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DAVID BOWIE: ICON
28th September 2020

Published today is DAVID BOWIE: ICON - The Definitive Photographic Collection, a 356-page hardcover book published by ACC Art Books.

David Bowie: Icon The most significant collection of David Bowie images ever assembled.
A luxurious opus published to coincide with the 5th anniversary of David Bowie's passing.
Impeccably printed and sumptuously designed David Bowie: Icon features works from many of the greatest names in photography.

David Bowie: Icon gathers the greatest photographs of one of the greatest stars in history, into a single, luxurious volume. The result is the most important anthology of David Bowie images that has ever been compiled. With work by many of the most eminent names in photography, this book showcases a stunning portfolio of imagery, featuring the iconic, the awe inspiring, the candid and the surprising.

An astonishing 25 photographers from around the world have contributed to this celebration. Their images are accompanied by personal essays and reflections about working with this astonishing artist. From memories of the earliest days at the Arts Lab in Beckenham to what it was like touring the world with Bowie, each contributor shares their experiences of working with and knowing this most extraordinary figure.

From portraits and album covers, performances and rehearsals, to rarely seen private moments and candid snapshots, this collection is at once powerful, sentimental and inspiring. The thoughts and reminiscences of the photographers, many sharing their memories for the first time, give us an insight into this artist unlike any other.

Photography and text by: Fernando Aceves, Brian Aris, Philippe Auliac, Alec Byrne, Kevin Cummins, Chalkie Davies, Justin de Villeneuve, Vernon Dewhurst, Gavin Evans, Gerald Fearnley, Lynn Goldsmith, Greg Gorman, Andrew Kent, Markus Klinko, Geoff MacCormack, Janet Macoska, Terry O'Neill, Denis O'Regan, Norman Parkinson, Mick Rock, John Scarisbrick, Steve Schapiro, Barry Schultz, Masayoshi Sukita and Ray Stevenson. With an introduction by artist and Bowie's life-long friend, George Underwood.

When David Bowie passed away on 10th January 2016, the world lost a musical hero. But his legacy lives on. While his sound and style evolved throughout his career from Ziggy to The Thin White Duke two facts never changed: he was an innovator; and photographers adored him. This book pays homage to this ultimate icon.

Price: RRP £50.00. Price now £35.35. Save £14.65 (29% off).

You can purchase David Bowie: Icon - The Definitive Photographic Collection now and save 29%


ROCK 'N' ROLL WITH ME EXHIBITION
27th September 2020

Bowie.MacCormack exhibition Upcoming exhibition... ROCK 'N' ROLL WITH ME - BOWIE / MACCORMACK 1973-76 at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, opens next month on Saturday 17th October 2020 through to Sunday 6th June 2021.

The photographs will be complemented by a short film never seen before in the UK, shot by Bowie on their trip to Moscow in 1973, music videos of Bowie and MacCormack on stage together, film excerpts and music in the galleries.

Note: Tickets go on sale 2nd October.

Address: Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton, BN1 1EE

Opening Times:
Tuesday-Sunday: 10am-5pm
Closed Mondays (except Bank Holidays)

For more details and information, please visit brightonmuseums.org.uk website.


DAVID BOWIE : RAINBOWMAN (1983-2016)
26th September 2020

David Bowie : Rainbowman (1983-2016) Update: to be published on 5th November is DAVID BOWIE : RAINBOWMAN (1983-2016) by JÉRÔME SOLIGNY.

This French language second volume which contains 600 pages covers the years 1983 through to 2016.

The front cover features a MICK ROCK photograph and designed by BARNBROOK.

For Volume 2, there are major contributions from many people including: Reeves Gabrels, Tony Visconti and Hermione Farthingale reflecting on David's musical journey.

This second volume also features some unseen photographs and drawings by Lisa and Margaux Chetteau.

The two volumes, David Bowie : Rainbow Man (1967-1980) and David Bowie : Rainbow Man (1983-2016) are both published by Gallimard and contain 300 exclusive interviews.


FRIARS REMEMBERED
25th September 2020

The Friars Club 1971 America advert The Friars Club 1971 David Bowie poster The Friars Club 1971 David Bowie gig advert On this day, 49 years ago, DAVID BOWIE and his band played The Friars Club, in Aylesbury in 1971.

