Kemp on Mick Ronson - trailer from Artisan Pictures on Vimeo.


For more details pop on over to the sky.com website.


CANDID BOWIE BACKSTAGE FOOTAGE
28th March 2017

Ziggy in Dunstable Legendary photographer MICK ROCK captures a jovial DAVID BOWIE and The Spiders From Mars hanging out in the dressing room in Dunstable in this exclusive clip from Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock, a new documentary out next month.

The documentary features unseen archival footage and unearthed audio recordings of some of Rock's most famous subjects, including Bowie, Queen, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett.

In addition to Rock's landmark work and his relationships with rock legends, the documentary also focuses on the photographer's battle with drug addiction and a near-death experience he had in his youth.

Shot! will be released in theatres on 7th April, the same day the film heads to Amazon Video, iTunes and other services.

Check out the exclusive footage and article from ROLLING STONE magazine on their website.


FUNKY LITTLE BOAT RACE
25th March 2017

David Jones mug shot On this day, 41 years ago, DAVID BOWIE had this rather debonair mugshot taken by the Rochester Police Department when he appeared at the City Court for arraignment.

David was arrested a few days earlier for possessing marijuana in Rochester, New York on 21st March 1976.

The 5x4 inch photograph was found and rescued by Gary Hess from the trash during an estate sale of a retired Rochester police officer. It was later auctioned on eBay and realised $2,556 (£1,247.44 GBP).

The picture was taken four days after David was arrested, along with singer James Newell Osterberg, Jr. (aka Iggy Pop), bodyguard Dwaine A. Vaughns (22), of Brooklyn and Chi Wah Soo (20) of Rochester on drug possession charges.

The four were arrested at 2:25 a.m. in a three-room suite in the hotel at 70 State Street by four city vice squad detectives and a State Police investigator. They were all charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana. Police said they confiscated what they described as about half a pound of marijuana (182 grams). The charge was a Class C felony, carrying a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.

They were busted at the Americana Rochester Hotel and held in the Monroe County jail for a few hours before being released. David's $2,000 bail was ordered in cash, and $2,000 in bond was set for the others.

David pleaded innocent in court and was eventually found not guilty by the Rochester City Court.


BE A VIP GUEST AT 'MUTE' L.A. PREMIERE
24th March 2017

Mute premiere Bidding is now open for your chance to meet director DUNCAN JONES at the 'MUTE' Los Angeles premiere and attend the exclusive after screening party.

With the release of his 2009 sci-fi masterpiece 'Moon', director Duncan Jones introduced himself as one of cinema's most exciting new talents. Now he's making his highly anticipated return to the genre with 'Mute', a futuristic mystery starring Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd, and Justin Theroux.

IfOnly has unlocked access to the BAFTA Award-winning director with two rare passes to the Los Angeles premiere of 'Mute'. You'll also have the special honour of receiving an in-person visit and a photo opportunity with Duncan.

Following the premiere, you and your guest will be invited to a VIP-only after-party with the film's cast and crew.

Both Duncan and his wife, Rodene, who is a breast cancer survivor, are active supporters of cancer research. They are excited to offer this experience, which is part of a collective effort by Nick Hexum's circle of friends to benefit the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF). Nick has been a dedicated supporter of this organisation, since his mother was diagnosed with the incurable blood cancer.

For full details on how to bid, please visit the ifonly.com website.


BACKSTAGE WITH BOWIE
23rd March 2017

Check out some backstage footage with DAVID BOWIE at the Meltdown Festival, in London on 'The New Heathens' Night on 29th June 2002...




RAYMOND WEIL 'DAVID BOWIE' WATCH
21st March 2017

RAYMOND WEIL CELEBRATES THE GENIUS OF DAVID BOWIE

LIMITED EDITION FREELANCER "DAVID BOWIE", AN EVERLASTING LEGEND

THE ICON OF BRITISH ROCK, THE POP LEGEND HONORED BY RAYMOND WEIL


Raymond Weil 'David Bowie' Freelancer Raymond Weil 'David Bowie' Freelancer In collaboration with the David Bowie Estate, RAYMOND WEIL pays homage to legendary musician - David Bowie. The Limited Edition Freelancer "David Bowie", is a tribute to the life and musical career of one of the most influential artists of all time. Created to celebrate what would have been Bowie's 70th birthday, this timepiece is dedicated to a few of the many personas created by David Bowie, an artist with unparalleled creativity, a singular visionary, a man of a thousand faces and voices. Bowie's boundless talent and fearless innovation shone through his final masterpiece, ★, released last year to some of the best critical notices of his distinguished career and winning five Grammy Awards and two Brit Awards in 2017.

To celebrate the immortal David Bowie, RAYMOND WEIL has chosen its most free-spirited model - Freelancer. Its 42 mm diameter case contains a dial resembling a vinyl record clearly featuring some of the most emblematic design cues of the British artist.

Amongst the key design features, the lightning bolt painted across his face that first appeared on the cover of the Aladdin Sane album in 1973. The instantly distinctive mark universally recognised, the stylised lightning bolt is featured in red at 12 o'clock. The pop art logo from the cover of the album Diamond Dogs in 1974 makes its mark on the dial of the David Bowie Limited Edition.

