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DAVID ON THE EARLY SHOW
30th October 2002

Tune in today for DAVID BOWIE on CBS EARLY SHOW over in the USA. In a pre-taped performance, David will perform, 'Afraid', 'Slip Away' and 'Cactus' from his critically-acclaimed new album, Heathen. Also, David performs his classic, 'Rebel Rebel'.

Check out this special performance today beginning at 8:30am on CBS TV.

POLYPHONIC SPREE ROAD MENDER
29th October 2002

Wonderworlder Nick went to see POLYPHONIC SPREE at Northampton's Road Mender the other night. He says: Great gig, really surprised me - 27 people onstage all dressed in white smocks - they really rocked which is hard to imagine from just listening to their album. I honestly think the band are surprised at how they have been going down. They said they have only ever played in their home town of Dallas, Texas and the UK is the only other place they have been.

I think they opened up the Meltdown Festival... anyway, highlight of the night for me was encore time... came back for 2 songs plus would you believe a harp solo. Anyway ending song was DAVID BOWIE'S 'Five Years'. They realy done it justice every one of them... anyway I thought I'd mention that a BBC version of the song recorded at Maida Vale Studios is available on CD1 of their new single 'Hanging Around;. They made a big point of pointing it out and asking people to buy as it takes a lot of money to keep all this band on the road.

Try to see Polyphonics if you can you will never see another band like 'em.

From Nick F.

DB SUPPORTS B.A.D.D.
25th October 2002

David Bowie with signed guitar Once again DAVID BOWIE has joined the fight against drunk driving by supporting B.A.D.D. for the 16th year in a row by donating two beautiful 12 String Takamine guitars.

The 'Space Oddity' guitar has been inscribed: "Ground Control To Major Tom" David Bowie 2002. The other is inscribed "Let's Dance Under the Moonlight This Serious Moonlight" David Bowie 2002.

The winner will have a choice of guitars - click here for eBay items and also check out some amazing photographs taken backstage.

100% of the proceeds go to B.A.D.D. and a tax deductible receipt will be included on this item as well as a signed letter of authenticity from David's personal management. Good luck to everyone bidding and please don't drink and drive. Please Think Charity!!!! David will be watching this auction closely so bid with confidence.

Find Bowie items on eBay

Thanks for all your help and support
From Danny Perkins Executive Director @ Bikers Against Drunk Drivers.

LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY
24th October 2002

Tomorrow DAVID BOWIE will be recording 4 live songs for CBS US television for the LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY show. The show will be broadcast later this month on 31st October.

Show and stand by ticket information can be found at Live! With Regis and Kelly.

DAVID LIVE IN BOSTON
24th October 2002

Last night saw the final gig of DAVID BOWIE'S current mini US tour held at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston, MA (Wed 23rd Oct). The show contained the following set list:

     Sunday
     Cactus
     Breaking Glass
     Fame
     Ashes To Ashes
     Slip Away
     China Girl
     5:15 The Angels Have Gone
     Starman
     Absolute Beginners
     I've Been Waiting For You
     Afraid
     Fashion
     Be My Wife
     Alabama Song
     Sound And Vision
     Rebel Rebel
     I'm Afraid Of Americans
     Life On Mars?
     "Heroes"
     Heathen (The Rays)

ENCORES:
     White Light, White Heat
     Let's Dance
     Ziggy Stardust


Check out a couple of the show reviews:

Bowie and his music still defying time - Boston Globe.

David Bowie's Orpheum concert shows that he's still in Fashion - Boston Herald.

From Andy K.

DAVID BOWIE ONLINE AUCTION!
24th October 2002

An enormous collection of rare DAVID BOWIE memorabilia is being offered for sale by major Bowie fan and collector JULIE STOLLER, former editor of the U.S. newsletter 'Sound & Vision' (1987-1992).

Recordings, books, fanzines, posters, press kits, promotional items, t-shirts, displays, magazines and newspapers, audio and video tapes, and much more! Most items sold by auction to highest bidder. Offers for particular items or groups of items will be considered during the preview period.

Free Bowie items and Sound & Vision newsletters to winning bidders, while supplies last! Many one-of-a-kind and super rare collectibles!!

Click here to visit Sound & Vision: The David Bowie Online Auction! @ http://bowiestuff.sytes.net.

From Julie Stoller.

PHILLY SHOW SHO' NUFF
23rd October 2002

DAVID BOWIE and his band played the Tower Theatre in Philadelphia, PA on Monday evening (21st Oct). The set list ran as follows:

     Sunday
     Cactus
     Breaking Glass
     Fame
     Ashes To Ashes
     Slip Away
     China Girl
     5:15 The Angels Have Gone
     Starman
     Absolute Beginners
     I've Been Waiting For You
     Afraid
     Fashion
     Be My Wife
     Sound And Vision
     Rebel Rebel
     I'm Afraid Of Americans
     Life On Mars?
     "Heroes"
     Heathen (The Rays)

ENCORES:
     White Light, White Heat
     Let's Dance
     Ziggy Stardust


From Neil.

