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Life On Mars? single is 42 today

on June 22, 2015

 

“As I ask you to focus on” 

 

David Bowie’s Life On Mars? single was released forty two years ago today in the UK. (June 22nd, 1973) Though taken from the 1971 classic, Hunky Dory, it wasn’t released in its own right until 1973 in the UK, capitalising on its popularity as a live number during the Aladdin Sane Tour of the same year. It reached #3 on the official UK singles chart.

Pictured here is a still from Mick Rock’s beautiful Life On Mars? promotional video and the original US trade advert for Hunky Dory, wherein David had scribbled a few notes on a piece of headed hotel stationary from

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Charlotte Church on why she’s proud to be British

on June 21, 2015

 

“Bevan tried to change the nation” 

 

Charlotte Church, the Welsh singer-songwriter, actress and television presenter, gave a rousing speech at yesterday’s protest march through London against the Conservative government’s austerity measures.

Charlotte received loud cheers as she spoke to an assembled crowd of a quarter of a million at a rally at the end of the protest - the biggest in Britain for many years.

Here’s an excerpt from it...

 

“One aspect of this that really gets under my skin is that it’s all wrapped up in a proud-to-be-British package.

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Exclusive limited edition Fame 40th bundle

on June 20, 2015

 

“Nein! It's mine!”

 

You should have received an email regarding a 40th Anniversary T-shirt/Pic Disc bundle pre-order offer, ahead of its release next month on Friday, July 24th. (Fame was originally released in the UK on July 18th, 1975)

These Tees are produced in very limited quantities and this one is no exception with just 200 pieces available to purchase.

Pre-order yours here now and check out our pictorial celebration of Fame by clicking on the little dots in our picture or scrolling/swiping to reveal more.

Alternatively, leave comments on our newly launched Instagram page.

 

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Less than a month to go for David Bowie is at ACMI

on June 18, 2015

 

“He will have his sky down there below” 

 

With just under a month to go, The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (acmi) is really entering into the spirit with a whole load of wonderful Bowie related events and resources on their dedicated page, including the Bowie Channel which contains some great Australian archive Bowie interviews, keeping anticipation for the impending arrival high. 

For regular updates on general Bowie stuff happening down there, also keep an eye on Adam Dean’s superb bowiedownunder - The David Bowie Community of Australia and New Zealand.

David Bowie is visits The

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Happy 43rd Birthday to Ziggy Stardust

on June 16, 2015

 

“TO BE PLAYED AT MAXIMUM VOLUME”

 

It’s possible that some of you reading that headline may be thinking we’re ten days late with this particular celebration. Well, the shocking news is that we’re actually spot on.

Last year we didn’t even mention the release of David Bowie’s 1972 classic, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars. Instead we opted to mark a date we were certain of, the day the album entered the UK album chart at #15. (July 1st)

Albums were pretty much always released on a Friday at this point and armed with this knowledge and reliable chart records, June

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