Produced in a 3,000-piece limited, numbered series, the Freelancer "David Bowie" beats to the tempo of a mechanical self-winding movement that appears beneath a portrait of David Bowie, immortalised in 1974 by famous photographer of legends, Terry O'Neill. A photograph printed on the sapphire of the watch's case-back, from which this artist in his own league challenges the world with his atypical, magnetic gaze.

"He was an artist in a league of his own, a visionary, multi-faceted icon whose work is testimony to an exceptional career as a musician and a creative. His metamorphoses both in terms of style and music studded his career, catapulting both himself and his characters to legendary status. He embodies the free spirit that has guided RAYMOND WEIL day after day since it was created" declared Elie Bernheim, CEO RAYMOND WEIL

I've always felt that there was a real synergy behind great timepieces and photography. The precision of keeping time is akin to a photographer needing to know the exact moment to capture an iconic image. As a watch collector myself, this RAYMOND WEIL collaboration is a wonderful project to be affiliated with. Their watches are a thing of beauty. I'm thrilled they've selected to pay tribute to David Bowie in such a way and I'm honored to be a part of it." - Terry O'Neill.

For more details and information, please visit raymond-weil.com website.

(Ed. I'm told the watch goes on sale in October, but will be available for pre-ordering on their website shortly).


BOWIE BRIXTON MEMORIAL SCULPTURE UPDATE
21st March 2017

Several people keep asking about the Brixton memorial sculpture for DAVID BOWIE, unfortunately, this particular project was not successful.

The fundraisers state on their page...

If someone had told us a year ago that we'd raise 50 grand from nearly 700 wonderful people in just three weeks we wouldn't have believed it possible. Thank you from the bottom of our Bowie-obsessed hearts for supporting us.

Of course, £50,000 doesn't go anywhere near realising the ambitions of the ZiggyZag. It will be no surprise to anyone that this crowdfund isn't going to hit its target. As with any all-or-nothing campaign, no money will be taken from pledgers.

I hope you'll be glad to hear though that we have no plans to go away.

We are still determined to celebrate David Bowie, in Brixton, with a challenging and appropriate piece of public art. We're just going to have to approach the fundraising in a different way.

For more details and information on their forthcoming possible plans, please visit the crowdfunder.co.uk/bowie page.


DAVID BOWIE RELEASES FOR RSD 2017
21st March 2017

Announced today are the FOUR limited edition DAVID BOWIE vinyl releases that are available exclusively for RECORD STORE DAY 2017 on Saturday 22nd April.

CRACKED ACTOR (Live Los Angeles '74) 3 x LP Set, (limited to 5,000 copies), (Parlophone).
BOWPROMO LP Single Sided Box Set, includes 5 Bowie prints, (limited to 5,000 copies), (Parlophone).

'NO PLAN' EP 12" Clear Blue Vinyl, (limited to 3,000 copies, individually numbered), (RCA, Cat. 88985419621).
'WITHOUT YOU I'M NOTHING' (PLACEBO featuring David Bowie) 12" Picture Disc Vinyl, (limited to 5,000 copies), (Internatonal, Cat. 5375777).

There are also several other David Bowie related releases that maybe of interest...

IAN HUNTER & THE RANT BAND 'Dandy' - limited edition, hand-numbered, gold vinyl 7" includes band logo sticker. 'Dandy, taken from his new album, 'Fingers Crossed,' is Hunter's highly-acclaimed paean to David Bowie.

THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT 'Ziggy Stardust'/'White Bear' - 7" single. Side A features rare live tribute to the late David Bowie recorded at London's Kentish Town Forum (27 January 2016).

ADAM FRANKLIN 'Iron Horse'/'Born To Lose'/'Thursday's Child' 7" transparent blue vinyl. with green splatters. Adam Franklin (Swervedriver) covers Bowie and Lemmy.

PETER SCHILLING 'Major Tom (Coming Home)' 7" Picture Disc, (limited to 1,500 copies).

These exclusive RSD releases are only available by visiting your local record store.

Check out the recordstore.co.uk website for all information and release details.


TIN MACHINE COUNTDOWN REHEARSAL
17th March 2017

Check out some rehearsal footage courtesy of Reelin' In The Years Productions of TIN MACHINE (David Bowie, Reeves Gabrels, Tony and Hunt Sales) behind the scenes for their performance on Dutch TV's 'Countdown' on 16th September 1991.

The band joke around and run through 'You Belong In Rock 'N' Roll', with David doing a Marc Bolan impersonation after being told by Hunt to "Sing it baby".

There is a solo snippet of 'Goodbye Mr. Ed' with David on 12-string acoustic guitar, followed by a run-through of 'One Shot'.



(Ed. This is just 10 minutes worth of a total of 35 minutes of the band rehearsing from the Countdown Studio).

From David Peck @ Reelin' In The Years Productions


'THIS IS FOR YOU' and 'CAN YOU HEAR ME MAJOR TOM?'
16th March 2017

Currently taking place in Southampton are two DAVID BOWIE / MICK RONSON themed plays - THIS IS FOR YOU and CAN YOU HEAR ME MAJOR TOM?...

