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IT'S A GOD-AWFUL SMALL AFFAIR
31st October 2015

Tonight on THE X FACTOR TV show SEANN MILEY MOORE performed 'Life On Mars?' the 1971 classic by DAVID BOWIE.



DAWN OF THE DUKE NOW PUBLISHED
29th October 2015

"A fascinating snapshot of an artist at the dawn of a brand new project."...

'DAWN OF THE DUKE: David Bowie In Vancouver 1976' is the brand new limited edition publication available now from CYGNET COMMITTEE.

Featuring rare and exclusive photographs by ANDREW KENT taken during rehearsals at the Agrodome, and the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, Canada in late January/February 1976.

This 40-page limited edition fan-published book is the third volume that has been produced.


Visit CygnetCommittee.co.uk


Just in case you are new to these wonderful fan-published books, the three created so far are...

Dawn of The Duke: David Bowie in Vancouver 1976.
Bowie In Hunger City: New York 1974.
All American Bowie: Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars at Long Beach 1973.

For full details, purchasing information and photo art print-sets pop on over to the cygnetcommittee.co.uk website.

If you are already aware of these limited edition publications, Cygnet Committee are also about to launch a bespoke sleeve to house them all nice and neat.

Cygnet Committee are also on Facebook and Twitter @Cygnetcomuk for more news, updates and all that jazz.

Heads up, the fourth publication will be 'Soul Love: David Bowie in Philadelphia, 1974'.


NEW BOWIE BOOK ON ITS WAY
27th October 2015

Psychedelic Suburbia: David Bowie and the Beckenham Arts Lab by Mary Finnigan You may recall a new DAVID BOWIE book in the pipeline entitled 'Psychedelic Suburbia' I mentioned on these pages a few months back.

Here's an update and the front cover featuring a Ray Stevenson photograph taken at Foxgrove Road in Beckenham on 21st July 1969...

Psychedelic Suburbia: David Bowie and the Beckenham Arts Lab is to be published on 8th January 2016 by Jorvik Press in Portland, Oregon, USA.

Written by freelance journalist and friend MARY FINNIGAN, the book tells the story of David's pivotal year 1969.

Fans should be happy to see previously unpublished photographs.

Via Mary F.

Update: You can pre-order Psychedelic Suburbia NOW.


CHINESE FIVE-YEAR PLAN
27th October 2015

China have turned to DAVID BOWIE, Jimi Hendrix, Einstein and others in a catchy song to help with their five-year development plan.

The "shi san wu" or 13/5, is shorthand for the 13th Five-year Plan. Watch and listen below.




'BLACKSTAR' OFFICIALLY CONFIRMED
26th October 2015

David Bowie Blackstar davidbowie.com have confirmed that BLACKSTAR will be the forthcoming single and album from DAVID BOWIE.

Contrary to inaccurate reporting on the sound and content of the album, only the following can be confirmed:

The single will be released on November 20th and is not part of David's theatre piece 'Lazarus'.

The album will be released on David's birthday, January 8th 2016.

(Ed. As you can see, there is a wonderful new photograph, shot by Jimmy King, note the black star on his shirt collar).


NEW DAVID BOWIE ALBUM DUE?
24th October 2015

Update: davidbowie.com have confirmed that 'Blackstar' is the forthcoming single and album from David Bowie.

Contrary to inaccurate reporting on the sound and content of the album, only the following can be confirmed: The single will be released on November 20th and is not part of David's theatre piece 'Lazarus'. The album will be released on David's birthday, January 8th 2016.

Reported today in THE TIMES newspaper an article entitled: 'DAVID BOWIE's new album' by Will Hodgkinson.

The piece states his new album is to be released on 8th January 2016 and is entitled 'Blackstar'.

Recorded at The Magic Shop Studio in New York with local jazz musicians, it features seven songs on this 45-minute album.

The album cover features "colourful shots of Bowie looking blond and youthful"

The ten-minute title track is to be released as a single on 19th November, which is part of the theme tune for the forthcoming 'The Last Panthers' Sky/Canal+ TV series.

You can read the article here via thetimes.co.uk website.


SOME OF THESE DAYS, AND IT WON'T BE LONG
23rd October 2015

Golden Years 40th Anniversary Picture Disc Single Reminder: Next month sees the next DAVID BOWIE 40th Anniversary Edition 7" picture disc single to be released via Parlophone.

On Friday 13th November, Golden Years gets the special collectors' treatment.

       A-side:
       Golden Years (Single Version).
       (David Bowie).
       Produced by David Bowie and Harry Maslin.
       (Cat. No. DBGOLD 40A).

