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DOVES FOR PEACE BOWIE ART
27th August 2019

David Bowie artwork Would you like to own an original piece of artwork by DAVID BOWIE?

Online and live charity auction via Fieldings Ltd on 17th October. All funds go to UNICEF.

Please register interest to bid online: HERE.

To raise awareness of the suffering and plight of children caught up in war zones across the globe, DOVES FOR PEACE asked artists and celebrities to do a spontaneous drawing of a dove, the international symbol of peace.

David did his dove piece for the charity in 1999. He was the first person to donate to the charity to get the 'Doves for Peace' campaign rolling.

For more details and information visit dovesforpeace.co.uk


GET OUTTA TOWN!
26th August 2019

High quality footage of DAVID BOWIE performing 'Fame' live at HOWARD STERN's 44th birthday show.

The birthday show took place on 29th January 1998 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

David performed three songs: 'Fame', 'Hallo Spaceboy' and 'I'm Afraid Of Americans'.



You can also watch his performance of 'I'm Afraid Of Americans' from the same show exclusively on the SiriusXM app. Unfortunately the app is region coded. US only I guess.

Thanks to Shhweeet! for the pointer on the BW MB.


VH1 STORYTELLERS DOUBLE VINYL RELEASE
24th August 2019

David Bowie VH1 Storytellers double vinyl Scheduled for release on 11th October is the limited edition double vinyl DAVID BOWIE LP VH1 STORYTELLERS.

On the 23rd August 1999, David Bowie played an intimate set for invited guests at The Manhattan Center's Grand Ballroom in New York for the VH1 Storytellers series. The Bowie set has long been regarded as one of the most memorable episodes in VH1 Storytellers history, with David delving deep in to his catalogue to perform tracks such as 'Can't Help Thinking About Me' for the first time in 33 years, Aladdin Sane's 'Drive-In Saturday' which he had not performed since 1974 and 'Word On A Wing' which received its first outing in 23 years.

This is a first time release on vinyl and contains FOUR bonus recordings which didn't appear on the original 2009 CD version.

The tracklisting runs as follows:

SIDE 1:
       1. Life On Mars?
       2. Rebel Rebel (Truncated)
       3. Thursday's Child

SIDE 2:
       1. Can't Help Thinking About Me
       2. China Girl
       3. Seven

SIDE 3:
       1. Drive-In Saturday
       2. Word On A Wing
       3. Survive*

SIDE 4:
       1. I Can't Read*
       2. Always Crashing In The Same Car*
       3. If I'm Dreaming My Life*

*Bonus recording

You can pre-order VH1 Storytellers 2LP Vinyl NOW!


UPCOMING BOWIE BOOKS...
23rd August 2019

WHERE'S BOWIE?: Search for David Bowie in Berlin, Studio 54, Outer Space and more... by Kev Gahan (Illustrator), hardcover, 24 pages, published on 3rd September - available to PRE-ORDER

DAVID BOWIE AND TRANSMEDIA STARDOM edited by Ana Cristina Mendes and Lisa Perrott, hardcover, 160 pages, published on 4th September - available to PRE-ORDER

THE FANDOM OF DAVID BOWIE: Everyone Says "Hi" by Toija Cinque and Sean Redmond, hardcover, 233 pages, published on 11th September - you can PRE-ORDER

'TIL WRONG FEELS RIGHT: Lyrics and More by IGGY POP, hardcover, 288 pages, published on 26th September - you can PRE-ORDER

WHY BOWIE MATTERS by Will Brooker, hardcover, 240 pages, published on 14th November - PRE-ORDER

BOWIE'S BOOKS: The Hundred Literary Heroes Who Changed His Life by John O'Connell, hardcover, 240 pages, published on 14th November - you can PRE-ORDER


ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE...
22nd August 2019

Happy 70th Birthday wishes to a very good friend of mine GEORGE SIMMS, who as you know performed on DAVID BOWIE's Let's Dance album, Serious Moonlight 83 Tour, Tonight album, Black Tie White Noise album and the Outside Tour...

On this day, 29 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at the Jordal Stadion, in Oslo, Norway during his Sound + Vision Tour in 1990...

On this day, 32 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed the first of two gigs at the Rosemont Horizon, in Chicago, USA during The Glass Spider Tour in 1987...

On this day, 50 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed the two shows at the Catacombs Club, in Wolverhampton, England in 1969...

Birthday memories of TONY MASCIA (aka Anthony DeMassi) born on this day in 1933-1991. Former pro boxer, DAVID BOWIE's driver/security and 'Arthur' in The Man Who Fell To Earth movie...


OFFICIAL 2020 BOWIE CALENDARS
21st August 2019

David Bowie 2020 Wall Calendar back David Bowie 2020 Wall Calendar There are two official DAVID BOWIE 2020 calendars to be published next month (26th September) both from DANILO.


