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From Iman

on February 06, 2016
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Bowie replaces Bowie at the #1 spot

on February 05, 2016


“So I turned myself to face me”


David Bowie’s domination of the UK album chart continues apace, with the news today that ★ has finally been knocked from the top David Bowie!

He has seen off a strong challenge from Sia to claim the #1 spot for a fourth week, albeit with a different album.

Bowie has become the first act to knock themselves off the top of the Official Albums Chart in nearly six years, as the Best Of Bowie compilation, originally released in 2002, has replaced Blackstar at #1.

★ slips to #2, the last time any act held both top positions on the Official Albums Chart

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Owen Dippie’s Aladdin Sane mural

on February 03, 2016


“...painting our faces...”


Following on from NOIR artist having completed a mural commissioned by Sony Music Belgium for David Bowie’s ★ album, details of another excellent Bowie mural have surfaced.

Australian Bowie fan, John Larkin, tells us that the Aladdin Sane Eyes Open/Eyes Closed mural was spray painted by Owen Dippie of New Zealand, on the hoardings of a building renovation in central Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia.

Owen Dippie specialises in large scale street art and you can see him at work on the mural in our montage.

Work was completed on the piece on January 31st.

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Earthling released 19 years ago today

on February 03, 2016


“My, my, the time do fly”


David Bowie’s 1997 album Earthling was released in the UK on February 3rd 1997 (with worldwide regional variations).

The album produced a slew of excellent singles (most of them accompanied by some of Bowie’s best ever videos), in the shape of Telling Lies, Little Wonder, Dead Man Walking, I'm Afraid of Americans and Seven Years In Tibet.

Produced by David Bowie, Reeves Gabrels and Mark Plati, Earthling reached #6 on the UK album chart and entered the top ten in several other countries.

The band personnel for this release was Reeves Gabrels, Mark Plati, Gail Ann

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ISOLAR tour kicks off in Vancouver forty years ago

on February 02, 2016


“The return of the Thin White Duke”


David Bowie’s 1976 ISOLAR tour of North America and Europe in support of the Station To Station album, commenced on February 2 at the Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, concluding at the Pavillon de Paris in Paris, France, on May 18 the same year, close to seventy shows later.

Variously known as the Station to Station and White Light tours, it is now referred to as the ISOLAR tour, as reflected by the title of the official tour programme. (The 1978 World Tour is now referred to as the ISOLAR 2 tour)

Bowie’s band for the shows (collectively