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Bowie Blitz at the BBC for January

on November 04, 2016


“Feels like something’s gonna happen next year...”


The BBC has just announced several upcoming Bowie specials for January 2017, the month that would have seen his 70th birthday.


BBC TWO announces a new landmark film, David Bowie: The Last Five Years to air in January 2017, produced and directed by Francis Whately as a follow-up to his acclaimed David Bowie: Five Years which was broadcast on BBC TWO in 2013. As with the first film, this new piece will feature a wealth of rare and unseen archive footage and early audio interviews which have never been released before.

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Lazarus in at #1 on Official UK Vinyl chart

on October 28, 2016


“I’m so high it makes my brain whirl”


Congratulations are due to Michael C Hall (Newton), Michael Esper (Valentine) and Sophia Anne Caruso (Girl) and the New York cast of the Lazarus Musical, with the news that their Lazarus Cast Album has entered the UK’s Official Vinyl Album Chart at #1 and #10 on the Official Albums Chart Top 100 (includes all formats). The album is also #8 in the Official Physical Albums Chart (doesn’t include digital). (28 October 2016 - 03 November 2016)


We must also congratulate Henry Hey, orchestrator, arranger and musical director for Lazarus, for his brilliant

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Iman shares STC award with David

on October 27, 2016


“Children round the world, put camel shit on the walls, They're making carpets on treadmills, or garbage sorting. And it’s no game”


Iman received the Voice Award at the Save the Children 4th annual Illumination Gala in New York on Tuesday (October 25).


In an emotional acceptance speech, she chose to share the award and had this to say regarding David’s charitable work: “My husband, David, was also a staunch supporter of human rights and devoted an innumerable amount of time and resources, which he chose to do anonymously.

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Bowie and Viz in Manchester 2002

on October 26, 2016


“See my life in a comic...part 382”


Following Dave Hogan’s picture of David Bowie reading Viz in 1990 that we posted earlier, here’s another shot to prove what a loyal reader David was, taken twelve years later in 2002.


The occasion was Bowie’s visit to Manchester to play the Move festival. While in town he popped into Radio 1 for an interview and bit of a lark around with Mark Radcliffe and Marc Riley.


As usual, Riley is acting the goat (or more accurately, a clown), but even his antics couldn’t distract Bowie from Viz.



#BowieMarkLard  #BowieRadcliffeRiley  #BowieViz


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Silhouettes and Shadows: Dave Hogan

on October 26, 2016


“See my life in a comic”


Rockarchive, in conjunction with Photofusion, launched Silhouettes and Shadows, a David Bowie photo exhibition in Brixton last month. The exhibition is free, but it closes today (October 26).


Before we miss the opportunity, here’s a final exclusive quotation from one of the photographers taking part.


Here’s Dave Hogan, regarding a little bit of silliness from 1990...



“There is a certain protocol when you work with an artist like David Bowie. You're not there to be his new best friend, you're there to record what's going on.