THE NY MARATHON FINISHING LINE
22nd October 2002

The 5th and final gig from the New York Marathon run from DAVID BOWIE was held at the Beacon Theater in NY. Sunday evening on 20th October saw David and band perform the following songs:

     Sunday
     Cactus
     Breaking Glass
     Fame
     Ashes To Ashes
     Slip Away
     China Girl
     5:15 The Angels Have Gone
     Starman
     Absolute Beginners
     I've Been Waiting For You
     Afraid
     Fashion
     Be My Wife
     Sound And Vision
     Rebel Rebel
     I'm Afraid Of Americans
     Life On Mars?
     "Heroes"
     Heathen (The Rays)

ENCORES:
     White Light, White Heat
     Let's Dance
     Ziggy Stardust


From Neil.

THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE
21st October 2002

DAVID BOWIE'S current single over in Canada - 'I've Been Waiting For You' is a hit and currently spending its third week in the Top 20 there. Entered the charts at number 11, followed by 14 and 14 - (from John Sellars)...

KRISTEEN YOUNG currently working on her next album, which has the working title of 'Breasticles' features DAVID BOWIE singing lead vocal on a track called 'Saviour'...

DAVID BOWIE was placed at number 29 in the 'Great Britons' voting poll currently running on BBC2 TV...

THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE
20th October 2002

This year's Q AWARDS will be broadcast on UK TV on Tuesday 22nd October on Channel 4 at 23:35. Congratulations to TONY VISCONTI on being nominated for his production of DAVID BOWIE'S brilliant album Heathen...

As you know DAVID BOWIE performed at this year's VH1/Vogue 2002 Fashion Awards over in NYC. UK viewers get the chance this week to see his performance of two songs. David opened with the newly styled 'Rebel Rebel' and towards the end of the show he performed 'Cactus' from his latest album Heathen. TV times and listings for the VH1 UK channel are as follows: 25th October: VH1 Fashion Awards 2002 at 20:00 hrs / 26th October at 11:00, 18:00, 22:00 / 27th October at 14:00 and 19:00 hrs...

Just in case you missed it last Friday evening... there is a repeat showing of DAVID BOWIE'S appearance on LATER WITH JOOLS HOLLAND BBC2 TV at midnight tonight. The songs broadcast were Rebel Rebel / Interview / 5:15 The Angels Have Gone / Heathen (The Rays)...

Check out a new extensive reference DAVID BOWIE discography fan site at www.helden.co.uk - featuring 'A Discography of David Bowie's Live and Rare Music'...

A DAVID BOWIE French Fan Convention is to be held in Paris on 1st November - besides three or four tribute bands The Sweet Heads, Touche Du Bois and The Super Creeps there will be loads of Bowie things-to-do and see. For more information visit www.manofmusic.com...

BATTLE FOR BRITAIN
20th October 2002

Tonight on BBC2 TV in the UK the special launch programme of a new series entitled GREAT BRITONS starts its run. The BBC wants to find out who we believe is the greatest Briton in history. Every week a celebrity explains why they believe one particular name in the nation's history should be lauded more than anyone else's.

Anne Robinson starts the ball rolling with a countdown of the top 100, which includes DAVID BOWIE, as already voted by the public. Viewers get to decide the eventual winner, decided from the top 10 which will be revealed tonight.

As soon as the Top Ten has been announced, you'll be able to vote for which of the ten should be crowned Greatest Briton of all time. You'll be able to vote online, by phone, on interactive television and in participating libraries across the UK.

Will David be in the top ten and profiled individually over the coming weeks? I won't spoil it... you can find out at 9:00pm tonight on BBC2.

THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE
19th October 2002

DAVID BOWIE appears on The Conan O'Brien Show in a few hours at 12.35 am Friday (EST) NBC TV in the USA performing 'Slip Away' and 'I've Been Waiting For You'. (Update: They broadcast 'Afraid' and 'I've Been Waiting For You')...

Coming up shortly on October 27th THE VOYEUR David Bowie fan club will hold it's annual fan club meeting. All the information can be found on the flyer - click here to view.

International David Bowie Fanclub 'The Voyeur'
Postbus 20, 1679 ZG Midwoud, The Netherlands.
Website @ http://go.to/bowiefanclub

From Peter Smit.

NEW ITALIAN DB WEBSITE ON THE WAY
19th October 2002

Annual Bowie Bash A couple of DAVID BOWIE fans in Italy are working hard to release a new web site called MOONAGEDAYDREAM.it dedicated to David Bowie. Their aim is to create 'The First Virtual Museum', which will be an interactive and fun web site to enjoy for all websurfers, and to give more info about Bowie's lifestyle.

At first it will be in Italian language only but they are hoping to release the English sections in few months time.

Bookmark the site @ www.moonagedaydream.it - inauguration day on 15th November 2002.

On 15th Nov 2002 they are hosting the annual Bowie Bash - Bassano del Grappa (Vicenza). This year they'll have a special party featuring Bowie Video Documentary and Indian Dinner with special Bowie's Dish and will be presenting the new Bowie CD and DVD 'Best of Bowie' and Let's Dance with Bowie's songs all night long. Now you can visit the Annual Bowie's Bash page for more details @ www.moonagedaydream.it/bowieparty.htm.

