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BOWIE ART FOR SALE
29th December 2011

For the serious art collectors out there... two pieces of original DAVID BOWIE artwork are available for purchase.

I have two large pieces of original art by His Rockgodliness David of which one is a self portrait. I wish to sell ONE of the pieces. I am willing to sell whichever a buyer prefers, but wish to keep one.

Self Portrait II The first is SELF PORTRAIT II 14 inch x 10 inch - (35.5cm x 28.8 cm). This is a stunningly beautiful piece of Bowie art and any Bowie fan would love owning it. (The frame is much larger so it is a large piece of art in completeness with the frame, which was framed by Bowie's framers not me).

This is a charcoal, chalk and pastel drawing from 1996. It was purchased through David's art dealer Kate Chertavian. I have the receipt and it can be verified by Rokeby Art (taken over from Kate Chertavian).

It is in excellent condition and the photograph does not give true justice to the colours and sharpness.

Last year I was asking £8-£10k, but then something turned up and I didn't need to sell any. However, I would like some money to get me to the next stage of a current project (require £4,500) so will sell either one for this. (No offers please).

I know some Bowie handwritten song lyrics went for £9,375 recently at Christie's, hence we are looking in this region and would deliver personally included in any agreed price.


Ancestor The second original is ANCESTOR (there was an Ancestor II slightly different) both can be seen here - ours is the original - the info on this page refers to both the original and the limited edition prints.

It is a 20 inch x 16 inch acrylic on canvas created in 1995 and is framed with a Zebra type striped frame in beige and black. I purchased it from the David Bowie exhibition at the Cork Street gallery in April 1995.

Kate Chertavian told me at the time of purchasing this, that Bowie did a series of four originals, two called Ancestor and Ancestor II and two called Zenzi (and possibly Zenzi II - I can't quite remember, but these were as I recall a story/series).

Charles Saatchi who is one of, if not the biggest collector of art in the UK bought Zenzi. I have read since he sold a lot of his modern art to fund his gallery so I'm not sure if he still owns Zenzi. Again I would want £4,500 (no offers please).

Please contact the BW webmaster who will forward on any enquiries to me.

Thank you very much for your interest.


ZIGGY ERA FANS WANTED
27th December 2011

Dr. Keith Gildart from the University of Wolverhampton is currently working on an academic paper on DAVID BOWIE and popular music in the period 1972-75.

He is interested in the memories of fans in England from this period and particularly their engagement with Bowie's music and fashion.

Ideally he would also like to correspond with any fans who attended the Ziggy Stardust shows.

If you would like to share your memories please contact him at


'SPEED OF LIFE - DAVID BOWIE 65' UPDATE
26th December 2011

Update: - 'Speed of Life - David Bowie 65' - International David Bowie Fanclub THE VOYEUR and David Bowie tribute band ECHO BOWIE also known as 'the next best thing to David Bowie' invite you to celebrate David Bowie's 65th birthday in The Netherlands.

On January 7th 2012 at 8.00 pm. Rocktemple P60 (Amstelveen, The Netherlands) will open its doors for THE David Bowie birthday party.

Speed of Life David Bowie 65 flyer Special guest of the evening is DJ TVQueenBitch (UK) will start the party with an amazing David Bowie set.

David Bowie tribute band 'Echo Bowie' enters the Bowie-P60 stage at 9.30 pm (including a special guest performance by Hans - Mr. Gruppo Sportivo - Vandenburg). Echo Bowie will play Bowie hits, classics and fan favourites from Bowie's entire career from Space Oddity (1969) to "Heroes" (1977), China Girl (1983) and New Killer Star (2003).

At 12.00 am we toast at David Bowie's 65th birthday!

After celebrating, Echo Bowie will return to the stage for another amazing live performance.

Extras:
       - Unique David Bowie slide show (1978-2008) by Concert Photographer Antoine Loogman.
       - Ziggy Stardust cocktail bar (open all night).
       - Bowie rarities and collectables for sale.

For more information please visit P60.nl and davidbowiefanclub.com and echobowie.com.

Tickets (on sale now) for this event can be bought in an easy and secure way online using Paylogic.