They opened on Tuesday at Oasis Academy to a great reception.

There is to be a performance of 'Can You Hear Me Major Tom' at the Totton Drama Festival next Friday 24th March.

We don't know what the future for the production will be but I hope they will be published so that other groups are able to present them. There are already plans for 'This Is For You' to be performed in Hull later this year.

This is for You A play inspired by and set to the background of the music of Mick Ronson (David Bowie's guitarist from the Spiders from Mars). 'This Is For You' is a play for anyone who has ever felt that music, whether one song or a hundred, becomes the soundtrack to our lives, an emotive story about being in and out of love, the secrets we keep and the truths we tell.

It is also a story is about giving... literal gifts and more intangible things... a chance to uncover more of the past... to make up for lost time and to mourn a love that was never quite lost.

Performance: Saturday 18th March 8:30 - (Sold Out).

Can You Hear Me Major Tom? David Bowie's unexpected death led to an outpouring of love. To some, this was a surprise. To those who had known and even those who had admired him, it provided some comfort. Using their words this play tells the story of how David Bowie fans came to appreciate the MainMan and his impact on their lives. It also features the words of Mary Finnigan, who David lived with at the time he wrote and released Space Oddity, from her recent book Psychedelic Suburbia. David Bowie is... and will continue to be an inspiration to them and countless others.

Performances: Thursday 16th March 7:30 £5 (£3 concession).
Saturday 18th March 8:30 - (Sold Out).


      


Venue: Oasis Academy, Lord's Hill, Romsey Road, Southampton, SO15 8FA. (Sat. Nav. SO16 0XN). Tickets from 02380739797.

Tickets for the performance on Friday 24th March at Totton Drama Festival, Hangar Farm Theatre, Totton at 7pm, are available via wegottickets.com

From Mark Wheeller @ wheellerplays.com


DAVID BOWIE GLAMOUR FANZINE - ISSUE #2
15th March 2017

David Bowie Glamour fanzine issue 2 David Bowie Glamour fanzine issue 2 DAVID BOWIE GLAMOUR fanzine issue #2 cover reveal...

Issue #2 of this high quality fanzine created by fans for fans is now available to pre-order. Guarantee your copy!

Featuring contributions from: Carlos Alomar, Philippe Auliac, Dylan Jones, Liz Kershaw, Jessica Lee Morgan, Terry O'Neill, Nicholas Pegg, Tony Visconti.

The fanzine will be ready for posting around the middle of May. We will confirm a specific date as soon as we are able. Issue #1 sold out within 3 days of being available. However, all issue #2 pre-orders will be met in full and pre-ordering will be available until at least early May.

Helen Green has once again created the amazing bespoke David Bowie Glamour cover.

Chris Jones has once again beautifully designed this issue.

Andy Jones has gathered content and fan photos.

Nick Smart has gathered content and interviewed contributors.

David Bowie Glamour fanzine issue 2 pr When ordering the fanzine please ensure that you select the correct postage option. Payment is by PAYPAL ONLY! We cannot accept any other form of payment.

Fan contributors who will be featured inside this issue will be announced at a later date (when finalised). Both Terry O'Neill and Philippe Auliac have also provided us with beautiful David Bowie images for the fanzine free of charge.

This is a non-profit making venture and will always be a platform for fans to tell their stories, write reviews, show their art, fan photos and express views.

We received high praise for issue #1 of David Bowie Glamour fanzine. But in our view, issue #2 has exceeded the standard set by that first issue in every respect.

Don't miss it!

Thank you all for your support and contributions, without which the fanzine would cease to exist.

For more information, details and ordering, please visit davidbowieglamour.wordpress.com

From Andy Jones.


ALL SIX DAVID BOWIE LOTS SELL AT AUCTION
15th March 2017

All six DAVID BOWIE lots in the LYON & TURNBULL 'Contemporary & Post-War Art' auction in Edinburgh were sold this afternoon.

Both going way over their estimated prices were the charcoal and chalk drawing 'Head Of M.G.' (Mike Garson) which realised an impressive £13,000 GBP, whilst the other charcoal piece 'Head Of E.B. (Brian Eno) realised £6,000 GBP.

The three signed lithograph prints on Fabriano paper went for £2,500, £2,200 and £3,400 respectively.


David Bowie prints LOT 207 - D HEAD V
Signed and dated '98 in pencil to margin, number 113 of a limited edition of 175, photolithograph.
34cm x 25cm (13.5in x 9.75in) including margin.
Estimate: £800-£1,200 GBP
SOLD FOR £2,500

LOT 208 - STAR
Signed and dated '98 in pencil to margin and numbered 95/175, photolithograph
43cm x 28cm (17in x 11in) including margin.
Estimate: £600-£800 GBP
SOLD FOR £2,200

LOT 209 - SELF PORTRAIT
Signed and dated '98 in pencil, photolithograph.
26cm x 21cm (10.25in x 8.25in).
Note: The original that this lithograph is after was used for the cover of Bowie's album '1.Outside'.
Estimate: £800-£1,200 GBP.
SOLD FOR £3,400

