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Let’s Dance album is 31 today

on April 14, 2014


“Under the moonlight, this serious moonlight”


Though it reached #10 in our album poll last year, such was the global success of Let’s Dance it’s possibly the album that most people are familiar with around the world and it remains Bowie's best-selling album.

Produced by David Bowie and Nile Rodgers, Let’s Dance was released on this day (April 14th) worldwide, spending 13 weeks in the UK Top 5. The album also made it to #4 on the US chart.

The attendant singles, Let’s Dance, China Girl and Modern Love were also worldwide smashes and you can remind yourself of the reason why here.

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Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide 45 is 40 today plus signed 45 winners

on April 12, 2014


"Gimme your hands ’cos you’re wonderful"


Today sees the 40th anniversary of David Bowie’s Rock ’N’ Roll Suicide single in the UK, so what better day to announce the winners of the recent contest on in celebration?

You may remember that the contest was to win one of three copies of a specially pressed single-sided vinyl 45 of David Bowie’s Farewell Speech/Rock ’N’ Roll Suicide, signed by David Bowie himself.

Well not only did that prize double to six copies, but David also agreed to personalise each copy too!

Remarkably, and despite several attempts to contact them, one

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TMWSTW released In the UK on this day In 1971

on April 10, 2014


“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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Black Tie White Noise album is 21 today

on April 05, 2014


"Putting on the black tie, cranking out the white noise"


The David Bowie album Black Tie White Noise was released this day in 1993. (April 6th in the US)

The LP not only reunited Bowie with producer Nile Rodgers but also with the #1 album spot in the UK, which had evaded him for the release of a studio album since 1984’s Tonight.

If you’ve not listened for a while, it really is worth revisiting. Aside from a clutch of great singles: Black Tie White Noise (Featuring Al B. Sure!), Jump They Say and Miracle Goodnight, the album also featured the Scott Walkeresque You’ve Been Around, Nite

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Pepsi Max® hails Heroes on and off the pitch

on April 02, 2014


“The music is outside, It's happening now”




Pepsi MAX celebrates music and football proving that NOW IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT with global launch of content set to run in 100 countries


2014 #FutbolNow superstar squad led by Leo Messi and music sensation Janelle Monáe


First-ever interactive approach allows consumers to CREATE THEIR OWN NOW by unlocking additional content for a closer look into the lively streets of Rio


PURCHASE, NY, April 02, 2014#FUTBOLNOW – Pepsi MAX® today globally premiered the latest evolution of the brand’s 2014