From Daniele Pensavalle/Marco Cescon

LATER WITH JOOLS AND DAVID
18th October 2002

Reminder: Don't forget that DAVID BOWIE appears tonight on the opening show of the new series of LATER WITH JOOLS HOLLAND on BBC2 TV here in the UK at 11:35pm.

The show was recorded on 20th September at the BBC Studios at White City and full set-list recorded was as follows: Rebel Rebel / Look Back In Anger / 5:15 The Angels Have Gone / Heathen (The Rays) / Ashes To Ashes.

There was also, as usual, a short interview with Jools with db sat at the piano. Expect to see 4 of the songs plus the interview.

It's repeated on Sunday evening on BBC2 at midnight and will eventually be shown over in the USA on BBC America in the not too distant future.

Update: The songs broadcast were Rebel Rebel / Interview / 5:15 The Angels Have Gone / Heathen (The Rays).

NOW JIMMY'S LOOKS SWEET
18th October 2002

The fourth show of the DAVID BOWIE concert marathon in NYC on Thursday (17th Oct) at Jimmy's Bronx Cafe, in NY, featured the following set list:

     Sunday
     Cactus
     Breaking Glass
     Fame
     Ashes To Ashes
     Slip Away
     China Girl
     5:15 The Angels Have Gone
     Starman
     Absolute Beginners
     I've Been Waiting For You
     Afraid
     Fashion
     Be My Wife
     Sound And Vision
     Rebel Rebel
     I'm Afraid Of Americans
     Life On Mars?
     "Heroes"
     Heathen (The Rays)

ENCORES:
     White Light, White Heat
     Let's Dance
     Ziggy Stardust


From Helen W.

COLDEN CENTER SET LIST
18th October 2002

The third show of the DAVID BOWIE concert marathon in NYC on Wednesday (16th Oct) in Queens at the Colden Center at Queens College, featured the following set list:

     Sunday
     Cactus
     Breaking Glass
     Fame
     Ashes To Ashes
     Slip Away
     China Girl
     5:15 The Angels Have Gone
     Starman
     Changes
     Absolute Beginners
     I've Been Waiting For You
     Afraid
     Fashion
     Be My Wife
     Sound And Vision
     Rebel Rebel
     I'm Afraid Of Americans
     Life On Mars?
     "Heroes"
     Heathen (The Rays)

ENCORES:
     White Light, White Heat
     Let's Dance
     Hallo Spaceboy
     Ziggy Stardust


From Matthew C.

CARLING SITE BOWIE UPDATE
17th October 2002

The first Carlinglive Presents event saw rock n' roll icon DAVID BOWIE go back to the very place where Ziggy Stardust last played guitar. Launching the new Carling Apollo, Hammersmith on 2nd October, Bowie put on a show that no-one in the audience would ever forget.

Check out all the action from the night right here at www.carlinglive.com - when the pop up page appears click on enter and then gig to see some photographs from the night and read a review.

BEST OF BOWIE DOWN UNDER
17th October 2002

Thought you might like to know that the Australian version of BEST OF BOWIE album is now out. The tracklisting is as follows:

     01. Space Oddity
     02. Changes
     03. Starman
     04. Ziggy Stardust
     05. The Jean Genie
     06. Sorrow
     07. 1984
     08. Young Americans (Single version)
     09. "Heroes" (Single version)
     10. Ashes To Ashes (Single version)
     11. Fashion (Single version)
     12. Under Pressure (with Queen)
     13. Let's Dance (Single version)
     14. China Girl (Single version)
     15. Modern Love (Single version)
     16. Blue Jean
     17. Fame '90 (Gass remix)
     18. Dancing In The Street (with Mick Jagger)
     19. Slow Burn (Radio edit)


Points of interest:

- There is an Australian flag at the top of the spine section of the Jewel Case back insert.
- The sleeve notes advertise the forthcoming companion DVD set (November 2002) and a DVD release of Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture (coming soon).
- The inclusion of Slow Burn, which was not a single here in Australia and received little or no airplay down here.

From Matt Westacott.

WHAT TO WEAR? WHAT TO SAY?
16th October 2002

David Bowie by Jeff Christensen DAVID BOWIE performed at the VH1/VOGUE 2002 Fashion Awards last night (Tues 15th Oct) at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City. First up he opened with the newly styled 'Rebel Rebel' and towards the end of the show he performed 'Cactus' from his latest album Heathen.

David Bowie by Mark Lennihan The current daily poll on VH1.com asks: "Which performance rocked the VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards last night?"

So far - David Bowie 66% - Pink 21% - Santana 13%

If you missed the broadcast you can still catch repeats at various days and times on the VH1 channel including Wednesday 16th October at 5:30pm / Thursday 17th at 12 noon and Friday 18th at 5:00pm. The UK broadcast of the event takes place next Thursday on 24th October at 9:00pm on VH1 UK.

JEAN GENIE AT THE VENUE
16th October 2002

Tribute band JEAN GENIE play The Venue, New Cross, London SE14 on Friday 25th October. Admission £6 (£3 with ad from NME before 9:30pm).

Address: The Venue, 2A Clifton Rise, New Cross, London SE14. Tel: 0208 692 4077.

