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Two weeks to go till Chicago

on September 08, 2014


“Everybody's waiting for the Go-Go Boy”


Just fourteen days until David Bowie Is opens at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

The atmosphere is building nicely and what a lovely touch with the steps of the MCA adorned with Bowie lyrics.

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Mott’s All The Young Dudes LP is 42

on September 08, 2014


“It's a real mean team”


Mott The Hoople released their David Bowie produced album All The Young Dudes this week in 1972. (September 8, UK)

The very next day the Bowie-penned title track peaked at #3 on the UK singles chart giving the band their first and biggest hit.

Indeed, at the time it was the highest charting Bowie composition thus far, though that changed a few months later with the success of The Jean Genie which reached #2 in January 1973.

The album sleeve was designed by Mick Rock with colour tinting by George Underwood.

Aside from production duties, Bowie played saxophones and

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Dylan Howe’s Subterranean shows start tonight

on September 05, 2014


“A strange young man called Dylan”


We told you about Dylan Howe’s brilliant new album, SUBTERRANEAN - New Designs On Bowie's Berlin, recently.

Here’s a reminder that the accompanying shows kick off in Colchester, Suffolk in the UK tonight.

See the full tour schedule and read more about the project here.

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Howell extended at Proud plus Bowie featured artist

on September 02, 2014


“Wear your wound with honour, make someone proud”


A few months ago we told you about Morgan Howell’s one man show, 45 Revolutions, at Proud Galleries.

Originally scheduled to end on September 2nd, the show has been extended till this coming Sunday the 7th.

Meanwhile, Bowie is the featured artist on the Proud site and you can read more about both here.

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When Ziggy anchored John in the UK chart

on September 01, 2014


“There’s a sailor who sings”


On September 1 1972, RCA issued the non-album track, John, I’m Only Dancing, as a 45 in the UK. The, at the time, controversial suggestions made by the lyric made the record unsuitable for an American release.

The single entered the UK Top 30 at #30 on September 23, the same week that the Ziggy Stardust album peaked at #6 and the same week that Mott The Hoople’s rendition of the Bowie-penned All The Young Dudes left the UK Top 10 singles chart, having reached #3 a couple of weeks earlier.

Bowie had little time to celebrate the UK’s appreciation of all things