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AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
29th April 2013

Featured on the front cover of LEITHER magazine (Issue #93) is the DAVID BOWIE self portrait from 1978. Leither is Edinburgh's premier community magazine. You can view online here - [Thanks to tintoy]...

The ten pieces of artwork created by PETER HOWSON of DAVID BOWIE realised a total of £34,900 GBP yesterday at McTear's Auctioneers in Glasgow, Scotland - [Scroll down for original story on 15th]...

DAVID BOWIE is featured on the front cover of DISCUSSIONS magazine (Vol. 09, March 4-8). This weekly trade publication is published by a California-based music distributor and is only available to music and record stores around the globe. Inside there is a half-page article about his latest album, The Next Day...

Currently in the pipeline is a comic book biography of DAVID BOWIE created by BLUEWATER PRODUCTIONS who are a top independent publishing company specialising in comic books and graphic novels. More details shortly...

If you are still hunting down your DAVID BOWIE Record Store Day single releases there are lots ON HERE - don't pay over the odds! Don't forget there are FOUR different variations for collectors...

Drive-In Saturday 40th Anniversary 7" picture disc RSD exclusive [Cat. No. DBDRIVE40]...

Bowie 1965! EP 7" RSD exclusive black vinyl [Cat. No. GEP 8968]...

The Stars (Are Out Tonight) 7" disc limited edition RSD exclusive Worldwide release black/white square label [Cat. No. 888837049177]...

The Stars (Are Out Tonight) 7" disc limited edition RSD exclusive UK ONLY release orange label RCA/ISO/Columbia [Cat. No. 88883705557]...


FIVE YEARS DOCUMENTARY
28th April 2013

Update: The forthcoming DAVID BOWIE ninety-minute documentary created by the Beeb is now confirmed to be broadcast on Saturday 25th May on the BBC TWO channel.

'David Bowie - Five Years' is a documentary feature-length profile which tracks the critical points of his career - 1971, 1975, 1977, 1980 and 1983 - via unseen archive footage of Bowie and interviews with some of his closest collaborators. - [BBC Media Centre]

Q magazine report that the brand new documentary will contain:

- 'Overloaded with other newly-discovered footage'.
- 'Clever use of narration from Bowie himself as edited from decades of interviews'.
- 'Never-before-seen close-ups of Bowie biting his lips while 'masturbating' Mick Ronson's fretboard'.
- 'Benefits from new contributions from close collaborators...
   Robert Fripp gets emotional dissecting "Heroes"...
   Dennis Davis comes clean on how 'f**king out there' Bowie was...
   Earl Slick demonstrates..the dramatic opening of Station to Station'.

Thanks to Nick Pegg and JustForOneDay for the heads up.


BOWIE LYRICAL ARTWORK COMPETITION
28th April 2013

DUFFY ARCHIVES - This exhibition marks the 40th anniversary of one of Duffy's most iconic DAVID BOWIE images, the famous Aladdin Sane album cover which is still considered to be the most memorable album cover of its decade.

To celebrate the creativity, innovation and flamboyancy of David Bowie throughout the last 40 years, and in conjunction with the Duffy Archives that will be exhibiting at WHITE CLOTH GALLERY in Leeds from 2nd May until 12th August, WCG are launching a Bowie 'Lyrical' Artwork Competition.

To enter the competition please submit artwork as an image based interpretation of one of the sets of lyrics below that have been taken from infamous Bowie songs.

THREE winning pieces will be chosen by the judging panel and will be given the opportunity to exhibit at White Cloth Gallery alongside Brian Duffy. The top 20 shortlisted images will then be shown as a full exhibition in the cafe area at White Cloth Gallery in August and then moved to the Brudenell Social Club in September.

The competition is free to enter and they are open to submissions from anyone, anywhere and will be accepting entries produced in any art form. They just request that there is only one submission per person and that the piece is suitable to exhibit at the Gallery.

The judging panel for the competition will be; Sharon Price and Peter Dench (Creative Directors at WCG), Jack Simpson (Eiger Music Studios), Ian De-Whytell (Crash Records) and Lucy Barker (Beacons Festival).

DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORM HERE - The winners will be announced on the competition night at WCG on the 20th June.

Please submit artwork in response to one of the following sets of lyrics (chosen by Ian at Crash Records):

   'And I'm floating in a most peculiar way' - Space Oddity.
   'Sits like a man but he smiles like a reptile' The Jean Genie.
   'And we kissed as though nothing could fall' "Heroes".
   'Now she walks through her sunken dream, to the seat with the clearest view' - Life On Mars?
   'I searched for form and land, for years and years I roamed' - The Man Who Sold The World.
   'Hunt you to the ground they will, mannequins with kill appeal' - Diamond Dogs.
   'Drifting into my solitude, over my head' - Sound And Vision.
   'Dress my friends up just for show, see them as they really are' - Andy Warhol.
   'Strung out in heaven's high, hitting an all time low' - Ashes To Ashes.
   'He is chameleon, comedian, corinthian and caricature' - The Bewlay Brothers.
   'We are the goon squad and we're coming to town, beep-beep' - Fashion.
   'Let's sway, while colour lights up your face' - Let's Dance.
   'Like some cat from Japan, he could lick 'em by smiling' - Ziggy Stardust.
   'Battle cries and Champagne, just in time for sunrise' - Aladdin Sane.
   'Perhaps the strange ones in the dome can lend us a book, we can read up alone' - Drive-In Saturday.
   'Keep your 'lectric eye on me babe' - Moonage Daydream.
   'Time was running wild, a million dead end streets' - Changes.

The Duffy Collection will be at White Cloth Gallery, 24-26 Aire Street, Leeds LS1 4HT, England from May 2nd to July 17th. Information: 0113 218 1923 or vist whiteclothgallery.com


DUFFY EXHIBITION LAUNCH IN LEEDS
28th April 2013

DUFFY ARCHIVE presents DAVID BOWIE - EXHIBITION LAUNCH

2nd May 2013 at 18.00. Tickets £7.00 and £5.00.

Duffy Archive Launch at WCG Leeds Brian Duffy's highly anticipated exhibition 'The Duffy Collection' comes to White Cloth Gallery.

- Duffy Archive presents David Bowie through a unique collection of photographs, released to coincide with the Victoria & Albert's 2013 exhibition 'Bowie is'
- Never before seen 'behind the scenes' images will feature in the exhibition.

Launching on 2nd May and running until August, 'The Duffy Collection', has been taken from the Duffy archives. The exhibition includes shots from three album covers and documents Duffy's special relationship with the artist over a period of nearly ten years.

Come and Join us for an Evening of Music, Memories and Make-up.
     - Exclusive first viewing of the collection.
     - Various prints, original album covers, books and never seen before special addition contact sheet on sale.
     - Limited merchandise on sale.
     - Bowie CDs and Vinyl on sale by Crash Records.
     - Vinyl DJ's Dazzy Stardust and Choque Insane playing Bowie Classics.
     - Make-up artists.
     - Also on sale / Keith Haynes artwork / Playful and nostalgic art created from original vinyl records.

