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Station To Station released this day in 1976

on January 23, 2015

 

“Such is the stuff from where dreams are woven”

 

As the headline suggests, Station To Station (the album that introduced the world to The Thin White Duke), is thirty nine today.

Considered a classic among fans and critics alike, the record was unusual for a Bowie album in that it contained just six tracks, even though it still clocked in at a little over thirty eight minutes.

Four of those six songs were released as commercial A-sides by RCA, with Golden Years being the pre-album hit.

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Jessica Lange covers Bowie on AHS again

on January 22, 2015

 

“And you, you will be queen”

 

Spoiler alert: Following the Elsa Mars (Jessica Lange) cover of Life On Mars? for the premiere of American Horror Story: Freak Show back in October, Lange’s character again tackled Bowie for the season finale last night.

As with her wonderful performance of Life On Mars?, the original video was again clearly the inspiration for Lange’s cover of “Heroes” last night. Even her posture and the backlighting echoes the Bowie original, which you can view here.

We won’t give anything more away for those of you that have yet to catch the finale, but keep an eye on the

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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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