ILLUSTRATED DB DISCOGRAPHY v14.0
16th October 2002

RUUD ALTENBURG is proud to announce a brand new section in v14.0 of his DAVID BOWIE online discography: CD-singles.

It covers every single, from 1987's 'Never Let Me Down' to last month's 'I've Been Waiting For You'. Not only stock copies are listed, also each and every promo single.

From Ruud Altenburg @ Illustrated db Discography.

SAD NEWS TO REPORT
16th October 2002

A few years ago the Brazilian DAVID BOWIE Fan Club OUTSIDE held their first annual meeting in January 1999. It took place in the city of Rio de Janeiro and by all reports the event was a great success, with all the organisation conducted by db fan ANDHERSON MILIATTI

It is with great sadness that I have to report that Andherson committed suicide last Wednesday. Emilio said he met him in person in 1997 during the Bowie concerts and he seemed to be the happiest guy in the world. Some people say he couldn't handle the news that his mother had terminal cancer. He was 29.

Regards from Emilio Pacheco.

UK HEROES AND US FASHION
15th October 2002

Reminders: DAVID BOWIE appears on TOTP2 tonight in the UK. They will be showing David performing "Heroes" originally first shown on 19th October 1977. We're transported to the time of 'Berlin Bowie'. He slipped out of the Ziggy Stardust suit and began to sober himself up in Germany. After developing a fascination with their electronic pop, he collaborated with Eno to create a new album called 'Low'. It was a beautiful mixture of electronics, pop and avant-garde technique that sparked off "Heroes" later that year. The show is broadcast on BBC2, BBC2 Scotland, Northern Ireland, BBC 2W at 18:20 GMT.

Over the pond in the USA, David is one of the musical guests at the 2002 VH1/VOGUE Fashion Awards which is broadcast on VH1 at 9:00pm and 11:30pm ET. David will perform two songs from the Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Angie Harmon, Naomi Watts, Serena and Venus Williams will be among the presenters at the Awards. Debra Messing of NBC's "Will And Grace" will host the show. Other performers also include Pink, Santana with Michelle Branch.

WELL HE'S A TOTAL BLAM BLAM
14th October 2002

Thanks to Alan Ross who managed to dig out from the archives at an Aberdeen newspaper this excellent photograph of DAVID BOWIE performing at the Music Hall in Aberdeen, Scotland on 16th May 1973.

David Bowie in Aberdeen 1973 To my astonishment I think I've spotted someone taking the line "don't lean on me man" a little too literally. Hands up who noticed in the background a very mature looking 12-year-old boy called Mark?

Well the story goes that he was a 'sixer' at the 2nd Harrow Boy Scouts and was by sheer coincidence visiting Scotland during a two-week camping trip at nearby East-Bowstrips Caravan Park.

After nipping into a local record shop on East Market Street to purchase the current number one hit at the time 'Yesterday Once More' by The Carpenters (I kid you not!) - he noticed a poster on the wall announcing that Ziggy Stardust was in town.

So after sneakily sneaking out of the campsite just after tea-time beans on toast, he eventually managed to find his way to the Music Hall.

Now don't ask me how he did it but apparently if you buy a joke stick on beard, casually place two small Heinz Baked Beans cans over each ear, a plastic belt across the top of your head and roll a piece of paper and place it across your mouth - you look like one of the sound guys! Genius!

Besides eyeing up some up-and-coming young tartan Bay City Rollers fans at the front, he's desperately trying to learn the lyrics to 'Suffragette City'... and still is ;)

This exclusive story was brought to you by USADFNA.com (unbelievable stories and desperate for news agency).

Big thanks to Alan for the wonderful photograph.

INTERACTIVE MUSIC AWARDS
15th October 2002

The IMA recognises the best music websites currently online, but most importantly, they're chosen by you, the fans. The award is open to both official and unofficial websites, i.e. those built and serviced by private individuals, so everyone has a chance to win. Last year 2653 websites registered to take part in the award and over 150,000 music fans cast their votes! Now's your chance to make a difference to this year's results.

This is where you get to be an official judge of the IMA 2002. There are 3 categories that require your votes: best shop, best website and best artist. You can vote for as many different shops, websites and artists as you like, but you can only vote once for the same one. Plus, each time you vote you are automatically entered into our prize draw to win a JVC digital video camera!

Vote

From Franck Alfier @ DotMusic.

MY BRAIN HURT LIKE A WAREHOUSE
13th October 2002

The DAVID BOWIE performance in Brooklyn, NY at St. Anne's Warehouse took place last night Saturday (12th Oct). Fans were treated to a rendition of The Bewlay Brothers. The full set list went as follows:

     Sunday
     Cactus
     Breaking Glass
     Fame
     Ashes To Ashes
     Slip Away
     China Girl
     5:15 The Angels Have Gone
     Survive
     I've Been Waiting For You
     Rebel Rebel
     I'm Afraid Of Americans
     Life On Mars?
     Look Back In Anger
     "Heroes"
     Heathen (The Rays)

ENCORES:
     Moonage Daydream
     Afraid
     Stay
     Bewlay Brothers
     Everyone Says Hi
     Hallo Spaceboy
     Let's Dance
     Ziggy Stardust


From Naz.