       AA-side:
       Station To Station (Single Edit).
       (David Bowie).
       Produced by David Bowie and Harry Maslin.
       (Cat. No. DBGOLD 40AA).

Both photographs appearing on the A and AA sides contain shots by Steve Schapiro.

This release is available to pre-order NOW.


NYTW RIDES A WAVE WITH CARE
21st October 2015

Published in THE NEW YORK TIMES is an article by Michael Paulson entitled: 'New York Theatre Workshop Rides a Wave With Care', which reveals more information about the upcoming LAZARUS theatre production in NYC.

NYTW Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker are interviewed for the article which reveals:

Lazarus is the fastest-selling production in the company's 36-year history, largely because it features new music by DAVID BOWIE.

Lazarus will have 18 actors and musicians and will cost more than $1 million to present, is being financed partly by a commercial producer, Robert Fox; that kind of relationship is now common for non-profit theatres presenting costly shows they could otherwise not afford.

The show is still being written by Mr. Bowie and the Irish playwright Enda Walsh, but Mr. Nicola said that it would be set in the East Village and in the protagonist's mind, includes "a hallucinatory journey about choosing to live or yearning to be set free from this plane of existence" and would be "emotional and powerful," "exceptionally distinctive," "not a happy, feel-good kind of thing" and "very Zen."

You can read the whole article HERE via nytimes.com website.


LAZARUS FIRST REHEARSAL
20th October 2015

Lazarus beverage table Lazarus beverage table An exciting tweet and photo today from THE NEW YORK THEATRE WORKSHOP...

@NYTW79: It's gonna be a good day. #firstrehearsal #lazarusnytw

As you know, Lazarus, written by DAVID BOWIE and ENDA WALSH runs at the The New York Theatre Workshop until 17th January 2016.

Some tickets for the extension of LAZARUS are still available via the nytw.org website.

Available dates are: December 28, 29, 30 and 31, plus several of the new January 2016 performances. These remaining tickets can be purchased online or in person - Box Office: 212-460-5475. Be quick!

(Ed. Anyone who read the original casting call list and is attempting to fill in some of the unknown info... actress Sophia Anne Caruso is playing the role of 'Marley'. She also tweeted a cute photo).


ON THIS DAY...
20th October 2015

On this day, 12 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed the first of two gigs at Palais Omnisports, Bercy, Paris, France during his A Reality World Tour in 2003...

On this day, 13 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at the Beacon Theatre, Broadway, New York, USA during his Heathen Tour in 2002. David named this last leg 'The New York Marathon Tour', as they were playing in each of New York City's five boroughs. He said: "I could get home from all the gigs on roller skates."...

On this day, 14 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at the 'Concert for New York City' Benefit show at Madison Square Garden, New York City in 2001. David performed two songs, Paul Simon's 'America' and his own anthemic classic "Heroes"...

On this day, 19 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed the second of two shows for The Bridge School Benefit Concert at the Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, California, USA. This acoustic and bottle caps show for the Neil Young Charity saw David perform, alongside Reeves Gabrels and Gail Ann Dorsey in 1996...

On this day, 32 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed the first of three shows at the Budokan Arena in Tokyo, Japan during his 1983 Serious Moonlight World Tour...

On this day, 41 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at the Michigan Palace in Detroit, USA during his 'Soul/Philly Dogs' Tour in 1974...

On this day, 42 years ago, saw the final day of filming by NBC TV of The Midnight Special. DAVID BOWIE's 'The 1980 Floor Show' was filmed over three days at The Marquee, in Soho, London in 1973. In reality, live performance-wise... this was 'Ziggy's Last Stand'...

On this day, 43 years ago, DAVID BOWIE and The Spiders From Mars played the first of two gigs at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA, USA in 1972.

This first show was broadcast live on a local FM radio station and also recorded by RCA Records for a planned Ziggy Stardust live double album. The shows at Boston and Santa Monica were also recorded and the artwork created by George Underwood.

The live FM radio broadcast introduced by Steve Martin went as follows: "Steve Martin here, backstage at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. It's a cool night in Los Angeles, and as you may know or not know, the Santa Monica Civic is about a hundred yards from the beach so we have a cool breeze blowing off the ocean through the stage at our backs. The auditorium is packed, as a matter of fact, for the first David Bowie concert in the Los Angeles area. There will be one more tomorrow night, this is the concert tonight which will be recorded by RCA for the next David Bowie album and we expect to hear some new material by this British superstar. David and his group, the Spiders From Mars will enter from the other side of the stage. The auditorium is completely blacked out except for flashing strobe lights. Now the entrance music will be the Ode, or should I say the Ode To Joy which is featured in the movie Clockwork Orange and the house lights are starting to dim... here's David Bowie." - [More details]...