The Collectors Limited Edition version is a square wall format calendar with a special record sleeve presentation cover.

Featuring different stunning images each month alongside a monthly date panel, perfect for keeping you organised in style throughout 2020.

Size 31.2cm x 31.2cm (open wall hanging size 30.5cm x 61cm).

You can pre-order NOW!




David Bowie 2020 Wall Calendar back David Bowie 2020 Wall Calendar Official A3 wall format calendar 12 month, featuring different stunning images each month alongside a monthly date panel, perfect for keeping you organised in style throughout 2020.

Size 42cm x 29.7cm, full colour, high quality, printing paper.

You can pre-order NOW!

Both of these calendars are 100% Official Licensed merchandise.





DAVID BOWIE AND TRANSMEDIA STARDOM
19th August 2019

David Bowie and Transmedia Stardom Published next month is DAVID BOWIE AND TRANSMEDIA STARDOM (1st Edition), edited by Ana Cristina Mendes and Lisa Perrot.

Synopsis: Addressing the interart, intertextual, and intermedial dimensions of David Bowie's sonic and visual legacy, this book considers more than five decades of a career invested with a star's luminosity that shines well beyond the remit of pop music.

The book approaches the idea of the star David Bowie as a medium in transit, undergoing constant movement and change. Within the context of celebrity studies, the concept of stardom provides an appropriate frame for an examination of Bowie's transmedial activity, especially given his ongoing iconic signification within the celestial realm. While Bowie has traversed many mediums, he has also been described as a medium, which is consistent with the way he has described himself. With contributions from a wide range of disciplinary areas and countries, each chapter brings a fresh perspective on the concept of stardom and the conceptual significance of the terms 'mediation' and 'navigation' as they relate to Bowie and his career.

Containing a multitude of different approaches to the stardom and mediation of David Bowie, this book will be of interest to those studying celebrity, audio and visual legacy, and the relationships between different forms of media. It was originally published as a special issue of Celebrity Studies.

About the Authors: Ana Cristina Mendes is Assistant Professor of English Studies in the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Lisbon, Portugal. Her areas of specialisation are cultural and postcolonial studies, with an emphasis on the representations and reception of alterity in the global cultural marketplace. She serves on the board of the Association of Cultural Studies.

Lisa Perrott is Senior Lecturer of Media Studies at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Her research specialties include cultural studies, animation, and transmedia, with an emphasis on the relations between audiovisual media, popular music, and the avant-garde. Lisa is co-editor of the Bloomsbury book series New Approaches to Sound, Music and Media.

You can pre-order NOW!


BOWIE DOWNUNDER IN 1978
17th August 2019

Check out some DAVID BOWIE film footage from November 1978 in Sydney, Australia.

First up is the news conference at the Sebel Town House Hotel, followed by some live 8mm footage. shot by Peter Green at the first Sydney show on the 24th.



From Nacho.


BOWIE BANDSTAND MAKES THE GRADE
15th August 2019

Wonderful news to report that the 'Bowie bandstand' at Croydon Road Recreational Ground has been awarded with a Grade II listing.

As you know, DAVID BOWIE helped to organise, compere and perform there 50 years ago during their one-day festival event in 1969.

The festival was designed to raise money for a permanent base for his and Mary Finnigan's Arts Lab, which was running from the back room at The Three Tuns public house.

The festival later inspired him to write 'Memory Of A Free Festival'.

The festival, now in its 50th year and now known as 'Bowie's Beckenham Oddity', takes place this coming Saturday.

Well done to everyone involved in helping getting this status.

Further reading:

The Guardian: 'David Bowie's festival bandstand gets Grade II listing' - [Read here].

BBC News: 'David Bowie's Beckenham bandstand gets Grade II listed status' - [Read here].


HAPPY 19TH BIRTHDAY!
15th August 2019

Happy 19th Birthday to Lexi

Best wishes from everyone at Wonderworld


BOWIE AT OCEAN WAY RECORDING STUDIO
14th August 2019

Check out some footage of DAVID BOWIE at Ocean Way Recording Studio in Los Angeles.

Kyle Vincent says: "Here's a clip from the archives of me hanging out in the studio circa '91 with David Bowie. I was in the next studio at Ocean Way cutting 'Trust'. I'm joking with him about his ear piercing. Also in the clip is Louis Johnson from the Brothers Johnson. Heard but not seen are Gerry Beckley from the band America, producer Steve Levine (Culture CLub, Beach Boys) and holding my video camera shooting us is David's producer Nile Rodgers."



Steve Levine said: "I lived in Los Angeles in the early 1990s and I was producing an American artist who shall remain nameless. We were at Ocean Way Recording and David and Nile Rodgers were in the next studio. Ocean Way had a communal canteen, so we often sat in there and chatted about all things and he was fantastic."