HELLO! HAMMERSMITH HOMECOMING
13th October 2002

DAVID BOWIE celebrates a London homecoming... the current issue of HELLO! magazine (number 735) features a half page review of David's performance at the Carling Apollo in Hammersmith. Featuring two rather tasty colour photographs (page 54) one Ziggy and one from the gig, you can read the review by clicking here.

NY MARATHON GETS UNDERWAY
12th October 2002

The opening show of DAVID BOWIE'S New York City Marathon Tour at the Snug Harbor Music Hall, Livingston took place on Friday (11th Oct). David dressed to the nine's in a red leather jacket, brown shirt and black trousers entertained the audience inside the 400-seater venue with the following set list:

David Bowie at The Snug Harbor David Bowie at The Snug Harbor David Bowie at The Snug Harbor      Life On Mars?
     Ashes To Ashes
     Breaking Glass
     Cactus
     China Girl
     Slip Away
     Fame
     I'm Afraid Of Americans
     Speed Of Life
     5:15 The Angels Have Gone
     I've Been Waiting For You
     Survive
     Rebel Rebel
     "Heroes"
     Heathen (The Rays)

ENCORES:
     Sunday
     I Would Be Your Slave
     Afraid
     Everyone Says Hi
     Hallo Spaceboy
     Let's Dance
     Ziggy Stardust


Check out a review from the Staten Island Advance - Bowie to Snug Harbor: 'Let's Dance' by Dean Balsamini.

Thanks to Gary H for the pointer via the MB.

BEST OF BOWIE LAUNCH DOWN UNDER
10th October 2002

Best Of Bowie Launch Down Under SUFFRAGETTE CITY follows up our magnificent 'Heathen' launch from June with the news we will be bringing you the only OFFICIAL pre-release launch for DAVID BOWIE'S upcoming BEST OF BOWIE on November 2nd @ The Metro Arts Theatre in Brisbane, Australia.

Bowie has just completed yet another huge tour and with Christmas just around the corner, BEST OF BOWIE CD and double DVD is a must for music fans alike. In yet another first, BEST OF BOWIE will be released in 23 different formats worldwide to cater for the difference in chart hits across the globe. Australia will get a November 4th release and you can be there to relive all the hits and splendid videos from a 35+ year career.

"Bowie is untouchable in every aspect of modern music. His impact has been felt far and wide making him without peer, the most influential artist of the late 20th century." - NME, December 2000.

"From Hunky Dory to Low to Scary Monsters, David Bowie has touched us all in a very special way and he remains to this day a true visionary." - Moby, August 2002.

As a special bonus, sensational songstress LEAH ROSE will perform a very special one off gig of Bowie covers and originals to please the patrons and D.J's Davey Stardust and guests will play you a feast of Bowie and related artists with all the hits and misses of the New Wave era thrown in.

Make sure you don't miss a celebration of all things Bowie with giveaways of both CD and DVD throughout the night. Cover is $6 and doors open from 9:00 pm.

We look forward to seeing you @ Suffragette City on Saturday November 2nd.

From Davey Stardust.

DB LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLI
10th October 2002

Reminder: Early riser DAVID BOWIE will make an appearance today on the LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLI show (ABC, USA) at 9:00am ET.

There will be an interview and he'll also perform two songs 'Everyone Says Hi' from Heathen and the all-time classic 'Changes'.

THE ZIGGY COLLECTION
9th October 2002

GEORGE UNDERWOOD has just launched a limited edition set of badges based on his ZIGGY cartoon characters. His site (www.georgeunderwood.com) has all the info and we have provided a press release below.

The Ziggy Collection by George Underwood
A 30th anniversary commemorative set of enamel badges


The Ziggy Collection In 1972 George Underwood designed a set of cartoon images based on characters featured on David Bowie's LP Ziggy Stardust. In August that year the drawings were used in a programme for David's famous Ziggy Stardust concerts at the Rainbow Theatre in London. A sheet of colour transfers was also produced and used for promotional purposes, mainly in America. The images were widely used to promote many of David's early Ziggy shows and original printed items featuring these designs are now rare and highly collectable.

To commemorate the first UK and US Ziggy tours 30 years ago, George has commissioned a set of enamel badges featuring all five characters; Ziggy, Starman, Lady Stardust, and Weird and Gilly. Each character has been faithfully reproduced as a high quality enamel badge, personally overseen by George himself. The badges are carefully mounted on black foam inside a silverglow tin, its hinged lid embossed with the collection title.

This complete issue is limited to just 1,000. A booklet inside features a short history of the characters and features an individual printed number. Sets are issued from number one onwards - early orders will receive the lower issue numbers.

Each badge is printed in five colours plus the gold base and are approximately 25mm high with a broach fastener. Sealed tins measure 128mm x 122mm and are 10mm deep.

Sets are priced at £49.00 plus £5 postage and packing in the UK and Europe. For buyers in the US and elsewhere the price is $75 + $10 shipping and handling. All sets are dispatched in secure, well protected parcels (please allow 4 weeks for delivery).

Outside the UK payment can be made via PayPal (send payment to info@georgeunderwood.com).

In the UK payment can be made by cheque (made payable to Kimota) or via PayPal (payment to info@georgeunderwood.com).

