HAPPY 45TH BIRTHDAY TO ZIGGY STARDUST

“We’ve got forty five years, what a surprise...”

As previously mentioned, David Bowie’s 1972 classic album, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars, was released on June 16th 1972.

In the unlikely event that you’ve not heard this timeless recording, you’ve possibly come to the wrong page. Either way, go listen here on Spotify: [...
View details ⇨
HAPPY 45TH BIRTHDAY TO ZIGGY STARDUST Weve got forty five years what
Jan Widłak
John Heppenstall
Michael Yoho
NEW RELEASES ROUND UP

“Fill your heart with love today...”

As if you didn’t already know about them, here’s a round-up of three releases issued by Parlophone today, on this day of the 45th anniversary of The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars album release, and the eve of the 40th anniversary of the Be My Wife 45.

Cracked Actor 2 x CD: [ Smarturl.it Link ]

Be My Wife...
View details ⇨
NEW RELEASES ROUND UP Fill your heart with love today As if
Brad Yike
Dai Jones
Bob Broad
BOWIE’S MELTDOWN IS 15 TONIGHT

“All things must pass...”

David Bowie’s Heathen album was released 15 years ago this week in 2002. (June 10 UK/June 11 US)

In celebration of that fact, Bowie played a BowieNet only show at The Roseland in NYC on the day of the album’s US release. Not only did he play Heathen from start to finish, but he also performed Low in its entirety.

This was...
View details ⇨
BOWIES MELTDOWN IS 15 TONIGHT All things must pass David Bowies Heathen
Tarquin Boyesen
Matthew Kennedy
Cathy Smith
EARLY BOWIE COVER FEATURE IN AUGUST UNCUT

“Passionate bright young thing...”

The August 2017 issue of Uncut Magazine has an 11-page cover feature in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Bowie’s Deram debut.

Here’s a bit from John Mulvey’s monthly introduction to the new issue...

+ - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - +

History is rarely as neat as we hope it to be,...
View details ⇨
EARLY BOWIE COVER FEATURE IN AUGUST UNCUT
Michele Vernet
Tyler Henry
Kym Gari
June 6th #BowieForever
David Bowie 06/06/2017
Marjie Fields
Lizzie Dallimore
Deirdre Rose Cairns
1973 BOWIE FILM AND AUCTION DETAILS

“Well I might take a train...”

As we told you last month, a signed-by-David Bowie collection of Geoff MacCormack’s beautiful Bowie photographs are to be offered as part of Bonhams’ Entertainment Memorabilia sale on June 28th ([ Smarturl.it Link ].

The images will be on view at Bonhams Knightsbridge saleroom from June 25th till the sale on the 28th,...
View details ⇨
1973 BOWIE FILM AND AUCTION DETAILS Well I might take a train
Byron Wesley Burnette
Leanne Davies
Zimmo de Bee
BOWIE’S DERAM DEBUT IS FIFTY TODAY

“Did you ever have a Deram?”

David Bowie released his first album this day in 1967, albeit lacking the fanfare of The Beatles’ Sergeant Pepper, purportedly released on the same day. In fact Pepper was released sometime earlier. But that’s for Beatles’ buffs to explain.

In celebration of this birthday we’ve got regular contributor (the Isle Of Wight's very...
View details ⇨
BOWIES DERAM DEBUT IS FIFTY TODAY Did you ever have a Deram
David Bowie
Fred Smith
Michelle Gust
UNCUT FIRST PLAY OF REBEL REBEL LIVE 1974

“Hey babe, your hair's alright...”

@UncutMagazine in the UK has an exclusive first play of Rebel Rebel from the upcoming CD and download of David Bowie Cracked Actor - Live Los Angeles '74. [ Smarturl.it Link ]

So we’ve grabbed the opportunity to use another of @terryoneillofficial’s superb shots from the show, courtesy of @iconicimagesnet.

Fans...
View details ⇨
UNCUT FIRST PLAY OF REBEL REBEL LIVE 1974
Ian Davies
David Bowie Chile
Heather Homan-Morin
TONY VISCONTI: A LIFE IN MUSIC LONDON SHOW

“What made my life so wonderful?”

Sky Arts and Serious presents: Tony Visconti: A Life in Music

Tony Visconti hosts a night celebrating 50 years in the music business. The concert will feature music from throughout Tony’s extraordinary production career including classics from David Bowie, T-Rex, Thin Lizzy and more.

Tony and a star cast will be...
View details ⇨
TONY VISCONTI: A LIFE IN MUSIC LONDON SHOW
Catherine David
Ben Scarr
Alex Balcázar
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DUNCAN AND GLASS SPIDER

“So where were the spiders...”

Thirty years ago today, on Duncan Jones’s 16th birthday (Happy 46th, Duncan), David Bowie kicked off his Glass Spider World Tour at the Feyenoord Stadium, in Rotterdam. On the day, Duncan was introduced to the audience for an enthusiastic 60,000-strong singalong of Happy Birthday.

Launched in support of the Never Let Me...
View details ⇨
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DUNCAN AND GLASS SPIDER So where were the spiders Thirty
Joanne Potter
Leanne Davies
Hans van Wurmond
ANDERSON CHANNELS BOWIE IN AMERICAN GODS

“God is an American...”

No, not Brett Anderson of Suede, that wouldn’t be as surprising as Gillian Anderson’s transformation into David Bowie in the next episode of the STARZ show, American Gods.