This was first gig that featured all three future Spiders From Mars, Ronno, Woody and Trevor. (They were also joined by ex-Animal Tom Parker on piano).

David wore his huge dark blue Oxford Bags, knee length boots, a white silk jacket and a large patterned shirt.

Support band America didn't perform due to other commitments. Other support acts were Lol Coxhill and Mick Softley.

After the 250 capacity sold-out gig, manager Tony Defries insists that they must be paid in cash for this performance. Owner/Promoter David Stopps pays the full amount... all in 50p pieces!

You can read the whole transcription of this particular show here.


MAINMAN - PODCAST #9
24th September 2020

MainMan website Over on the MAINMAN website: Podcast episode #9 is now available...

You can listen to the ninth podcast now - Tony Defries explains the influences for David Bowie's early songs.

Each week they will release a new episode in their podcast series featuring behind the scenes stories from those who lived and breathed this incredibly evocative period in rock history and the website will be home to a continually expanding collection of fascinating memorabilia from the MainMan vaults - much of it never seen before.

The MainMan group of companies was a first of its kind rights management organisation formed by entrepreneur and impresario Tony Defries in 1972, that supported and helped to develop the careers of various artistes including David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Mick Ronson, Mott The Hoople, Ian Hunter, Mick Ralphs, Dana Gillespie, Amanda Lear, Wayne/Jayne County, John Cougar Mellencamp and many others.

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AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
23rd September 2020

Rare and unseen photographs of DAVID BOWIE taken by GEOFF MACCORMACK are to appear in an exhibition in Brighton next month. Entitled 'Rock 'n' Roll With Me Bowie / MacCormack 1973-76' runs from 17th October 2020 through 6th June 2021 at the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery. The photographs will be complemented by a short film never seen before in the UK, shot by Bowie on their trip to Moscow in 1973, music videos of Bowie and MacCormack on stage together, film excerpts and music in the galleries. Tickets are available from 2nd October - [More details]...

The release date for the Japanese import DAVID BOWIE - IMAGES 1966-1967 [Hi-Res CD (MQA x UHQCD)] 2020 DSD master recording, has been revised yet again, to be released on 16th October - more details or direct from CD Japan...

On this day, 12 years ago, DAVID BOWIE released his iSelect album via EMI in 2008...

On this day, 6 years ago, DAVID BOWIE re-released his Sound+Vision 4CD Box Set in 2014...

On this day, 6 years ago, DAVID BOWIE released the 40th Anniversary picture disc single Knock On Wood in 2014...

Happy Birthday wishes to TONI BASIL (aka Antonia Christina Basilotta). Choreographer for DAVID BOWIE's The Year of The Diamond Dogs in 1974 and The Glass Spider tour in 1987..


BOWIE - LEGACY HITS 200 WEEKS IN UK AND IRISH CHARTS
17th September 2020

Bowie - Legacy Nearly four years ago, on 11th November 2016 saw the release of the BOWIE - LEGACY album.

This compilation album collects together a selection of David Bowie's most popular tracks and singles, from 1969's 'Space Oddity', through to the final singles 'Lazarus' and 'I Can't Give Everything Away'.

The album entered the UK Official Albums Chart at #13, reaching a peak of #5 eight weeks later.

The album was certified gold on the 30th December 2016, then later received platinum certifcation on 1st June 2018.

Unbelievably, the album has now remained in the UK Album Chart Top 100 for 200 WEEKS, dropping out for only 1 week during the past 201 weeks.

The vinyl album version released eight weeks later, went straight in the UK Official Vinyl Albums Chart Top 40 at #1. The vinyl version has dropped out of the UK Vinyl Charts several times since release, but nonetheless, it currently has a very healthy total of 164 weeks on the chart.

Also in Ireland, the IRMA (Irish Recorded Music Association) Top 100 Albums chart, Bowie - Legacy has also now hit 200 WEEKS, again only dropping out of the Top 100 Albums chart for 1 week, after reaching a high of #7.