Tickets: £7.00 and £5.00 Concession.

You can purchase tickets ONLINE - alternatively, tickets are also available to buy at Crash Records or the Gallery Bar. Ring 0113 218 1920 for information

The Duffy Collection will be at White Cloth Gallery, 24-26 Aire Street, Leeds LS1 4HT, England from May 2nd to August 31st. Information: 0113 218 1923 or vist whiteclothgallery.com


THE NEXT DAY: 42 WORDS
25th April 2013

Novelist RICK MOODY asked DAVID BOWIE to supply him with a 'sort of a work flow diagram' for his latest album 'The Next Day'.

Rick was more than surprised to receive forty-two words supplied by David about his album.

       Effigies
       Indulgences
       Anarchist
       Violence
       Chthonic
       Intimidation
       Vampyric
       Pantheon
       Succubus
       Hostage
       Transference
       Identity
       Mauer
       Interface
       Flitting
       Isolation
       Revenge
       Osmosis
       Crusade
       Tyrant
       Domination
       Indifference
       Miasma
       Pressgang
       Displaced
       Flight
       Resettlement
       Funereal
       Glide
       Trace
       Balkan
       Burial
       Reverse
       Manipulate
       Origin
       Text
       Traitor
       Urban
       Comeuppance
       Tragic
       Nerve
       Mystification

Now make sure you go and read Rick's complete article entitled 'Swinging Modern Sounds #44: And Another Day' over at therumpus.net


DAVID BOWIE IS WALKING IN SOHO
24th April 2013

David Bowie Is Walking In Soho GEOFF MARSH (V&A Director/David Bowie Is Co-Curator) has kindly sent in 100 David Bowie Is Walking In Soho promotional foldout walking map leaflets for BowieWonderworld to send out to Bowie fans.

These promotional only Bowie Soho maps were part of the official press pack for the exhibition and weren't available to the general public.

If you would like a FREE copy please send me a stamped SAE (self addressed envelope) no bigger than 8 inches x 4 inches and I'll pop one in the post for you.

Email for full details.

For non UK fans interested I'll get together a postage price list for various countries and you can pay for standard postage via Paypal if you want.


BOWIE FLASH MOB AT THE V&A
24th April 2013

At the DAVID BOWIE IS exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum this coming Friday is a fun flash mob photo opportunity at the beginning of 'Friday Late' from 18.00 and ahead of the Bowie Weekender.

We want as many people as possible to come dressed as or inspired by Bowie. We've held similar photo calls in the past and we'll gather everyone together on the front steps for a big photo and then Vicky Broackes will be selecting her favourite to win a year's V&A Membership (plus guest) and an exhibition goody bag.

Check out the Facebook post.

From Charlotte Wood V&A Marketing Manager.


V&A BOWIE WEEKENDER: TWO FOR ONE OFFER
24th April 2013

As part of the Bowie Weekender on Saturday 27th April there is a special 'Two for One' offer at the V&A Study Day #DavidBowieis special offer: 2 full price tickets for the price of 1. Book using promo code DB241.

Study Day takes place in the Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre: Join experts, fans and collaborators including: Kevin Cann, Paul Gorman, Dana Gillespie, Toby Manning and Holly Johnson to unpack Bowie's unique style, sound and staging. Starts at 11.00-16.00. More details at vam.ac.uk/whatson/

David Bowie Is runs until 11th August 2013. In Partnership with Gucci. Sound Experience by Sennheiser. Find out more vam.ac.uk - LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DAY. See the exhibition for FREE if you join as a V&A Member - [More details].

From Matilda Pye V&A.


GET ME TO THE DOCTRINE
24th April 2013

DOCTRINE SANS the typeface designed by VIRUS FONTS (the foundry of Barnbrook) and created for the DAVID BOWIE album 'The Next Day', and used throughout the advertising campaign has now officially gone on sale.

Doctrine Sans Regular typeface Overview: A contemporary sans-serif typeface with an agreeable character, Doctrine Sans is the moderate comrade of the display typeface Doctrine Stencil. From the obscure starting point of the North Korean national airline livery, Doctrine has grown to encompass a series of more mature typographic influences. By blending elements of twentieth-century neo-grotesque, humanist and geometric styles, Doctrine is at once universal and idiosyncratic.

Doctrine is informed mid-twentieth-century modernism, yet is more human and less clinical than many modernist faces. The rounded, lighter weights speak with graceful composure whilst the large x-height, low contrast and squarer, heavier weights give Doctrine an affable charm and a persuasive voice.Including a vast array of ligatures and alternate characters in five weights ranging from thin to black, Doctrine is capable of handling a multitude of testing typographical situations.

Doctrine is available in the flexible, cross-platform OpenType format. Use the OpenType panel in your Adobe or Microsoft Office software to access Doctrine's full range of features including stylistic alternates, tabular lining and old style figures, proportional lining and old style figures, and a series of ligatures.

For a more detailed explanation of Doctrine's background, design and features download the sample PDF.

For more details, purchasing options, viewing characters, and to take a test drive, head on over to the virusfonts.com website.

Thanks to creativereview for the pointer.


THE NEXT DAY PROMO VIDEO SHOOT
24th April 2013

THE DAILY MAIL are reporting that DAVID BOWIE is shooting a promotional video for the title track from his latest album 'The Next Day'.

The video was shot at the American Legion building in New York and has David wearing a long robe, flat straw shoes and a long brown scarf, along with many of the extras who were wearing similar religious themed clothes.

Actor GARY OLDMAN is reported as making a cameo in the video, he was spotted wearing priest clothing.

You can read the whole article and view photographs here.


ALADDIN SANE 40th ANNIVERSARY EDITION RELEASE
21st April 2013

Aladdin Sane 40th Anniversary Edition


TND: LATEST WORLDWIDE CHARTS
21st April 2013

The Next Day by David Bowie The new DAVID BOWIE album The Next Day hit the #1 spot on worldwide charts in twenty countries and is still doing well worldwide.

In Belgium after six weeks at the #1 position the album drops down one place to #2.

The album is currently placed in the top ten position in seventeen different countries, and top twenty in twenty-eight countries.

If you want to see the full list of known worldwide chart positions - you can view The Next Day: Worldwide Album Charts here.

This will be continually updated as and when the info comes through.

(Ed. If you come across any updates to these worldwide charts please feel free to get in touch).


The Next Day was released in three different formats... Audio CD Deluxe Edition / Audio CD / Vinyl [2 LPs] plus free CD and Exclusive Japanese Blu-spec CD2 which contains an exclusive 4th bonus track God Bless The Girl.


DAVID BOWIE ZEIT! 77-79 BOX SET
21st April 2013

Next month EMI are all set to release a five-disc DAVID BOWIE Box Set entitled ZEIT! 77-79.

This budget-oriented box set scheduled for release on Monday 6th May collates together the so-called "Berlin Era" albums of Low, "Heroes" and Lodger, along with the double disc Stage live album.