STARZ has released footage of the actress (who plays New God, Media), confronting Technical Boy (Bruce Langley) for his past misdeeds, in a sneak peek of...
View details ⇨
ANDERSON CHANNELS BOWIE IN AMERICAN GODS
Leanne Davies
Jimmy Conway
Jack Yiffington
5TH LONDON BOWIE FAN CHARITY EVENT ON SALE

“Mars happy nation, sit on my karma...”

Tickets for the 5th Annual Bowie fan event at Surya in London on July 1st 2017, are now officially on sale.

All proceeds will once again go to TERRENCE HIGGINS TRUST. Last year, the evening raised a very impressive £11,620, which was donated to Cancer Research UK.

Tickets cost the same as last year, £25, and...
View details ⇨
5TH LONDON BOWIE FAN CHARITY EVENT ON SALE
Ben Iglar-Mobley
Simone Metge
Steve Novosel
FIVE DAYS TILL DB IS IN BARCELONA LAUNCH PARTY

“You asked for the latest party...”

The next leg of the record-breaking David Bowie is BCN exhibition at Museu Del Disseny De Barcelona ([ Smarturl.it Link ], kicks off with a rather special launch party.

Exhibition Opening Party. Razzmataz 2
May 25th: Official Exhibition Opening Party at Razzmatazz 2 with live concerts and Dj sets.

Go here...
View details ⇨
FIVE DAYS TILL DB IS IN BARCELONA LAUNCH PARTY
Leanne Davies
Naoki  Tachikawa
Anthony Dowling
HUNKY DORY GOLD VINYL UK RELEASE DATE CHANGE

“Torn apart in the UK, In the dribble of May...”

We recently announced the release next month of two limited edition gold vinyl retail exclusive albums, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars and Hunky Dory. ([ Smarturl.it Link ]

The albums are being released worldwide via Parlophone on June 16th 2017, the 45th...
View details ⇨
HUNKY DORY GOLD VINYL UK RELEASE DATE CHANGE
Tyler Henry
Gary Thompson
J.H. Lewis
BOWIE DECLARED MOST POPULAR ARTIST OF 2016

“Music is sublime...”

Hot on the heels of David Bowie being celebrated as the most successful star in Record Store Day's 10-year history in the UK ([ Smarturl.it Link ], the bpi has announced today that he has also beaten the likes of Adele and Drake to be named the UK's most popular artist of 2016.

Bowie clocked up 1.65m album equivalent sales, a...
View details ⇨
BOWIE DECLARED MOST POPULAR ARTIST OF 2016
Philine VanLidth DeJeude
Sherrie Turner Williams
Michael Stevens
THE LONG WAY HOME: BOWIE AND MacCORMACK

“I'm stuck with a valuable friend...”

A signed collection of Geoff MacCormack’s David Bowie photographs are to be offered as part of Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia sale on June 28th ([ Smarturl.it Link ], the month which marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Bowie’s debut album, David Bowie. The prints are thought to be among the last items...
View details ⇨
THE LONG WAY HOME BOWIE AND MacCORMACK Im stuck with a valuable
Andre Linoge
Tricia Harless Barber
Michael Salazar
BOWIEONTAPE SITE IS LIVE NOW

“(Ears tell me) turn it around...”

You may have seen John Carroll and Leo Rodia’s Bowieontape Facebook page regarding that most undervalued of Bowie collector formats, the humble cassette tape. They’ve been teasing their new site on the page and at last, it’s ready to view: [ Smarturl.it Link ]

The cassette had fallen from favour since being usurped by the CD,...
View details ⇨
BOWIEONTAPE SITE IS LIVE NOW Ears tell me turn it around You
Noel Campbell
Lorenzo Massi
Yousuf Khan
GERALD FEARNLEY’S BOWIE UNSEEN DUE JULY

“Takes me right back...when you were young...”

As we look ahead to the 50th anniversary of the debut David Bowie album, the man responsible for the images that graced the cover has a book of the sessions released via Iconic Images and ACC Publishing Groupon July 14th.

Here’s an exclusive edited excerpt from Bowie Unseen. Take it away Gerald...

+ - +...
View details ⇨
GERALD FEARNLEY’S BOWIE UNSEEN DUE JULY
Randy Abrams
Sean Korrigan
Andrew David McMeekin
RARE DAVY JONES PICTURE UNEARTHED

“I’d like to blow on your horn...”

A wonderful picture of Davy Jones playing his white Grafton saxophone with the first line-up of The Kon-rads has surfaced.

The young Jones (later to become a solo singer in his own right under the name of David Bowie), is pictured next to George Underwood (later to become a solo singer in his own right under the name of...
View details ⇨
RARE DAVY JONES PICTURE UNEARTHED Id like to blow on your horn
Alan Dodds
David Kane
Vicki Smith Paluch
CRACKED ACTOR CD AND HI-RES DOWNLOAD

“For you’re dancing where the dogs decay...”

‪Along with aforementioned gold vinyl releases, 16th June 2017‪ also sees the release on CD and download of the best-selling vinyl album of last month’s Record Store Day (RSD) 2017, David Bowie Cracked Actor - Live Los Angeles '74. This follows public demand for formats of the album alongside the triple...
View details ⇨
CRACKED ACTOR CD AND HIRES DOWNLOAD For youre dancing where the dogs
Paul Hargate
Paul Holmes
April Hayes