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THE 198MORE SHOW - PART FOUR
28th August 2021

Check out the latest DAVID BOWIE - ALBUMTOALBUM podcast, it's well worth listening to.

Episode 22: The 198More Show with Nick Pegg - (Part 4) discusses the many great things Bowie did between 1980 - 1990.

Join Arslan and Nick Pegg for the fourth and final part of the 198more show, an all-singing, all-dancing odyssey through the wildly underrated Bowie 80s. In this part, they address post Live Aid Bowie, his work with Iggy Pop, Tina Turner, Jimmy Murakami, Martin Scorsese, La La La Human Steps and a fellow called Reeves Gabrels, who would play a huge role in reorientating our hero with his muse, as the 90s loomed.

You can listen in here at audioboom.com


BOWIE AT OMEGA NEXT MONTH
24th August 2021

Check out the DAVID BOWIE items available in the upcoming OMEGA AUCTIONS sale taking place over two days on 14th/15th September.

Highlights from their Music Memorabilia (Day 1) and Rare and Collectible Vinyl Records (Day 2) include:

Lot 419: David Bowie autograph, a page taken from an autograph book with the ink dedication and signature 'To Chris, Thanks, David Bowie'.
Lot 421: The Man Who Fell To Earth Studio Canal Limited Edition Book, #704/1000.
Lot 422: David Bowie 'New Afro-Pagan and Work 1975-1995' solo art exhibition at The Gallery, Cork Street, London, framed 42x38" poster, signed by Bowie 1995 in red ink.
Lot 423: David Bowie with Marc Bolan, original Trident Studios boxed tape reel containing two recordings The Prettiest Star and London Bye, Ta-Ta, dated 16th January 1970.
Lot 425: David Bowie and Mick Rock dual signed Taschen Book, The Rise of David Bowie 1972-1973, artist proof copy #084, signed by Bowie in 2013.
Lot 426: The David Bowie Tour 1973 UK Programme, RCA promo leaflet and Glasgow Green's Playhouse ticket from 18th May 1973.
Lot 904: David Bowie, The Man Who Sold The World, Mercury UK dress sleeve LP, 'Tonny' label misprint.
Lot 911: David Bowie, Absolute Beginners, UK 12" Tape 1 Studios Acetate.

Day 1: Music Memorabilia | Day 2: Rare & Collectable Vinyl Records
Lot: 1 to 599 - Tuesday 14th September at 10:00am GMT
Lot: 600 to 1300 - Wednesday, 15th September at 10:00am GMT

You can view all the Bowie items and register to bid over at the omegaauctions.co.uk website.


ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE...
22nd August 2021

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

On this day, 31 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at the Jordal Stadion, in Oslo, Norway during his Sound + Vision Tour in 1990...

On this day, 34 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed the first of two gigs at the Rosemont Horizon, in Chicago, USA during The Glass Spider Tour in 1987...

On this day, 52 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed the two shows at the Catacombs Club, in Wolverhampton, England in 1969...

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


MAINMAN - PODCAST #43
20th August 2021

MainMan website Over on the MAINMAN website: Podcast episode #43 is now available...

You can listen to the forty-third podcast now - in this episode MainMan founder TONY DEFRIES recalls more highlights from 1971 including Andy Warhol and Iggy Pop.

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

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

MainMan official social media accounts: Website | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube Channel | Instagram


HAPPY 21st TO LEXI!
15th August 2021

Happy 21st Birthday Lexi

Congratulations to you on this very special birthday that is a truly magnificent milestone in your life

Best wishes from everyone at BowieWonderworld x


JUST A GIGOLO ON BLU-RAY
12th August 2021

Just A Gigolo Blu-ray Just A Gigolo Blu-ray To be released at the end of this month is JUST A GIGOLO on Blu-ray, this limited edition also includes a companion media book and original soundtrack CD.

THE FINAL ROLE OF FILM LEGEND MARLENE DIETRICH, STARRING DAVID BOWIE

Paul von Przygodski (David Bowie), a young Prussian gentleman, arrives in the trenches in time to be caught in the final explosion of the Great War. After recuperating in a military hospital, where he is mistaken for a French hero, he returns to Berlin. His family home has been turned into a boarding house, his father (Rudolf Schundler) is paralyzed, and his mother (Maria Schell) is working in the Turkish baths.

Attempting to find a new purpose, his childhood friend, Cilly (Sydne Rome), abandons him for fame and fortune; his former commanding officer, Captain Kraft (David Hemmings), tries to persuade him to join his right-wing movement and a widow, Helga von Kaiserling (Kim Novak), briefly seduces him with the finer things in life.