Zeit! 77-79 Box Set The full tracklisting runs as follows:

LOW
       01. Speed Of Life (1999 Digital Remaster).
       02. Breaking Glass (1999 Digital Remaster).
       03. What In The World (1999 Digital Remaster).
       04. Sound And Vision (1999 Digital Remaster).
       05. Always Crashing In The Same Car (1999 Digital Remaster).
       06. Be My Wife (1999 Digital Remaster).
       07. A New Career In A New Town (1999 Digital Remaster).
       08. Warszawa (1999 Digital Remaster).
       09. Art Decade (1999 Digital Remaster).
       10. Weeping Wall (1999 Digital Remaster).
       11. Subterraneans (1999 Digital Remaster).

"HEROES"
       01. Beauty And The Beast (1999 Digital Remaster).
       02. Joe The Lion (1999 Digital Remaster).
       03. "Heroes" (1999 Digital Remaster).
       04. Sons Of The Silent Age (1999 Digital Remaster).
       05. Blackout (1999 Digital Remaster).
       06. V-2 Schneider (1999 Digital Remaster).
       07. Sense Of Doubt (1999 Digital Remaster).
       08. Moss Garden (1999 Digital Remaster).
       09. Neuköln (1999 Digital Remaster).
       10. The Secret Life Of Arabia (1999 Digital Remaster).

STAGE (CD1)
       01. Warszawa (Live).
       02. "Heroes" (Live) (2005 Digital Remaster).
       03. What In The World (Live).
       04. Be My Wife (Live).
       05. Blackout (Live).
       06. Sense Of Doubt (Live).
       07. Speed Of Life (Live).
       08. Breaking Glass (Live).
       09. Beauty And The Beast (Live).
       10. Fame (Live).

STAGE (CD2)
       01. Five Years (Live).
       02. Soul Love (Live).
       03. Star (Live).
       04. Hang On To Yourself (Live).
       05. Ziggy Stardust (Live) (2005 Digital Remaster).
       06. Art Decade (Live).
       07. Alabama Song (2005 Digital Remaster).
       08. Station To Station (Live).
       09. Stay (Live).
       10. TVC 15 (Live).

LODGER
       01. Fantastic Voyage (1999 Digital Remaster).
       02. African Night Flight (1999 Digital Remaster).
       03. Move On (1999 Digital Remaster).
       04. Yassassin (1999 Digital Remaster).
       05. Red Sails (1999 Digital Remaster).
       06. DJ (1999 Digital Remaster).
       07. Look Back In Anger (1999 Digital Remaster).
       08. Boys Keep Swinging (1999 Digital Remaster).
       09. Repetition (1999 Digital Remaster).
       10. Red Money (1999 Digital Remaster).

You can pre-order Zeit NOW and receive the pre-order Price Guarantee.


BW WORLD EXCLUSIVE 1978 and 1983 TOUR PHOTOS
20th April 2013

David live in Ottawa Civic Centre 2nd May 1978 by Jean Garon Check out these world exclusive unseen DAVID BOWIE photographs taken by Canadian photographer JEAN GARON in 1978, 1980 and 1983.

Jean shot the photographs in Ottawa at the Civic Centre on 2nd May 1978, the Quebec City Coliseum on 11th July 1983 and the next day at the Montreal Forum on 12th July 1983.

There is also a photograph taken of Jean with David in New York City during the time he was performing as John Merrick in The Elephant Man play at the Booth Theatre in 1980.

You can view all twenty-three previously unseen photographs here

(Ed. Many thanks to Jean and apologies for the delay).


TODAY, TODAY IS THE RECORD STORE DAY
20th April 2013

Record Store Day 2013 Drive-In Saturday Today sees the RECORD STORE DAY 2013 taking place and THREE DAVID BOWIE seven inch single releases available.

Full details of each release are as follows:

David Bowie - Drive-In Saturday 40th Anniversary 7" picture disc Record Store Day exclusive.

       Side A: Drive-In Saturday [Cat. No. DBDRIVE40 A]
       Side B: Drive-In Saturday (Russell Harty Plus Pop version) [DBDRIVE40 AA]


Record Store Day 2013 Bowie 1965! David Bowie 1965! EP 7" Record Store Day exclusive black vinyl (Worldwide excluding US and Canada).

       Side One:
       1. The Manish Boys - I Pity The Fool
       2. The Manish Boys - Take My Tip

       Side Two:
       1. Davy Jones & The Lower Third - You've Got A Habit Of Leaving
       2. Davy Jones & The Lower Third - Baby Loves That Way


The Stars (Are Out Tonight) David's second single from The Next Day album 'The Stars (Are Out Tonight)' is backed with 'Where Are We Now?' in a limited edition white coloured vinyl 7 inch Record Store Day release.

David Bowie - The Stars (Are Out Tonight) 7" disc limited edition Record Store Day exclusive.

       Side A: The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
       Side B: Where Are We Now?


If you're not already queuing in a big long line or you live in the middle of nowhere, you can always hunt down your copies HERE


NME BOWIE SPECIAL COLLECTORS' EDITION
19th April 2013

NME David Bowie Special Collectors' Edition 2013 The NME has published another DAVID BOWIE special collectors' edition magazine (issue #3).

'The complete story of the most important and influential solo artist of all time'... featured inside are iconic and rare photographs, every era and every character analysed, classic NME interviews, brand new album reappraisals, amazing facts you never knew about Bowie and famous fans on his legacy.

The New Musical Express special collectors' magazine is out NOW price at £5.99 and includes the complete Bowie story, iconic and rare photographs, every era and character analysed plus classic NME interviews with Bowie himself.

NME: David Bowie exhibition curator: 'He wanted the most fantastical things possible' - [Read here].

You can get a sneak preview of all 100 pages on the BW Message Board courtesy of lunamagic.


I CAN SEE THE MAGAZINES
17th April 2013

Ultrabrit Argentina April 2013 DAVID BOWIE appears on the front cover of ULTRABRIT magazine in Argentina for their April (issue #3).

The front cover blurb states: 'David Bowie! Sharpest artist in history is back'.

Also featured inside is guitarist CARLOS ALOMAR who talks about working with Bowie, Lennon, McCartney and Jagger.

More details and information can be found over at the ultrabrit.com website.


Esquire Ukraine edition May 2013 Film TV magazine April 2013 David Bowie is featured on the front cover of FILM TV magazine in Italy (issue #15) covering the TV listings to 21st April.

Inside there is a Bowie feature covering the new album The Next Day, The Stars (Are Out Tonight) promotional video featuring actress Tilda Swinton and the David Bowie Is exhibition in London.


In the Ukraine David graces the front cover of ESQUIRE magazine for their May issue.

Inside there is a feature covering his new album The Next Day. Check out the promotional video for this issue below.

Thanks to Avcsar for the pointers.


TEN BOWIE PIECES BY PETER HOWSON
15th April 2013

The Terry Howson Collection Sketches and drawings of DAVID BOWIE created by renowned Scottish artist PETER HOWSON are among 390 works which are to go under the hammer in Glasgow at the end of this month.

