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Dead Man Walking is 20 today

on April 14, 2017

 

“like I'm dancing on angels”

 

With all the attention on the release of a fifty-year-old novelty song today, the twenty year anniversary of the Dead Man Walking single seems to have been somewhat overlooked.

 

Released on April 14th 1997, the song was written by David Bowie and Reeves Gabrels and released as the third single from the 1997 Earthling album.

 

The video was created under the genius direction of Floria Sigismondi, who fans will be aware of via other startling videos and photographs she created for Bowie.

 

Go watch the full thing now over on the Floria Sigismondi site, and have

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Bowie worldwide 7" discography book updated

on April 14, 2017

 

“The solid book we wrote, can now be found again”

 

Continuing on from fan-produced Bowie items we mentioned last week, we thought we’d mark today’s 50th anniversary of the original 1967 release of The Laughing Gnome 7", with a look at something relevant to that.

 

Back in 1994 Marshall Jarman self-published the brilliantly researched DAVID BOWIE WORLD 7” RECORDS DISCOGRAPHY 1964 – 1981. More than a labour of love, this king of Bowie collectors actually ended up out of pocket, as he explains...

 

“When I published this book way back in 1994, it cost me £12,000 and I took back £10,500 in

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O’Neill’s When Ziggy Played The Marquee book due

on April 13, 2017

 

“Ziggy really sang”

 

Hard to imagine in these days of instant news distribution, just how important the likes of Terry O’Neill were (particularly Terry O’Neill), in keeping us in tune with Bowie’s latest look via daily newspapers and the music press.

 

Indeed, aside from the lucky attendees at the Marquee filming sessions in October 1973, the first glimpse fans got of Bowie’s latest sartorial sensations was via Terry O’Neill’s centre page photo spread in the Daily Mirror, considered important enough at the time to be highlighted on the front page.

 

Now, 44 years later, Terry has compiled

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Rick Wakeman first play of Kooks on Radio 2

on April 12, 2017

 

“Will you stay in our lovers’ story”

 

Following on from last month’s exclusive BBC first play of the Bombers/Andy Warhol Intro from the BOWPROMO RSD release, a rare early mix of Kooks from BOWPROMO is to be given its first official radio play on Rick Wakeman’s Key To Keys programme.

 

Rick played piano on the original recording of Kooks, among other tracks on the classic 1971 Hunky Dory, such as Life On Mars? and Quicksand.

 

On the show, Rick shares his memories of the sessions at Trident studios and the Trident piano used for the recordings:

 

“I must have played on 200 sessions and I

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S&V is best-selling single of 2017 so far

on April 06, 2017

 

“Don't you wonder sometimes, 'Bout sound and vision...”

 

Many thanks to the David Bowie vinyl buyers out there, as his releases continue to perform very well on the UK’s Official Vinyl Charts.

 

The Official Charts Company have announced this morning that the Sound And Vision 40th anniversary picture disc is the best-selling vinyl single in the first quarter of 2017, and that there are three Bowie albums in the Official Top 40 bestselling vinyl albums of 2017 so far, including last year’s best-selling vinyl album, ★.

 

Bowie albums in the Official Top 40 bestselling vinyl albums of 2017 so

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