Available exclusively from: Kimota, PO Box 33863, London N8 7XF

For more information go here: www.georgeunderwood.com

From Jim Ryder - Webmaster for George Underwood.

LITTLE WONDER IN ST. ALBANS
9th October 2002

For all those who didn't manage to catch the real thing, or who simply can't get enough of the songs, DAVID BOWIE tribute band LITTLE WONDER are playing in St. Albans on Thursday 10th October.

Venue: The Horn Reborn. Doors: 8 - 8.30pm. Band On: 9.30pm.

For more information visit www.changesbowie.co.uk.

EVERYBODY LOVES SUNSHINE DVD
7th October 2002

Finally available on Region 2 DVD towards the end of this month is EVERYBODY LOVES SUNSHINE, released by Cinema Club is set for 28th October 2002.

The movie starring DAVID BOWIE as gangster 'Bernie', Goldie, Andrew Goth and my old mate Vinny Davies.

Everybody Loves Sunshine Short Synopsis: Two sleek black Jaguars cruise through the city, loud beats pumping from the sound system. People turn to stare. They have all been waiting for this day: friends, family and enemies alike. The Warlords are out and ready to take control.

In the Pepperhill Estate an ongoing battle rages between Triads and street gangs, fuelled by a quest for wealth, power, territory and respect but resulting only in violence. Ray and Terry, gang leaders, have been inside and in their absence the Triads have grown stronger and more daring. A revenge attack for the killing of gang member Kermit is called for and the gang turns to Terry and Ray for direction.

Cousins and lifelong friends, Ray and Terry have always trusted and relied on one another, but now Ray is talking of breaking the rules; he doesn't want to play gangsters anymore, he is looking for something else, something legitimate. But Terry, driven by an obsession far beyond friendship, is determined to make sure that Ray never leaves the gang.

Terry (Goldie - Snatch) and Ray (Andrew Goth) are cousins and partners in crime. Following a stint in prison the boys are back to take control of their Firm. Bernie (David Bowie) has kept things ticking over in their absence, but with Terry's behaviour becoming more erratic and violent by the day, and the tension with a local Triad gang mounting, the threads that hold the gang together begin to fray.

Set against the harsh backdrop of gang warfare and the Manchester techno club scene, this is a stark portrayal of obsession, violence, and betrayal. Everybody Loves Sunshine takes no prisoners.

Everybody Loves Sunshine.
     Starring: Goldie, Andrew Goth, David Bowie, Rachel Shelley, Clint Dyer, Vincent Davies, et al.
     Director: Andrew Goth.

Edition Details:
     - Region 2 encoding (Europe, Middle East & Japan only). PAL. Catalogue Number: CCD9228.

Release Information:
     - Studio: Cinema Club. DVD Release Date: 28 October, 2002. Run Time: 97 minutes. £9.99.

You can pre-order Everybody Loves Sunshine now.

THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE
7th October 2002

DAVID BOWIE and his band performed two numbers (Cactus and Everyone Says Hi) on the Italian show 'Quelli Che il Calcio', on Sunday...

The latest issue (October) of RECORD COLLECTOR magazine features DAVID JONES on the cover and nine pages about the Konrads...

BEST OF BOWIE PROMO SAMPLER
6th October 2002

Best Of Bowie The promo sampler for DAVID BOWIE'S 'Best Of Bowie' has been released by EMI. The CD comes in a plastic single CD case with full colour artwork with the catalogue number CDBOWIE001. The six tracks are:

     1: SPACE ODDITY
     2: LIFE ON MARS?
     3: THE JEAN GENIE
     4: "HEROES"
     5: UNDER PRESSURE
     6: LET'S DANCE


The album is scheduled for release next month on 4th November 2002, along with the DVD released on the 11th November. You can pre-order the album and DVD now both with a 30% discount - Be quick!

DOUBLE DAVID ON LATE NIGHT
6th October 2002

DAVID BOWIE is all set to appear for the second time this year on USA TV chat show LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O'BRIEN. Appearing as musical guest on 18th October just after midnight at 12:35am. Which is really the 19th but you know what I mean.

David is also scheduled to make an appearance on the LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLI show (ABC) on the 10th October at 9:00am ET performing Everyone Says Hi and Changes.

CANADIAN ONLY SINGLE RELEASE
6th October 2002

I've Been Waiting For You Now available to purchase is the Canadian only CD single release of 'I've Been Waiting For You' by DAVID BOWIE. (Catalogue No. Columbia 38K 003369). The tracklisting is as follows:

     1. I've Been Waiting For You
     2. Sunday (Tony Visconti remix)
     3. Shadow Man '02


You can purchase this single now via CDNow with a 30% discount - be quick!

RADIO TWO CONCERT BROADCAST
5th October 2002

DAVID BOWIE'S exclusive live concert recorded at the BBC's Maida Vale Studio 3 in West London on 18th September 2002 was broadcast tonight on Radio Two.

Introduced by Jonathan Ross, the complete set of ten songs performed were all broadcast, with the only editing being a few comments made by David inbetween songs. The set list was as follows:

David at Maida Vale 18/9/02David at Maida Vale 18/9/02      Sunday
     Look Back In Anger
     Cactus
     Survive
     5:15 The Angels Have Gone
     Alabama Song
     Everyone Says Hi
     Rebel Rebel
     The Bewlay Brothers
     Heathen (The Rays)


Also featured in today's Daily Star's 'StarMag' was a full page feature on the radio broadcast. The piece entitled Personal Ziggy was written by Neil Batey.