In Scotland, the album has spent a total of 180 weeks in the Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100, reaching a high of #4.

If official chart stats are your thing, you can see the worldwide weekly positions for Bowie - Legacy in the Special Features section.

Links: [2-LP Vinyl]  [2-CD Deluxe]  [1-CD]  [Digital]


MAINMAN - PODCAST #8
17th September 2020

MainMan website Over on the MAINMAN website: Podcast episode #8 is now available...

You can listen to the eighth podcast now - RONNO - the golden haired guitar god, is the theme for this episode of the MainMan podcast. Defries explains how Ronno's unique style had a major impact on Bowie's music.

Each week they will release a new episode in their podcast series featuring behind the scenes stories from those who lived and breathed this incredibly evocative period in rock history and the website will be home to a continually expanding collection of fascinating memorabilia from the MainMan vaults - much of it never seen before.

The MainMan group of companies was a first of its kind rights management organisation formed by entrepreneur and impresario Tony Defries in 1972, that supported and helped to develop the careers of various artistes including David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Mick Ronson, Mott The Hoople, Ian Hunter, Mick Ralphs, Dana Gillespie, Amanda Lear, Wayne/Jayne County, John Cougar Mellencamp and many others.

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WHAT'S YOUR NAME?
16th September 2020

David Bowie and The Lower Third Davy Jones and The Lower Third On this day, 55 years ago, DAVIE JONES officially changed his 'stage' name to 'DAVID BOWIE'.

David said: "Back in 1965, I seriously wanted a name change. The first attempt of several. This one was adopted for about three weeks, I even did a photo session for it apparently. The name? TOM JONES."

He chose the name 'Bowie' because it was "the ultimate American knife. It is the medium for a conglomerate of statements and illusions."

The main reason for the change of stage name was because of the emerging fame of Davy Jones on the London theatre stage, who later became the lead singer of The Monkees.


DAY AFTER DAY...
12th September 2020

On this day, 40 years ago, DAVID BOWIE released his Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) album in 1980...

On this day, 53 years ago, filming began on DAVID BOWIE's first ever movie performance in The Image directed and written by Michael Armstrong in 1967. Check out 'David Bowie in The Image Fantastic Films Weekend 2010' [view here] and 'In Conversation with Michael Armstrong on David Bowie in The Image' [view here]..

On this day, 73 years ago, DAVID BOWIE's parents Haywood Stenton Jones and Margaret Mary Burns got married at Brixton Register Office, Lambeth, South London in 1947..


MAINMAN - PODCAST #7
10th September 2020

MainMan website Over on the MAINMAN website: Podcast episode #7 is now available...

You can listen to the seventh podcast now - Mercury Retreating - Defries leads an escape strategy to freedom, fame and fortune.

Each week they will release a new episode in their podcast series featuring behind the scenes stories from those who lived and breathed this incredibly evocative period in rock history and the website will be home to a continually expanding collection of fascinating memorabilia from the MainMan vaults - much of it never seen before.

The MainMan group of companies was a first of its kind rights management organisation formed by entrepreneur and impresario Tony Defries in 1972, that supported and helped to develop the careers of various artistes including David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Mick Ronson, Mott The Hoople, Ian Hunter, Mick Ralphs, Dana Gillespie, Amanda Lear, Wayne/Jayne County, John Cougar Mellencamp and many others.

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METROBOLIST PRE-ORDERING
8th September 2020

David Bowie Metrobolist You can now pre-order the forthcoming DAVID BOWIE - METROBOLIST (aka 'THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD') 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION, newly remixed by Tony Visconti and with artwork based on the original title and design.

Released on 6th November on Limited Vinyl and Special Edition CD formats, also for streaming and download.

Update: Metrobolist is currently the #1 Best Seller on Amazon UK

Scroll down this page to read the official press release and more details.


If you missed out on the RECORD STORE DAY 2020 Bowie album releases, both are available to purchase online via Amazon.

I'M ONLY DANCING (THE SOUL TOUR 74) 2LP Vinyl and 2CD, limited edition - more details

CHANGESNOWBOWIE LP Vinyl and CD, limited edition - more details

Please don't pay over the odds for the two RSD releases. There seems to be plenty online. If Amazon has sold out, check eBay and discogs.com


I WANT MY MTV
8th September 2020

Showing on US TV tonight is the premiere of I WANT MY MTV documentary which features a previously unbroadcast DAVID BOWIE interview.