On this day, 47 years ago, TURQUOISE performed at The Country Club, Haverstock Hill, Hampstead, London NW3. The short-lived mixed-media trio Turquoise were: DAVID BOWIE, Hermione Farthingale and Tony Hill. Also appearing at this 1968 Time Out/Free Bank Benefit gig were: Third Ear Band, Doris Henderson, George Smith and Mike Mike Vernon, Pegagus Blues, Mimi and Mouse, Simon Stable and Pete Drummond on Plastic Dream Machine, plus others.

David had placed an advertisement in the International Times way back in June. It stated 'David Bowie needs acoustic guitarist singing/speaking for exciting project, must be alive'. The name 'Turquoise' lasted for only a small number of appearances before Tony Hill's final performance. Tony left to join 'High Tide', a group that David was later to support. His replacement was ex-Buzz member John 'Hutch' Hutchinson. Shortly after the name was changed to FEATHERS...


ZIGGY TOUR MEMORIES & FIVE YEARS UNBOXED
19th October 2015

Check out MICHAEL FREMER talking about being on the road touring with DAVID BOWIE in the USA back in 1972.

Michael also shows some of his rare memorabilia and opens up the new David Bowie Five Years Vinyl Box Set



At the time Michael was a music journalist based in Boston. Currently he is senior contributing editor at analogplanet.com website. So if you are into vinyl and audio equipment, it's well worth checking out.

(Ed. Thanks to Eamonn for the pointer).


ON THIS DAY...
14th October 2015

On this day, 25 years ago, DAVID BOWIE and IMAN had their first ever date in Los Angeles, USA in 1990. The blind-date was set up by their mutal friend and hairdresser Teddy Antolin...

On this day, 38 years ago, DAVID BOWIE released his "Heroes" album. Recorded at Hansa Tonstudio, Berlin in July and August of 1977, this is the only true album of the so-called "Berlin Trilogy". Produced by Tony Visconti and David Bowie, the album also featured: Carlos Alomar, Dennis Davis, George Murray, Brian Eno, Robert Fripp and Antonia Maass.

RCA marketed the album with the blurb: "There's Old Wave. There's New Wave. And there's David Bowie..." It reached No. 3 in the UK and stayed in the charts for a total of 26 weeks. Both the NME and Melody Maker named it as their 'Album of the Year'. Surely, the highest praise came from JOHN LENNON who stated in a 1980 interview - whilst recording his 'Double Fantasy' album - that his ambition was to "do something as good as "Heroes"."


TICKETS FOR LAZARUS EXTENSION
13th October 2015

Reminder: Don't forget tickets for the extension of LAZARUS go on sale TOMORROW (Wednesday 14th) at 12.00 midday EST via the nytw.org website.

Available dates are: December 28, 29, 30 and 31, plus new January 2016 performances.

Lazarus, written by DAVID BOWIE and ENDA WALSH runs at the The New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) until 17th January 2016.


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
12th October 2015

Check out the fabulous DAVID BOWIE / MICK ROCK 10-photo slideshow of the new Taschen book via nymag.com - [View here]...

The upcoming TV crime series THE LAST PANTHERS which features a brand new DAVID BOWIE song for the opening title music, has been acquired by pay TV service HBO Nordic. This deal will make the show available in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. The series has also been pre-sold to 365 Iceland and Hot in Israel - [More details]...

Showing tonight: 'Let's Dance: Bowie Down Under' documentary (11 mins - part of 'Sound Mirrors' compilation) at the Ritzy Cinema in Brixton, London. A few tickets are remaining - [More details]...

Space Oddity - David Brighton's tribute to DAVID BOWIE play in Tuscon, AZ at the Casion Del Sol on 22nd October and at the end of the month on 31st October they play Williwaw in Anchorage, Alaska - [More details]...

Featured in the Bromley Times - 'Bowie festival threat' - The organisers bid was rejected for the 'Memory of a Free Festival' at Croydon Recreation Ground - [Read here]...

DAVID BOWIE's 40th Anniversary Picture Disc 7" Single Space Oddity entered the UK Official Vinyl Singles Chart at number one - [More details]...


THE MAN WHO SEWED THE WORLD
9th October 2015

The Man Who Sewed The World invite The Man Who Sewed The World invite One of Bletchley's best-kept secrets was revealed at the new Odeon cinema on Thursday evening when local historian LEE SCRIVEN unveiled his highly anticipated new Documentary STARMAN: FREDDIE BURRETTI - The Man Who Sewed The World'.