MILANO HEATHEN SIGNING SESSION
4th October 2002

DAVID BOWIE will be signing copies of his latest album 'Heathen' this coming weekend in Milan, Italy on Sunday 6th October.

The signing sess will take place at 15:00hrs inside the Feltrinelli Megastore in Piemonte public square.

Ticket holders ONLY will be allowed to approach the signing area. The distribution of the signing tickets will start at 8:00am directly inside the store on a first come first served basis.

Address: Feltrinelli Libri e Musica, Piazza Piemonte, Milan, Italy at 3.00 pm.

WONDERWORLD COMPETITION WINNERS
4th October 2002

Congratulations to the following winners of the BowieWonderworld competition number 12.

Simon Radcliffe / Celine Valette / Steve Haw / Mark Humphreys / Philip Reed


They each receive a copy of THE STRING QUARTET TRIBUTE TO DAVID BOWIE CD released by Vitamin Records (catalogue number: CD-8668). Click here to view the competition page answers.

Many thanks to Vitamin Records in LA for kindly supplying these competition prizes. Visit the TributeTo.com website.

BOWIE SPECIAL ON BBC6
3rd October 2002

Just heard a promo on BBC 6 Music for a three hour DAVID BOWIE special - interview, the Maida Vale session and the first part of the Golden Years series from a couple of years ago.

This Sunday at 6pm - you can hear it on DAB Radio, Sky Digital and online @ www.bbc.co.uk/6music - There's some more info on how to listen here.

From Simon G.

BOWIE ROCKS THE HAMMERSMITH
3rd October 2002

DAVID BOWIE rocked the Carling Apollo in Hammersmith, London last night with an almost 3 hour set. David was introduced onto the stage by the inimitable DJs Mark and Lard. The set list went as follows:

David in London 2/10/02      Life On Mars?
     Ashes To Ashes
     Look Back In Anger
     Survive
     Breaking Glass
     Cactus
     China Girl
     Slip Away
     Absolute Beginners
     Alabama Song
     Speed Of Life
     Be My Wife
     Fame
     I'm Afraid Of Americans
     5.15 The Angels Have Gone
     I've Been Waiting For You
     Afraid
     Fashion
     Rebel Rebel
     "Heroes"
     Heathen (The Rays)

ENCORES:
     Sunday
     I Would Be Your Slave
     Moonage Daydream
     Changes
     Starman
     A New Career In A New Town
     Everyone Says Hi
     The Bewlay Brothers
     Sound And Vision
     Hallo Spaceboy
     Let's Dance
     Ziggy Stardust


NME Review - BBC news.

BOWIE'S NEW YORK CITY MARATHON TOUR
1st October 2002

Columbia Records Press Release:
DAVID BOWIE TO PERFORM 'NEW YORK CITY MARATHON TOUR'


DAVID BOWIE announced today that he will wrap up nearly four months of national and overseas touring - encompassing stadiums, arenas and amphitheaters - with seven truly intimate shows in the Northeast.

Dubbed the 'New York City Marathon Tour,' BOWIE will perform 5 different nights in 5 different venues in each of New York's 5 boroughs. In following the route of the New York City Marathon, BOWIE will commence the tour October 11 in Staten Island. The trek will then move over the Verrazano Bridge to Brooklyn, down the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to Queens, over the Queensboro Bridge heading north into The Bronx, and back across the Hamilton Avenue Bridge to Manhattan. The tour will conclude just two weeks before the running of the actual New York City Marathon.

"The last time I came through the Northeast it was on the Area 2 Tour," said BOWIE. "We played in amphitheaters which are usually a good distance from the major cities. Marathon courses are strategically planned to bring the runners to the streets. I would like to repay the fans that traveled so far to see me by bringing my show to them. But most importantly, I could get home from all the gigs on roller skates."

With venues ranging in size from 300 to 2,900, the fans will get to see BOWIE as never before.

After the whirlwind tour of New York City, BOWIE will perform one-night-only shows at Philadelphia's Tower Theatre (October 21) and Boston's Orpheum Theatre (October 23). Both venues have capacities under 3,000, giving BOWIE fans a unique intimate evening like they've never had before.

Tickets go on sale Friday, October 4. There will be a special pre-sale of tickets to BowieNet members, his online community at davidbowie.com.

These shows will come directly on the heels of DAVID's in-progress overseas trip, which includes an October 2 performance at London's Carling Apollo (formerly the Hammersmith Odeon), site of BOWIE's final ZIGGY concert in 1973.

BOWIE's performances have been hailed for their blend of classics and songs from his critically acclaimed HEATHEN album (ISO/Columbia), which achieved 15 top 15 debuts around the world, including the U.S. and earned him a Mercury Prize nomination in the U.K. The album features the song 'Everyone Says Hi', which will be released to radio in America in early October.