From Peter Smit - International David Bowie Fanclub.


DB512 CONVENTION TICKETS
25th December 2011

DB512 Update: Over half of the ticket allocation is now SOLD for the DB512 DAVID BOWIE CONVENTION which takes place at Holy Moly's @ Esquires in Bedford, England on Saturday 25th February 2012.

So if anyone is wanting to come along to what will be a fantastic event, you will need to buy your tickets soon or I'm afraid you won't get in.

The maximum number of people allowed into the venue is strictly restricted to 250.

Tickets are priced at £15.00 plus £1.50 postage (UK Only) each and can be purchased via PayPal to - or if you are local, there are 25 tickets behind the bar at Danny's Bar in Esquires.

Please be aware that once the tickets are sold there will be NO further sales and PayPal payments will be rejected.

Note: If anyone is after tickets but DOES NOT use PayPal, they can contact the above email address and David can send you an invoice from PayPal and you will be able to pay via credit card or debit card.

There is also room for traders (4 tables), if anyone is interested in selling CDs/DVDs and other Bowie Memorabilia. Tables are £50 for the event. Please email for more details.

Scroll down this page for full information and running schedule and check out the Facebook events page at facebook.com/events


MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE!
25th December 2011

Merry Christmas 2011 to everyone WISHING EVERYONE EVERYWHERE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS

Have a Cool Yule! I hope you all receive everything you ever wish for

Very Best Wishes from Paul (aka Rednik).


GOOGLE+ HANG OUTS
24th December 2011

Google have launched a brand new advertising campaign to promote their new Google+ Hangouts.

Google have enlisted the help of THE MUPPETS performing the DAVID BOWIE and QUEEN collaboration hit song 'Under Pressure'.

Check out the advertisement below...

All you need is a webcam. More details can be found at google.com


I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S NOT BOWIE!
21st December 2011

I Can't Believe It's Not David Bowie! As you know on Sunday, January 8th 2012, it will be DAVID BOWIE's 65th birthday and DON'T TOUCH THAT DIAL in Canada have teamed up with three up-and-coming independent Toronto acts to celebrate.

Live bands playing are The Folk, Dany Laj and The Locks, Donlands and Mortimer and Paint, who will be doing their own renditions of some of David Bowie's greatest hits.

Complete with costume contests, glam rock playlists between sets, and door prizes provided by Eyesore Cinema you'll see that The Garrison is the place to be. Tickets are $7 on the doors and it is a 19+ admission show.

The event is presented by 'Don't Touch That Dial' and will be sponsored by 'Eyesore Cinema'.

More details and information can be found over on their Facebook events page.


LET YOURSELF GO!
18th December 2011

Latest update on DAVID BOWIE's 'The Jean Genie' performance from Top of the Pops on 3rd January 1973...

BBC executives have decided to bring forward the re-transmission date from BBC Four documentary in the New Year to Top of the Pops 2 on BBC Two this Wednesday 21st December 2011 from 7.30-9.00pm.

"The wait is over," says John Henshall, the former BBC cameraman who has kept a broadcast quality copy of the recording safe in his archive since the day it was recorded, "We should all be grateful to Mark Cooper, the BBC's Creative Head of Music Entertainment, for making space in next week's programme. What a great Christmas treat for the millions of Bowie fans who have been waiting to see this iconic performance for almost 39 years!"

In case anyone misses it, the show is repeated this Saturday 24th December on BBC Two at 22:25 GMT.

The show is also available to view NOW on via the BBC iPlayer at bbc.co.uk website for the next seven days.


DUTCH ACOUSTIC BOWIE TRIBUTE GIG
18th December 2011

On Friday 23rd December ACOUSTIC BOWIE will perform at the Jet Lounge in Amsterdam.

Bart Peeters (not the Belgian dude, but the Dutch one) and Matto Kranenburg (ex-Kane, ex-Handsome3Some) will be playing acoustic versions of their favourite DAVID BOWIE songs from 20:00.

On a number of songs they will be accompanied by Richie Bleijenberg on cajon (drummer with extremely talented band 'F' from The Hague).

Expect 'Quicksand' and 'My Death' and even get ready for an acoustic 'Thru' These Architect's Eyes'.