The film told the tale of Bletchley's revered fashion designer's rise to international fame and glory.

By creating a sensational and inspiring on and off stage wardrobe that has never been equaled, Freddie Burretti helped DAVID BOWIE rise into a worldwide phenomenon.

With the help of actors Jordan Rivenberg and Estelle Randle and local musicians it took Lee two years to complete the film but it's been an enlightening experience: "Freddie's journey before meeting David Bowie is every bit as fascinating as his exciting and emotional Rock 'n' Roll expedition with him.

"I grew up in Bletchley, the same town as Freddie Burretti did and it saddens me that Freddie's impact and incredible talent has never been truly recognised. Hopefully this film will help bring him more local and national prominence."

You can read the whole article over at onemk.co.uk website.

By Scott Kirk Staff Reporter.


PRETTY & FLAWED EXHIBITION
8th October 2015

Pretty and Flawed exhibition If you're in Toronto, Canada, it's well worth checking out the fabulous work of MYRIAM SANTOS.

Her photographic exhibition 'Pretty & Flawed' taking place at Analogue Gallery runs from 15th October through to 12th November 2015.

       Venue: Analogue Gallery.
       Address: 673 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON, M6J 1E6.
       Opening Times: 12-7pm Tuesday to Saturday. 12-5pm Sunday. Closed on Mondays.

For more details and information, please visit the analoguegallery.com website.


DON'T TELL GOD YOUR PLANS
8th October 2015

davidbowie.com have announced that the song DAVID BOWIE has contributed towards the SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS musical is 'No Control'.

As you know, the song co-written with BRIAN ENO, appears on his 1995 1. Outside album.

Also, there are FOUR brand new songs specifically written for the upcoming production LAZARUS which opens in NYC.


LAZARUS TICKETS SOLD OUT
8th October 2015

Update: via davidbowie.com - Lazarus will now run until 17th January 2016. Tickets for these additional performances go on sale Wednesday 14th October at 12:00pm EST.

As expected, all available tickets for LAZARUS at The New York Theatre Workshop sold out within hours yesterday.

@NYTW79 tweeted: "We do not currently have any more tickets on sale."

If you were unlucky, cross your fingers and hang onto the fact that the original casting call from 20th May stated: 'Possible extension through to January 17th, 2016'.

For more details and a big long list of SOLD OUT dates visit nytw.org/tickets/


LAZARUS TICKETS ON SALE TODAY
7th October 2015

Reminder: General Public tickets go on sale this afternoon at 12pm EDT for LAZARUS in New York City.

The New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) are presenting LAZARUS the musical/play written by DAVID BOWIE and ENDA WALSH.

Lazarus is inspired by the Walter Tevis novel 'The Man Who Fell to Earth' and directed by IVO VAN HOVE, with previews on 18th November and an opening night set for 7th December.

Joining previously announced Golden Globe winner and six-time Emmy nominee Michael C. Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, 'Dexter') is Tony Award nominee Cristin Milioti, returning to NYTW for the fourth time, having starred in the NYTW productions of Little Foxes, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, and the Tony Award-winning musical Once; and Michael Esper (Broadway's The Last Ship) in his NYTW debut.

Rounding out the cast is Krystina Alabado (American Idiot), Sophia Anne Caruso (The Nether), Nicholas Christopher (Whorl Inside A Loop), Lynn Craig (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Bobby Moreno (Year of the Rooster), Krista Pioppi (Spring Awakening Nat'l Tour), Charlie Pollock (The Wild Party), and Brynn Williams (Bye Bye Birdie).

Hall, will play 'Thomas Newton', the character famously portrayed by Mr. Bowie in the 1976 screen adaptation directed by Nicolas Roeg. Milioti will play 'Elly', with Esper portraying 'Valentine'.

Lazarus features songs specially composed by Mr. Bowie for this production as well as new arrangements of previously recorded songs.

Lazarus by David Bowie and Enda Walsh


Don't hang around - it looks like this will sell out. Please visit nytw.org/tickets/ to purchase online or in person at NYTW.

(Ed. Note: there are cheaper tickets available for performances on 18th and 19th November).


NEW SONG 'BLACKSTAR' UNVEILED
6th October 2015

The brand new DAVID BOWIE song that is to appear on the upcoming TV crime show 'The Last Panthers' is entitled: 'BLACKSTAR'.

Sky Atlantic unveiled the opening credits today, which features a sneak listen of the newly commissioned song, written and performed by David Bowie.