BOWIE BY O'NEILL
8th August 2019

Bowie by O'Neill Published today is BOWIE by O'NEILL: The definitive collection with unseen images by photographer Terry O'Neill.

Description: This book is the breathtaking result of iconic photographer Terry O'Neill's creative partnership with David Bowie that spanned over a number of years, including images published here for the first time.

Containing rare and never-before-seen photographs, their work together includes images from the last Ziggy Stardust performance, recording sessions for Young Americans and the renowned studio portraits for Diamond Dogs - plus live shows, film shoots, backstage moments and more.

With more than 500 photographs, this is the ultimate portrait of an inspiring, challenging and ever-changing artist.

Update: You can purchase NOW and save a massive 29%. Be quick they will sell out at this price for sure.


FAME COMPILATION VIDEO
6th August 2019

Check out a DAVID BOWIE compilation edit of 'Fame' edited and created by MrScreamin397.




ON THIS DAY...
5th August 2019

Memories of DAVID BOWIE's father HAYWOOD STENTON JONES who sadly passed away on this day in 1969, 50 years ago...

On this day, 17 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at the Molson Ampitheater, in Toronto, Canada during the Arena: Two Festival in 2002...

On this day, 23 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at Rock City in Nottingham during his Earthling World Tour in 1997...

On this day, 29 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at Milton Keynes Bowl, Milton Keynes during his Sound+Vision World Tour in 1990...

On this day, 54 years ago, DAVIE JONES AND THE LOWER THIRD performed at The Cliftonville Hall, Margate, Kent in 1965...

On this day, 39 years ago, The Elephant Man play opened at the Blackstone Theatre in Chicago starring DAVID BOWIE in the lead role as Joseph 'John' Merrick in 1980...


D.A. PENNEBAKER - REST IN PEACE
3rd August 2019

Sad news to report that D.A. PENNEBAKER has passed away, aged ninety-four, at his home on Long Island, New York on Thursday, 1st August.

The legendary film maker documented the Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars farewell concert filmed at the Hammersmith Odeon, London in July 1973.

Donn Alan Pennebaker (15th July 1925 - 1st August 2019) - rest in peace.


BOWIE BY O'NEILL
1st August 2019

Bowie by O'Neill Published next week on 8th August is BOWIE by O'NEILL: The definitive collection with unseen images by photographer Terry O'Neill.

Description: This book is the breathtaking result of iconic photographer Terry O'Neill's creative partnership with David Bowie that spanned over a number of years, including images published here for the first time.

Containing rare and never-before-seen photographs, their work together includes images from the last Ziggy Stardust performance, recording sessions for Young Americans and the renowned studio portraits for Diamond Dogs - plus live shows, film shoots, backstage moments and more.

With more than 500 photographs, this is the ultimate portrait of an inspiring, challenging and ever-changing artist.

You can pre-order NOW and save 12%.


BOWIE'S BECKENHAM ODDITY EVENT
1st August 2019

Bowie's Beckenham Oddity This month BOWIE's BECKENHAM ODDITY celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Growth Summer Festival and Free Concert of 1969, with the return of some of the original line up!

Venue: Croydon Road Recreation Ground, Beckenham BR3 3PR

Date: Saturday 17th August - door time 12.00 noon - 8.30pm

Live Music (Acts TBC) / Food and Drink / Market Stalls / Bowie Auction / Face Painting / Raffle / Kids Rides.

Join us to celebrate David Bowie and the original festival of 1969, plus help raise money to restore the bandstand and place a plaque there in his memory and for everyone involved in the original event.

Tickets are available now from wegottickets.com


ICONIC BOWIE EXHIBITION
1st August 2019

Iconic Bowie DIMBOLA MUSEUM & GALLERIES are currently hosting ICONIC BOWIE, a major retrospective of the extraordinary life of DAVID BOWIE. A journey in which the Isle of Wight witnessed his first public musical performance at a Corf Scout Camp, Shalfleet in 1958 and Bowie's last UK live show headlining at the Isle of Wight Festival in 2004.

Iconic Bowie showcases both stunning and intimate portraits of Bowie by some of the world's greatest photographers. The photographs, from the extensive Iconic Images archive, were taken over his phenomenal 50-year career and draw into focus the remarkable contribution Bowie made to culture, music and art. These portraits contain rare moments, the force of Bowie's unique nature and his personality on film. Each image is an illuminating artefact of one of the greatest artists that has ever lived:

"Great portrait photographers do a rare thing through extraordinary alchemy that renders light, exposure, emotion, soul, sorrow, joy, beauty forever fixed in time. Iconic Bowie contains images that startle the world and provide an illuminating insight into the astonishing career of David Bowie," - Brian Hinton, Chairman of Dimbola Museum and Galleries.