The acoustic trio 'Capisce' from The Hague will also be performing)

Venue: Jet Lounge, Groen van Prinstererstraat 41, 1051 EH Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Website: jetlounge.nl

Check out some rough material to get you in the mood: China Girl and Thru' These Architect's Eyes


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
17th December 2011

DAVID BOWIE appears on the 'Burberry Acoustic - The Collection For London Fashion Week' album. The opening track is 'Eight Line Poem' taken from Hunky Dory. This is the first album in a series that comes as part of a collaboration between The British Fashion Council and Sony Music....

Talking of HUNKY DORY... can you believe it was released 40 years ago today! I played it last night just after midnight in celebration. It still sounds like it could have been recorded yesterday...

MIKE GARSON is performing live in France next year on 14th January 2012. Mike plays at Le Tournebelle, Ecluse Mandirac - Narbonne. More details can be found over at mikegarson.com - BTW I wonder if you pronounce Mike Garson in French will it sound like Mike Garçon... [Oh boy! OK stop groaning now people!]...

DAVID BOWIE tribute act ALADDINSANE perform tonight at The Halcyon, Peterborough, England at 20:30 until 23:30 - [More details]...

Also taking place tonight is BOWIEBALL 2011 at Le Poisson Rouge, New York, USA - [See below]...

DB512 Convention Update: A limited number of tickets are now available from Danny's Bar at Esquires for the DB512 Convention...

DB512 Convention Update: The first batch of DAVID BOWIE Convention tickets have now been mailed out. So if you've already purchased your ticket/s they will be with you within the next day or two. If you've not yet purchased your ticket/s please do so as soon as possible please...

DB512 Convention Info: Directions: The entrance to Esquires is set back from the road and is actually in the road known as 'Greyfriars'. Your Sat Nav may take you to the rear of the building where there is no access. The venue is just to the left of a row of shops with flats above. A green triangular are of grass is in front of the shops. The car park is small, Parking on the road is limited, but there is a multi-storey car park 3 minutes walk from Esquires. The train station is a ten minute walk. There is a 24 hour taxi rank immediately outside the entrance. There are many B&B's within walking distance and a Travel Lodge about a mile away. Also, there are about 5 takeaways just 1 minute walk from the venue for when you are hungry!

DB512 Convention Update: See below for the full running schedule.


EVERYTHING TASTES NICE
14th December 2011

You can now listen to DAVID BOWIE performing 'The Jean Genie' on Top of the Pops from January 3rd 1973 via the BBC iPlayer.

John Henshall was interviewed today on the Malcolm Boyden show on BBC Radio Oxford radio show.

The interview starts at 1h 08m 40s - [Listen here]

It is available for another 7 days.


DB512 CONVENTION
12th December 2011

Keeping you updated with the latest details and information for the upcoming 2012 UK DAVID BOWIE Convention...

DB512 Convention 2012 flyer #1    DB512 Convention 2012 flyer #2    DB512 Convention 2012 flyer #3    DB512 Convention 2012 flyer #4

One flyer just isn't enough for this event! We have also organised a large screen to show concert footage with the audio coming through the PA and another live act has been added to the bill.

As usual there will be the Bowie Raffle taking place, with lots of great things to be won.

Live music at the Bowie Convention is provided by Lipstick Torpedo, MudHoney, Amannin Sane (Nick Fielding) and Rob Hallward (aka Wayne Beau) frontman of Pink on Pink.

If you want tickets you need to act fast... they will be sold in a first come first served basis. Tickets are priced at £15.00 plus £1.50 postage (UK Only). Please be aware: This is a ticket only event and NO tickets will be available from the venue.

A limited number of tickets are now available from Danny's Bar at Esquires.

Note: If anyone is after tickets but DOES NOT use PayPal, they can contact the above email address and David can send you an invoice from PayPal and you will be able to pay via credit card or debit card.

There is also room for traders (4 tables), if anyone is interested in selling CDs/DVDs and other Bowie Memorabilia. Tables are £50 for the event and anyone interested should contact

The DB512 convention takes place at Holy Moly's @ Esquires in Bedford, England on Saturday 25th February 2012.

