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Changes 45 released 43 years ago today

on January 07, 2015

 

“Oh, look out you rock 'n rollers”

 

On January 7th 1972, the day before David Bowie's 25th birthday, RCA in the UK issued their first ever David Bowie single in the shape of Changes/Andy Warhol. (North America got it the month before)

The track was the first to be lifted from Hunky Dory, an album these days considered by most (with a full set of working ears), to be one of the very best of all time.

However, despite being a Tony Blackburn Record Of The Week on BBC Radio 1 (a big deal back then), neither album nor single worried the UK charts upon release.

Viewed from today’s perspective,

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Bowie most successful exhibition in MCA’s 47-year history

on January 06, 2015

 

“And 193 thousand peoploids split into small tribes”

 

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA) has released a press release with some incredible statistics regarding the fifteen-week run of the David Bowie Is exhibition.

Many thanks to everybody who has ensured the continued success of this exhibition, particularly all of you that have supported it by attending and those of you still to visit one of the remaining stops on the David Bowie Is World Tour. (See bottom of page) 

Read the full press release below.

 

DAVID BOWIE EXHIBITION BREAKS RECORDS AT MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART CHICAGO

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St Vincent discussing David Bowie Is online

on January 04, 2015

 

“Chicago’s in love with the way she talks”

 

We told you about Annie Clark of St. Vincent appearing at the MCA on Saturday (January 3rd) for a conversation with Jessica Hopper about David Bowie’s influence on her work as a songwriter and performer.

Annie also kindly provided us a line about Bowie which is worth repeating for those of you that missed it...

“David Bowie's mutating aesthetic and persona are as much an instrument as his voice or guitar. Sound and vision: hero, icon, alien.“

Well now a YouTube user named seijinlee has uploaded the majority of the interview in six parts for your

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The Tony Visconti Show in NYC review

on January 04, 2015

 

“When you rock ’n’ roll with me”

 

Tony Visconti and friends presented an intimate show to the audience of the City Winery, in New York on Saturday night.

Here’s a brief review of the show and the setlist kindly provided by Major Tom Wilcox.

 

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Review by Tom Wilcox

The TV Show, City Winery, New York

Saturday 3rd January 2015

 

Tony Visconti and special guests delivered an exhilarating and masterful performance to a packed City Winery in New York last night.

The perfectly balanced set of 19 songs was selected from the three or

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Exclusive St. Vincent tribute to David Bowie

on January 01, 2015

 

“And he could have married Annie”

 

Another sold out event (see previous news item) in the closing days of the David Bowie is exhibition at the MCA in Chicago, takes place on the penultimate day of the museum’s hugely successful run, Saturday (Jan 3rd), between 18:00 and 19:30.

Musician Annie Clark, (who records as St. Vincent and whose most recent album, St. Vincent, was named album of the year by NME... deservedly so), joins Chicago-based writer Jessica Hopper in conversation about David Bowie’s influence on her work as a songwriter and performer.

Annie very kindly sent us this exclusive

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