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Remembering Bowie on TFI Friday

on June 12, 2015

 

“I’ve got TFI Friday on my mind”

 

Tonight sees a one-off return of Chris Evans’ TFI Friday at 9pm on Channel 4 in the UK.

Despite the original studio where the popular show was filmed having since been demolished, the programme makers have done their best to recreate the look and feel of the studio as it was back in its heyday.

However, one obvious addition is a large picture of David Bowie (see inset in our montage) in the bar area, from his last appearance on the show in June 2000 when he performed Wild Is The Wind, Starman, Absolute Beginners and Cracked Actor.

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DeLaria’s HOUSEOFDAVID cover and tracklist reveal

on June 09, 2015

 

“The jazz of life”

 

We told you about Orange Is the New Black star Lea DeLaria’s (Carrie “Big Boo” Black), new album of jazz renditions of the greatest hits of David Bowie, back at the start of February.

Now Lea has revealed the tracklisting foe HOUSEOFDAVID along with a new cover for the album, a spoof of Bowie’s own CHANGESONEBOWIE sleeve which featured an iconic black and white Tom Kelley shot.

Keep an eye on Lea’s FB page for updates.

 

We’ll leave you with the tracklisiting

 

HOUSEOFDAVID 

01 - Fame

02 - Space Oddity

03 - Golden Years

04 - Suffragette City (duet with JANIS SIEGEL)

05

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Happy 23rd Anniversary to David And Iman

on June 06, 2015

 

“Please be mine, Share my life”

 

Today is the twenty third anniversary of David and Iman’s official church wedding at Saint James Episcopal Church, in Florence, Italy in 1992.

They had already married in a civil ceremony in Lausanne, Switzerland on April 24, with just two witnesses present and no guests.

The wedding in Florence was an altogether different affair with an invited guest list of family and friends and hundreds of curious well-wishers outside the church.

For the bride’s entrance, the couple chose a beautiful Bulgarian folk song called Kalimankou Denkou (The Evening Gathering)

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Bowie’s first lady is 51 today

on June 05, 2015

 

“Gotta get a word to Liza’s father”

 

No sorry, we’re not talking about Iman, we are celebrating 51 years since the release of David Bowie’s first ever 45. For it was on this day, Friday, June 5th 1964, that Vocalion Pop released a 45 with the catalogue number: V.9221.

That record, Liza Jane/Louie, Louie Go Home, was issued as Davie Jones with The King-Bees. Read more about the release in the piece we did for the 50th anniversary last year: http://smarturl.it/LJ50BNet

 

FOOTNOTE: The foreground images here were taken by Decca’s in-house photographer, David Wedgbury.

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Bowie’s Deram debut is 48 today

on June 01, 2015

Bowie’s Deram debut is 48 today

 

“Did you ever have a Deram?”

 

David Bowie released his first album this day in 1967, albeit lacking the fanfare of Sergeant Pepper reportedly released on the same day by The Beatles. In fact Pepper was actually released a couple of weeks earlier. But that’s for Beatles’ buffs to explain.

Pictured here are the original stereo US (top left) and UK vinyl pressings and the impossibly rare US 8-track cartridge.

Issued on the Decca subsidiary, Deram, David Bowie is an album that has been unfairly dismissed by some over the years, even by Bowie himself on occasion.

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