Date: Tuesday, September 8th
Biography: I Want My MTV
A&E, 9.00 pm US Eastern time

This documentary, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in 2019 and became a crowd favourite at festivals around the world, details the story of a network that evokes youth for a generation now grown, and influenced the global media landscape for decades to come. It weaves together exclusive interviews with the network's founders and VJs, artists and journalists, along with rarely seen archival footage and outtakes, including an interview with the late David Bowie that was never broadcast on television.


IdbD HITS TWENTY-FIVE!
5th September 2020

Illustrated db Discography Big congratulations to RUUD ALTENBURG on achieving the twenty-five year online landmark of his excellent DAVID BOWIE website ILLUSTRATED DB DISCOGRAPHY.

Not many self-funding independent Bowie fansites have hit this age. Please visit and take in the wealth of knowledge and information available.

Independent fansites are a huge labour of love and dedication. I know first-hand. We all need your support.

The Illustrated db Discography tries to capture all of David Bowie's songs, from well-known CDs to sundry bootlegs and very rare acetates, between the years 1964 and 2020. This discography only covers songs that in one way or another are accessible to fans (albeit to very few in certain cases!) and thus excludes rumoured outtakes and acetates.

The heart of the discography consists of the Song section, which can be accessed from the alphabet at the bottom. Given for each song are the available versions and mixes (and where to find these), the album on which the original version appeared and information on available live performances. Catalogue numbers of singles, LPs or CDs refer to UK pressings, unless stated otherwise.

Check out the latest updates on Bowie releases over at illustrated-db-discography.nl

If you are a regular visitor you'll notice a shiny new revamp for better readability.


METROBOLIST DUE NOVEMBER
4th September 2020

davidbowie.com have announced details of the forthcoming METROBOLIST album release...

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:

DAVID BOWIE - 'METROBOLIST' (AKA 'THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD') 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION

REMIXED BY TONY VISCONTI WITH ARTWORK BASED ON ORIGINAL TITLE & DESIGN

RELEASED 6th NOVEMBER, 2020 ON LIMITED VINYL AND CD FORMATS, ALSO FOR STREAMING AND DOWNLOAD AT STANDARD AND HIGH RESOLUTION DOWNLOAD (96kHz/24bit)


David Bowie Metrobolist Parlophone Records is proud to announce release details for METROBOLIST (aka THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD) 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION to be released on 6th NOVEMBER, 2020.

This November sees the 50th Anniversary of the release of David Bowie's The Man Who Sold The World in North America. The rest of the world would have to wait until April 1971 to witness Bowie's landmark entry into the 1970s, marking the beginning of a collaboration with guitarist Mick Ronson that would last through classic works including Hunky Dory, Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane - as well as the first in a 10-year series of indispensable albums stretching through 1980's Scary Monsters...

Originally titled Metrobolist, the album's name was changed at the last minute to The Man Who Sold The World - the original stereo master tapes were in fact labelled Metrobolist, with the title ultimately crossed out. The 2020 re-release of the album under its Metrobolist moniker has been remixed by original producer Tony Visconti, with the exception of the track 'After All' which Tony considered perfect as is, and is featured in its 2015 remaster incarnation.

The Metrobolist 50th anniversary artwork has been created by Mike Weller who was behind the originally intended album artwork which Mercury refused to release. The gatefold sleeve also features many images from the infamous Keith MacMillan Mr. Fish 'dress' shoot at Haddon Hall which would cause so much controversy when one of the shots was used on the cover of the The Man Who Sold The World album in the rest of the world in spring of 1971.

The original U.S. release of The Man Who Sold The World utilised some of the original Metrobolist design elements.

As with the Space Oddity 50th anniversary vinyl, as well as a 180g black vinyl edition, it will come in 2020 limited edition handwritten numbered copies on gold vinyl (# 1971 - 2020) and on white vinyl (# 1 - 1970) all randomly distributed.