'The Last Panthers' launches simultaneously on 12th November in UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy on Sky Atlantic, and in France on Canal+.

davidbowie.com have an exclusive comment from director JOHAN RENCK about their meeting...

"I showed Mr. Bowie the two first episodes in the rough state they were at the time, and he liked what he saw very much. We discussed the various aspects of the show; naturally the plot line, but also the underlying currents of guilt and personality flaws. We talked about the dark heart of Europe. We talked about the biblical aspects of human nature. He asked if there was anything else to see, so I showed him the first concept board I had just made for the title sequence - images from the show laced with chimaeras and demons from the worlds of Bosch and Grunewald. That's when he said go - it all fits. Then he played me his new song 'Blackstar'."

Update: The sequence was directed by Miki Kato at Momoco - the Emmy Award-winning and BAFTA-nominated creative studio based in London.


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
4th October 2015

On this day, 16 years ago, DAVID BOWIE released his 'hours...' album in 1999...

I absolutely love it when young bands cover DAVID BOWIE. Check out this live version of 'Moonage Daydream' by POSH HAMMER who hail from North Carolina in the US. Wonderful! - [View here]...

'Starman' by DAVID BOWIE appears on the soundtrack of the brand new movie THE MARTIAN, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jeff Daniels and Jessica Chastain...

Some DAVID BOWIE fun... check out 'Ashes To Ashes - Misheard Lyrics' by comedy impersonator STEVIE RIKS. A couple cracked me up big time. - [View here]...

Released next month is 'Demons To Diamonds' by VISAGE, which features the studio songs that STEVE STRANGE and the band were working on before he sadly passed away. Rather than leave the album unfinished, the band decided to persevere and complete the album in Steve's memory. With cover artwork designed by BOY GEORGE, the album released on 6th November, also contains a cover version of the DAVID BOWIE song 'Loving The Alien'. All royalties from the album will be donated to the newly formed Steve Strange Statue Appeal...


I CAN'T READ AT THE BOILEROOM
3rd October 2015

Last night in Guildford, REEVES GABRELS and His Imaginary Friends with LISA RONSON on lead vocals performed 'I Can't Read'.

As you know, this song was co-written by DAVID BOWIE and Reeves for the first TIN MACHINE and was also re-recorded for the film The Ice Storm.



Reeves is currently touring the UK this month. For dates and tickets pop on over to reevz.net website.


ON THIS DAY...
2nd October 2015

Birthday memories of MARGARET 'PEGGY' JONES who was born on this day in 1913...

On this day, 13 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at the Carling Apollo Hammersmith in London, during his 'Heathen' Promo Tour in 2002...

On this day, 28 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed the second of two gigs at St. Paul Civic Centre in Minneapolis, USA during his Glass Spider World Tour in 1987...

On this day, 51 years ago, DAVIE JONES and The Manish Boys performed in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire in 1964...


THE LAST PANTHERS TRAILERS
2nd October 2015

Update: Check out the three trailers below for the upcoming Sky/Canal+ TV show THE LAST PANTHERS.

As you know, DAVID BOWIE has written an exclusive brand new song for this six-part series.

This European crime drama, about a British loss adjustor charged with recovering stolen diamonds, whatever the cost.

Directed by Johan Renck and starring Samantha Morton, Tahar Rahim, Goran Bogdam and John Hurt.



'The Last Panthers' launches simultaneously on 12th November in UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy on Sky Atlantic.


HOLLYWOOD AUCTION '74
1st October 2015

David Bowie character drawing of Thomas Jerome Newton Today saw several DAVID BOWIE collectors' items available at the Hollywood Auction 74 offered by Profiles in History over in California, USA.

Some of these items were from the personal collection of actress CANDY CLARK, who as you know was David's co-star in 'The Man Who Fell to Earth' movie.

Below are the nine lots that were available...

Lot 1362: David Bowie vintage original self-portrait as "Thomas Jerome Newton" from The Man Who Fell to Earth. (British Lion, 1976). In developing his character, the multi-talented Bowie created a sketch of himself as an alien. Accomplished in artist pens and gouache on 12 x 17.75 in. beige artist paper, tipped to 16 x 20 in. ivory backing paper. Signed over the right shoulder of the image, "For Nick, Love Bowie". In the upper right corner, Bowie has also written an inscription in an alien language of his own invention. The sketch was originally presented to director Nicolas Roeg, who in turn gifted it to Bowie's co-star Candy Clark. The sketch exhibits minor fading with some slight edge chipping. In overall, vintage very good condition. From the personal collection of actress Candy Clark.
Estimate: $3,000-$5,000 - SOLD FOR $10,000.

