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Elephant Man’s Denver debut 35 years ago today

on July 29, 2015

 

“I looked and frowned and the monster was me”

 

Here’s a piece provided by BowieNetter Spaceface regarding Bowie’s debut in his first legitimate theatrical performance.

 

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Today is the 35th anniversary of David Bowie’s debut as The Elephant Man in the stage play of the same name.

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Happy Birthday Mike Garson

on July 29, 2015

 

“I am the best Jazz you’ve ever heard”

 

Many happy returns of the day to the wonderful Mike Garson on his 70th birthday.

We’re sure everybody reading this will want to join us in thanking Mike for his incredible work with Bowie and in wishing him a splendid day.

If you’re not familiar with Mike’s tale and his long journey as a key(board) player in Bowie’s band, you could do worse than read Clifford Slapper’s excellent Bowie’s Piano Man.

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Six Bowie singles in UK vinyl Top 40

on July 24, 2015

 

“Fame, makes a man take things over”

 

On the very day that David Bowie’s 40th anniversary picture disc of Fame is released worldwide (July 24), the latest UK Official Vinyl Singles Chart Top 40 has six bowie singles listed today.

 

They are:

 

#02 SIDE BY SIDE - KINGDOM COME - DAVID BOWIE/TOM VERLAINE

#10 YOUNG AMERICANS

#23 KNOCK ON WOOD

#32 DIAMOND DOGS

#33 REBEL REBEL

#39 SUE (OR IN A SEASON OF CRIME)

 

Does this mean the omens are good for Fame hitting the top spot in next week’s chart? Fingers crossed.

 

#Fame40th  #DavidBowie  

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Five Years Box album 3: Hunky Dory

on July 24, 2015

 

“Hooked to the silver screen”

 

This week we’re looking at 1971’s Hunky Dory album ahead of the release of the David Bowie (Five Years 1969 – 1973) box set (due September 25th).

One of the best-loved songs on the album is Life On Mars? which became a #3 hit when it was released as a single in 1973.

The song is frequently listed among Bowie fans’ favourite songs. In fact, it remains the UK's best-selling vinyl single of the decade so far according to The Official Charts Company.

One of the factors that has no doubt contributed to Life On Mars?

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