RAYMOND WEIL ANNOUNCES THE DAVID BOWIE FREELANCER

“Oh well I look at my watch, it says 9:25...”

Raymond Weil CEO, Elie Bernheim (pictured in comments section), proudly introduced the Limited Edition David Bowie freelancer at the #baselworld2017 fair today.

Mr Bernheim had this to say regarding Bowie.

“He was an artist in a league of his own, a visionary, multi-faceted icon whose work is...
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PLACEBOWIE 12" FOR RSD PLUS BBC FIRST PLAY

“Without you, I'm nothing at all...”

Another disc just announced for Record Store Day (RSD) 2017, is the first ever vinyl pressing of ‘Without You I’m Nothing’, the Placebo single featuring the vocals of David Bowie, affectionately nicknamed PLACEBOWIE.

Originally released in 1999 as a four track CD only, it will now be issued for the first time on...
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BOWIE AND IGGY 1977

“We're what's happening...”

In celebration of 40 years of Iggy Pop’s The Idiot album, here’s a few pics of its creators in 1977.

The colour shot of Bowie at the keyboard was taken by Andy Kent at a soundcheck during The Idiot Tour.

The picture of Bowie on the left was taken by Koh Hasebe at the combined Japanese press conference for Low and The Idiot. Both Bowie and...
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IGGY’s THE IDIOT IS FORTY TODAY

“I’m an idiot for you...”

Iggy Pop’s The Idiot album was released on March 18th, 1977, and it’s influence is still being felt forty years later.

Along with Bowie’s own Low album, The Idiot was a real game-changer for artist and listener alike.

It’s probably a cliché to say how new both these albums sounded back in 1977, but nevertheless, it’s true.

They...
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MICK ROCK’S FIRST BOWIE PHOTO IS 45 TONIGHT

“Because you're young - you'll meet a stranger some night...”

Right about now (forty five years ago to the hour), the audience at Birmingham Town Hall were among the first people in the UK to experience the life-changing delights of the Ziggy Stardust stage show.

Before our man took to the stage with his merry band of space invaders, Mick Rock had...
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McCASLIN’S WARSZAWA VIDEO EXCLUSIVE

“The jazz of life...”

We’ve mentioned Donny McCaslin and his band and the magnificent work they contributed to David Bowie’s Blackstar album and the No Plan EP more than once on these pages.

We also told you about Donny’s solo album, Beyond Now, in October last year.

Here’s an excerpt from a piece about it taken from the Guardian’s review...

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LAST CHANCE FOR ROYAL MAIL BOWIE FDCs

“Now Leon, He couldn't wait for 12 o'clock midnight...”

As we post this (March 14th, 21:00 hours, UK time), there are just three hours left to secure your Royal Mail Stamps & Collectibles David Bowie First Day Covers (FDCs).

There are two different FDCs available from both London and Edinburgh, four in total: [ Smarturl.it Link ]

Meanwhile, don’t...
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ROYAL MAIL SENDS ALADDIN TO SPACE

“I saw stamps falling...”

Royal Mail Stamps & Collectibles have marked today’s issue of their David Bowie stamps with a contest to win 52 sets postmarked with a special edition red handstamp (see image in montage).

These first day covers have recently returned to earth after a trip into the stratosphere (OK, it’s not quite space), via the magic of the...
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TWO SPECIAL BOWIE RELEASES FOR RSD ANNIVERSARY

“Crack baby crack, show me you're real...”

TWO VERY SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION DAVID BOWIE RELEASES TO CELEBRATE RECORD STORE DAY’S 10th ANNIVERSAY ON 22nd APRIL 2017

~ CRACKED ACTOR (LIVE IN LOS ANGELES 1974) 3 x LP SET

~ BOWPROMO SINGLE-SIDED ALBUM BOXSET FEATURING ALTERNATE MIXES OF HUNKY DORY ERA TRACKS AND EXCLUSIVE PRINTS IN A PRESENTATION...
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NO PLAN EP CD #1 ON UK CHART

“Here is my place without a plan...”