Thomas Jerome Newton screen used hotel registration card Thomas Jerome Newton screen used hotel registration card Lot 1363: David Bowie 'Thomas Jerome Newton' screen used hotel registration card from The Man Who Fell to Earth. (British Lion, 1976). Vintage original screen used 4 x 6 in. printed registration card for Hotel Artesia. David Bowie fills this card out on screen. Over the course of many takes, Bowie has written his character name on the front and comedic nonsense and scribbled cartoons to amuse himself on the verso. He writes in blue ink, in part: "Newton Thomas Jerome Herbert from: Brixton Prison... six years for rape of chickens, cows, and vultures... two years for Smartie, smash and grab, two months for nose picking in Hyde Park..." and more. In production used good condition. From the personal collection of actress Candy Clark.
Estimate: $600-$800 - SOLD FOR $1,100.

Lot 1364: The Man Who Fell to Earth (19) special custom vintage photographs. (British Lion, 1976). Vintage gelatin silver glossy 9.75 x 7.75 in. borderless special production photographs. Depicting cast in scenes from the Sci-Fi film. With some edge curling and light handling. In vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $300-$500 - SOLD FOR $300.

Lot 1365: The Man Who Fell to Earth vintage press booklet and program signed by Candy Clark. (British Lion, 1976). Vintage 8 x 13 in. 82-page press booklet. The studio bound and bradded booklet includes pictures and bios for the cast including multiple images of David Bowie, Candy Clark and cast. Content also includes PR articles on everything from production to fan club info. Exhibits some fading on the cover and staining to the inside pages. Candy Clark has signed the book on her bio page. Also includes a signed 2-page program from the initial release of the film. In vintage very good condition. From the personal collection of actress Candy Clark.
Estimate: $200-$300 - SOLD FOR $200.

The Man Who Fell to Earth oversized clapper board Lot 1366: The Man Who Fell to Earth oversized clapperboard for aerial shots. (British Lion, 1976). Original oversize wooden clapperboard. The hinged clapstick is present on top with signature black-and-white interleaved diagonal lines. Measuring approx. 35.5 x 19.5 in. Imprinted with "The Man Who Fell to Earth, Director Nicolas Roeg, Dir. Of Photography Anthony Richmond, Scene." With "100", "Take 1", and date "11/6/75". This special clapperboard was created to be visible on the ground by aerial camera units shooting from above. In overall, vintage fine condition. From the personal collection of actress Candy Clark.
Estimate: $2,000-$3,000 - SOLD FOR $3,750.

Lot 1367: The Man Who Fell to Earth David Bowie designed photo poster and crew t-shirt. (British Lion, 1976). Vintage original 24 x 36 in. surreal photo poster mounted to board. Photo collage created by David Bowie, printed and gifted to his co-star Candy Clark. With some lower left corner loss. Also includes a vintage size small crew shirt designed and created by Candy Clark and her brother Randy Clark. In vintage very fine condition. From the personal collection of actress Candy Clark.
Estimate: $300-$500 - SOLD FOR $800.

Lot 1368: The Man Who Fell to Earth British Quad poster. (British Lion, 1976). Vintage 39.75 x 30.25 in. British quad poster. Mounted to board and outfitted with wooden frame and hanging hardware. Exhibiting light edge wear and minor corner bumping. In vintage fine condition. From the personal collection of actress Candy Clark.
Estimate: $200-$300 - SOLD FOR $325.00.

Lot 1877: David Bowie vintage signed portrait photograph. (ca. 1975). Vintage gelatin silver approx. 10 x 8 in. single weight photograph of art-pop superstar David Bowie. The moody 1970s era studio portrait of the Thin White Duke is hand signed in blue ink, "Bowie '75" to the left of his head in the image. Exhibiting a small .5 in. crease in the right blank border. In vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $200-$300 - DID NOT SELL.

Hunger City set design model Lot 1879: David Bowie's original 'Diamond Dogs' tour 'Hunger City' set design model. (1974). Vintage original theatrical set design model for David Bowie's innovative "Diamond Dogs" stage show. Constructed of wood, board, silver mylar, paper, and acrylic paint and designed by Broadway set designers Jules Fisher and Mark Ravitz. This model is one of two made, one being retained by the designers and the other gifted to David Bowie who in turn presented it to director Nicolas Roeg during the filming of The Man Who Fell to Earth. Bowie's co-star Candy Clark ultimately inherited the piece from Roeg. Measuring 11.75 x 7.25 in. mounted on a 12.5 x 8.5 x 1 in. black base with plexiglass display cover. The designers' copy of the model recently toured with the popular "David Bowie is" retrospective exhibition. From the collection of actress Candy Clark.
Estimate: $4,000-$6,000 - DID NOT SELL.


