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Starman 45 is 45 today

on April 28, 2017


“If we can sparkle he may land tonight”


David Bowie’s game-starting single, Starman, was released in the UK on April 28th 1972.


It eventually peaked at #10, helped in no small measure by THAT appearance on Top Of The Pops.


In case you can’t read it in our montage, the text in the 1972 US “David Bowie Is The Starman” advert reads thus...


“He's thin and he’s English. He's got orange hair and he sings and plays electric guitar. He's got a hit record called “Starman” which is from his new album called “The Rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.” David Bowie.

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Iggy and Bowie collaborations vinyl reissued

on April 26, 2017


“Here comes Johnny Yen again”


UMC celebrates Iggy Pop’s 70th birthday with limited-edition coloured-vinyl editions of the three albums that David Bowie was a major part in the creation of: The Idiot (on orange translucent vinyl), Lust for Life (on clear vinyl) and TV Eye Live (on purple translucent vinyl).


The Idiot and Lust For Life are celebrating their 40th anniversaries this year, as is Iggy’s 1977 US tour that was captured on TV Eye Live.


The three new coloured-vinyl releases, which are remastered for the first time from the original analogue tapes, will be released on June 2nd.

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Bowie UK’s best-selling RSD album and single

on April 25, 2017


“I'm lost in streams of sound”


The Official Charts Company (OCC) has announced that David Bowie is the best-selling artist of Record Store Day 2017.


Patient Bowie fans queued for hours (some since the previous night), to be first in line to snap up exclusive RSD Bowie vinyl on Saturday morning (22nd).


The clear blue vinyl No Plan EP qualified for the Official Singles Chart and when sales of the traditional black variant (released on vinyl 12" on Friday) were included, the EP rounded out the weekend as the biggest selling vinyl single, hitting the Official Singles Chart Update Top 40

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Iman’s anniversary tribute to David

on April 24, 2017


On the 25th anniversary of David Bowie and Iman's private civil wedding ceremony at Lausanne registry office, Switzerland in 1992, Iman paid a beautiful tribute:


“With you went so much of me“ – Iman



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TV talks Bowie ’74 and mixing Cracked Actor

on April 21, 2017


“Crack baby crack, show me you're real”


Ahead of tomorrow’s RSD vinyl issue of Cracked Actor (Live In Los Angeles 1974), Tony Visconti has kindly written a few words for us about catching Bowie in performance in 1974 and the emotional task of mixing Cracked Actor for release...



I had the good fortune to see one of the earlier versions of the Diamond Dogs tour in New York. It was the most ambitious stage design I had ever seen for a Rock show. There was a suspension bridge between two towers. David would disappear and reappear minutes later at the top of the bridge.