In January, the No Plan digital EP reached #1 on the iTunes charts of 11 countries including the UK, Netherlands, Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Finland and Sweden, and broke the Top 20 in more than 30 territories.

Now the CD EP has gone straight in at #1 on the UK’s Official Physical Singles Chart Top 100.

Meanwhile the 40th...
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★ ACHIEVEMENTS ROUND-UP

“Something happened...”

As the RIAA publishes its full list of Gold and Platinum awards for February in the U.S., we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you that helped make ★ such an incredible worldwide success since its release on David Bowie’s 69th birthday on January 8th, 2016.

Here’s a round-up of some of the things you helped ★ achieve......
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MICK ROCK TOKYO EXHIBITION AND TALKS

“We had a friend, a talking man...”

As you may already know, Mick Rock’s photo exhibition - David Bowie by Mick Rock - is currently underway at VACANT in Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan, boasting approximately 50 iconic Bowie images shot by Mick Rock.

Here’s a bit from Mick...

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LAST CHANCE TO SEE FITTNB TONIGHT

“And her daddy has told her to go...”

There are a few tickets left for tonight’s final performance of Adrian Berry’s superb From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads...that’s if you can get to Jacksons Lane in London at Archway Road, opposite Highgate Tube Station before 8:00pm.

We first championed an earlier version of the play on back in August 2000, since when...
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TWO BOWIE WINS AT THE BRITs

“’Cos we believe in you...”

David Bowie has won both British Male Solo Artist and Mastercard British Album Of The Year for ★ at the BRIT Awards 2017 ceremony at London’s O2 Arena this evening.

The British Male Solo Artist award was collected by Michael C. Hall after being presented by Zane Lowe. Here’s Michael’s acceptance speech:

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BRIXTON BOWIE MEMORIAL CROWDFUNDING NOW

“Screaming along in South London...”

Below is an edited excerpt from the press release for a truly impressive landmark of a memorial to David Bowie, which is crowdfunding for the next 28 days here: [ Smarturl.it Link ]

#ZiggyZag #BowieBrixton

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In a fifty year career David Bowie blazed a...
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S&V IN AT #1 PLUS FIVE NEW ENTRIES ON LP CHART

“The return of The Thin White Duke...”

Bowie releases continue to dominate the UK’s Official Vinyl Charts with the news today that Sound And Vision is straight in at #1 on the Official Vinyl Singles Chart and the Official Vinyl Album Chart has five new Bowie entries in the Top 20.

Official Vinyl Albums Chart

NEW #3 - STATION TO STATION -...
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★ IS MPG’S UK ALBUM OF THE YEAR

“Sounds of laughter, shades of life are ringing through my open ears...”

David Bowie’s ★ album was given the Music Producers Guild - MPG UK Album of the Year Award, at a ceremony for the 9th MPG Awards event at Grosvenor House, in London's Park Lane this evening (Thursday 16th). The accolade was awarded to David Bowie and Tony Visconti

Tony collected the...
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BARNBROOK DESIGNS SAN MARINO BOWIE STAMPS

“So send me a letter...”

The multi award-winning designer and Luton Town FC fan, Jonathan Barnbrook, has designed a beautiful set of Bowie stamps for the Most Serene Republic of San Marino (Italian: Serenissima Repubblica di San Marino).

Produced for the 70th anniversary of the birth of David Bowie, here’s the description regarding the 3 stamps from...
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DUNCAN JONES TWEETS FOLLOWING ★ GRAMMY WINS

“But I know you’ll hold your head up high...”

A very moving message from a proud son to his father: [ Smarturl.it Link ]

#DuncanJones #59thGrammyAwards #Grammys2017 #BowieGrammyAwards #BowieBlackstar #Blackstar
★ WINS ALL FIVE NOMINATED GRAMMYS

“Ladies and gentlemen...and others”

Congratulations are due to all involved with the creation of David Bowie’s ★ album, after the news that the release enjoyed a clean sweep at the Recording Academy / GRAMMYs tonight, with all five nominations winning the gongs in the following categories...

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