David Bowie charcoal drawings LOT 210 - HEAD OF E.B.
Inscribed 'E.B., March '94, D.B.', charcoal and chalk on rag paper.
66cm x 50cm (26in x 19.75in).
Portrait of Brian Eno.
Estimate: £2,000-£3,000 GBP.
SOLD FOR £6,000

LOT 211 - HEAD OF M.G.
Inscribed 'M.B., March '94, D.B.', charcoal on rag paper.
76cm x 56cm (30in x 22in).
Portrait of Mike Garson.
Estimate: £2,000-£3,000 GBP.
SOLD FOR £13,000

LOT 212 - MOONAGE DAYDREAM: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ZIGGY STARDUST
Genesis Publications (2002), No. 297 of a Deluxe limited edition of 350. Signed by David Bowie and Mick Rock, bound in full blue leather, with embossed gold Ziggy lightning bolt. Original Solander box. Includes a deluxe print signed by Mick Rock.
38cm x 25cm x 5cm (15in x 10in x 2in) (boxed).
Estimate: £1,500-£2,500 GBP.
SOLD FOR £2,000

The 'D Head V', 'Star' and 'Self Portrait' prints were originally available for purchasing exclusively via BowieArt.com.

'Head of E.B.' and 'Head of M.G.' were both first shown and available to purchase at David's first solo exhibition - 'David Bowie: New Afro/Pagan And Work 1975-1995' held at The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, London in April 1995.

For more details and information, please visit the lyonandturnbull.com website.


ROYAL MAIL DAVID BOWIE STAMPS ON SALE
14th March 2017

David Bowie UK Stamps 2017 Today the ROYAL MAIL issued a set of 10 Special Stamps to honour DAVID BOWIE - one of the most influential music and cultural figures of all time.

This is the first time Royal Mail has dedicated an entire stamp issue to an individual music artist or cultural figure.

The stamps are issued in the year of what would have been his 70th birthday, and 50 years since his first album release.

Endlessly innovative and pioneering, he is widely regarded as having elevated his music to an art form.

Six of the stamps showcase Bowie's changing musical styles and personas across the decades and feature images of some of his most admired and defining album covers: Hunky Dory; Aladdin Sane; "Heroes"; Let's Dance; Earthling and ★. The arc of the vinyl album protrudes from the right hand side of each stamp.

Completing the set, four stamps show Bowie in action performing live on tours across four decades; The Ziggy Stardust Tour, 1972; The Stage Tour, 1978; The Serious Moonlight Tour, 1983; and A Reality Tour, 2003/2004.

The stamps and a range of limited edition souvenirs are available to purchase now at royalmail.com/davidbowie and are available at 7,000 Post Office branches across the UK.

The Royal Mail have also today launched a competition to win a set of David Bowie stamps 'that fell to earth'. Full details, information and how to enter the competition can be found at royalmail.com/stampstoearth


DBC17 TICKET UPDATE
12th March 2017

DBC 17 Update: Heads up! There are ONLY 80 tickets remaining for the UK 2017 DAVID BOWIE CONVENTION.

This year, the convention moves up to Hull - the home of The Spiders From Mars and the '2017 City of Culture'.

The event takes place on Friday and Saturday 12th / 13th May at Boom Bar, 86 Prospect Street, Kingston upon Hull, HU2 8PE.

For more details and ticket purchasing please visit FB events page

Or you can email Jimster at


'BOWIE 70' ALBUM HITS NUMBER #1 IN PORTUGAL
12th March 2017

Bowie 70 Released in Portugal is BOWIE 70 a tribute to DAVID BOWIE by David Fonseca which features various artists.

The album released by Sony Music Portugal Edition and Universal Music Portugal went straight to number one in the Portuguese charts, and this week it's placed at number two.

The artists and tracklisting runs as follows:

01. Absolute Beginners - Tiago Bettencourt [view trailer]
02. Modern Love - Manuela Azevedo [view trailer]
03. Let's Dance - Afonso Rodrigues [view trailer]
04. Life On Mars? - António Zambujo [view trailer]
05. Space Oddity - Camané [view trailer]
06. Blue Jean - Catarina Salinas [view trailer]
07. Fame - Marta Ren [view trailer]
08. "Heroes" - Rita Redshoes [view trailer]
09. This Is Not America - Márcia [view trailer]
10. The Man Who Sold The World - Ana Moura [view trailer]
11. Starman - Aurea [view trailer]
12. Where Are We Now? - Rui Reininho [view trailer]
13. Lazarus - David Fonseca [view trailer]

Check out Starman from Bowie 70.


SHOT! OFFICIAL PROMO TRAILER
11th March 2017

Check out the official trailer for SHOT! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra Of Rock...

The documentary is a deep look into the mind of one of rock's greatest living photographers: MICK ROCK. Rock's work with some of the most accomplished personalities of the past forty years - DAVID BOWIE, Queen, Blondie, Lou Reed and Iggy Pop - created many of the images that would come to define them. Presented in his own words, Rock takes us through his journey from the glam rock shimmer of London, through the snarl of NYC punk and into the new millennium, combining a portrait of the man who did the work, with a look at what the work did to the man.