Ex-wife Terry Howson is selling her personal collection at no reserve to raise money for their daughter Lucie, who suffers from Asperger's syndrome.

Terry said: "It is difficult to part with a lot of these paintings but the time has come to let others enjoy them. Over the years I have built up quite a collection of Peter's art which demonstrates a real mix of his work but Lucie's welfare and future is the most important thing. I'm not selling my entire collection and I've held back quite a lot of Peter's work which I hope to hang on to."

Peter says: "The drawings I expect to be of greatest interest to people will be the David Bowie drawings and the Madonna preparatory sketches. There were only ten Bowie drawings and I gave them all to Terry. None have ever been sold and now all of them will be sold in this auction.

"Bowie had been following my work for a while and bought two of my Bosnian paintings. We went for dinner at the Dorchester Hotel alongside the Bosnian Prime Minister at the time, and during dinner I asked him if he would sit for me.

"David agreed willingly and he was a fantastic subject to draw. I had him sitting quite high, on a 5ft plinth and at one point he seemed to doze off and fell to the floor. We had a laugh about it, he's a very charismatic character and we've kept in touch from time to time ever since."

The drawings of Bowie are valued between £1,000 and £2,000 and are all head studies.

The ten lots are as follows:

Lot 310: 'The Man Who Fell To Earth' (The First Of The David Bowie Drawings) mixed media, signed and dated 1994, 30.5cm x 23cm. Artist's note: 'David Bowie posed for me at my London studio. He had just bought two major Bosnian oils. We had dinner at The Dorchester Hotel with the Bosnian Prime Minister Haris Silajdzic'. Price realised: £6,000.

Lot 311: 'David Bowie - The Second Drawing' mixed media, signed and dated 1994, 30.5cm x 23cm. Artist's note: 'All the Bowie drawings were drawn from life, even though I worked on some of them later. I gifted all of them to Terry, all ten of them'. Price realised: £3,200.

Lot 312: 'David Bowie - The Third Drawing' mixed media, signed and dated 1994, 30.5cm x 23cm. Artist's note: 'After posing for this drawing David seemed to lose balance and fall from where he was sitting, a considerable height. He suffered more from shock than anything else'.(The man who fell to earth?). Price realised: £1,700.

Lot 313: 'David Bowie - The Fourth Drawing' mixed media, signed and dated 1994, 31cm x 23cm. Artist's note: 'David Bowie owns my controversial painting 'Croation and Muslim' which shows a brutal rape'. Price realised: £3,000.

Lot 314: 'David Bowie - The Fifth Drawing' mixed media, signed and dated 1994, 31cm x 23cm. Artist's note: 'The amazing charisma of this man'. Price realised: £3,200.

Lot 315: 'David Bowie - The Sixth Drawing' mixed media, signed and dated 1994, 31cm x 23cm. Artist's note: 'When David arrived secretly at my studio, he had been spotted by one schoolgirl. By the time he left the building, there was a huge crowd outside'. Price realised: £1,800.

Lot 316: 'David Bowie - The Seventh Drawing' mixed media, signed and dated 1994, 31cm x 23cm. Artist's note: 'David didn't look so well this day, but the session went very well'. Price realised: £1,700.

Lot 317: 'David Bowie - The Eighth Drawing' mixed media, signed and dated 1994, 31cm x 23cm. Artist's note: 'One of the Bowie drawings I changed after he left. Quite an unusual one'. Price realised: £2,400.

Lot 318: 'David Bowie - The Ninth Drawing' mixed media, signed and dated 1994, 31cm x 23cm. Artist's note: 'The man who was Major Tom'. Price realised: £9,500.

Lot 319: 'David Bowie - The Tenth And Last Drawing' mixed media, signed and dated 1994, 31cm x 23cm. Artist's note: 'The man who was Ziggy'. Price realised: £2,400.


The auction takes place on Sunday 28th April 2013 at 02.00 pm at McTear's Auctioneers in Glasgow, Scotland.

You can view the online catalogue at mctears.co.uk


BBC News Scotland: David Bowie work in Peter Howson family auction - [Read here].
The Herald: Howson works go to auction to pay for care of daughter - [Read here].
STV News: Peter Howson's ex-wife selling large collection of artist's work - [Read here].


1971 BOWIE DEMO AUDIO TAPE
10th April 2013

Update 24th April: Now sold... FOR SALE: DEMO AUDIO TAPE OF 'STARMAN' AND 'HANG ON TO YOURSELF' PLUS BITS AND BOBS circa 1971. ORIGINALLY BELONGING TO MICK RONSON.

I have an audio tape (standard running speed of 71/2) that was given to me by Mick Ronson in 1971. Mick Ronson was a friend of mine in our home City of Hull. It contains:-

1. The demo version of David Bowie's iconic song 'Starman.' Bowie is playing guitar and singing the song to Mick Ronson and there is a bit of conversation near the end of the song when Bowie tells Mick that he hasn't finished. The song runs for 4 mins 30 secs.The quality of this demo is excellent. I believe that Bowie was playing Mick the song for the first time in its completed form, because he wanted it to be included in the 'already' finished 'Ziggy Stardust' sessions. Also, at the end of the tape (the tape is of medium size and quite long) Bowie plays Mick a little bit (verse and chorus) of 'Starman' (again Bowie playing acoustic) without the words and he la la's the tune. I would guess this is the first time he 'ever' played the song to Mick. The sound quality of this version isn't as good.

2. The demo version of Bowie and The Spiders From Mars playing a demo version of the iconic song (from the album Ziggy Stardust) 'Hang On To Yourself.' The version is different to the eventually released version because it only contains Voice (Bowie) and guitar, bass, drums backing. No overdubs. Bowie also sings different words in the chorus of the song, so he was obviously still working on it, which proves that the song originally had a different title. It lasts for 2 mins 10 seconds.

3. David Bowie messing around multi tracking his voice, singing 'ba ba.' Lasts for about 1 minute. At the end of it he says "Jolly weird" in a stupid high voice.

4. The rest of the tape is full of bits and pieces of songs (hardly any in their complete form) and I think that they are master versions (eg the finished version) of some of the songs that went on the album 'Ziggy Stardust' and the later album 'Pinups.' The reason for this - I am guessing - is that Mick Ronson must have used this spool of tape many times for various things before giving it to me.

Compositions on the tape are copyrighted by the artist, labels and publishers. The tape is working fine and great and if you would like to hear it, you can arrange a visit prior to purchase, and listen on my Teac reel to reel player.

I am willing to put the contents of the tape on to a CD for you when purchase is completed.


TND: LATEST WORLDWIDE CHARTS
9th April 2013

The Next Day by David Bowie The new DAVID BOWIE album The Next Day hit the #1 spot on worldwide charts in twenty countries.

Belgium are keeping the flag flying with the #1 position right from the first week of release where it has remained in this fourth week.

The album is currently placed in the top ten position in twenty-six different countries, and top twenty in thirty-one countries.