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
1st October 2015

The FELIX DENNIS Collection Three Day Estate Auction is currently taking place at The Old Manor, Dorsington in Warwickshire. The publishing tycoon bought DAVID BOWIE's house in Mustique back in 1995 and renamed it 'Mandalay'. In the auction sale, two carvings acquired by Dennis from David Bowie - for his home in Mustique - attracted keen bidding. A pair of 19th century Indian carved wood rearing horses (lot 989) realised £1,500 and an 18th century Chinese God of War (lot 988) depicted standing on one leg realised £1,100...

The quite brilliant comedy mockumentary BBC series STELLA STREET is finally about to get the full DVD boxed set treatment. Starring PHIL CORNWELL and JOHN SESSIONS who played the cornershop owners Jagger and Richards - plus DAVID BOWIE, Jack Nicholson, Michael Caine and many more. The storyline takes on the premise that a group of British and American celebrities have all decided to move into Stella Street, Surbiton, in South West London and hilarity ensues...

ROD STEWART has been interviewed by ROLLING STONE magazine, and has a bit of a moan... "David has always been the darling of rock critics and I haven't," he says. "They look at him as an intellectual writer and me, just the opposite. To them, it's always black and white." - [Read here]...

Happy Birthday Wishes to guitar legend EARL SLICK...

Check out a rather lovely blog about the greatest living Englishman, DAVID BOWIE by Brian76 - [Read here]...

DAVID BOWIE tribute band CHANGESTWOBOWIE upcoming gig at Riga Music Bar, upstairs at O'Neills, Southend, England on Saturday 7th November. Tickets can be purchased online or over the bar at O'Neill's - [More details]...

GLAMDAMMIT celebrates eleven years of fist-pumping Rock 'N' Roll, Punk anthems, and glittery Glam Rock along with live performances and a cavalcade of stars. Ten-dollar admission on Saturday 3rd October @ 11pm 21+ID at The Grand Victory, 245 Grand and Roebling St, Brooklyn, NY, USA. More info @ glamdammit.com...


SPACE ODDITY 40th ANNIVERSARY RELEASE
1st October 2015

Space Oddity 40th Anniversary Picture Disc Single Released tomorrow (2nd October) is the next DAVID BOWIE 40th Anniversary Picture Disc 7" Single is Space Oddity.

As you can see, the A-side picture features the 1969 Philips French picture sleeve, complete with original typo error.

The tacklisting is as follows:

       A-side:
       Space Oddity (UK single edit).
       (David Bowie).
       Produced by Gus Dudgeon.
       Arranged by David Bowie and Paul Buckmaster.

       AA-side:
       Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (single B-side with spoken introduction).
       (David Bowie).
       Produced by Gus Dudgeon.
       Arranged by David Bowie and Paul Buckmaster.

The AA-side picture features a beautiful Vernon Dewhurst 1969 photograph.

This next 40th release is available to purchase NOW.


WIN SIGNED FIVE YEARS BOX SETS!
1st October 2015

David Bowie Five Years Box Set Amazon.co.uk are offering you the opportunity to win a signed DAVID BOWIE Five Years Vinyl Box Set!

The Prize Draw is open to entries from Tuesday, 22nd September 2015 and closes at 23:59 BST on Monday, 12th October 2015.

Available to UK residents only. To enter the David Bowie Prize - the winner will receive the vinyl box set, Five Years (1969-1973), signed by Bowie himself.

The box set comes with six re-mastered studio albums alongside two live albums, all pressed on 180 gram vinyl.

The albums in the box set include Space Oddity, The Man Who Sold The World, Hunky Dory, Pinups, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars, Aladdin Sane, Live Santa Monica '72 and Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture Soundtrack.

If competitions aren't your thing, you can purchase the CD version and Vinyl NOW and receive guaranteed pricing.

(Ed. Tip: If you visit the links above, scroll to the bottom of the page and change the country to ITALY - you can save some money).


For David Bowie fans in Australia only... To celebrate the first in a series of David Bowie box sets released on September 25, CHANNEL SEVEN / WARNER MUSIC AUSTRALIA are giving you the chance to win one for yourself!

All you have to do is register your details HERE and you'll go in the draw to win a limited edition CD box set, signed by David Bowie himself.