In theatres, On Demand, on Amazon Video and iTunes on Friday 7th April.




DAVID BOWIE GLAMOUR - ISSUE 2
10th March 2017

Issue #2 of DAVID BOWIE GLAMOUR fanzine is now available to pre-order.

This second issue is due in May and contributors include: Tony Visconti, Carlos Alomar, Terry O'Neill, Jessica Lee Morgan, Dylan Jones, Nicholas Pegg, Philippe Auliac, Liz Kershaw.

For everyone who pre-orders issue 2, this guarantees your copy and you also receive a free poster print of the cover.

For more information, details and ordering, please visit davidbowieglamour.wordpress.com


WHAT IN THE WORLD RE-EDIT
10th March 2017

Live 1978 DAVID BOWIE - 'What In The World' has been re-edited by NACHO and is dedicated to ten-year old HIKARU DAVIS son of Dennis.



Check out the HD Projects YouTube channel by Hikaru Davis.


TWO BOWIE ALBUMS FOR RSD 2017
10th March 2017

davidbowie.com have announced details of two limited edition DAVID BOWIE albums that are available exclusively for RECORD STORE DAY 2017 on Saturday 22nd April.

Parlophone will be releasing CRACKED ACTOR (Live Los Angeles '74) 3 x LP Set, and a facsimile of the ultra-rare Hunky Dory era promo album BOWPROMO which includes exclusive prints in a presentation box.

Cracked Actor - Live Los Angeles 1974 Cracked Actor (Live Los Angeles '74) is the first official release of this Philly Dogs Tour show from September 1974, some of which was featured in Alan Yentob's BBC documentary, 'Cracked Actor'. The full concert is documented on this triple vinyl five-sided album. The sixth side features an etching of the Diamond Dogs era Bowie logo.

All of the multi-track tapes were finally reunited in one place in November of last year and mixed officially for the first time by long-time Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti. The packaging features newly commissioned artwork with rare and unseen photographs from the 1974 Universal Amphitheatre show by Terry O'Neill and Jamie Andrews in a gatefold sleeve.

The 3 LP set tracklisting runs as follows:

Side 1:
       Introduction
       1984
       Rebel Rebel
       Moonage Daydream
       Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing

Side 2:
       Changes
       Suffragette City
       Aladdin Sane
       All The Young Dudes
       Cracked Actor

Side 3:
       Rock 'N' Roll With Me
       Knock On Wood
       It's Gonna Be Me
       Space Oddity

Side 4:
       Diamond Dogs
       Big Brother
       Time

Side 5:
       The Jean Genie
       Rock 'N' Roll Suicide
       John, I'm Only Dancing (Again)

Side 6:
       David Bowie logo etching

Recorded live at Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles on 5th September 1974. Produced by David Bowie. Mixed by Tony Visconti at Human Studios, NYC in October/November 2016.

Musicians:
David Bowie - vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica
Earl Slick - guitar
Carlos Alomar - guitar
Mike Garson - piano, Mellotron
David Sanborn - alto saxophone, flute
Pablo Rosario - conga
Doug Rauch - bass
Greg Errico - drums
Backing vocals - Warren Peace, Anthony Hinton, Luther Vandross, Ava Cherry, Diane Sumler and Robin Clark


BOWPROMO BOWPROMO was originally pressed in very small quantities in 1971 and it features alternate mixes of some of the songs that would eventually be released on the Hunky Dory album.

The A-side contained seven Bowie tracks, relatively new material at the time, five of which would appear on Bowie's next album, Hunky Dory. On the B-side were five tracks recorded by another artist on the GEM roster, Dana Gillespie.

This RSD, one-sided release faithfully replicates the original promo featuring Bowie's seven tracks plus five exclusive Bowie prints and new sleeve notes regarding the original promo, all housed in a special presentation box.

The Single Sided Box Set tracklisting runs as follows:

       1. Oh! You Pretty Things (3.18)
       2. Eight Line Poem (2.59)
       3. Kooks (3.01)
       4. It Ain't Easy (3.04)
       5. Queen Bitch (3.21)
       6. Quicksand (5.09)
       7. Bombers / Andy Warhol Intro (3.39)

Produced by Ken Scott (assisted by The Actor), mixed by Ken Scott at Trident Studios, London.

Musicians:
David Bowie - vocals, guitar, piano, phased piano
Mick Ronson - guitar, vocal
Trevor Bolder - bass
Woody Woodmansey - drums
Rick Wakeman - piano on Kooks and Quicksand

These two exclusive RSD releases are only available by visiting your local record store.

Check out the recordstoreday.com website for all details and information.


BOWIE COMPETITION TIME!
9th March 2017

David Bowie in Croydon 1973 Photographer FRAZER ASHFORD is offering you the chance to win an exclusive DAVID BOWIE A3 photograph via his Facebook page.

This fabulous black and white live shot was taken on 24th June at Fairfield Halls in Croydon during his Aladdin Sane UK tour in 1973.

Here's your chance to win one of his most iconic photographs, complete with a certificate of authenticity and signed by Frazer.

