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Station To Station released this day in 1976

on January 23, 2016

 

“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 forty-years-old 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.

For the first time ever, a David Bowie album was a bigger commercial success Stateside than in the UK. It reached #3 on the Billboard 200 and #5 on the official UK album chart.

Four of Station To Station’s six

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MOJO Bowie special out now

on January 23, 2016

 

“I got a MOJO, don't you know” *

 

The March issue of MOJO magazine is celebrating David Bowie with over 20 pages, thus...

 

The latest MOJO magazine is a celebration of the life and work of DAVID BOWIE and includes TWO FREE DELUXE BOWIE POSTERS. 20-plus pages of coverage includes Bowie himself writing for MOJO about the music that changed him, an extraordinary tribute by Siouxsie Sioux and Tony Visconti with the truth about Bowie’s final album, Blackstar.

 

* OK, today’s lyric quotation is possibly a bit obscure.

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★ remains at #1 with 19 Bowie albums in UK Top 100

on January 22, 2016

 

“I’m not a popstar”

 

David Bowie is still having a massive impact on the UK album chart, holding twelve spots on this week’s Official Albums Chart Top 50 and a total of 19 albums in the Top 100.

★ holds for a second week at Number 1, logging just over 80,000 combined sales, while the 2002 retrospective Best Of Bowie leaps from 18 to Number 3. 2014’s Nothing Has Changed, gives Bowie his third Top 10 entry this week at Number 6.

Bowie’s other entries in the Top 40 are: Hunky Dory (up 2 places to 12), The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust (down 2 to 19), Aladdin Sane (down 1 to 22), The Next

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NYC David Bowie Day Proclamation

on January 21, 2016

 

“I'll take you to New York, It's the place that I know well…”

 

Yesterday we told you about January 20, 2016 being proclaimed DAVID BOWIE DAY in New York City by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The proclamation was read last night at the curtain call of the final performance of the sold-out run of Lazarus, the New York Theater Workshop production conceived and co-created by Bowie.

Here’s a bigger version of the proclamation itself, if you can’t read the one on this page.

 

#DavidBowie  #Blackstar  #imablackstar  #BlackstarAlbum  #DavidBowieDay

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Q’s David Bowie: A Celebration out Friday

on January 21, 2016

 

“Far out from the sad eyes, Strange, mad celebration”

 

The March issue of Q magazine (Q356) is celebrating David Bowie with a 35-page study of his recorded music. Here’s a bit from the site.

 

“We had almost completed work on our David Bowie retrospective when the shocking news of his death from cancer grimly greeted the dawn of 11 January,” writes Q’s Features Editor Ted Kessler, introducing the 35-page celebration of David Bowie in our new issue, on sale from Friday (22 January).

“Our original mission was to tell the story behind each of his albums, designed to lend context and

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