To Iman Wishing you a very very Happy Birthday Have a wonderful and fabulous day
Best wishes from everyone here at BowieWonderworld xxxxx
CALLING ALL ORIGINAL ZIGGY FANS! 16th July 2010
I am a researcher for BBC's THE ONE SHOW and we are making a short film about iconic hairstyles - and the ZIGGY cut. It's a light-hearted bit of fun, and will be presented by celebrity hairdresser Michael Douglas.
I am looking for Bowie fans who can remember and talk about when they first saw Ziggy Stardust in 1972 or 1973. What was it like to be a Ziggy fan back then? Even better, if you used to get dressed up Ziggy-style or had the haircut, and have any photo's of yourself?
Filming will take place in London in October and will last a couple of hours. To find out more and with no obligation to take things further, please email or call: 0113 2034067. I look forward to your responses!
From Kaye @ The One Show.
WE SAW A MINOTAUR 16th July 2010
Two privately-owned DAVID BOWIE prints are available for the art collectors out there, to be sold either as a pair or separately.
Both are numbered 4/14 as both are from set 4 of 14 sets. They are dated 1994 and signed by his Rockgodliness!
As you might be aware, there were 14 sets of 17 prints and set 4 was deliberately split and framed at the instruction of David Bowie and his art dealer Kate Chertavian.
The fact that one day someone might want to collect them all would bump up value if you are buying for an investment. They are really beautiful to just treasure which was my intention, but alas fate the bounder has decided I have to sell.
They are titled (embossed) 'A Preliminary Sketch' and 'The Complete Text'.
'The Complete Text' is a crouching minotaur and is really beautiful, the other 'A Preliminary Sketch' is small black and white images similar to something a design artist or photographer would produce for an example layout board.
The photographs obviously don't do justice to the quality of the prints with the colour much more vibrant, its just the light I took them in.
The prints are available at £750 for EACH plus postage (as these will be valuable one day when someone wants to collect the set). As I SAY I will SPLIT them if necessary.
Please email me for further details and information at
CARLOS AT ROCKCON WEEKEND 15th July 2010
The legendary CARLOS ALOMAR will make an appearance at 'RockCon:Weekend of 100 Rock Stars' which is taking place at the Meadowlands Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey on 30th July through to 1st August 1st.
Carlos, who as you know co-wrote 'Fame' with DAVID BOWIE and John Lennon will take part in the 'Lennon Legacy' theme, alongside Lennon recording wizard, Dennis Ferrante, promoter Sid Bernstein and Clay Cole.
This once-in-a-lifetime event will include live concerts, interview panels, unplugged performances, and will feature a music and memorabilia market place. Discount packages can still be purchased online and daily ticket prices will start at a modest $20 in advance.
For a complete list of guests and ticket info, please visit nationalrockcon.com or call (203) 795-4737.
CALLING ALL ORIGINAL 70s BOWIE FANS 14th July 2010
CHANNEL 4 will shortly be filming a new prime-time history series. Each programme will take a well known figure on a journey to explore their own past and discover the impact their formative years had on their lives.
For one of our celebrities DAVID BOWIE was a particularly influential figure in the early 70s. We'd like to introduce this person to other diehard fans of the era.
- Would you be interested in taking part in filming? - Do you still have photos of you from that time?
If you'd like to find out more, with no obligation to take things further, please email or call: 020 7299 3437.
Filming will take place late July or early August in South East London and will last a couple of hours.
From Jamie @ Channel 4.
BOWIE ANGELS AND HEROES 14th July 2010
The Halifax-based ANGELS & HEROES THEATRE COMPANY will present its 4th fundraiser, 'PRIDE TRIBUTE CONCERT: DAVID BOWIE' on Tuesday, July 20th, at 8 pm in the Music Room, 6181 Lady Hammond Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
During the tribute concert, hosted by local actor Shawn Duggan and A&H co-founder Tara Patriquin, local musicians and theatre people will present their renditions of their favourite Bowie songs.
Performers will include: Emmy Alcorn, Amy Blanchard, Aaron Collier and Craig Mercer from The Jimmy Swift Band; Zac Crouse and Jessie Tesolin from Caledonia; Mark Crowe; Mike Dalton; Tanya Davis; Dave Fultz; Stewart Legere; Norma MacDonald; Steve MacDougall from Slowcoaster; Christina Martin; Ryan McGrath; Brooke Miller; Sleep to Dream; Molly Thomason; A&H co-founder Richie Wilcox; and more.
Tickets are priced at $20 or $15 for student/unwaged and can be purchased at the door or reserved by calling 223-5371.
A painting of David Bowie by Justin Lee will be up for auction at the concert.
I'D RATHER BE CHROME 13th July 2010
Two different companies SPARK and IXO have produced 1:43 die-cast collectable models of the DAVID BOWIE designed Mini.
As you may remember David Bowie personally designed a beautiful mirrored chrome Mini as part of the 40th Anniversary celebrations of the original Mini back in 1999.