A full schedule of the event will be published shortly. In the meantime check out the new Facebook events page at facebook.com/events

The schedule runs as follows:

       12:00 - DB Music Mix (2 Hour)
       14:00 - Amannin Sane (30 Min) live on stage
       14:30 - DB Music Mix (1 Hour)
       15:30 - Rob Hallward (30 Min) live on stage
       16:00 - David Bowie Concert Screening
       17:00 - MudHoney (30 Min) live on stage
       17:30 - DB Music Mix (90 Min)
       19:00 - Lipstick Torpedo (1 Hour) live on stage
       20:00 - DB Music Mix (1 Hour)
       21:00 - Convention Ends

See below (2nd December) for full details on the event.


LET YOURSELF GO!
12th December 2011

Ziggy and Ronno on Top of The Pops 3rd January 1973 Yesterday in London at the BFI Southbank saw the screening of DAVID BOWIE's performance of 'The Jean Genie' from Top of the Pops filmed on 3rd January 1973, courtesy of John Henshall's archive.

Below are a few comments from people who attended...

'What a magical event that was. Bowie and Ronson, in particular, on spectacular form. I hope it gets show on TV sometime - the NFT screening was immense.' - SimonF.

'The Jean Genie - Top of the Pops! If only there was a law saying all pop music videos had to be viewed 39 years after they were filmed... only. We'd appreciate it a lot more. Twas like being in a time machine and like discovering something for the first time. All at once! Get in. Nice work BFI and all concerned.' - AndyB.

Ziggy and Ronno on Top of The Pops 3rd January 1973 'OMG! After almost 39 years I've just seen 'The Jean Genie' from Top Of The Pops twice! The screening began with the slate counting it in and the live version far surpasses the versions available on youtube etc. A real powerhouse of a performance with Bowie looking stunning. Any Mick Ronson fans will adore this performance though, with his top unzipped showing off his chest and looking gorgeous. Oh I wish I could watch it again and again. Luckily after the first screening it was played a second time! John Henshall the guy who saved it was charming and very approachable and he was so pleased to hear I called it 'the greatest Top Of The Pops recovery of all time'. - Mike

(Ed. If you were there and want to add your own comments - feel free to email me or post on the BW Message Board).

BBC News Oxford have also reported on the find - 'David Bowie Top of the Pops footage found by Oxfordshire cameraman' - [Read here]


TO BE RIGHT IN THAT PHOTOGRAPH
12th December 2011

NIKKI SIXX of Mötley Crüe and now also making a name for himself as a photographer is interviewed by the New York Post. Check out some of the questions asked...

Q: OK, let's jump to DAVID BOWIE - one of your inspirations.

N: Yeah I love Bowie's music, I love the fact that he's always been fashion-forward. Mixing fashion and music together. So important.

Q: Today's shoot was kinda Bowie-ish - the outfits.

N: Today was very Bowie-esque, a lot of the tear sheets were New York Dolls, Bowie, T. Rex, a lot of original glam rock that came out in the early '70s to mid '70's. Amazing stuff. It looks so great to mix it with the models. We're trying to not have it look just like a fashion shoot but to have a little bit of texture to it.

Q: So if you had a opportunity to shoot David Bowie - if he was at the height of his success, musically?

N: I think Bowie is one of those artists where just to shoot him - whether he was younger, his middle part of his career or now that he's segueing into being, obviously, a legend and someone that we look to as inspiration for generations - I think you can just capture what's happening on his face. I think Bowie at 70 is going to be just as cool as Bowie at 27.

You can read the complete interview at the nypost.com website.


THE JEAN GENIE - NO TOTP2
10th December 2011

Update: BBC executives have now decided to show the footage during their Christmas TOTP2 show.

Former BBC cameraman JOHN HENSHALL who revealed DAVID BOWIE's 1973 performance from Top of the Pops of 'The Jean Genie' from his archives writes...

