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Nine-page Bowie cover feature in Rock&Folk

on October 17, 2017


“When you Rock&Folk with me”


Le Petit Prince, Jérôme Soligny, has very kindly been in touch with details of the November edition of Rock&Folk magazine. (R&F603)


Over to Jérôme...


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I had a telephone conversation with Vincent Tannières, new editor at Rock&Folk, and we discussed what we could do about ANCIANT and the possibility of having David Bowie on the cover of the magazine. Again.


First, having already written at length about these crucial years in articles and books, I thought it would be great to have other writers’

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"Heroes" released on this day in 1977

on October 14, 2017


“In the world of today, for tomorrow’s man”


The advertising strapline ran with the legend: “Tomorrow Belongs To Those Who Can Hear It Coming”, appropriate considering how much more appreciated "Heroes" seems to be by a wider audience now than it was forty years ago.


Having said that, the Bowie/Visconti-produced LP peaked at #3 in the UK album chart in November 1977, a year in which it was also named Album Of The Year in both NME and Melody Maker.

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"Heroes" album update

on October 11, 2017


While attempts were made to maintain the integrity of the issue that existed on the original master tape of the "Heroes" album, fans’ concerns have been listened to and a new master is being created to replace the current one.


As soon as the new file is available, the digital versions will be updated and those of you who would like a replacement "Heroes" album will be eligible for one. Further details on how to obtain your replacement CD and/or vinyl will follow in due course. In the meantime please retain your proof of purchase.


Thank you for your continued patience and sincere

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My Bowie Story - fans remember their Bowie

on October 07, 2017


“FANtastic Voyage”


My Bowie Story - Memories of David Bowie By Dale K. Perry (ISBN: 9781532030116), is a remarkable selection of stories told by sixty Bowie fans and collected together by Dale K. Perry.


The 316-page book is available now via the publisher, iUniverse and other online book emporiums. Here’s the blurb from the back cover...


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Dale K. Perry can still picture herself at a shopping center at age twelve, pooling her money with her best friend so they could buy the album with that “Space Oddity” song.

A few years

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BBC radio celebrates "Heroes" 40th anniversary

on October 06, 2017


“It's a twenty-four hour world service”


The BBC is marking the 40th anniversary of the release of the "Heroes" LP with a 53-minute documentary presented by Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine. Florence is a big Bowie fan and she doesn't mind who knows how much she loves Tin Machine either. (See inset picture proof)


With contributions from Iggy Pop, Brian Eno and Tony Visconti, the show airs three times on the BBC World Service on Saturday, Oct 7, with the first broadcast at 14:06 and it’s repeated on BBC Radio 2 on Tuesday, Oct 10, at 22:00.


We’ll leave you with the BEEB’s