If you want to see the full list of known worldwide chart positions - you can view The Next Day: Worldwide Album Charts here.

This will be continually updated as and when the info comes through.

(Ed. If you come across any updates to these worldwide charts please feel free to get in touch).


The Next Day was released in three different formats (vinyl released today)... Audio CD Deluxe Edition / Audio CD / Vinyl [2 LPs] plus free CD and Exclusive Japanese Blu-spec CD2 which contains an exclusive 4th bonus track God Bless The Girl.


LET'S DANCE AT 30
9th April 2013

On April 14th 1983, DAVID BOWIE released his fifteenth studio album 'Let's Dance', which blended the impeccable dance sensibilities of producer Nile Rodgers with virtuoso blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan. The single and album went to number one around the world - and the accompanying 'Serious Moonlight' world tour played to record-breaking audiences, establishing him as a mainstream international star.

Exactly 30 years after the release of the album Absolute Radio pays tribute to 'Let's Dance' with a one-hour documentary that explores this often over-looked pop masterpiece. An album that remains Bowie's biggest and fastest selling album.

Music journalist Mark Sutherland and noted Bowie author David Buckley provide track-by-track analysis, alongside original interviews and archival recordings of Bowie in '83. Other contributors include the album's engineer Bob Clearmountain, backing singer Frank Simms, producer Pete Waterman, Duran Duran's John Taylor, and Peter Godwin from Metro.

The show is to be broadcast on Sunday 14th April at 8pm until 9pm GMT - [Tune in here].

You can listen to the preview here at mixcloud.com

From Sam Coley.


ARTWORK STOLEN
8th April 2013

'DAVID BOWIE shirts and artwork stolen by thieves' by Gina Marden.

Artwork and limited edition designer t-shirts to commemorate the release of David Bowie's latest album have been stolen.

The haul, worth £165,000, was swiped by thieves from a lorry parked in London Road, West Thurrock. It included a unique African painting, required for the launch of the rock star's latest album The Next Day, as well as limited edition t-shirts.

Designed by British label Paul Smith, each t-shirt features a unique one-off pattern. Trousers and shoes, also designed by Paul Smith, were among the items taken.

Police are now probing the theft and an £800 reward is being offered for information leading to the safe, undamaged return of the painting. Witnesses to the theft, which happened at 1pm on Tuesday March 5, can contact PC Hardingham at Grays Police Station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

From echo-news.co.uk


'David Bowie shirt and African painting theft from south-east lorry warrants £800 reward' by Peter Walker

An £800 reward is being offered for the safe return of a unique African painting stolen from a lorry in London Road, in West Thurrock.

Thieves also nicked a number of limited-edition David Bowie designer T-shirts, commemorating his new album, The Next Day.

A number of Paul Smith trousers and shoes were also taken from the lorry at 1pm on Tuesday, March 5.

The designer garments amounted to an estimated value of £165,000.

Investigating Officer, PC Jakki Hardingham, said: "Each shirt has a one-off pattern on each one, making them ever-so unique.

"They were specially produced to mark the launch of The Next Day and so we're hoping that someone recognises the image of one of these shirts and contacts us with its location so that we can get a lead on who committed the crime."

The painting depicts many African faces and animals and is a striking red colour.

Peter Chappell, who imported the painting on behalf of its owner, is offering £800 for its safe, undamaged return or information leading to its safe recovery.

Anyone with information in connection with this theft is urged to contact investigating officers at Grays Police Station 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

From thisistotalessex.co.uk


I CAN SEE THE MAGAZINES
7th April 2013

David Bowie  on Art and Business magazine Poland April 2013 DAVID BOWIE is featured on the front cover of Polish magazine ART & BUSINESS for their April issue (#266).

Inside there is a six-page feature covering his brand new album The Next Day and the V&A exhibition currently taking place in London.

Art & Business magazine is now available on the newstands in Poland, and also available to read online via their website.

More details and information can be found over at the artbiznes.pl website.




AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
4th April 2013

There is an excellent article in the SWINDON ADVERTISER where BARRY LEIGHTON recalls his attendance at the Royal Festival Hall in 1972 where 'DAVID BOWIE and Guests' perform for the Save The Whale charity campaign, and then his visit the following month to The Rainbow Theatre show on August 20th. His recollections are the lead-up to his review of the current 'David Bowie Is' exhibition at the V&A. Check out 'The man who changed the rock world' - [Read here]...

If you missed tonight's broadcast on BBC ONE of DAVID BOWIE: Cracked Actor - An Imagine Special you can catch it over on the BBC iPlayer. The documentary featured a brand new up-to-date introduction from director Alan Yentob outside the Hammersmith Odeon - [view here] shortly...

DAVID BOWIE now has his own channel over on VIMEO where there are 36 of his promotional videos and television appearances are now available to view in excellent quality. From The Stars (Are Out Tonght) through to The Old Grey Whistle Test in 1972 - [Watch here]...

'DAVID BOWIE Is All Yours'... SELFRIDGES & CO London Concept Store have launched a DAVID BOWIE themed pop-up in-store in collaboration with the current David Bowie Is V&A exhibition. Inside you can purchase all things Bowie-related from limited edition museum pieces, along with fashion and make-up. Check out style.selfridges.com to see what's available...

DAVID BOWIE is the early favourite to win the 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize 'Album of the Year' award with 'The Next Day'. Leading bookmaker Paddy Power has slashed the odds on Bowie winning the prestigious award from 12/1 to just 7/2 following a spate of recent betting. The date for the shortlist announcement is 11th September and the awards show takes place on 30th October...

The Foo Fighters frontman DAVE GROHL states that DAVID BOWIE's 'Let's Dance' album is 'one of the greatest air drumming albums of all time'...


CRACKED ACTOR TONIGHT
4th April 2013

Reminder: Tonight on BBC ONE in the UK is the rebroadcast of the best-ever music documentary ever created. Period.

       David Bowie: Cracked Actor - An Imagine Special..

To mark David Bowie's return to the music scene after a 10-year hiatus and a new exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, here is another chance to see Alan Yentob's documentary following the musician across America on his 1974 'The Year Of The Diamond Dogs' tour, at a time when his rock star excesses were at their most extreme. Originally shown as part of Omnibus in 1975, the film features revealing footage of Bowie and his fans, illustrating the effects of fame on musicians and their followers.

       Category: Documentary.
       Director: Alan Yentob.
       Executive Producer: Carol Bell.
       Producer: Alan Yentob.
       BBC One at 10.35pm until 12.00am (duration 1 hour 25 minutes) Thursday 4th April.
       (Subtitles) (Repeat) (Audio Described).

If you've never seen this excellent documentary - whatever you do - don't miss it!


ALADDIN SANE 40th ANNIVERSARY EDITION
3rd April 2013

Reminder: Don't forget that this month sees the release of DAVID BOWIE's 40th Anniversary Edition remaster of ALADDIN SANE from the Parlophone Label Group.