"Over the past few days I have spoken to three current BBC producers: Richard Marson of 'Tales of Television Centre' (the man who first reacted to the news of my tape), Mark Cooper of TOTP2 and James Hale, who is producing a special Bowie documentary you will all want to see, for transmission in June 2012. All three men are dedicated in their individual and special ways. I feel our heritage is safe with them. Mark Cooper does have a copy of my recording and would love to show it but he respects my previous agreement with Richard Marson and confirms that it will NOT be shown in the 21st December 2011 show.

"On Monday 12th December he is recording Christmas TOTP in TC4 at the Television Centre and has invited me along to watch. For me this will be an amazing nostalgic experience my first TOTP for 35 years.

"When 'Tales of Television Centre' airs (no date fixed yet) Richard Marson intends to show my story and just a clip in the programme but to make the whole video available on the Red Button in its original 4:3 aspect ratio format, without voice over or caption superimposition."

Info via missingepisodes.proboards.com


'SPEED OF LIFE' UPDATE
10th December 2011

The forthcoming publication 'Speed of Life' now has an additional feature...

Until now only a few frames from the "Heroes" photo session have been in public circulation. GENESIS PUBLICATIONS has suggested to both authors that now is the right time to present the work in its entirety to the subscribers of this 2000-copy only limited edition.

They are happy to confirm that DAVID BOWIE and MASAYOSHI SUKITA have agreed to their inclusion. The unseen "Heroes" contact sheets are just one of many unique features that make this publication such an important landmark in the celebration of Bowie's career.

Heroes contact sheet

The new publication born out of a 40-year collaboration between musician, actor and producer, David Bowie, and photographer and designer, Masayoshi Sukita. A 300-page photographic essay captioned with their own recollections and memories.

Tracing the development of Bowie's remarkable career from 1972 to the present day, the publication marks a 10-year partnership between David Bowie and Genesis Publications.

Speed of Life

Published in 2012. First copies ship February.

Speed of Life. Signed by David Bowie and Masayoshi Sukita. Limited £360.
Limited: 2000 copies. ISBN: 9781905662210.
Paper: 200gsm Matt Art.
Binding: Quarter hand-bound in a bespoke-dyed calfskin leather, onto a turquoise cloth cover as personally selected by David Bowie.
Extra: Exclusive 7" vinyl single.

Speed of Life

For pre-ordering, more details and information please visit the genesis-publications.com website.


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
9th December 2011

Keep your 'lectric eye on eBay... a DAVY JONES / THE MANISH BOYS ticket from their 30th January 1965 show at the Witch Doctor in St Leonards-on-Sea, Hastings in England sold for a very impressive £280 GBP (approximately $438) - [View here]...

The producer of a new music documentary called FOLK, directed by SARA TERRY - who used to work for DAVID BOWIE the mid-80s and was married to guitarist REEVES GABRELS - is fundraising for their film via Kickstarter and one of the incentives now includes an original David Bowie lithograph from Sara's personal collection. It is a limited edition lithograph, signed and numbered by David, of the cover of his pivotal album "Heroes". David gave these prints, limited to an edition of 120, as Christmas presents in the late 1970s. They are offering it on their Kickstarter campaign for a $2,500 donation. For more details and information about the project please visit kickstarter.com - from Diana O'Donnell (Producer, 'Folk')...

As you know on Sunday January 8th 2012, it will be DAVID BOWIE's 65th birthday and DON'T TOUCH THAT DIAL in Canada have teamed up with three up-and-coming independent Toronto acts to celebrate. Paint, The Folk and Growling Woods will be doing their own renditions of some of David Bowie's greatest hits. Complete with costume contests, glam rock playlists between sets, and door prizes provided by Eyesore Cinema you'll see that The Garrison is the place to be. Tickets will be a mere $7! - more details to follow...

DAVID BOWIE features on a new compilation album issued by Universal Music dedicated to the city of London in association with Time Out magazine. The Bowie song that defines the city? Yes you guessed it... 'The London Boys'...

Over in Canada, some of New Brunswick's most talented country artists will be celebrating the holiday season and helping out with a fundraiser. Every year, members of the local music community put together a concert to help the Fredericton Food Bank. Each participating band picks one of their favourite Canadian or international artist to cover. This year, there will be three separate fundraiser events at The Capital Bar. The first one takes place on 15th December and features Motherhood performing as DAVID BOWIE, Whale Skin as Madonna, The Waking Night as The Smashing Pumpkins, and Love Hertz providing their spin on The Crystal Castles - [More details]...


