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Two Bowie wins at the BRITs

on February 22, 2017

 

“’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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“If David Bowie could be here tonight, he probably wouldn't be here tonight.

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Brixton Bowie memorial crowdfunding now

on February 21, 2017

 

“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.

 

#ZiggyZag  #BowieBrixton 

 

 

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In a fifty year career David Bowie blazed a trail that brought joy to millions, changing lives and opening minds. Many of us would not be the people we are, were it not for Bowie.

 

When David Bowie died, the world lost an irreplaceable talent. Brixton also lost a son. David Bowie, our Brixton boy.

 

Now

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S&V in at #1 plus five new entries on LP chart

on February 17, 2017

 

“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 - PARLOPHONE

NEW #4 - DIAMOND DOGS - PARLOPHONE

NEW #5 - YOUNG AMERICANS - PARLOPHONE

NEW #8 - LIVE NASSAU COLISEUM '76 - PARLOPHONE

NEW #12 - DAVID LIVE - PARLOPHONE

#13 - LEGACY - PARLOPHONE

#21 - ★ - RCA

 

As you can see, both Legacy and ★are both

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★ is MPG’s UK Album of the Year

on February 16, 2017

 

“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 gong, as he also did for MPG International Producer of the Year Award (sponsored by British Grove Studios). And to think he was only there to collect the MPG Outstanding Contribution to UK Music Award (sponsored by PPLUK).

 

Tom

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Barnbrook designs San Marino Bowie stamps

on February 14, 2017

 

“So send me a letter”

 

The multi award-winning designer and Luton 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 the AASFN page:

 

 

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The philatelic set celebrates the long and eclectic career of David Bowie, famous singer-songwriter and actor, who was born in London on the 8th January 1947. Jonathan

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