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More screenings of David Bowie is doc

on November 05, 2014

 

“Better make it today”

 

A brief reminder that this week sees further screenings of Hamish Hamilton’s David Bowie is documentary.

If you’re in any of the countries in the list below right now, check here for local screenings and to book tickets.

 

Austria

Canada

Denmark

Finland

Netherlands

Norway

Russia

Sweden

 

Stay tuned for news of more upcoming screenings.

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Chris Hadfield announces Space Oddity's safe return

on November 04, 2014

 

“For here am I sitting in a tin can, Far above the world”

 

Chris says it best here.

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Listen to Sue while reading NME and Telegraph reviews

on November 03, 2014

 

“And the clock waits so patiently on your song”

 

A mere two weeks to go for the release of Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime) via Parlophone on November 17th in the UK. (Excepting regional variations)

If you’ve not heard the track for some mad reason or other, the file is still available to listen to here on DavidBowie.com.

If you don’t want to spoil the surprise till the track is released, you can get a flavour of just how good both the NME and The Telegraph think it is.

We’ll leave you with excerpts from both reviews with links to the full things too.

 

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40 years ago tonight, Bowie begins Radio City stint

on October 30, 2014

 

“Halloween Jack is a real cool cat” 

 

It’s often reported that David Bowie began a seven-night stint at Radio City Music Hall, NYC, on 28th October 1974. However, it seems likely that it was actually only five nights that commenced forty years ago this very evening.

As you can see from our press ad for the gigs (which was printed in early October, 1974) there were just three shows announced initially, and those were on the first three days of November. Due to the demand for more tickets, a further two shows were slotted in before November on October 30th/31st.

These five dates were also

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David Live released 40 years ago today, probably

on October 29, 2014

 

“And he was alright, the band was altogether” 

 

According to the flyer reproduced here, David Live was released on October 29, 1974.

October 29 was a Tuesday back in 1974, a highly unusual day to release an LP in the 70s as the great majority were issued on a Friday.

Given the other information available, we can deduce that the true release date would normally have been Friday November 1.

Whatever the truth, the date didn't hinder its success as David Live entered the official UK album chart at #2 on November 16, 1974, and remained in the Top 20 for another six weeks till the end of the

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