Here are some recent live quotes from the press:

     "BOWIE - seemed every bit as rejuvenated on stage as he does on his new Heathen album. Equally important, the six songs from the new album held their own in that classy company - reassurance that BOWIE remains a vital artist who's not depending on the oldies to hold fans' attention." - Robert Hilburn, LOS ANGELES TIMES, 8/15/02.

     "His impressive performance proved that BOWIE is still a performer to be reckoned with and also made a case for Heathen, as tunes such as 'Slip Away' and 'Cactus' held their own beside 'Breaking Glass' and 'Heroes'." - Steven Mirkin, DAILY VARIETY, 8/15/02.

     "DAVID BOWIE has been putting on some of the best shows of his recent career." - Isaac Guzman, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, 8/5/02.

     "...a hot set of his own that deftly combined classics, newer tunes and a few obscure album cuts." "He sounded sensational, as did his tight backing band." Newer tunes such as the winsome acoustic pop number 'Everyone Says Hi' - fit in with ease." - Sarah Rodman, BOSTON HERALD, 8/4/02.

From Columbia Records.

MORE USA GIGS THIS MONTH
1st October 2002

DAVID BOWIE is all set to play seven more gigs this month. The USA performances are in Boston, Philadelphia and all five New York boroughs. See below for full listings.

     October 11th - NY, Staten Island - The Music Hall at Snug Harbor.
     October 12th - NY, Brooklyn - St. Anne's Warehouse.
     October 16th - NY, Queens - Colden Center at Queens College.
     October 17th - NY, Bronx - Jimmy's Bronx Cafe.
     October 20th - NY, Manhatten - Beacon Theater.
     October 21st - PA, Philadelphia - Tower Theater.
     October 23rd - MA, Boston - Orpheum Theater.


Ticket Sale Date(s):
Internet Presale Begins: Wed Oct 2, 10:00am, Internet Presale Ends: Thur Oct 3rd, 5:00pm.
Internet Public Sale: Fri Oct 4th, 10:00am

Tickets will be available via Ticketmaster. See the 2002 Concert Performances page for full details.

BOWIE BIOGRAPHY ON A&E
1st October 2002

Write down 4th November in your diary as a 2 hour DAVID BOWIE Biography on the A&E Channel in the US. Nicely timed with the release of the new 'Best Of' compilation and DVD.

This two-hour bio David Bowie explores the life of the free-spirited chameleon whose names have included Ziggy Stardust and The Thin White Duke. He was born David Robert Jones in London in 1947. His parents married eight months after his birth and his older half brother succumbed to suicidal schizophrenia when David was only 14. David grew up wanting to become a musician and at 18 he changed his name to David Bowie and released his first solo single, "Do Anything You Say". Spurred by Angie Barnett, his equally free-spirited wife, Bowie created a controversial androgynous image. He was one of the early inventors of the glam rock style and further shocked audiences by announcing his bisexuality. After filming a documentary of a Ziggy Stardust performance in 1973, Bowie caught the acting bug and went on to star in films such as "The Man Who Fell To Earth", "Labyrinth", "The Last Temptation of Christ" and "Basquiat". He also performed on Broadway in "The Elephant Man". But even with wide critical acclaim for acting, Bowie's passion for music remained dominant, some crediting him with creating a new style of music with his 1977 album "Low".

BIOGRAPHY: DAVID BOWIE relates how in the 1980s Bowie's life changed drastically. He divorced Angie Barnett and found a new outlet to showcase both his musical and dramatic talents: MTV. Bowie also used his celebrity to promote philanthropic projects such as Live Aid. In 1992, he married fashion model Iman. They now have a daughter. Bowie continues to be on the leading edge of cultural revolutions: he's a board member of a fine arts magazine, the first musician to issue bonds, the originator of the first artist-created Internet service provider and an inspiration for fashion designers across the globe.

Highlights include interviews with his wife Iman and musicians Moby and Trent Reznor; footage of his appearance on BBC at age 17; rare family photos, film clips, and music videos from 1969 to the present.

Programme scheduled times are 4th November and repeated the following morning:

     4th November
     A&E Biography David Bowie, also featuring Iman, Moby, Trent Reznor - A&E Channel, USA, 09:00 pm ET.

     5th November
     A&E Biography David Bowie, also featuring Iman, Moby, Trent Reznor - A&E Channel, USA, 01:00 am ET.

WIN TICKETS FOR VH1 FASHION AWARDS
1st October 2002

DAVID BOWIE will be performing a couple of songs at this year's 2002 VH1/VOGUE FASHION AWARDS at the Radio City Music Hall, in New York City on 15th October. The awards are to broadcast on VH1 in the USA at 9:00 pm (EST).

Angie Harmon, Naomi Watts and Serena and Venus Williams will be among the presenters at the Awards next month. Debra Messing of NBC's "Will And Grace" will host the awards. Other performers will include Pink and Santana with Michelle Branch.

Enter the VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards Paparazzi Flyaway Sweepstakes. Win a chance to be on the red carpet at the 2002 VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards. One lucky winner and their guest will receive the following:

     Hotel and airfare for you and a guest.
     Tickets for you and a guest to the 2002 VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards in NYC.
     An opportunity to be a paparazzi at the awards show and take pictures on the red carpet.

Enter here!.





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