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David Bowie (Five Years 1969 – 1973) box out now

on September 25, 2015

“Five Years, what a surprise”


As if you didn’t know, David Bowie’s (Five Years 1969 – 1973) box set is released worldwide today and it is a thing of rare beauty:



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Outside released twenty years ago today

on September 25, 2015


“It’s happening Outside”


David Bowie’s 1. Outside album was released on this day in 1995 (26th in the US), the same week that the first single from the album, The Hearts Filthy Lesson, entered the UK Top 40.

The Bowie/Eno/Richards produced LP peaked at #8 on the UK album chart and narrowly missed the US Billboard Top 20 when it reached #21 there.

The release was supported by the remarkable 1995/1996 Outside World Tour (which kicked off on September 14th in Hartford in the US), and a couple of beautifully disturbing videos for The Hearts Filthy Lesson and Strangers When We Meet single

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When Bowie’s Elephant Man wowed Broadway

on September 23, 2015


“He’s a broken man”


Thirty five years ago David Bowie triumphed on Broadway with his stunning performance in The Elephant Man at The Booth Theatre in New York.

Opening there on 23 September 1980, The Broadway run was preceded by presentations in Denver and Chicago with unanimous praise heaped upon Bowie for his portrayal of John Merrick.


29 July - 3 August 1980 Denver Centre of Performing Arts

5 August 1980 - 31 August 1980 Blackstone Theatre, Chicago

23 September 1980 - 3 January 1981 The Booth Theatre, 222 W. 45th St, New York


Sadly, it seems there is no complete record of the

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New Bowie music for THE LAST PANTHERS

on September 22, 2015


“Panthers are steaming, stalking, screaming”


David Bowie writes title track for THE LAST PANTHERS


David Bowie has recorded a brand new original song which will feature in the opening credits for the forthcoming European crime thriller, THE LAST PANTHERS. It is the first time the artist has contributed original music for film or television in twenty years. The track is the result of a meeting of minds between Bowie and the director of the series Johan Renck who met during the filming of the show.

Johan Renck comments:

“I was looking for one of the icons of my youth to write the music for

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Rolling Stone France sixteen-page cover feature

on September 18, 2015


“Je, Je me rapelle”


Rolling Stone France (October 2015 - #78) has published a 16-page cover feature in celebration of the David Bowie (Five Years 1969 – 1973) box set.

Articles include: Watch That Man!, L'Homme Qui Venait D'Ailleurs (The Man Who Fell To Earth), Bowie by Mick Rock, Ziggy In America and Bowie by Iggy.

Aside from the feature there’s also a full-page advert for the box set and five star review of it by Thomas Grimaud.

You can purchase the magazine here online.


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