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Liza Jane hits half century today

on June 05, 2014


“Well, this little girl is so good to me”


They say it’s not polite to mention a lady’s age, but we’re sure you’ll forgive us in this particular instance.

Congratulations to David Bowie as he celebrates fifty years as a professional recording artist today. For it was on this day, Friday, June 5th 1964, that Vocalion Pop released a 45 with the catalogue number: V.9221.

That record was Bowie’s first ever release: Liza Jane/Louie, Louie Go Home, issued as Davie Jones with The King-Bees.

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Holy Holy TMWSTW live - Two more dates added

on June 03, 2014


“Although I wasn't there, he said I was his friend”


We are very pleased to be able to exclusively announce two further Holy Holy performances of David Bowie’s The Man Who Sold The World album in September.

Tony Visconti, Woody Woodmansey, Glenn Gregory and Steve Norman will now perform the classic Bowie album with Holy Holy and very special guests at two additional dates, on what is shaping up to be a bit of a mini-tour.

The extra shows are at ABC Glasgow, on Saturday 20th September and Shepherd’s Bush Empire, on Monday 22nd September and priority pre-sales start at 9:00am on Wednesday

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Elena Anaya is Bowie for Mostra FIRE!! 2014

on June 03, 2014


“And she's hooked to the silver screen”


Spanish actress Elena Anaya has been transformed into David Bowie as he appears in Mick Rock’s iconic 1973 Life On Mars video, for the official spot of the Mostra FIRE!! 2014.

It’s a beautiful short directed by Juanma Carrillo and titled Born Heroes, set to a delightful cover version of Underworld’s Born Slippy. 

Here’s the blurb.


Elena Anaya, with the Mostra FIRE!!

Here is the official spot of the Mostra FIRE!! 2014, an artistic production by Juanma Carrillo, in which the extraordinary actress Elena Anaya literally transforms herself into David

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Bowie’s Deram debut is 47 today

on June 01, 2014


“When I Live My Deram”


David Bowie released his first album this day in 1967, albeit lacking the fanfare of Sergeant Pepper reportedly released on the same day by The Beatles, though Pepper was actually released a couple of weeks earlier. But that’s for Beatles’ buffs to explain.

Issued on the Decca subsidory, Deram, David Bowie is an album that has been unfairly dismissed over the years, even by Bowie himself on occasion.

This is a disservice that belies the fact that the record contained some classic Bowie recordings, including the likes of There Is A Happy Land, When I Live My Dream

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First ever cyber song webcast fifteen years ago

on May 24, 2014


“You’re always first online”


Today marks the 15th anniversary of David Bowie recording the first ever cyber song which was broadcast live on

The event took place right about now on Monday. May 24th, 1999, from 7 - 10 p.m. EST. The shot of Bowie here is from that very session.

Here’s an edited excerpt from the press release at the time.


David Bowie Records First Cyber Song 'What's Really Happening' Live on the Web


In a prolific career spanning over 30 years, DAVID BOWIE has always been on the cutting edge of technology and artistic endeavours.