For the 50th anniversary the 1970 story of the gatefold sleeve can be told in full with unused 'dress' photos. As Mike Weller explains:

"There is a story concealed in the carpet-scattered playing cards, David has thrown a plain 52 card deck in the air as though "casting the runes" but in a significant break from 60s Tarot divinations such as I Ching etc he casts runes using a four-suit pack and switches man-dress, along with the Court Card of the Future from right hand to left, signifying a new decade and new cultural era."

David personally delivered the Metrobolist concept and his gatefold plan to the record company for production and now with this release, it can finally be seen much closer to its original concept. Bowie speaking in 2000 said of the sleeve imagery:

"Mick Weller devised this kind of very subversive looking cartoon and put in some quite personalised things. The building in the background on the cartoon in fact was the hospital where my half brother had committed himself to. So for me, it had lots of personal resonance about it."

DAVID BOWIE METROBOLIST TRACKLISTING

     The Width Of A Circle
     All The Madmen
     Black Country Rock
     After All
     Running Gun Blues
     Saviour Machine
     She Shook Me Cold
     The Man Who Sold The World
     The Supermen

From davidbowie.com


David Bowie Metrobolist CD  David Bowie Metrobolist LP gold vinyl  David Bowie Metrobolist white vinyl  David Bowie Metrobolist LP black vinyl


METROBOLIST ALBUM AVAILABLE 6th NOVEMBER, 2020 ON PARLOPHONE.

You can pre-order Metrobolist on Special Edition CD and Limited Vinyl LP now!


VARIOUS OFFICIAL CHART PLACEMENTS
4th September 2020

The two DAVID BOWIE album releases from this years RECORD STORE DAY have entered various official charts around the world. So far, these are the released positions...

In the UK Official Albums Chart Top 100, ChangesNowBowie hit #17 and I'm Only Dancing (The Soul Tour 74) at #18. He faired slightly better in the UK Official Vinyl Albums Chart Top 40 to say the least with ChangesNowBowie hitting #1 and I'm Only Dancing (The Soul Tour 74) at #2

On the Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100, I'm Only Dancing (The Soul Tour 74) hit #10 and ChangesNowBowie one spot below at #11.

Over in Ireland in the IRMA Irish Recorded Music Association chart, I'm Only Dancing (The Soul Tour 74) reached #21 and ChangesNowBowie at #30.

In The Netherlands, I'm Only Dancing (The Soul Tour 74) reached #31 and ChangesNowBowie at #44.

In Italy, I'm Only Dancing (The Soul Tour 74) entered their chart at #48.


MAINMAN - PODCAST #6
3rd September 2020

MainMan website Over on the MAINMAN website: Podcast episode #6 is now available...

You can listen to the sixth podcast now - TONY DEFRIES explains how Ziggy became a headliner.

Each week they will release a new episode in their podcast series featuring behind the scenes stories from those who lived and breathed this incredibly evocative period in rock history and the website will be home to a continually expanding collection of fascinating memorabilia from the MainMan vaults - much of it never seen before.

The MainMan group of companies was a first of its kind rights management organisation formed by entrepreneur and impresario Tony Defries in 1972, that supported and helped to develop the careers of various artistes including David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Mick Ronson, Mott The Hoople, Ian Hunter, Mick Ralphs, Dana Gillespie, Amanda Lear, Wayne/Jayne County, John Cougar Mellencamp and many others.

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REEVES 'hours...' LISTENING PARTY
3rd September 2020

Tomorrow evening REEVES GABRELS will be live tweeting about the DAVID BOWIE album 'hours...' via TIM BURGESS Listening Party on Twitter on Friday 4th September at 9.00pm (U.K. time).

Reeves was co-producer, songwriter, guitarist and programmed the drums and synths.

To join in all you have to simply do is... stream or play the album and follow Tim Burgess and Reeves Gabrels on Twitter, then you can read and interact with him as we enjoy and discuss the album in real time.

