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Nile Rodgers & Prince do Bowie at Essence

on July 06, 2014


“Let’s Dance, to the song we’re playing” 


Prince made a surprise appearance during Nile Rodgers’ set on Friday night at the 20th Essence Festival in New Orleans, making July 4th even more of a celebration when he joined the Chic leader on guitar for a cover of Bowie’s 1983 worldwide smash hit, Let’s Dance, a song which Rodgers co-produced with Bowie.

Nile’s tweets and posts on his FB page over the last 24 hours or so (below) say it all.



“Nile Rodgers & Prince jamming on David Bowie's "Let's Dance"”


“I'm still flipping out over this moment”


“I'm still reliving this show”



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Marc Almond on Bowie, TV and joining Holy Holy

on July 02, 2014


“Oh by jingo”


The enigma that is Marc Almond has been added to the bill for Tony Visconti and Holy Holy’s performance of The Man Who Sold The World at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire on September 22nd.

He will sing After All in the first part of the show and he’ll also duet with Glenn Gregory on Watch That Man for the second part of the evening.

We approached Marc with a few questions regarding his appreciation of all things Bowie and how he found working with Tony Visconti on his excellent new album, The Dancing Marquis. (Marc is pictured with Tony here)

He very kindly obliged and here

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Knock On Wood picture disc pre-order bundle

on July 02, 2014


“It's no secret, but that offer fills my lovin' cup” 


We told you about the next 40th Anniversary picture disc, Knock On Wood, last month. (Knock On Wood is next 40th Anniversary Picture Disc

Well now, The Stereo Boutique is offering a pre-order bundle comprising the picture disc and a very cool commemorative ticket stub replica from Bowie’s 1974 show at the Tower Theater, Philadelphia.

The ticket is from one of the nights during the stint at The Tower from where Knock On Wood was recorded as part of the David Live album.

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Ziggy Stardust enters charts 42 years ago today

on July 01, 2014


“Became the special man” 


David Bowie’s 1972 classic, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars, entered the UK album chart at #15 this day (July 1st) 42 years ago, beginning the start of its slow ascent to the Top Five.

It was the first time a Bowie album had entered the chart, and this was at the same time as Starman was enjoying a second week in the Top 50 at #41. (Eventually peaking at #10)

Ziggymania had begun in earnest in the UK and with the Top Of The Pops broadcast of Starman the following week, David Bowie’s fate was sealed.

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Guinness and Armstrong join Holy Holy for Garage gig

on June 30, 2014


“That rock 'n' roll lady takes a space-ship ride”


Daphne Guinness and Kevin Armstrong will be guests of Tony Visconti and Woody Woodmansey for the Holy Holy show at The Garage in London on September 17.

Daphne is an artist, actress, model, designer and singer who has recently recorded with Tony, though Bowie fans may be more familiar with her beautiful face via a photoshoot she did for Vogue Germany (January 2012), which included striking Bowie-flavoured recreations from Aladdin Sane through TJ Newton. (

Guitarist Kevin Armstrong worked with David Bowie