The Spark Model version is now on sale. Spark number S1516, is presented on a plinth with a clear acrylic display case and card slip case and boxed.
Expect to pay around £40 for the Spark Models version and around £25 for the IXO version.
The Grand Prix Legends website has a nice flash presentation where you can view the model car in greater detail - view here
No date as of yet for the IXO release but is available for pre-ordering.
Scheduled for release on Monday 2nd August is the DAVID BOWIE 2010 Issue UK Deluxe Edition 28-track 2-LP Vinyl Box Set from the Decca Pop label.
Originally released in 1967, this expanded edition of David Bowie's debut album for Decca, comprises the original stereo and mono mixes of the album stunningly remastered by Peter Mew and Tris Penna at Abbey Road Studios.
The full trackisting runs as follows:
LP1 - (Stereo Version) Side A 01. Uncle Arthur (2:07) 02. Sell Me A Coat (2:58) 03. Rubber Band (2:17) 04. Love You Till Tuesday (3:10) 05. There Is A Happy Land (3:11) 06. We Are Hungry Men (2:57) 07. When I Live My Dream (3:22)
Side B: 08. Little Bombardier (3:25) 09. Silly Boy Blue (3:51) 10. Come And Buy My Toys (2:07) 11. Join The Gang (2:18) 12. She's Got Medals (2:23) 13. Maid Of Bond Street (1:43) 14. Please Mr. Gravedigger (2:36)
LP2 - (Original Mono Version) Side C: 15. Uncle Arthur (2:06) 16. Sell Me A Coat (2:57) 17. Rubber Band (2:16) 18. Love You Till Tuesday (3:09) 19. There Is A Happy Land (3:14) 20. We Are Hungry Men (2:58) 21. When I Live My Dream (3:21)
Side D: 22. Little Bombardier (3:23) 23. Silly Boy Blue (3:52) 24. Come And Buy My Toys (2:07) 25. Join The Gang (2:17) 26. She's Got Medals (2:24) 27. Maid Of Bond Street (1:43) 28. Please Mr. Gravedigger (2:35)
Also released the same day is the 2010 David Bowie 2-CD version.
AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE... 8th July 2010
• An excellent new BEATLES publication 'Beatles Deeper Undercover' by Kristofer Engelhardt which is receiving rave reviews has just been recently published by Apogee Books. The book has a chapter on DAVID BOWIE regarding his work with John Lennon - More details...
• A new club night in Camden, London is opening in August called PERFORMANCE. They will be playing the best in glam, new wave and pop. This will naturally include plenty of DAVID BOWIE. More details and information can be found over at performance-club-london.co.uk and on facebook...
•DAVID BOWIE Scottish tribute band TIGERS ON VASELINE have two gigs lined up for next month. They are performing on consecutive nights Friday 6th and Saturday 7th August at The Three Tuns 92 Sheriffs Highway, Gateshead, England NE9 5SD. Tel: 0191 487 0666. The gigs start at 8.00pm and admission is only £3.00. More details and information can be found at myspace.com/tigersonvaselinebowietrib...
ZIGGY AND THE PSYCHIATRIST 7th July 2010
'ZIGGY STARDUST' the first novel written by French artist and fashion blogger ERIC WAROLL is now available for international purchase.
First published last year on May 7th, 2009 by Benevent in France, the book has sold well over 1,000 copies and has been sold out for several months.
At the end of this month of July, the republication of the book will be available to order in French bookshops and in the rest of the world.
'Ziggy Stardust' is a story about a psychiatrist meeting accidentally a man, near of the hospital where he works, pretending being Ziggy Stardust. The whole book contains references to David Bowie and his incredible universe and career.
The book's cover is an original painting made by Eric Waroll himself.
Half of the profits will be donated to Sidaction, a French association fighting against the AIDS epidemic.
So if you read French... Une coiffure excentrique aux cheveux roux et une garde-robe extravagante... tout droit sorti de l espace! Le 3 juillet 2013, Nathan Adler, patient de la clinique du docteur David Jones, annonce la nouvelle : IL va revenir. Tel un médecin face à un patient, le Dr Jones met ça sur le compte de la folie. Après une journée des plus banales, un coup de tonnerre éclate. Par instinct, le psychiatre sort pour vérifier que la foudre n avait rien frappé. C est alors qu il LE découvrit. « Bonsoir, je m appelle Ziggy Stardust. » Intrigué, le docteur accueille un nouveau patient. Dédoublement de personnalité, ou bien le retour sur Terre, 40 ans après, de Ziggy Stardust, le personnage intergalactique crée par David Bowie? La vérité n est pas ailleurs.
