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Earthling released 20 years ago today

on February 03, 2017

 

“My, my, the time do fly”

 

David Bowie’s 1997 album Earthling was released in the UK on February 3rd 1997, with the usual worldwide regional variations, note earlier French release date in our graphic.

 

The album produced a run of superb 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

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Ziggy’s first show 45 years ago tonight

on January 29, 2017

 

“If you think we're gonna make it, you better hang on to yourself”

 

Today is the 45th anniversary of the very first Ziggy Stardust gig, which took the form of a warm up show at Aylesbury Friars, Borough Assembly Hall, on January 29th, 1972.

 

Billed by the club as THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PERSON IN THE WORLD, Bowie gave the Friars audience an exciting taster of the phenomenon that would shortly sweep the UK and ultimately the civilised world.

 

The original poster from the gig in our montage is considered one of the holy grails for Bowie memorabilia collectors.

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DB is Tokyo February Weekdays Only Ticket

on January 28, 2017

 

“Oh, wait until the crowd goes”

 

A new ticket type is now available for the February 2017 stint of the David Bowie is exhibition at Warehouse TERRADA G1 Building in Tokyo, it’s the 'February Weekdays Only Ticket'.

 

For a more enjoyable experience all round, we would encourage people to visit as early as possible. Many attendees tend to go towards the end of the exhibition period, when things get a bit more crowded and store items sell out.

 

Just to reiterate, Tokyo is the only Asian city to hold this exhibition and it runs through to Sunday 9th April 2017.

 

Go here for exhibition

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Barnbrook wins Beazley Designs of the Year

on January 26, 2017

 

“I’m not a popstar”

 

In a ceremony at The Design Museum on London’s High Street Kensington, presented by Will Gompertz (Arts Editor of the BBC), this evening, the jury for Beazley Designs of the Year selected Jonathan Barnbrook’s Blackstar design as the winner of the Graphics category.

 

A jovial but humbled Barnbrook was there in person to collect the award, and his acceptance speech included a piss-poor impersonation of Bowie (albeit, for comedic effect and very tongue-in-cheek...actually, it wasn’t THAT bad), as he recounted his communications with DB over the years.

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Royal Mail to honour Bowie with 10 special stamps

on January 25, 2017

 

“Somebody send me” 

 

Royal Mail in the UK has announced it will issue a set of 10 Special Stamps (pictured) as a tribute to David Bowie in March.

 

Among the items being produced are the following:

 

Set of 10 David Bowie Special Stamps (6 album covers and 4 live shots)

Presentation Pack

First Day Cover - Stamps

First Day Cover - Stamp Sheet

The Berlin Years Souvenir Cover

Album Art Fan Sheet

"Heroes" Framed Stamp and Print

 

Fans and philatelists alike can view all of the permutations and pre-order the stamps from today by visiting: www.royalmail.com/davidbowie 

 

The stamps will be on

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