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Fame enters UK vinyl chart at #2

on July 31, 2015

 

“Is it any wonder”

 

David Bowie’s 40th anniversary picture disc of Fame, which was released worldwide last week (July 24), has gone straight into the latest UK Official Vinyl Singles Chart Top 40 at #2. 

Congratulations to all involved, not least of all David Bowie himself, and thanks to all of you for making these anniversary picture discs such a great success.

Bowie also has a further five singles listed in today’s new chart. Here’s all six listings:

 

#02 FAME

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

#15 YOUNG AMERICANS

#20 LIFE ON MARS?

#23 REBEL REBEL

#35 KNOCK ON

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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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