Competition closes on Friday 2nd October 2015 @ 9:00am (AEST). Total prize value is $225 and entry is open to all residents of Australia where the Channel Seven signal is received.


David Bowie Box Set Prize Draw


LAZARUS TICKETS AND CAST ANNOUNCEMENT
1st October 2015

Update: Tickets now go on sale to the General Public on 7th October at 12.00 pm EDT, please visit nytw.org/tickets/ to purchase.

The New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) have announced the full cast for the upcoming LAZARUS musical/play written by DAVID BOWIE and ENDA WALSH.

Lazarus is inspired by the Walter Tevis novel The Man Who Fell to Earth and directed by IVO VAN HOVE, with previews on 18th November and an opening night set for 7th December.

Joining previously announced Golden Globe winner and six-time Emmy nominee Michael C. Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, 'Dexter') is Tony Award nominee Cristin Milioti, returning to NYTW for the fourth time, having starred in the NYTW productions of Little Foxes, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, and the Tony Award-winning musical Once; and Michael Esper (Broadway's The Last Ship) in his NYTW debut.

Rounding out the cast is Krystina Alabado (American Idiot), Sophia Anne Caruso (The Nether), Nicholas Christopher (Whorl Inside A Loop), Lynn Craig (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Bobby Moreno (Year of the Rooster), Krista Pioppi (Spring Awakening Nat'l Tour), Charlie Pollock (The Wild Party), and Brynn Williams (Bye Bye Birdie).

Hall, will play 'Thomas Newton', the character famously portrayed by Mr. Bowie in the 1976 screen adaptation directed by Nicolas Roeg. Milioti will play 'Elly', with Esper portraying 'Valentine'.

Lazarus features songs specially composed by Mr. Bowie for this production as well as new arrangements of previously recorded songs.

Lazarus by David Bowie and Enda Walsh


'DAVID BOWIE IS' ITEMS UP FOR GRABS
1st October 2015

I have several DAVID BOWIE Is collectors items available... including the 'David Bowie Is Walking In Soho' Fold-out Maps and 'David Bowie Is Missing' Print Poster (10x15 inches, rare and never on sale to the general public).

David Bowie is Walking In Soho

If anyone is interested in any of the items, please email me at for more details and information.

Big thanks to everyone who have made purchases - it's much appreciated. All monies raised go directly towards the running costs of this website.


REEVES GABRELS UK OCTOBER TOUR
1st October 2015

Reeves Gabrels UK Tour 2015 REEVES GABRELS and His Imaginary Friends are touring the UK this month.

UK Tour Dates:
       1st Norwich, Waterfront Studio.
       2nd Guildford, The Boileroom.
       3rd Liverpool, Studio2 Parr Street.
       5th York, Fibbers.
       7th St Albans, The Horn.
       8th London, Camden, The Black Heart.
       9th Scunthorpe, Café Indiependent.
       10th Glasgow, The Hug and Pint.
       11th Newcastle, The Cluny.
       13th Leicester, The Cookie.
       14th Manchester, Night & Day.
       15th Tunbridge Wells, The Forum.

Tickets can be purchased NOW via reevz.net website.

Support comes from LISA RONSON on all UK dates, who has her debut album Emperors Of Medieval Japan about to be released in November.


A SALUTE TO THE THIN WHITE DUKE
1st October 2015

A Salute To The Thin White Duke: The Songs Of David Bowie Realsed this month is A Salute To The Thin White Duke: The Songs Of DAVID BOWIE in both CD and vinyl formats.

Released via Los Angeles-based Cleopatra Records on 16th October, this tribute release features performances from: Kittie, Dum Dum Girls, Electric Six, Rogue Wave, Heartless Bastards, The Muffs and more.

The full tracklisting runs as follows:

       01. Modern Love - Rogue Wave.
       02. John, I'm Only Dancing - Jesca Hoop.
       03. Letter To Hermione - Dum Dum Girls.
       04. "Heroes" - The Tulips.
       05. Ashes To Ashes - Icky Blossoms.
       06. Starman - The Deer Tracks.
       07. Rebel Rebel - The KVB.
       08. Cat People (Putting Out Fire) - Magic Wands.
       09. Blue Jean - Electric Six.
       10. Jean Genie - Heartless Bastards.
       11. Suffragette City - Ume.
       12. Fame - The Vacant Lots.
       13. Space Oddity - Kittie.
       14. Moonage Daydream - Boy Hits Car.
       15. Absolute Beginners - Coves.
       16. Changes - The Muffsa.

'A Salute To The Thin White Duke: The Songs Of David Bowie' is available to pre-order NOW.






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