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Bowie dominates new Official Vinyl Singles Chart

on April 12, 2015

 

“We can dance and we can see the singles swing“

 

The Official Charts Company (OCC) in the UK announced the first ever Official Vinyl Singles Chart Top 40 (12 April 2015 - 18 April 2015) on Sunday evening.

The chart is compiled by the OCC from the UK's biggest vinyl singles of the week, based on sales of 7, 10 and 12 inch formats across a seven day period.

Bowie currently has three singles in the Top 40 (more than any other artist), with two of those in the Top 20.

 

#07 = Young Americans (Peak position #1, previous week #1, 8 weeks on chart)

#20 = Diamond Dogs (Peak position #1, previous

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Gerry Leonard to perform Bowie tunes in London

on April 11, 2015

 

“Who’d have ever dreamed“

 

David Bowie guitarist, Gerry Leonard (AKA Spooky Ghost), will be performing a couple of Bowie tunes at his first London solo show in June.

Tickets are on sale now for the gig at Peckham Liberal Club on June 20th.

We’ve also heard whispers that Gerry may be clambering onstage to guest as a part of Tony Visconti and Woody Woodmansey’s Holy Holy with Glenn Gregory while he’s in the vicinity.

Keep reading for more on both Gerry and support on the night, Jessica Lee Morgan.

 

 

Spooky Ghost

Spooky Ghost is the solo stage name of renowned guitarist, producer and

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Mick Rock pays tribute to the genius of DB

on April 10, 2015

 

“From the brow of the superbrain“

 

Mick Rock posted a particularly glowing tribute to David Bowie on his FB page on Thursday.

We don’t need much of an excuse to share one of his Bowie shots here, but this will suffice...

 

“I do not use the word 'genius' lightly, but if David Bowie is not a genius, then there is no such thing.“ - Mick Rock

 

Spoil yourself with another classic Mick Rock Bowie portrait over on the David Bowie (Official) FB page.

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Limited edition Young Americans T-shirt available now

on April 10, 2015

 

“I heard the news today, oh boy“

 

To mark the release in February of the Young Americans / It's Gonna Be Me 40th anniversary 7" picture disc, The David Bowie Store has produced a limited edition T-shirt, as modelled by the familiar looking chap in our picture.

Go here for details.

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TMWSTW released In the UK on this day In 1971

on April 10, 2015

 

“You’re face to face with”

 

 

David Bowie’s third studio album, the Tony Visconti-produced The Man Who Sold The World, was released on this day (April 10th) in 1971 in the UK.

Issued the previous November in the US, the UK release was delayed in no small part due to problems regarding the sleeve artwork.

Pictured here (clockwise from top left) are the original US and UK versions, the German round cover, and the standard worldwide 1972 RCA reissue.

Four great sleeves, one classic album. Remind yourself here.

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