To enter all you need to do is like his FB page, share his post and answer this question:

What was the name of David Bowie's first band?

Please send your answer by email to: by 5pm on Wednesday 22nd March when he will be doing a draw to find the winner.

The winner will be announced on his FB page and contacted via email. Good luck!


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
8th March 2017

Spider From Mars drummer WOODY WOODMANSEY is appearing and book signing at Aye Write! Book Festival in Glasgow this Saturday. Tickets on sale now £10? - [More details]...

New book in the pipeline DAVID BOWIE - The Man Who Fell To Earth by Paul Duncan, to be published by Taschen - [More details]...

CELEBRATE BOWIE is taking place this Sunday at The Palace Theater, in Danbury, Connecticut, US. A behind the scenes look, hosted by producer JEFF ROUGVIE who worked directly with DB on the Ryko releases - [More details]...

DAVID BOWIE's 'No Plan' EP CD enters the US Billboard Tastemaker Albums Chart at NUMBER 5...

DAVID BOWIE's Blackstar album, latest VINYL chart placements include: Denmark #3, Italy #3, Sweden #8, UK #12...

DAVID BOWIE's Blackstar album, latest placements include: Belgium #61 & #100, Croatia #8, Netherlands #57, Ireland #98, Scotland #22, UK #32...

On this day, 52 years ago, DAVID BOWIE appeared on 'Gadzooks! It's All Happening', on BBC 2 TV, billed as Davy Jones and The Manish Boys in 1965...

On this day, 4 years ago, DAVID BOWIE released his The Next Day album in 12 countries, in 2013...


NO PLAN PHYSICALLY HITS #1
4th March 2017

No Plan EP CD No Plan EP CD DAVID BOWIE has topped the UK Official Physical Singles Chart Top 100 with the CD EP release of 'No Plan' in its first week of release.

Tracklisting is as follows:

       1. Lazarus.
       2. No Plan.
       3. Killing A Little Time.
       4. When I Met You.

The No Plan EP artwork has been designed by Jonathan Barnbrook.

The standard 12" black vinyl is available now to pre-order.

There is also a Japanese No Plan CD Blu-spec CD2 (Cat. No. SICP-31052) to be released later this month on 22nd March.


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
2nd March 2017

In today's Washington Post, check out the article 'Recording with DAVID BOWIE left a mark on jazz sax player DONNY McCASLIN' - [Read here]...

Tickets for the DAVID BOWIE IS exhibition in Barcelona, Spain are on sale now! The exhibition starts on 25th May - [More details]...

MICK ROCK / DAVID BOWIE exhibition is opening at Vacant Gallery in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. From 25th February through to 13th March - [More details]...

Happy Birthday wishes to HUNT SALES...


RECORD STORE DAY 2017 NO PLAN EP
1st March 2017

No Plan release The 12" clear blue vinyl release of DAVID BOWIE's 'No Plan' EP (RCA, Cat. 88985419621) is an exclusive release for next month's RECORD STORE DAY 2017 which takes place on Saturday 22nd April.

This RSD release is limited edition of 3,000, individually numbered and exclusive to independent record stores. Available by visting in store only.

Tracklisting is as follows:

       1. Lazarus.
       2. No Plan.
       3. Killing A Little Time.
       4. When I Met You.

The No Plan EP artwork has been designed by Jonathan Barnbrook.

The normal 12" black vinyl and CD version are available now for pre-order and purchasing.

There is also a Japanese No Plan CD Blu-spec CD2 (Cat. No. SICP-31052) to be released later this month on 22nd March.


ROYAL MAIL TO ISSUE SPECIAL DAVID BOWIE STAMPS
1st March 2017

David Bowie UK Stamps 2017 ROYAL MAIL issue a set of 10 Special Stamps to honour DAVID BOWIE - one of the most influential music and cultural figures of all time.

This is the first time Royal Mail has dedicated an entire stamp issue to an individual music artist or cultural figure.

The stamps are issued in the year of what would have been his 70th birthday, and 50 years since his first album release.

Endlessly innovative and pioneering, he is widely regarded as having elevated his music to an art form.

Six of the stamps showcase Bowie's changing musical styles and personas across the decades and feature images of some of his most admired and defining album covers: Hunky Dory; Aladdin Sane; "Heroes"; Let's Dance; Earthling and ★. The arc of the vinyl album protrudes from the right hand side of each stamp.

Completing the set, four stamps show Bowie in action performing live on tours across four decades; The Ziggy Stardust Tour, 1972; The Stage Tour, 1978; The Serious Moonlight Tour, 1983; and A Reality Tour, 2003/2004.

The stamps and a range of limited edition souvenirs are available to pre-order now at royalmail.com/davidbowie and will be on sale later this month from 14th March at 7,000 Post Office branches across the UK.


ZIGGY'S LAST STAND
1st March 2017

LIVE FOR FILMS Directed by DA Pennebaker, the concert movie Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars: The Motion Picture captures DAVID BOWIE and his band at the height of their powers on stage at London's Hammersmith Odeon on July 3rd, 1973, the singer causing a furore with his announcement that the gig would be "the last show that we'll ever do".