Aladdin Sane 40th Anniversary Edition Three formats available are CD, 'Mastered for iTunes' digital download and standard digital download on Monday 15th April.

Pre-orders for the album in the UK back in 1973 were a staggering 100,000 (not seen since the heyday of The Beatles). It was Bowie's first UK #1 album, and a US Billboard #17 album.

This 40th anniversary edition has been remastered by Ray Staff at London's AIR Studios. Ray cut the original LP during his time at Trident Studios and has received plaudits for his remastering of the Ziggy Stardust 40th Anniversary Edition last year.

Aladdin Sane 40th Anniversary Edition tracklisting:

       01. Watch That Man
       02. Aladdin Sane (1913-1938-197?)
       03. Drive-In Saturday
       04. Panic In Detroit
       05. Cracked Actor
       06. Time
       07. The Prettiest Star
       08. Let's Spend the Night Together
       09. The Jean Genie
       10. Lady Grinning Soul

The 40th Anniversary remaster of The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars will also be made available on iTunes as 'Mastered for iTunes' on the same date.

You can pre-order the Aladdin Sane 40th Anniversary Edition NOW.


GERRY LEONARD ON TSNS LIVE ON RTE
1st April 2013

Guitarist and songwriter GERRY LEONARD appeared on The Saturday Night Show on RTE One in Ireland on Saturday evening (30th March).

Interviewed by by Brendan O'Connor, Gerry talks about working with DAVID BOWIE and he plays The Stars (Are Out Tonight) explaining how the songs were written for The Next Day, talks about the possibility of an upcoming tour, and then goes on to play Ziggy Stardust and Rebel Rebel riffs.

You can watch this excellent interview via the RTE website at rte.ie (Gerry appears at 35.07).

Gerry also appeared on The John Murray Show on RTE Radio 1 this morning - you can listen in here - wonderful stuff!


'THANKS FOR THE SHOUT OUT, OLD SOCK'
1st April 2013

David Bowie and Eric Clapton at the Q Music Awards in London 1995 DAVID BOWIE's long-awaited single 'Where Are We Now', in a roundabout way, helped inspire the name of ERIC CLAPTON's new album OLD SOCK, which the guitarist reveals originally had a far different working title.

Seems Clapton was watching the news when reports of Bowie's return, after a decade away from music, began airing. Upon hearing 'Where Are We Now?', Clapton says he was moved to reach out to Bowie.

"Now, I don't know David, at all," Clapton says, in the video below. "I've met him once, I think. I've been a fan, but I have to say I've never been 100 percent fond of everything he's done. I just think it's been really interesting stuff. But this song took my by the scruff of the neck, so I brought the album. The construction of the song gave me cold chills. It is seriously good."

So, Clapton sent along a message through Bowie's office, praising him for the track. "And he came back, and he said: 'Thanks for the shout out, old sock,'" Clapton remembers, "and I thought, 'There it is!'"

The newly christened album - which arrived as the guitarist celebrated five decades in music - had originally been called '50 Years of Open Tuning', after the Derek Taylor book '50 Years of Drift in an Open Shirt', but Clapton had cooled on the idea since it so closely resembled the earlier publication. Once he came upon the idea of Old Sock, Clapton said he quickly became convinced it was perfect.

"What's good about it is," Clapton says, "it's come from someone I respect, who's been around the same time as me, and we know what that kind of phraseology is. It's very apt."

You can read and watch the whole exclusive interview over at somethingelsereviews.com website.


TND: LATEST WORLDWIDE CHARTS
1st April 2013

The Next Day by David Bowie The new DAVID BOWIE album The Next Day hit the #1 spot on worldwide charts in twenty countries.

In Argentina and Slovenia it has hit #1 and in Norway after debuting at #11, the second week it hit the #1 top spot and remains there for the 3rd week.

Belgium are keeping the flag flying with a #1 position from the 1st week through to the current 3rd week.

If you want to see the full list of known worldwide chart positions - you can view The Next Day: Worldwide Album Charts here.

This will be continually updated as and when the info comes through.

(Ed. If you come across any updates to these worldwide charts please feel free to get in touch).


The Next Day was released in three different formats (vinyl released today)... Audio CD Deluxe Edition / Audio CD / Vinyl [2 LPs] plus free CD and Exclusive Japanese Blu-spec CD2 which contains an exclusive 4th bonus track God Bless The Girl.


ABSOLUTE RADIO NEW BOWIE 3-PART DOCUMENTARY
1st April 2013

ABSOLUTE RADIO in the UK is celebrating DAVID BOWIE's comeback with a three-part documentary charting his life and career.

Comedian, composer and Bowie fan TIM MINCHIN will narate David Bowie Is, which has been developed by Absolute in conjunction with London's V&A Museum, currently home to an exhibition on the creator of Ziggy Stardust and Life On Mars?

Minchin said: "David Bowie is a master of re-invention, one of the most iconic musicians of all time and a hero of mine. His story has been told before, but never like this."

Put together by TBI Media, whose previous work with Absolute includes Sony Award-winning documentaries on Blur and Coldplay, it will include contributions from Bowie's childhood friend and artist George Underwood, touring guitarist John "Hutch" Hutchinson and his guitarist Mick Ronson's widow Suzi.

Part one covers Brixton to Ziggy (1947-1973), part two Thin White Duke to Scary Monsters (1973 to 1980) and part three Let's Dance to The Next Day (1980 to 2013). It will be broadcast from 7pm on consecutive Sundays starting on April 7th and be accompanied by a series of short online films featuring original material and interviews.

       April 7th: Brixton to Ziggy (1947-1973) (Part 1 of 3), Absolute Radio, UK, 7.00pm.
       April 14th: Thin White Duke to Scary Monsters (1973 to 1980) (Part 2 of 3), Absolute Radio, UK, 7.00pm.
       April 21st: Let's Dance to The Next Day (1980 to 2013) (Part 3 of 3), Absolute Radio, UK, 7.00pm.


Tune in online at absoluteradio.co.uk

By Paul Williams at MusicWeek


'DAVID BOWIE IS' MORE TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE
1st April 2013

David Bowie Is at the V&A Due to unprecedented demand more tickets have now been made available for the DAVID BOWIE Is exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Some of the evening times have been increased and there are more tickets available for SUNDAY visiting.

To check the new times available and book tickets please visit the TICKET SALES section.


For people wanting to visit the David Bowie Is exhibition which now rus until 11th August it is advised to book tickets in advance if you know your preferred date and time. However, if you look at their web site it does say 'there are a very limited number of tickets available to buy in person at the V&A on the day'. So if you do not know your plans in advance you can always just turn up and risk it.

I contacted the V&A who said that tickets will be available first thing at 10.00 am - so make sure you are there at 9.45 to be first in the queue. Tickets will be for various times throughout the day so there may be a considerable gap until your slot... but there is always Harrods up the road, and of course the Sukita Photo exhibition at Snap Galleries.


Also one particular special V&A event day to be aware of takes place on Saturday 27th April which part of the Bowie Weekender.

