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Bowie on RHP broadcast this day in 1973

on February 17, 2016


“But she knows she really loves him”


The screening of David Bowie on Russell Harty Plus took place on Saturday, February 17, 1973.

The original full broadcast which included Drive-In Saturday, the Bowie/Harty interview and a solo performance of My Death, was wiped by LWT.

A partial repeat on Russell Harty Plus Pop rescued the first song and much of the interview, but sadly My Death and the full interview apparently survive as audio only.

If you’ve never seen it, it’s an absolute treat to look back at the 26-year-old Bowie, nervous in interview but peacock proud in performance for his

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Holy Holy Spring 2016 US Tour Dates

on February 17, 2016


“I said “Do it again, do it again””


We are delighted to be able to exclusively announce a twenty one-date tour of North America by Tony Visconti and Woody Woodmansey’s Holy Holy.

Stay tuned to the Holy Holy FB page for on sale dates and schedule updates.


Date                     City                                      Venue                                 

Wed Mar 30        New York NY                     Carnegie Hall                    

Fri Apr 1               New York NY                     Radio City Music Hall

Sat Apr 2              Upper Darby PA                Tower Theater  

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DB Deep cut of the day

on February 16, 2016


“The Voyeur Of Utter Destruction (As Beauty)”    


Judging by all of the recent David Bowie chart action, it’s safe to say that there are a lot of people discovering his music for the first time.

There are still two best of compilations currently sitting in the UK Official Albums Chart Top 20, with one of those, Best Of Bowie, at #3.

Some of you reading this may wish to explore further, a move encouraged by Reeves Gabrels, who wrote and recorded with Bowie on several albums, from the first Tin Machine LP in 1989, right up to 'hours...' in 1999.

Here’s a line from an interview with Reeves

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Maria Schneider wins GRAMMY for Sue single

on February 15, 2016


“Sue, I got the job”


It is with much pleasure that we can report that Maria Schneider has won two gongs at the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

Maria won BEST LARGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE ALBUM, for her excellent The Thompson Fields album.

And she also picked up the award for BEST ARRANGEMENT, INSTRUMENTS AND VOCALS for her contribution to the Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime) recording.

Tony Visconti (who co-produced the track with Bowie at Avatar Studios), posted this on his FB page...


“This just in from pre-broadcast Grammys: Maria Schneider just won the Grammy for best arrangement in the Jazz

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Rebel Rebel and Alabama Song share a birthday

on February 15, 2016


“Hey babe, it's time to say goodbye*”


Rebel Rebel and Alabama Song are two Bowie 45s which were originally released on this day in 1974 and 1980 respectively. (February 15th)

The former was a Top 5 single on the UK chart while the latter peaked at #23.

Alabama Song was a fan favourite on the 1978 World Tour, so even though the record buying public may have found the unusual tempo and key changes a challenge, fans were glad that a studio version of the song had finally been made available.

The release was coupled with a new stripped back recording of Space Oddity which Bowie performed on