MOJO magazine returns to this moment of high drama with an exclusive companion film where WOODY WOODMANSEY, the sole surviving member of the Spiders From Mars, re-lives the events of that fateful night, and chronicles Bowie's rise from the fringes of the British underground scene to global superstardom.

This new film sees Woody return to London's Trident Studios where he and his fellow Spiders - Mick Ronson (guitar) and Trevor Bolder (bass) - cut a number of classic albums with Bowie including The Man Who Sold The World (1970), Hunky Dory (1971) and, of course, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972).

In a wide-ranging conversation with MOJO's Editor-In-Chief, Phil Alexander, Woody - whose acclaimed autobiography My Life With Bowie: Spider From Mars has just been published by Sigwick & Jackson - reflects on the most formative period in Bowie's career, and provides a fascinating insight into the man's impact as well as the star's conflicted view of commercial success.

Woody Womansey commented "Every so often an artist comes along and has that ability to really communicate - because that's what art is - and it's on such a high level. There's good music, there's better music, great music, and then you've got somebody who can deliver constantly. He was a cut above. I always thought that any time David Bowie wanted to write a hit song he could sit down and in 20 minutes he would have written one. He always had that about him. The fact that he didn't do that was his choice. He came out at a point when the business and the world really needed brightening up. It needed a lift. He managed to do that, he managed to lift it, and then [his influence] went into all into the other arts and genres of music, and brightened all of their areas up. That's one individual who managed to do that."

Presented in association with CineEvents, the nationwide screenings of both films will take place across the UK next week on 7th March. Participating cinemas include: Picturehouse, Everyman, Curzon, ODEON, Cineworld and Vue cinemas as well as a number of independent sites and chains.

Tickets can be purchased from ziggystardust-cinevents.com



More information via mojo4music.com


BOWIE COLLECTORS BIBLE GETS SPECIAL TREATMENT
1st March 2017

David Bowie World 7" Records Discography 1964-1981 book David Bowie World 7" Records Discography 1964-1981 book

Swiss company ATHERIS LABORATORIES are sponsoring and publishing an updated special deluxe edition of DAVID BOWIE WORLD 7" RECORDS DISCOGRAPHY 1964 - 1981 book by MARSHALL JARMAN and RETO STÖCKLIN.

The original 1994 much-in-demand Bowie collectors biblical discography has now finally got a complete makeover with this one-off special limited deluxe edition due next month.

- Addendums with dozens of records that weren't featured in the first edition, including many never seen before acetates.
- Most records now photographed in COLOUR.
- 1st printing in a strictly limited deluxe edition.
- A4, 180 pages, hard cover, gloss finish plus jacket, heavy 180g gloss paper.

Each copy will be numbered and signed by the authors with a personalised dedication.

The ONLY way to obtain this special limited deluxe edition is via a special gift deal from MATOXINE - the makers of 'Instant Moonlight' - a revolutionary new cosmetic range developed from the venom of the David Bowie spider.

You will also receive a unique deluxe box, on the cover of which the Instant Moonlight' logo is replaced by a picture of the label of the holy grail David Bowie 7" original acetate of 'Liza Jane', the first David Bowie ever from 1964. The box is also designed to store 7" records.

The box will contain one click-pen of 'Instant Moonlight' plus platinum with applicator and one instant moonlight gold dispenser, for woman or man. Ideal for the handbag or travelling.

To snap up one of the remaining copies please visit indiegogo.com and scroll down to $75 USD - collector's box with 7" book option - where you can order the book now by clicking on the pink 'GET THIS PERK' button.

(Ed. If you are wondering why the company is sponsoring this book, it's because the President and CEO Doctor Reto Stöcklin is a HUGE long-time Bowie fan and collector).


Update: #1
Dear all, we are glad to inform that the book can now be ordered via PayPal. Some of you couldn't buy it because the platform suddenly changed its rules to accept credit cards only. We also had a few requests for split payments, and we are flexible here for those of you who need some time. You can now contact us directly through a dedicated email: with any enquiries.

Alternatively, if you are a Facebook user you can also get in touch via their Closed Group David Bowie World 7" Records - simply click on JOIN GROUP and you will be added.

Update: #2
Dear all, we are amazed by the success and enthusiasm generated by our book project! Our original intention was to limit the edition to the number sold over a few weeks, which we never thought would reach a total of 100. Having 15 pre-reserved, we first offered 85, but orders came so quickly and 99 have been sold in one week, 46 of which just yesterday! As a result many friends of ours were angry that they couldn't order in time and were falling out with us. We hope you don't mind that it's more than 100. We don't want to make Bowie collectors unhappy and loose friends, so decided to offer more. It will in any case remain a very limited edition and we will keep you informed of the progress.

Best regards, Marshall and Reto.


NO PLAN EP CD
1st March 2017

No Plan EP CD No Plan EP CD Released last week and currently trending in the mid-week UK chart at #76 is the CD version of DAVID BOWIE's 'No Plan' EP.

Tracklisting is as follows:

       1. Lazarus.
       2. No Plan.
       3. Killing A Little Time.
       4. When I Met You.

The No Plan EP artwork has been designed by Jonathan Barnbrook.