Ask your questions / share memories and so on using #timstwitterlisteningparty

For more details and information, pop on over to twitter.com/listeningparty


MORRISSEY / BOWIE COSMIC DANCER RELEASE
1st September 2020

Parlophone Records will release a 7-inch version of MORRISSEY's 'That's Entertainment' next month. The recording is not the aborted version from 1994, but retains the original Morrissey vocal. New instrumentation and vocals have been added. The song is a cover version of the 45 issued by The Jam and written by Paul Weller.

The flipside of the single is a re-mixed version of Morrissey and DAVID BOWIE dueting on Marc Bolan's 'Cosmic Dancer'. The live recording has been newly produced by Boz Boorer, and was recorded in Los Angeles.

From morrisseycentral.com


DAVID BOWIE: ICON
1st September 2020

All set for publication later this month on 28th September is DAVID BOWIE: ICON - The Definitive Photographic Collection, a 356-page hardcover book published by ACC Art Books.

The most significant collection of David Bowie images ever assembled.
A luxurious opus published to coincide with the 5th anniversary of David Bowie's passing.
Impeccably printed and sumptuously designed David Bowie: Icon features works from many of the greatest names in photography.

David Bowie: Icon David Bowie: Icon gathers the greatest photographs of one of the greatest stars in history, into a single, luxurious volume. The result is the most important anthology of David Bowie images that has ever been compiled. With work by many of the most eminent names in photography, this book showcases a stunning portfolio of imagery, featuring the iconic, the awe inspiring, the candid and the surprising.

An astonishing 25 photographers from around the world have contributed to this celebration. Their images are accompanied by personal essays and reflections about working with this astonishing artist. From memories of the earliest days at the Arts Lab in Beckenham to what it was like touring the world with Bowie, each contributor shares their experiences of working with and knowing this most extraordinary figure.

From portraits and album covers, performances and rehearsals, to rarely seen private moments and candid snapshots, this collection is at once powerful, sentimental and inspiring. The thoughts and reminiscences of the photographers, many sharing their memories for the first time, give us an insight into this artist unlike any other.

Photography and text by: Fernando Aceves, Brian Aris, Philippe Auliac, Alec Byrne, Kevin Cummins, Chalkie Davies, Justin de Villeneuve, Vernon Dewhurst, Gavin Evans, Gerald Fearnley, Lynn Goldsmith, Greg Gorman, Andrew Kent, Markus Klinko, Geoff MacCormack, Janet Macoska, Terry O'Neill, Denis O'Regan, Norman Parkinson, Mick Rock, John Scarisbrick, Steve Schapiro, Barry Schultz, Masayoshi Sukita and Ray Stevenson. With an introduction by artist and Bowie's life-long friend, George Underwood.

When David Bowie passed away on 10th January 2016, the world lost a musical hero. But his legacy lives on. While his sound and style evolved throughout his career from Ziggy to The Thin White Duke two facts never changed: he was an innovator; and photographers adored him. This book pays homage to this ultimate icon.

Update: Price: RRP £50.00. Price now £35.35. Save £14.65 (29% off).

You can pre-order David Bowie: Icon - The Definitive Photographic Collection now and save 29%


DIAMOND DOGS TOUR REHEARSALS
1st September 2020

Check out DAVID BOWIE rehearsal footage from his 'The Year of The Diamond Dogs' tour in 1974.

Filmed on 8th June during the first day of stage rehearsals at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. It's believed to have been filmed by cameraman John Dove using a single RCA video camera in the theater's auditorium.

Although dimly lit throughout, this footage gives a candid glimpse into very early rehearsals for the Diamond Dogs tour, and it was the first opportunity to test out Mark Ravitz's stage set and to run through some of the complex dance sequences and special effects for the show.



From David Cantello YouTube Channel.


BOWIE ODYSSEY 70
1st September 2020

Bowie Odyssey 70 by Simon Goddard New book BOWIE ODYSSEY 70 by SIMON GODDARD, is a 192-page paperback scheduled for publication on 29th October.

Synopsis: He starts the decade a teenage pop idol. But the one-hit wonder who sang 'Space Oddity' is still very far from becoming the star who will one day define the 1970s. Not when he still has a band to find, a manager to sack, a mentally ill brother to save, a wife to marry and a rival called Marc Bolan to beat. Not when David Bowie still has no idea who or what David Bowie is.

