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David Bowie's Acclaimed 50th Birthday Concert To Air As A Television Pay Per View Event Debuting Saturday, March 8

on February 26, 1997

"A volatile musical cocktail: shrieking sonic maelstroms, poignant ancientballads, deep jungle grooves, startling duets." That's how the San FranciscoChronicle described DAVID BOWIE's spectacular50th birthday concert.

Billed as "DAVID BOWIE and FRIENDS: A Very Special Birthday Concert," thesold-out New York show and benefit forSave The Childrenwill air as a Pay Per View television event Saturday, March 8 at 9:00 PM ET/6:00 PM PT and11:30 PM ET/8:30 PM PT, with other replays through March 15. A portion ofthe proceeds from this Pay Per View event will also benefitSave The Children.


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David Bowie Launches New Album 'earthling' With Network Television Appearances, A Pay-per-view Concert, A National Radio Broadcast, And Star On Hollywood Blvd's Walk Of Fame

on January 30, 1997

DAVID BOWIE started his 50th year with a bang-up birthday concert January 9 at Madison Square Garden and he'll continue to make his presence felt with the release of Earthling February 11 on Virgin Records. The first single "Little Wonder" is now hitting airwaves across the U.S., while thevideo, directed by Floria Sigismondi, has already been added to both MTVand VH-1.

BOWIE will support the release of his new album with performances on Saturday Night Live (Feb. 8) and the Tonight Show ( Feb. 11). Also look for a special radio broadcast syndicated nationally via Album Network Feb.

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Earthling David Bowie Celebrates 50th Birthday With Triumphant Sold-out Concert At Madison Square Garden Before 14,500 Fans

on January 23, 1997

Show will be seen March 8 as a pay-per-view TV special

"I have no idea where I'm going from here, but I promise I won't bore you," said David Bowie onstage at his 50th birthday concert at Madison Square Garden in New York (Thursday, January 9). With such special guests as Frank Black, Smashing Pumpkin Billy Corgan, Foo Fighters, Lou Reed, Robert Smith of The Cure and Sonic Youth joining him for different songs throughout the 24-song performance, the sold-out show (a benefit for Save The Children) will be seen as a pay-per-view special March 8 - just a few weeks after the February 11 release

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David Bowie To Celebrate His 50th Birthdaywith A Benefit Concert And Some Very Special Guests

on December 12, 1996


As DAVID BOWIE prepares to release his new album Earthling February 11 on Virgin, he will celebrate his 50th birthday January 9 with a very special benefit concert at Madison Square Garden with profits going to Save The Children. Special guests who will be joining Bowie for this auspicious event (held one day after his actual birthdate on January 8) include Frank Black, Foo Fighters, Lou Reed, Robert Smith of The Cure and Sonic Youth, plus opening guests Placebo. These artists will all be joining

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David Bowie's Debut Internet-only Release, Telling Lies, Takes The Web By Storm

on September 18, 1996
  • 5,000 downloads within first hours of September 11 launch
  • Two different versions of the song also to be unveiled exclusively onofficial David Bowie website, the first on September 18, the other onSeptember 25, both at 11:00 PM EST
  • Bowie impostor conference on Compuserve a huge success, but who is the realDavid Bowie?

    "I often plunge myself into the deep end of asituation just to see whathappens," said DAVID BOWIE to his fans on the night of September 11. It's aquote that summed up the extraordinary Internet event which tookplace at the singer's official web site,http//

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