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Bowie on Russell Harty Plus broadcast this day in 1973

on January 20, 2015

 

“Like the video films we saw”

 

Generally agreed to have been taped on January 17 1973 (while The Jean Genie was at its peak of #2 on the official UK singles chart), there is some confusion as to when the actual broadcast of David Bowie on Russell Harty Plus took place.

We’re going with today’s date (which was a Saturday and in keeping with other broadcast dates of RHP), unless one of you out there has some other definite proof of broadcast, such as a TV listing magazine. (It worked last time we asked)

The original show which included Drive-In Saturday, the Bowie/Harty interview and a solo

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My Night With Reg poster banned...or is it?

on January 20, 2015

 

“And you daren’t look behind”

 

Following a sell-out season at London’s Donmar Warehouse, the late Kevin Elyot’s play, My Night With Reg, transferred to the Apollo Theatre for a limited run at the weekend. (Saturday January 17th – Saturday April 11th 2015)

The new poster, unveiled last week, features actor Lewis Reeves with nothing to cover his modesty aside from a vinyl copy of the Ziggy Stardust album.

The image passed Advertising Standards Authority restrictions but the London Evening Standard reported that Transport For London (TFL) won’t allow it on the Underground.

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Helen Green talks about that Bowie animation

on January 17, 2015

 

“And nothing has changed, Everything has changed”

 

One of the more inventive Bowie birthday tributes this year was created by illustrator, Helen Green.

Unless you've been in hibernation, you’ve no doubt already seen her animated drawings of David Bowie sporting 29 different hairstyles, which she posted on her homepage and her facebook and tumblr pages on Bowie’s birthday.

Since then, it seems the planet has gone crazy for Helen’s Time May Change Me movie, with even the likes of The Guardian picking up on it today.

Helen kindly said a few words for us regarding the project:

 

“It’s become

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Brushing up on Bowie the New Zealand Way

on January 17, 2015

 

“And if the homework brings you down” *

 

New Zealand’s Otago Daily Times has posted an online piece regarding a course currently underway at the University of Otago: MUSI260 Special Topic: David Bowie

Here’s an edited excerpt from the article:

 

With Bowie turning 68 on January 8, senior executant lecturer in contemporary music, Dr Ian Chapman, and his class of 27 keen Bowie fans marked the occasion by singing their own Bowie-style version of Happy Birthday.

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Noel’s iTunes picks: “No Bowie, no point getting up”

on January 17, 2015

 

“Without you, what would I do?”

 

Noel Gallagher has never made a secret of his appreciation for David Bowie’s music over the years, but now he’s gone a step further by suggesting that without David Bowie there’s: “no point getting up in the morning.”

He made the comments for an iTunes feature explained here:

 

“iTunes have asked me to put together a list of my favourite albums and songs. Your life will become instantly more interesting should you even consider buying any of this gear. ONWARDS!” - Noel Gallagher

 

Among those selections were these:

 

The Next Day - David Bowie

“No matter

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