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Record Store Day 2016 is here

on April 16, 2016


“Remember that everybody has to wait in line“


RSD 2016 is finally upon us with a couple of tasty Bowie picture discs (as described on March 7th on these pages), available today.


Swipe/scroll (or click on little dots) to view both discs.


#TMWSTWpicdisc  #TVC1540  #BowieRSD  #BowieVinyl

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★ is best-selling vinyl album of 2016 so far

on April 15, 2016


“I’m a Blackstar”


On the eve of the celebration of vinyl that is Record Store Day, David Bowie’s ★ has been declared the best-selling vinyl album on the UK’s Official Vinyl Chart for the first quarter of 2016.

The chart, which was launched one year ago this week, saw ★ (Bowie’s 28th studio album), spend the longest time at Number 1, logging six weeks at the top spot.

David Bowie left his mark on the vinyl singles chart during the first year of the chart too, with four singles in the Top 10:


Golden Years (3)

Space Oddity (5)

Fame (6)

Changes (8)


Those four tracks all hit the top spot,

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★ Nominated for Billboard Music Award

on April 11, 2016


“I’ve got game”


David Bowie’s ★ album has been nominated in the Top Rock Album category of the Billboard Music Awards 2016.

Here’s the list of finalists in the category.


Billboard Music Awards 2016: Top Rock Album:


Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color

David Bowie, Blackstar

Coldplay, A Head Full Of Dreams

Mumford & Sons, Wilder Mind

twenty one pilots, Blurryface


Ludacris and Ciara will host the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on May 22.


#Blackstar  #imablackstar  #BlackstarAlbum  #BowieBillboard  #BBMAs

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TMWSTW released In the UK on this day In 1971

on April 10, 2016


“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.

Don’t forget the RSD picture disc issue of the German round cover released this coming Saturday, April 16th.

Four great sleeves, one classic

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Friends pay tribute to Dennis Davis

on April 07, 2016


“I like the beat of your drum”


Friends and associates of Dennis Davis have posted tributes on Facebook with the sad news that the drummer has succumbed to his battle with cancer.

Dennis played drums and percussion with the Bowie band from Young Americans through to Scary Monsters, including the 1976 and 1978 Bowie world tours.

There is much recorded evidence of his brilliance, not least of all his contribution to Look Back In Anger from the 1979 album, Lodger.

Dennis is pictured here guesting with Bowie during an encore of Let’s Dance at a special BowieNet show at the Roseland Ballroom,