DB512 CONVENTION TICKETS
7th December 2011

DB512 Convention 2012 Update: Be quick - tickets are selling fast.

Tickets are now available for The 2012 UK DAVID BOWIE Convention. They were received from the printers today and they are ready to mail out now, so if you are wanting to attend they will be sold in a first come first served basis.

Please be aware: This is a ticket only event and NO tickets will be available from the venue.

Update: A limited number of tickets are now available from Danny's Bar at Esquires.

The DB512 convention takes place at Holy Moly's @ Esquires in Bedford, England on Saturday 25th February 2012.

Tickets are on sale NOW priced at £15.00 plus £1.50 postage (UK Only) each and are available now via PayPal only.

Please make payments to:

Check out the new Facebook events page at facebook.com/events

See below (2nd December) for full details of the event.

Note: If anyone is after tickets but DOES NOT use PayPal, they can contact the above email address and David can send you an invoice from PayPal and you will be able to pay via credit card or debit card.


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
4th December 2011

Listening to the Johnnie Walker radio show broadcast today he speaks again with John Henshall who says he doesn't think DAVID BOWIE's performance of The Jean Genie from TOTP will be broadcast at Christmas on TOTP2, but it will feature in a forthcoming documentary entitled 'Tales Of Television Centre' - Listen in here at 43:50 - [from David G].

Producer TONY VISCONTI appeared at the Red Bull Music Academy 2011 in Madrid, Spain. Obviously the questions on DAVID BOWIE popped up. You can watch the lectures here - [Part 1] and [Part 2]...

The Sensational DAVID BOWIE Tribute Band Christmas Special takes place at Garage (G2), 490 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 4HG, Scotland. Doors open at 7pm - [More details]...

Massive DAVID BOWIE fan TV presenter LORRAINE KELLY talks about the man and recalls going to school with a circle on her forehead and embroidering 'Bowie' on her school duffel coat - [Read here]...


DAVID BOWIE ORIGINAL ALBUM CLASSICS BOX SET
3rd December 2011

David Bowie original album classics box set All scheduled for release on Monday 9th January is the DAVID BOWIE original album classics box set.

Released the day after David's 65th birthday, this CD box set released by Columbia/Sony Music contains three albums, namely 1.Outside, Earthling and hours from 1995, 1997 and 1999 respectively.

For a mere £8.99 you can own all three albums.

You can pre-ORDER NOW.


BOWIEBALL 2011
3rd December 2011

BowieBall 2011 Are you ready for BOWIEBALL: The Ultimate Glam Rock Revolution taking place at Le Poisson Rouge in New York to celebrate DAVID BOWIE's 65th Birthday! on Saturday 17th December.

Deryck Todd presents the ultimate glam rock revolution at 11pm until 4am at 158 Bleecker Street, New York, USA.

Main floor DJs: Jake B, Russ Manning and Bill Coleman.

Live performances: Space Capone, Amber Martin, Kelle Calco, Deryck Todd, Jimmy Beats, Keanan Duffty, Silya, Michael Cavadias, Shane Rucker, Bridget Everett, Lady Rizo and Andrew Watt.

Photos by Maro. Hosts: Lauren Rae Levy, Simcha and Stephanie Wangenman. Burlesque: Amber Ray, Leroi The Girl Boy and Stormy Leather.

Plus: Glam Go-Gos, make up and hair makeovers and Bowie sing-a-long!

Late night costume contest: $100 Patricia Field gift certificate.

Dress Code: English Glittermen, Alien Jumpsuits and Felt Hat Dandies.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to I'm From Driftwood.

More details and information can be found over at the bowieballnyc.com website


DB512 - THE 2012 UK BOWIE CONVENTION
2nd December 2011

DB512 Convention 2012 Details have now been finalised for DB512 - THE 2012 UK DAVID BOWIE CONVENTION which will be held at Holy Moly's @ Esquires in Bedford, England on Saturday 25th February 2012.