In a society where the individual comes first and anyone can be bought, he is recruited by Baroness von Semering (Marlene Dietrich) as one in her regiment of gigolos. The cynical and decadent world of entertaining rich widows leads an increasingly disillusioned Paul to a poignant, chilling end.

DETAILS:
Title: Just A Gigolo
Format: Blu-ray (Limited Edition)
Special features: CD and Media Book
Rated: Suitable for 12 years and over
Language: English
Run time: 2 hours and 18 minutes
Release date: 30th August 2021
Studio: Fabulous Films Limited
Country of origin: United Kingdom

SPECIAL FEATURES:
The Making Of Gigolo with Writer/Producer Joshua Sinclair and Assistant To The Director Rory MacLean
Audio Commentary with Rory MacLean
Original Trailer
Original Soundtrack CD
54 Page Companion Booklet

Just A Gigolo Blu-ray is released on 30th August and is available to pre-order now.


MAINMAN - PODCAST #42
6th August 2021

MainMan website Over on the MAINMAN website: Podcast episode #42 is now available...

You can listen to the forty-second podcast now - in this episode MainMan founder TONY DEFRIES recalls working with Motown legend Stevie Wonder in 1971.

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

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

MainMan official social media accounts: Website | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube Channel | Instagram


INSPIRED BY FRANKIE
6th August 2021

On this day, 50 years ago, DAVID BOWIE recorded 'Life On Mars?' at Trident Studios in Soho, London.

David Bowie: "This song was so easy. Being young was easy. A really beautiful day in the park, sitting on the steps of the bandstand. 'Sailors bap-bap-bap-bap-baaa-bap.' An anomic (not a 'gnomic') heroine. Middle-class ecstasy.

"I took a walk to Beckenham High Street to catch a bus to Lewisham to buy shoes and shirts but couldn't get the riff out of my head. Jumped off two stops into the ride and more or less loped back to the house up on Southend Road.

"Workspace was a big empty room with a chaise longue; a bargain-price art nouveau screen ('William Morris,' so I told anyone who asked); a huge overflowing freestanding ashtray and a grand piano. Little else.

"I started working it out on the piano and had the whole lyric and melody finished by late afternoon. Nice.

"Rick Wakeman came over a couple of weeks later and embellished the piano part and guitarist Mick Ronson created one of his first and best string parts for this song which now has become something of a fixture in my live shows."



The original working lyrics written by David for Life On Mars? ended up with more than a few changes...

Sailors fighting in the dance hall
Oh man look at those cave men go
It's the freakiest show
Take a look at the law man beating up the wrong
Wonder if he'll ever know
He's in the best selling show
Is there life on Mars
How the hell can we go when we're nowhere
In the light of the stars

There's a shoulder-rock movement and the trembling starts
And a great Lord sighs in vain
What can you buy when there's no one to tell you
What a bargain you made
Is there life on Mars

Just a worker and his dog in the pink light
Just a savage on half-time
What can he see when there's no one to turn to
For the opposite side
Is there life on Mars

Just a laugh and a line
Just joke of the time
It's an evergreen

Just a book and a pen
And the biggest amen
That you've ever seen

Just a kiss in the face of a sub human race
It's an evergreen
And I'm looking at you while you're looking for ?
And I'm looking at you while you're wondering which record I made

© David Bowie.


ON THIS DAY...
5th August 2021

Memories of DAVID BOWIE's father HAYWOOD STENTON JONES who sadly passed away on this day in 1969, 52 years ago...

On this day, 19 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at the Molson Ampitheater, in Toronto, Canada during the Arena: Two Festival in 2002...

On this day, 24 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at Rock City in Nottingham during his Earthling World Tour in 1997...

On this day, 31 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at Milton Keynes Bowl, Milton Keynes during his Sound+Vision World Tour in 1990...

On this day, 41 years ago, The Elephant Man play opened at the Blackstone Theatre in Chicago starring DAVID BOWIE in the lead role as Joseph 'John' Merrick in 1980...

On this day, 56 years ago, DAVIE JONES AND THE LOWER THIRD performed at The Cliftonville Hall, Margate, Kent in 1965...


BOWIE, CAMBO & ALL THE HYPE
1st August 2021

Drummer JOHN CAMBRIDGE publishes his eagerly awaited autobiography in September.

Bowie, Cambo & All the Hype by John Cambridge BOWIE, CAMBO & ALL THE HYPE traces the extraordinary and pivotal friendship between DAVID BOWIE and drummer John Cambridge, from the time when Bowie made his first major career breakthrough in 1969 to his death from cancer in 2016.

