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Young Americans album is 39 today

on March 07, 2014

 

“All right, you want the young American”

 

David Bowie’s ninth studio album, the Bowie/Visconti/Maslin produced Young Americans, was released on this day in 1975.

A top ten album in both the US (#9) and the UK (#2) it also furnished Bowie with his first ever #1 single in the shape of the Bowie/Lennon/Alomar composition, Fame.

Young Americans still sounds a remarkable work today and that’s not just because it was written and sung by a 27-year-old white man, it’s a true classic however you look at it.

But don't take our word for it, if you've not listened in a while, go check it out again on

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The Prettiest Star and The World Of David Bowie are 44

on March 06, 2014

 

“It can all but break your heart, in pieces”

 

March 6th 1970 saw the release of both an album and a single for David Bowie in the shape of the Mercury 45, The Prettiest Star/Conversation Piece, and the Decca album, The World Of David Bowie.

The Prettiest Star was the beautifully melodic and worthy follow-up to Space Oddity and yet another label change for Bowie. Mercury was the sixth label that David had released UK singles on.

However, it looked like the label’s faith was well-placed with the signs looking good for another top ten UK hit, as suggested by an  NME review of the single.

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Guardian piece on Berlin leg of David Bowie exhibition

on March 03, 2014

 

“Had to get the train, From Potsdamer Platz”

 

Monday’s Guardian newspaper in the UK has a front page blurb and an article inside by Josie Le Blond regarding the adapted V&A show in Berlin, which has tweaks relevant to Bowie’s time in the city.

You can read the full thing here and see our recent piece about the exhibition here.

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More dates for Holy Holy’s homage to Bowie

on February 27, 2014

 

“Come back my baby, be Holy Holy again”

 

Following their stint of successful shows in London last December, Holy Holy, featuring ex Spider From Mars, Woody Woodmansey, have more gigs scheduled at The Lexington this December.

Though it’s a way off yet, early booking is advised due to the popularity of the band’s brilliant treatment of the songs of David Bowie from the period 1969 to 1973.

Here’s the official blurb...

 

Holy Holy with Woody Woodmansey, dates in December 2014 announced

Supergroup Holy Holy play the songs of David Bowie from 1969 to 1973. Formed to play Latitude Festival in

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David Bowie exhibition reaches Berlin in May

on February 27, 2014

 

“I, I can remember, Standing by the wall”

 

The David Bowie exhibition will now visit Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin, Germany, from 20 May until 10 August 2014, and you can read everything you need to know regarding the exhibition below.

 

With the latest addition of Berlin, the confirmed venues for the tour are:

 

Museum of Image and Sound, Sao Paulo, Brazil from 31 January to 20 April 2014

Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin, Germany, from 20 May until 10 August 2014

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA from September 2014 to January 2015

Philharmonie de Paris/Cité de la Musique, Paris, France

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