David Bowie Is Sound and Vision starts at 11am through to 16.00 in the Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre.

For this 'Study Day' join experts, fans and collaborators including: Kevin Cann, Paul Gorman, Dana Gillespie, Toby Manning and Holly Johnson to unpack Bowie's unique style, sound and staging. For more details and information check out vam.ac.uk/whatson


'THE PERIODIC TABLE OF BOWIE' EXCLUSIVE BW OFFER
1st April 2013

'DAVID BOWIE IS' is now well underway at London's Victoria & Albert, the first international retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie. The exhibition explores the creative processes of Bowie as a musical innovator and cultural icon, tracing his shifting style and sustained reinvention across five decades.

The V&A's Theatre and Performance curators, VICTORIA BROACKES and GEOFFREY MARSH, have selected more than 300 items that the exhibition brings together for the first time, including handwritten lyrics, original costumes, set designs, photographs and other artwork, as well as Bowie's own instruments and artwork.

Here Geoff Marsh interviews one of the featured artists, PAUL ROBERTSON, on his piece in the exhibition.


Artist Paul Robertson with Silver Cell Bowie GEOFF MARSH: The Periodic Table of Bowie is an extraordinarily effective and simple way of integrating a complex web of connections, influences and associations into a single diagram. How did you start constructing it for Bowie?

PAUL ROBERTSON: I use the structure of the 'Periodic Table' in my art for a number of reasons. Firstly, my background is in science. Before I became an artist-curator, I specialised in avian neurophysiology and pharmacology. My approach to art, whether acting as an artist, curator or a collector/dealer, has always been analytical and investigative. I think that comes from my scientific training. Secondly, I am interested in how relationships within certain models, such as the periodic table, can be used to create false taxonomies and influence how one sees a subject.

There are ten recognised "families" of elements in the real chemical table, and it is the creative manipulation of those connections that make the tables I create different from the others that exist. I usually think about a subject and try to tease out ten "themes" or areas of prevalence. With Bowie - and I have been a long term fan of his music right back to when I first heard Starman in 1973 on Top of the Pops - I imagined him right in the middle of the table and began to piece together names of his influences. They in turn were moved around so that they had some relationship with each other. There is also a sort of colour "pun" in The Periodic Table of Bowie. I'm waiting for someone to notice it.

GEOFF: The 'corners' are anchored by Wilde, Warhol, Basquiat and Iman - four extraordinary and, in their own field, highly creative individuals. Of the four, do you think one is more important than the others?

PAUL: One 'corner' Bowie never met, another corner is his wife, one he portrayed as an actor, and the other he met socially through his (or their) fame. So while I think they all influenced him either directly or indirectly, the influences are really quite different.

As to whom is the most important, I'm tempted to say Wilde simply because of the range of ways in which Oscar Wilde has influenced the entire English language, culture, sexuality and beyond, but I think that is unfair to Iman who presumably influences David Bowie on a more profound daily basis. There is a reason why she is the only single letter 'symbol' on the work. Warhol and Basquiat are different again. The former met David Bowie in 1971 (the same year that the song 'Andy Warhol' was written), although I think the influence of Warhol on Bowie was more mediated through general culture and Warhol's near universal presence in the American avant garde. In 1996 Bowie then played Warhol in Julian Schnabel's biopic of the Afro-American artist.

GEOFF: I am sure that people will argue about who has not been included and it must have been difficult selecting the final list. If three more elements were discovered in 2013, who would be your additions?

PAUL: Gosh, that's tricky! Deciding who to include was incredibly difficult. There were names I originally included in the table but then deleted. Even now I keep thinking of new influences on Bowie that could be added or placed differently. Tony Defries is there, for instance, because of his clear influence on bringing Bowie to the USA and the crazy methods by which he brought David to the attention of the American media but, as you know, some of his influence was not positive, so I did wrestle with the idea of replacing him. If three new elements were discovered, and three new names could be added instead of replaced, that would be reasonably easy as I'm sure the influences on Bowie and of Bowie are limitless. There are certainly several influences from the 'Thin White Duke Era': in film alone perhaps the actor Klaus Kinski, the fictional Nosferatu from Lang's great film of the same name (played by Max Schreck), and the British actor Malcolm McDowell who starred in Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange and the wonderful IF. Everyday a new pop star seems to emerge who has been influenced by Bowie's back catalogue and the new album will no doubt spawn more. In ten years' time I guess I could re-do this table and probably replace a good number of the names with new important figures in pop and culture.

GEOFF: You obviously don't see Bowie as an element since he is not on the table. If all these 'elements' make up Bowieworld, what does it look like and where is it?

PAUL: Well, it is a very colourful and vibrant place. And while Bowie is not featured in the actual table itself, I have created a separate artwork "B" (actually entitled SILVER CELL BOWIE), which is his own cell. This has been released as a separate signed and numbered print, jointly purchased along with a limited edition signed and numbered version of The Periodic Table of Bowie.

This is intended to represent Bowie as a metaphorical starting point for a theoretical 'universe', BowieWonderWorld if you wish, and the periodic table containing all the cultural elements that make up its parts. If you took all of these elements together, then the resulting universe would have to be some alternative one. Perhaps it would collapse in on itself due to its overwhelming mass of wonderfulness and become a super-massive black hole at the centre of some galaxy of Pop.Hmm, I think I'm stretching the metaphor a bit too far here! But I do know that universe would be great fun to live in.


Robertson's Periodic Table of Bowie is featured in the 'David Bowie is' exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London from 23 March - 11 August 2013, in partnership with Gucci, sound experience by Sennheiser.

Artist signed copies of the limited edition "B" and Periodic Table of Bowie will be sold together as a single art piece on BowieWonderWorld for a limited time only.

If you're missing DAVID BOWIE is in London, don't miss the chance to own this original and one-of-a-kind artwork that reflects the whole of this cultural icon's career.

Purchasers of this exclusive set will be given an A2 artist signed and numbered copy of the 'missing' element (an edition of 300), as well as an A1 artist signed and numbered copy of The Periodic Table of Bowie. The works are expected to be displayed together by the owner to create this special edition.

To make your purchase please send your order to .

For more information on Paul Robertson's periodic tables, visit paulrobertsonart.com


WORKS FOR SALE:

Special Edition Bowie Cell and Periodic Table Limited Edition Print by Paul Robertson SPECIAL EDITION BOWIE CELL & PERIODIC TABLE - LIMITED PRINT TO 300 COPIES.

This special edition artwork is ONLY available to purchasers via BowieWonderWorld for a limited time.

The special edition comprises of two separate Giclee prints. The 'missing element' from the Periodic Table of Bowie is 594 x 420mm (23.4 x 16.5 inches) and is one of 300 artist signed and numbered prints in metallic silver and orange on 350gsm cartridge paper. Purchasers of this work are also given an artist signed and numbered 594 x 841mm (23.4 x 33.1) copy of The Periodic Table of Bowie also printed on 350gsm cartridge paper. The two works are expected to be displayed together by the owner to create this special edition.