John 'Cambo' Cambridge lived with Bowie at Haddon Hall when he had his first hit record 'Space Oddity' and toured with him in Junior's Eyes. He was there when Bowie lost his father, passed his driving test and played his first Glam Rock gig with Hype, even acting as best man when Bowie married Angela Barnett in 1970. And if John had not persuaded his former Rats colleague Mick Ronson to join Bowie in February 1970, there might never have been a Ziggy Stardust or the stellar career which followed.

In Bowie, Cambo & All the Hype we get a backstage pass to meet the key people and witness the events of those crucial times in a funny, moving, story of a unique friendship that survived the Hype.

Review: 'You were a great player in that early transition from drumming David's acoustic sound to the full-on rock sound that eventually gave birth to Ziggy. You have a big story to tell.' - Tony Visconti.

About the Author: John Cambridge (Cambo) went from being a drummer in bars and clubs to drum with Mick Ronson, Robert Palmer, Marc Bolan and many others. He is known for his musical collaboration and life-long friendship with David Bowie. John was instrumental in introducing Bowie to guitarist and producer Mick Ronson, his friend and colleague from local band The Rats. John subsequently performed many iconic concerts with Bowie, Tony Visconti and Mick Ronson, including the 'first ever Glam Rock gig' with David Bowie's Hype at The Roundhouse in 1970.

Bowie, Cambo & All the Hype by John Cambridge
Autobiography, paperback.
Published 23rd September.
McNidder & Grace
Illustrated, 260-pages.

You can pre-order Bowie, Cambo & All the Hype NOW!


BOWIE'S BECKENHAM ODDITY
1st August 2021

Bowie's Beckenham Oddity 2021 The fifth BOWIE'S BECKENHAM ODDITY event will take place this year around the iconic Grade II listed bandstand in Croydon Recreational Ground, Beckenham, South London later this month on 14th August.

This year's event begins at 12 noon (gates open from 11.45am) and they are pleased to announce the return of some of the Growth Festival folk, including Keith Christmas and Bill Liesegang. Also joining the line-up are Jessica Lee Morgan and Bowiesque.

The full line up, updates and information will be made available in the next few weeks.

Tickets are available now from wegottickets.com website, as well as on the gate on the day of the event.

For more details visit their Facebook page for the latest updates.


REMINDERS: NEW and UPCOMING BOWIE RELEASES...
AUGUST 2021

DAVID BOWIE WORLD FAN CONVENTION 2022 takes place in Liverpool over three days next year on 17th/18th/19th June 2022. Some weekend tickets still available, once gone they WILL NOT be adding more - more details

BLACKSTAR THEORY: The Last Works of David Bowie by LEAH KARDOS, hardcover and paperback, 224-pages, published on 10th February 2022 - more details

DAVID BOWIE OUTLAW: Essays on Difference, Authenticity, Ethics, Art and Love by ALEX SHARPE, hardcover/paperback, 112-pages, published on 26th November - more details

DAVID BOWIE - ALL THE SONGS: The Story Behind Every Track by BENOÎT CLERC, hardcover, 624-pages, published on 25th November - more details

WE COULD BE... BOWIE AND HIS HEROES by TOM HAGLER, with consultant editor TONY VISCONTI, hardcover, 400-pages, published 19th October - more details

Autobiography BOWIE, CAMBO & ALL THE HYPE by JOHN CAMBRIDGE, paperback, 260-pages, published on 23rd September - more details

BOWIE ODYSSEY 71 by SIMON GODDARD, paperback, 176-pages, published on 16th September - more details


DAVID BOWIE: STAR MAN by PETE McKENNA, paperback, published on 31st August - more details

JUST A GIGOLO Blu-ray limited edition, includes a companion media book and original soundtrack CD, to be released on 30th August - more details

SUKITA: ETERNITY Signed, David Bowie 'Face' Edition (Numbers 101-150) by MASAYOSHI SUKITA, hardcover, 256-pages, published on 25th August - more details

Exhibition ROCK 'N' ROLL WITH ME BOWIE / MACCORMACK 1973-76 at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton, England BN1 1EE. Reopened 18th May 2021 runs till 23rd January 2022. Open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm. Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays. Tickets are on sale now at more details

2021 softback edition of DAVID BOWIE WORLD 7" RECORDS DISCOGRAPHY - Volume One: 1963-1971 book by RETO STÖCKLIN and CHRISTOPH HEID visit marmot-publishing.com for more details.

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

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