There is a self-contained bar and a full in-house sound system that will be playing non-stop David Bowie and Bowie-related music from 12 noon until the event is over (9pm).

This is the 5th Bedford David Bowie Convention I have organised (83, 85, 90, 98) and will be by far the most intimate. Those that have attended previous conventions will know that it's the best place meet and mix with other Bowie fans from all over the UK (The Friendliest Bunch You'll Ever Meet), with Holy Moly's being taken over by David Bowie fans for the day/evening.

Live music at the Bowie Convention is provided by Lipstick Torpedo, MudHoney, Amannin Sane (Nick Fielding) and Rob Hallward (aka Wayne Beau) frontman of Pink on Pink.

The schedule runs as follows:

       12:00 - DB Music Mix (2 Hour)
       14:00 - Amannin Sane (30 Min) live on stage
       14:30 - DB Music Mix (1 Hour)
       15:30 - Rob Hallward (30 Min) live on stage
       16:00 - David Bowie Concert Screening
       17:00 - MudHoney (30 Min) live on stage
       17:30 - DB Music Mix (90 Min)
       19:00 - Lipstick Torpedo (1 Hour) live on stage
       20:00 - DB Music Mix (1 Hour)
       21:00 - Convention Ends

As usual there will be the Bowie Raffle taking place, with lots of great things to be won.

There is also room for traders (4 tables), if anyone is interested in selling CDs/DVDs and other Bowie Memorabilia. Tables are £50 for the event and anyone interested should contact DP.

       Venue:        Holy Moly's @ Esquires
       Address:      60a Bromham Road, Bedford, MK40 2QG, England
       Telephone:  01234 340120
       Website:      bedfordesquires.com

Tickets are on sale NOW priced at £15.00 plus £1.50 postage (UK Only) each and are available now via PayPal only. Please make payments to: - tickets will be mailed out during the first week of January.

There will NOT be any tickets sold on the door. This is a ticket only event.

There are only a limited number of tickets due to the size of the venue, so it's a first come first served basis. Once they are gone Paypal account will no longer accept payments and the event will be be sold out.

Update: A limited number of tickets are now available from Danny's Bar at Esquires.

Note: If anyone is after tickets but DOES NOT use PayPal, they can contact the above email address and David can send you an invoice from PayPal and you will be able to pay via credit card or debit card.

Check out the Facebook events page at facebook.com/events


For those that are interested, I am also performing a short set at David Bowie's 65th Birthday Party at Esquires on 8th January which starts at 4.30pm anyone can come along and it's a free event, but please note that David Bowie will not be attending himself! More details are available via facebook.com.

From David Priest.


MISSING BELIEVED WIPED
2nd December 2011

The BFI are to hold their annual event which celebrates and screens abandoned television material.

You'll guess what they are showing?... only the newly discovered DAVID BOWIE performance of 'The Jean Genie' from Top Of The Pops from 4th January 1973.

The screening takes place on Sunday 11th December at BFI Southbank (NFT1), Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 8XT, England.

Missing Believed Wiped 2011 - We are pleased to confirm most of the items screening at this year's event, however there may be further titles added later.

Ziggy and Ronno on Top of The Pops January 1973        Session 2: Music
       Sunday 11 December at 18.15 NFT1 p8

       Oh Boy! (Extract) (ABC 1959)
       Rolf Harris Show (BBC 1969)
       International Guitar Festival (Satellite TV 1984)
       Extracts Showtime (ATV 1978)
       Extract: Bob Kerr's Whoopee Band
       Top of the Pops (BBC 1973) Extract David Bowie
       RT c100min.

After a spectacular year of Missing Believed Wiped specials showcasing last year's Library of Congress rediscoveries, the annual Missing Believed Wiped event returns for a new dip into the latest acquisitions. As per normal not all the content of the day is verified at the time of going to press (and this year we have our fingers crossed on one or two very special items) but we hope to show a recovered Dennis Potter play (Thirty Minute Theatre: Emergency Ward 9) from 1966 and an ITV variety show from 1978 featuring (among others) Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. As usual the first session will be a mixed bag, and the second session this time round will be dominated by recovered music footage from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.

Introduced by Dick Fiddy. Joint tickets available £13, concs £9.75 (Members pay £1.50 less).

