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Bowie’s unexpected appearance in '71

on March 07, 2015

 

“I recall how we lived on the corner of a bed”

 

The music of David Bowie has been utilised to great effect in recent motion pictures such as Foxcatcher (Fame) and Guardians of the Galaxy (Moonage Daydream), not to mention TV shows such as American Horror Story: Freak Show which had Jessica Lange performing Life On Mars? for the premiere and "Heroes" for the finale.

We also had the trailer for the upcoming Game Of Thrones season 5, which featured TV On The Radio’s version of "Heroes", along with various adverts (2015 Cadillac Escalade Evolution of Indulgence (Fame)) and a couple of console

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Young Americans album is 40 today

on March 07, 2015

 

“All right, you want the young American”

 

David Bowie’s ninth studio album, the Bowie/Visconti/Maslin produced Young Americans, was released in the UK on this day in 1975.

A top ten album in both the US (#9) and the UK (#2) it also furnished Bowie with his first ever #1 single in the shape of the Bowie/Lennon/Alomar composition, Fame.

Young Americans still sounds a remarkable work today and that’s not just because it was written and sung by a 27-year-old white man, it’s a true classic however you look at it.

But don't take our word for it, if you've not listened in a while, check it out

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The Prettiest Star and The World Of David Bowie are 45

on March 06, 2015

 

“It can all but break your heart, in pieces”

 

March 6th 1970 saw the release of both an album and a single for David Bowie in the shape of the Mercury 45, The Prettiest Star/Conversation Piece, and the Decca album, The World Of David Bowie.

The Prettiest Star was the beautifully melodic and worthy follow-up to Space Oddity and yet another label change for Bowie. Mercury was the sixth label that David had released UK singles on.

However, it looked like the label’s faith was well-placed with the signs looking good for another top ten UK hit, as suggested by an NME review of the single.

Sadly

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Manish Boys 45 is 50 today!

on March 05, 2015

 

“You gotta act tall, think big”

 

Released on this day fifty years ago was David Bowie’s second stab at storming the hit parade (though he was still Jones at this point), I Pity The Fool, the follow up to the previous year's debut, Liza Jane.

The single was notable for having the first ever released Bowie composition in Take My Tip on the B-side, good to see a spider reference in his first ever published lyric.

Both sides were recorded and issued under the name of The Manish Boys, with David again taking care of a very enthusiastic and convincing vocal.

The A-side has an urgency that still

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Entrée Libre Bowie special on France 5 tonight

on March 04, 2015

 

“Pour juste une journée”

 

Eric Dahan has been in touch with details of a French Bowie TV special he is a guest on this evening.

In celebration of the opening of David Bowie Is at Philharmonie de Paris, Entrée Libre on France 5 has divided the broadcast into the following four sections.

 

-Visite de l'exposition "David Bowie is"

-David Bowie, pionnier de la musique pop

-Bowie acteur

-En modes Bowie

 

Entrée Libre airs this evening at 20:15, with encore broadcasts on France Culture at 7:40 AM on Friday and on France 2 (national television) on Friday night.

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