Cost: £295 plus £10 packaging worldwide.



Periodic Table of Bowie Poster by Paul Robertson PERIODIC TABLE OF BOWIE POSTER - PAUL ROBERTSON

The final artwork in the major 'David Bowie is' exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. 594 x 420mm (23.4 x1 6.5 inches) on 300gsm satin paper.

Cost: £20 plus £5 packaging worldwide.


BowieWonderworld Exclusive: To make your purchase please send your orders to .


ZIGGYOLOGY PUBLISHED
1st April 2013

Ziggyology by Simon Goddard A brand new book ZIGGYOLOGY: A Brief History of Ziggy Stardust by Simon Goddard has just been published by Ebury Press.

Available in hardcover with 352 pages (ISBN-10: 0091948886).

Synopsis: He came from Outer Space... It was the greatest invention in the history of pop music - the rock god who came from the stars - which struck a young David Bowie like a lightning bolt from the heavens. When Ziggy the glam alien messiah fell to Earth, he transformed Bowie from a prodigy to a superstar who changed the face of music forever. But who was Ziggy Stardust? And where did he really come from?

In a work of supreme pop archaeology, Simon Goddard unearths every influence that brought Ziggy to life - from HG Wells to Holst, Kabuki to Kubrick, and Elvis to Iggy. Ziggyology documents the epic drama of the Starman's short but eventful time on Planet Earth. and why Bowie eventually had to kill him.

You can purchase Ziggyology NOW and receive a massive 36% discount!


MICKRONSONFEST AT THE ICA
1st April 2013

The ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts) in London are holding a MICKRONSONFEST this month on Saturday 27th April.

Join us for an exploration of the career of iconic guitarist and producer Mick Ronson (26 May 1946 - 29 April 1993), as we assess his impact on the history of popular music through a series of rare film screenings, talks, and performances.

MickRonsonfest: Maggi Ronson and Friends (Music) + Lucy Beaumont (Comedy) - Comedy from Hull comedienne Lucy Beaumont followed by the premiere performance by Maggi Ronson and special guests of her new album Sweet Dreamer, a tribute to her brother's life and music.

MickRonsonfest Bar Mick Ronson inspired DJ sets in the ICA Bar throughout the night.

MickRonsonfest: The Mick Ronson Memorial Concert - Premiere screening of The Mick Ronson Memorial Concert from 1994 with introduction by Maggi Ronson and talks from special guests including Gary Kemp and Glen Matlock.

MickRonsonfest: Ronson at the Rainbow - Premiere screening of Ronson at the Rainbow, excerpts from Mick Ronson's solo gig at the Rainbow Theatre in 1974. With an introduction by Mick's wife Suzi Ronson, who was David Bowie's hairdresser/wardrobe mistress in the Ziggy era.

There will also be an exhibition of rare Mick Ronson photos, letters and press cuttings from the Ronson family archive.

You can book tickets for each event or attend every event with a multi-buy ticket.

For more details and information and to book tickets pop on over to the ica.org.uk website.


TREASURES OF DAVID BOWIE
1st April 2013

Treasures of David Bowie New hardcover publication TREASURES OF DAVID BOWIE by Mike Evans is to be published by Carlton Books Ltd on 6th June.

David Bowie Treasures tells the story of one of the world's most iconic and influential figures in popular music. With a career spanning over four decades, David Bowie has consistently topped charts all over the world, selling an estimated 140 million albums worldwide. David Bowie Treasures, through beautiful photographs and unique memorabilia, illustrates his journey from humble beginnings to world superstardom.

This exclusive box set contains a book, posters and 15 rare archive documents.

You can pre-order David Bowie Treasures NOW and receive a massive 36%.


RECORD STORE DAY 2013: THREE BOWIE RELEASES!
1st April 2013

Record Store Day 2013 Drive-In Saturday Exclusively for RECORD STORE DAY 2013 there are three DAVID BOWIE seven inch singles to be released later this month on 20th April.


David Bowie - Drive-In Saturday 40th Anniversary 7" picture disc Record Store Day exclusive.

       Side A: Drive-In Saturday [Cat. No. DBDRIVE40 A]
       Side B: Drive-In Saturday (Russell Harty Plus Pop version) [DBDRIVE40 AA]



Record Store Day 2013 Bowie 1965! David Bowie 1965! EP 7" Record Store Day exclusive black vinyl (Worldwide excluding US and Canada).

       Side One:
       1. The Manish Boys - I Pity The Fool
       2. The Manish Boys - Take My Tip

       Side Two:
       1. Davy Jones & The Lower Third - You've Got A Habit Of Leaving
       2. Davy Jones & The Lower Third - Baby Loves That Way



The Stars (Are Out Tonight) David's second single from The Next Day album 'The Stars (Are Out Tonight)' is backed with 'Where Are We Now?' in a limited edition white coloured vinyl 7 inch Record Store Day release.

David Bowie - The Stars (Are Out Tonight) 7" disc limited edition Record Store Day exclusive.

       Side A: The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
       Side B: Where Are We Now?

Check out the Record Store Day official website to find your nearest participating stores.

If you don't fancy queuing or you live in the middle of nowhere, you can always hunt down your copies HERE

From davidbowie.com


SUKITA EXHIBITION AT SNAP GALLERIES
1st April 2013

Sukita exhibition at Snap Galleries Currently underway until Tuesday 30th April at SNAP GALLERIES in London is a DAVID BOWIE retrospective of work by Japanese master photographer MASAYOSHI SUKITA.

Snap Galleries say that this is one of the most exciting exhibitions they have put on at the gallery, and they have been working very hard behind the scenes with Sukita-san to put this together in a relatively short time-frame.

The exhibition features images from Sukita-san's 40+ years of collaboration with David Bowie, and combines previously unseen images alongside familiar classics, in a range of physical sizes, including some dramatic large format pieces.

The exhibition starts at mid-day on Friday 22nd March, so if you are in London between 22 March and 30 April please come along and see it.

Snap Galleries are based in a beautiful space in Piccadilly Arcade, opposite the Royal Academy of Arts and Burlington Arcade.

Location: 12 Piccadilly Arcade, London SW1Y 6NH, England.

More details and information on extended opening times can be found over at snapgalleries.com


DAVID BOWIE: A LIFE IN PICTURES
1st April 2013

David Bowie: A Life In Pictures Published this month is DAVID BOWIE: A LIFE IN PICTURES by author Chris Welch.

This 160-page hardcover book sees the light of day on 11th April from Carlton Books Ltd.

Synopsis: David Bowie is the international figure all starry-eyed hopefuls aspire to when setting out on a path to fame and fortune in the music industry - whether they know it or not. The man had a glittering career fuelled by the spirit of reinvention - he left over 20 albums in his wake - and was as colourful musically as he was dressed. If a picture says a thousand words, this book ranks as the definitive manual on how to leave a lasting legacy in the art scene.

You can pre-order David Bowie: A Life In Pictures and receive a massive 36% guaranteed discount.






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