The Iconic Images archive is one of the biggest collections of David Bowie imagery under one house. Terry O'Neill, Kevin Cummins, Markus Klinko, Justin de Villenuve, Milton H. Greene and Gerald Fearnley all had important roles throughout the visual life of this singular artist. Through the collective lens of these creative photographers, a true visual image of Bowie the artist was realised.

Cummins first photographed Bowie as the star's alter ego, Ziggy Stardust on his Aladdin Sane tour of 1972-1973 and went on to photograph and be influenced by him throughout his career. Cummins can remember the effect of seeing Bowie on stage:

"I went to see David Bowie when I was in my teens. I had never seen anything like that on stage and I had seen various things which were all very flashy and very showy. Now, it may seem normal but at the time nobody really had that kind of theatricality in rock 'n' rock." - Kevin Cummins.

To celebrate Bowie's influence on art and culture, Dimbola has invited contemporary British sculptor Guy Portelli to curate an artists' response to Bowie in the Charles Hay Gallery. The collection, featuring artists Keith Haynes, Chris Myers RBA RI, Guy Portelli PVPRBA FRBS, will show artworks inspired by the music and iconic imagery of David Bowie.

Exploring the Isle of Wight/Bowie connection there will be a rare display of ephemera tracing Bowie's early footsteps on the Island. These include copies of The Bowie Bureau (1977-1982) a magazine produced by two long-standing friends and sent from their Ventnor home to destinations throughout the world as well as adverts from Bowie's three early appearances at Ventnor Winter Gardens with Davy Jones and The Lower Third in the summer of 1965.

ICONIC BOWIE is kindly sponsored by Wightlink, Solo Agency, Style of Wight and The Seaview Hotel. All exhibition images are limited editions and available to purchase.

Venue: Dimbola Museum and Galleries
Address: Terrace Lane, Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight, England PO40 9QE
Opening times: 7 days a week - 10am - 5pm

For more details and information, please visit dimbola.co.uk website.


REMINDERS: NEW and UPCOMING BOWIE RELEASES...
August 2019

New book WHY BOWIE MATTERS by Will Brooker, hardcover, 240 pages, published on 14th November - PRE-ORDER

BOWIE'S BOOKS: The Hundred Literary Heroes Who Changed His Life by John O'Connell, hardcover, 240 pages, published on 14th November - you can PRE-ORDER

Limited edition double vinyl DAVID BOWIE LP VH1 STORYTELLERS first time release on vinyl and contains FOUR bonus recordings, to be released on 11th October - you can PRE-ORDER

Official Collectors Limited Edition 2020 DAVID BOWIE WALL CALENDAR square format calendar 12 month, featuring different stunning images each month, size 31.2cm x 31.2cm, published on 26th September - you can PRE-ORDER

Official 2020 DAVID BOWIE WALL CALENDAR A3 format, 12 month, featuring different stunning images each month, size 42cm x 29.7cm, published on 26th September - you can PRE-ORDER

New book 'TIL WRONG FEELS RIGHT: Lyrics and More by IGGY POP, hardcover, 288 pages, published on 26th September - you can PRE-ORDER

THE FANDOM OF DAVID BOWIE: Everyone Says "Hi" by Toija Cinque and Sean Redmond, hardcover, 233 pages, published on 11th September - you can PRE-ORDER

DAVID BOWIE AND TRANSMEDIA STARDOM edited by Ana Cristina Mendes and Lisa Perrott, hardcover, 160 pages, published on 4th September - available to PRE-ORDER

New book WHERE'S BOWIE?: Search for David Bowie in Berlin, Studio 54, Outer Space and more... by Kev Gahan (Illustrator), hardcover, 24 pages, published on 3rd September - available to PRE-ORDER


New book BOWIE by O'NEILL: The definitive collection with unseen images by Terry O'Neill, hardcover, 340 pages, published 8th August - available to purchase NOW!

SPACE ODDITY 50th ANNIVERSARY 2 x 7" BOX SET featuring brand new remixes released 12th July - available to purchase NOW!

D.J. / BOYS KEEP SWINGING 40th Anniversary 7" picture disc single released 28th June - available to purchase NOW!

DAVID BOWIE - THE 'MERCURY' DEMOS (with John 'Hutch' Hutchinson) vinyl LP released 28th June - available to purchase NOW!

2018 softback edition of DAVID BOWIE WORLD 7" RECORDS DISCOGRAPHY 1964 - 1981 book by MARSHALL JARMAN and RETO STÖCKLIN you can purchase now via marmot-publishing.com

Exclusive DAVID BOWIE lino-cut print available to PURCHASE - don't hang around, these are ALL the remaining original left-over stock from 34 years ago, once they've gone, they've gone!


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