The standard 12" black vinyl is available now to pre-order.

There is also a Japanese No Plan CD Blu-spec CD2 (Cat. No. SICP-31052) to be released later this month on 22nd March.


REPUBLIC OF SAN MARINO ISSUE BOWIE STAMPS
1st March 2017

After nearly twelve months of planning, to celebrate DAVID BOWIE's 70th birthday year, the Public Numismatic and Philatelic Office of the Republic of SAN MARINO have issued a specially commissioned set of stamps.

David Bowie postmark San Marino David Bowie stamps San Marino The philatelic set celebrates the long and eclectic career of David Bowie, famous singer-songwriter and actor, who was born in London on the 8th January 1947.

Jonathan Barnbrook, who took care of the graphic art of his last album covers, is the designer of the souvenir sheet and of the first day of issue postmark.

The first stamp shows the young Bowie as astronaut Major Tom, one of the many characters embodied by the rock star; above on the right, a black star refers to his last album, 'Blackstar'.

The second value depicts an interpretation of the 'Aladdin Sane' record cover highlighting the instantly recognisable Ziggy Stardust's flash.

The third stamp shows Bowie's profile picture that was used for both the 'Low' album cover and poster of 'The Man Who Fell To Earth', above Bowie in this stamp, a crown refers to his character 'The Thin White Duke' and that this issue is a celebration of one of the 20th and 21st century's most notable creative men.

The logo, also created by Barnbrook, represents both Bowie's name and that it is the 70th anniversary of his birth.

Values: souvenir sheet made up of 3 values of 1.60 euros each.
Print run: 30,000 souvenir sheets.
Printing: 4 colour offset, a Pantone and yellow fluorescent invisible ink by Cartor Security Printing.
Perforation: 13¼ x 13
Stamp size: 30 x 40 mm
Souvenir sheet size: 140x70 mm
Designer: Jonathan Barnbrook.
Photographs: M. Sukita - S. Schapiro.
By courtesy of Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC

The stamps and souvenir sheet go on sale next Tuesday 7th March and are available to pre-order now.

Item Code: 647 / Delivery Rates Italy/San Marino: 6.70 euros / Delivery Rates Out Of Italy: 10.60 euros.

On their website you can translate into English (click flag). There are 3 options on the drop down menu that don't translate: Nuovo (New) / Timbrato (Stamped) / FDC (First Day Cover). If purchasing from the UK select (Regno Unito) from dropdown list.

For more details and purchasing please visit the aasfn.sm website.


SIX DAVID BOWIE LOTS AT AUCTION
1st March 2017

David Bowie prints There are six DAVID BOWIE lots in the upcoming LYON & TURNBULL 'Contemporary & Post-War Art' auction in Edinburgh, which takes place on Wednesday 15th March at 11am.

LOT 207 - D HEAD V
Signed and dated '98 in pencil to margin, number 113 of a limited edition of 175, photolithograph.
34cm x 25cm (13.5in x 9.75in) including margin.
Estimate: £800-£1,200 GBP
SOLD FOR £2,500

LOT 208 - STAR
Signed and dated '98 in pencil to margin and numbered 95/175, photolithograph
43cm x 28cm (17in x 11in) including margin.
Estimate: £600-£800 GBP
SOLD FOR £2,200

LOT 209 - SELF PORTRAIT
Signed and dated '98 in pencil, photolithograph.
26cm x 21cm (10.25in x 8.25in).
Note: The original that this lithograph is after was used for the cover of Bowie's album '1.Outside'.
Estimate: £800-£1,200 GBP.
SOLD FOR £3,400

David Bowie charcoal drawings LOT 210 - HEAD OF E.B.
Inscribed 'E.B., March '94, D.B.', charcoal and chalk on rag paper.
66cm x 50cm (26in x 19.75in).
Portrait of Brian Eno.
Estimate: £2,000-£3,000 GBP.
SOLD FOR £6,000

LOT 211 - HEAD OF M.G.
Inscribed 'M.B., March '94, D.B.', charcoal on rag paper.
76cm x 56cm (30in x 22in).
Portrait of Mike Garson.
Estimate: £2,000-£3,000 GBP.
SOLD FOR £13,000

LOT 212 - MOONAGE DAYDREAM: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ZIGGY STARDUST
Genesis Publications (2002), No. 297 of a Deluxe limited edition of 350. Signed by David Bowie and Mick Rock, bound in full blue leather, with embossed gold Ziggy lightning bolt. Original Solander box. Includes a deluxe print signed by Mick Rock.
38cm x 25cm x 5cm (15in x 10in x 2in) (boxed).
Estimate: £1,500-£2,500 GBP.
SOLD FOR £2,000

The 'D Head V', 'Star' and 'Self Portrait' prints were originally available for purchasing exclusively via BowieArt.com.

'Head of E.B.' and 'Head of M.G.' were both first shown and available to purchase at David's first solo exhibition - 'David Bowie: New Afro/Pagan And Work 1975-1995' held at The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, London in April 1995.

For more details, information and bidding, please visit the lyonandturnbull.com website.






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