For ticket booking, more details and full screening information pop on over to bfi.org.uk

Thanks to Mike for the pointer on the BW MB.

Update #2: Listening to the Johnnie Walker radio show today he speaks with John Henshall who says he doesn't think the song will be broadcast at Christmas, but will feature in a forthcoming documentary entitled 'Tales Of Television Centre' - Listen in here at 43:50.

Update: Just looking through Christmas TV guide and 'The Jean Genie' will be shown on BBC2 at 7.30 on Wednesday 21st December as part of the Top Of The Pops 2 Christmas Special! - [from Andreas / Mike].


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
1st December 2011

I can thoroughly recommend the newly released MOTT THE HOOPLE documentary The Ballad Of Mott The Hoople DVD. Some of the unseen archive footage features DAVID BOWIE introducing the band at the Tower Theatre in Philadelphia on 29th November 1972. Besides the intro, you can also see David performing backing vocals on 'All The Young Dudes'. You can purchase The Ballad Of Mott The Hoople [DVD] [2011] now...

Supermodel and one of my ex-girlfriends KATE MOSS has done another front cover for Vogue magazine. She's looking rather damn fine made up as early Ziggy Stardust. The little anchor tattoo is a nice touch too - [View here]...

New animated movie Happy Feet Two 3D features the DAVID BOWIE / QUEEN collaboration 'Under Pressure'...

Looking for DAVID BOWIE stocking fillers this Christmas? Well there are two books The Illustrated Biography by Gareth Thomas and David Bowie: Live In New York by Myriam Santos-Kayda which can be both picked up at HMV for a mere £4.99 each - grab them now while you can - [thanks to Tom Major on the BW MB for the heads up]...

English band FILMS OF COLOUR have their cover version of 'Slow Burn' by DAVID BOWIE released this month on 12th December. In the meantime you can download and watch their video for free at filmsofcolour.com and via Facebook Like...

This month on Saturday 10th December is BOWIE NIGHT in Manchester city centre at the Night and Day Cafe situated at 26 Oldham Street. The 'Where's Bowie?' event starts at 8:00pm until 2:00am. Admission £4 which goes to the MIND charity - [More details]...

Up for grabs at Morphy Auctions in Denver, PA, USA is a DAVID BOWIE colour slick of his Station To Station LP, printed by Queens Litho in New York. The auction takes place on 8th December through to 10th December at 9am. Bidding starts at 150 USD, with an estimate at $700-$1,000. Lot #927 in the Toys and Advertising Auction - [View here]...


'SPEED OF LIFE - DAVID BOWIE 65'
1st December 2011

'Speed of Life - David Bowie 65' - International David Bowie Fanclub THE VOYEUR and David Bowie tribute band ECHO BOWIE also known as 'the next best thing to David Bowie' invite you to celebrate David Bowie's 65th birthday in The Netherlands.

On January 7th 2012 at 8.00 pm. Rocktemple P60 (Amstelveen, The Netherlands) will open its doors for THE David Bowie birthday party.

Speed of Life David Bowie 65 flyer Special guest of the evening is DJ TVQueenBitch (UK) will start the party with an amazing David Bowie set.

David Bowie tribute band 'Echo Bowie' enters the Bowie-P60 stage at 9.30 pm (including a special guest performance by Hans - Mr. Gruppo Sportivo - Vandenburg). Echo Bowie will play Bowie hits, classics and fan favourites from Bowie's entire career from Space Oddity (1969) to "Heroes" (1977), China Girl (1983) and New Killer Star (2003).

At 12.00 am we toast at David Bowie's 65th birthday!

After celebrating, Echo Bowie will return to the stage for another amazing live performance.

Extras:
       - Unique David Bowie slide show (1978-2008) by Concert Photographer Antoine Loogman.
       - Ziggy Stardust cocktail bar (open all night).
       - Bowie rarities and collectables for sale.

For more information please visit P60.nl and davidbowiefanclub.com and echobowie.com.

Tickets (on sale now) for this event can be bought in an easy and secure way online using Paylogic.

From Peter Smit - International David Bowie Fanclub.






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