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Who Can I Be Now? Spotify playlist

on August 03, 2016

 

“Can you hear me?”

 

Check out the new David Bowie - Who Can I Be Now? (1974 – 1976) playlist on Spotify, including new box set tracks as they become available and the featured albums currently on streaming services.

 

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Last chance to see David Jones’ Crucifixion in London

on August 02, 2016

 

“Hanging by the cross and nail...”

 

Hope the headline wasn’t too misleading, but if you haven’t yet attended Sotheby’s Bowie/Collector London highlights preview exhibition, you have until next Tuesday, August 9th, to get to it.

Of course, the David Jones Crucifixion we’re referencing isn't anything Bowie himself created, but rather just one of the pieces from his art collection going under the hammer at Sotheby's in November.

You can see the picture in the background behind Gavin Evans’ iconic shot of Bowie and here’s the accompanying caption...

 

David Jones (1895-1974)

CRUCIFIXION

pencil

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Cat Russell’s DB Deep Cut Of The Day

on August 01, 2016

 

“It’s Monday”   

 

As you are no doubt aware, from 2002 through 2004, Catherine Russell worked with David Bowie as a band member, providing backing vocals and featured contributions on guitar, keyboard and percussion for Bowie’s Heathen Tour and A Reality Tour.

Cat is a very successful contemporary jazz and blues vocalist in her own right, so when we asked her to choose a track for DB Deep Cut Of The Day, we suspected she may opt for one of Bowie’s more jazz-flavoured recordings.

But instead she went for the superb guitar-heavy 1977 track, Joe The Lion, from the "Heroes" album, which was

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Vote for Blackstar and Lazarus in MTV VMAs

on July 28, 2016

 

“Like the video films we saw”

 

The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from New York’s Madison Square Garden on Sunday, August 28 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

David Bowie videos have been nominated in the following four categories:

 

BEST ART DIRECTION

David Bowie – “Blackstar” (Production Designer: Jan Houllevigue)

 

BEST DIRECTION

David Bowie – “Lazarus” (Director: Johan Renck)

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

David Bowie – “Lazarus” (Cinematographer: Crille Forsberg)

 

BEST EDITING

David Bowie – “Lazarus” (Editor: Johan Söderberg)

 

Congratulations to all of the above for their nominations. Vote here

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Hear live Rock ‘n’ Roll With Me 45 at UNCUT

on July 27, 2016

 

“While tens of thousands found me in demand...”

 

UNCUT magazine in the UK has posted a version of Rock ‘n’ Roll With Me online, that hasn’t had a public airing for over forty years.

Released as a promo 7" to American radio stations in September, 1974, this is the 'Short Version' single edit of the longer David Live track.

Originally recorded for Diamond Dogs, Rock ‘n’ Roll With Me was “accidentally” co-written with Warren Peace (Geoff MacCormack), who is pictured with David in our montage.

Geoff explains the genesis of the song at David’s Oakley Street home...

 

“The ground floor housed a

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