CD 1: 2010 transfer of Station To Station from the original stereo analogue master in mini replica sleeve. 1. Station To Station (10.11) 2. Golden Years (4.02) 3. Word On A Wing (6.01) 4. TVC15 (5.31) 5. Stay (6.12) 6. Wild Is The Wind (6.02)
CD 2: Live Nassau Coliseum '76 (Recorded live at the Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY, USA. March 23rd, 1976) in gatefold CD wallet. 1. Station To Station (11.53) 2. Suffragette City (3.31) 3. Fame (4.02) 4. Word On A Wing (6.06) 5. Stay (7.25) 6. Waiting For The Man (6.20) 7. Queen Bitch (3.12)
CD 3: Live Nassau Coliseum '76 (continued) 1. Life On Mars? (2.13) 2. Five Years (5.03) 3. Panic In Detroit (6.03) 4. Changes (4.11) 5. TVC15 (4.58) 6. Diamond Dogs (6.38) 7. Rebel Rebel (4.07) 8. The Jean Genie (7.28)
- 16-page booklet with sleevenotes by Cameron Crowe and chronology by Kevin Cann. - Three period photocards of Bowie in various settings.
The digital download features the same audio content as above but with the added bonus of an unedited alternative mix of 'Panic In Detroit' (13:09).
The Deluxe Edition is an album sized box with lift off lid housed in a foam-packed box, 325 x 325 x 50mm.
CD 1: 2010 transfer of Station To Station from the original stereo analogue master.
CD 2: Station To Station 1985 RCA CD master.
CD 3: Singles Versions E.P. 1. Golden Years 2. TVC15 3. Stay 4. Word On A Wing (first time on CD) 5. Station To Station (previously unreleased version)
CD 4: Live Nassau Coliseum '76.
CD 5: Live Nassau Coliseum '76 (continued).
DVD: Station To Station (original analogue master, 96kHz/24bit LPCM stereo). Station To Station (new Harry Maslin 5.1 surround sound mix in DTS 96/24 and Dolby Digital). Station To Station (original analogue master, LPCM stereo). Station To Station (new Harry Maslin stereo mix, 48kHz/24bit LPCM stereo).
- 12" heavyweight vinyl of Station To Station from the original stereo analogue master in replica sleeve. - 2 x 12" heavyweight vinyl of Live Nassau Coliseum '76 in gatefold sleeve. - 24-page booklet with sleevenotes by Cameron Crowe and chronology by Kevin Cann. - Previously unpublished Steve Shapiro photo. - Geoff MacCormack photos. - Andrew Kent live Nassau photos.
- Replica David Bowie On Stage 1976 press kit folder. Replica Nassau ticket from night of the show. Replica backstage pass. Replica A4 biog. Replica band line-up. 3 x 10x8" press shots.
- Replica 1976 Fan Club Folder. Replica fan club membership card. Fan club certificate. 2 small collector cards. 2 A4 photo cards. Replica 4-page biography. 2 badges. 6 panel folded Steve Shapiro photo poster of Bowie kneeling.
Dutch newspaper DE VOLKSKRANT is about to release a series of legendary live concerts. DAVID BOWIE's 'David Live' 2CD is also scheduled for release.
This series of well known CDs can be ordered with all the titles together in a box 'Legendary Live concerts' or separately, packaged in an extra wrapper. More details and information can be found over at webwinkel.volkskrant.nl
Thanks to Jean Henri for the pointer.
Update: Also the Belgian newspaper DE MORGEN (The Morning) is doing the same thing as above. On Saturday 31st July you can buy a copy of 'David Live' together with the newspaper if you cut out the coupon out of the newspaper and pay 6,95 euros extra. The CD is wrapped in a white cardboard cover and there's a box for all 12. More info on demorgen.be (legendarische livealbums).
Thanks to Peter De Craemer for the additional info.
DAVID BOWIE: RARE AND UNSEEN DVD 1st July 2010
As first mentioned on here back in February, I've now got a little more information about the forthcoming DAVID BOWIE - Rare And Unseen DVD from Wienerworld Ltd scheduled for release shortly.
Next month sees the release of a brand new DVD entitled 'Rare and Unseen: David Bowie'. The fifth title of this exclusive and all new DVD collection for fans, we take an inside look at the British actor, producer and musician for five decades: David Bowie.
Most famous for his alter-ego, the ostentatious, androgynous 'Ziggy Stardust' during the glam-rock era of the early 1970s, Bowie has continually reinvented his music and image and is regarded as an influential innovator, particularly in rock music and is regarded as one of the most multi-talented musicians in the world.
Told through missing-believed-wiped archive interviews and rare and unseen footage, this insightful DVD is a worthy addition to any Bowie collection. Items genuinely unseen and never before appeared on DVD including film from the ITN archive. Includes lost and now restored TV interviews from the past and rare film of the singer talking about his career. A must for the die-hard fan!
Title: David Bowie - Rare And Unseen [DVD] Format: PAL / Region 2 Number of discs: 1 Studio: Wienerworld Ltd DVD Release Date: 2nd August 2010 Run Time: 75 minutes
Watch this space this coming weekend to win yourself a copy of this brand new DVD release with another BW competition giveaway.