Starting at the beginning of Bowie's incredible ten-year odyssey changing the course of pop music, Simon Goddard's bold and expressionistic biography weaves time, space, rock 'n' roll and social history to relive Bowie's 1970 moment by vivid moment.

About the author: Simon Goddard was born in Cardiff in 1971. He grew up in Wales and Scotland and went to art school in the North of England before becoming a music journalist in London. He is the author of six books including Songs That Saved Your Life (hailed by The Guardian as "the best Smiths book"), Mozipedia (a Mojo Readers' Book Of The Year), Ziggyology: A Brief History of Ziggy Stardust, Simply Thrilled, the mock-picaresque biographical novel Rollaresque ("an excellent history of the early years of The Rolling Stones" - The Times) and The Comeback: Elvis and the Story of the '68 Special.

You can pre-order Bowie Odyssey 70 now and receive a 12% discount.


REMINDERS: NEW and UPCOMING BOWIE RELEASES...
September 2020

BRIAN ENO's DIARY - 25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION - A Year with Swollen Appendices, hardback, 352-pages published in the UK on 19th November - more details

DAVID BOWIE - 'METROBOLIST' (aka 'THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD') 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION 2020 mix, to be released on 6th November on limited vinyl in gold, white and black and special edition CD format, also streaming and download - more details

MORRISSEY That's Entertainment / Cosmic Dancer (duet with David Bowie) 7" vinyl single to be released in October.

BOWIE ODYSSEY 70 by SIMON GODDARD, paperback, 192-pages, to be published on 29th October - more details

Exhibition ROCK 'N' ROLL WITH ME BOWIE / MACCORMACK 1973-76 at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton, England BN1 1EE. Opens 17th October 2020 runs till 6th June 2021. Tickets go on sale 2nd October. Open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm. Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays - more details

Japanese import DAVID BOWIE - IMAGES 1966-1967 [Hi-Res CD (MQA x UHQCD)] 2020 DSD master recording, revised yet again, to be released on 16th October - more details or direct from CD Japan


DAVID BOWIE: ICON - The Definitive Photographic Collection published on 28th September, this 356-page hardcover book features an astonishing 25 photographers from around the world who have contributed. Photography and text by: Fernando Aceves, Brian Aris, Philippe Auliac, Alec Byrne, Kevin Cummins, Chalkie Davies, Justin de Villeneuve, Vernon Dewhurst, Gavin Evans, Gerald Fearnley, Lynn Goldsmith, Greg Gorman, Andrew Kent, Markus Klinko, Geoff MacCormack, Janet Macoska, Terry O'Neill, Denis O'Regan, Norman Parkinson, Mick Rock, John Scarisbrick, Steve Schapiro, Barry Schultz, Masayoshi Sukita and Ray Stevenson. With an introduction by artist and Bowie's life-long friend, George Underwood - more details

DAVID BOWIE - CHANGES: A LIFE IN PICTURES 1947-2016 by CHRIS WELCH, hardcover, 160-pages, published on 3rd September - more details

OFFICIAL DAVID BOWIE 2021 SQUARE WALL CALENDAR 16 months, 28-pages - available from 31st August - more details

RECORD STORE DAY 2020 - CHANGESNOWBOWIE LP Vinyl and CD, limited edition - more details

RECORD STORE DAY 2020 - I'M ONLY DANCING (THE SOUL TOUR 74) 2LP Vinyl and 2CD, limited edition - more details

OFFICIAL DAVID BOWIE 2021 CALENDAR Collectors' Edition record sleeve wall format, 14-pages - available from 15th August - more details

DAVID BOWIE - THE TELEVISION GENERATION DVD NTSC, 1 disc, run-time 116 minutes - available from 7th August - more details

2018 softback edition of DAVID BOWIE WORLD 7" RECORDS DISCOGRAPHY 1964 - 1981 book by MARSHALL JARMAN and RETO STÖCKLIN visit marmot-publishing.com for more details.

Exclusive DAVID BOWIE lino-cut print available to PURCHASE - don't hang around, these are ALL the remaining original left-over stock from 36 years ago, once they've gone, they've gone!


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