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Kate Moss collects BRIT Award for David Bowie

on February 19, 2014

 

“Like some cat from Japan”

 

Congratulations to David Bowie on the announcement that he is the recipient of the British Male Solo Artist at this year’s @BRIT Awards.

Kate Moss collected the statuette on Bowie’s behalf, looking incredible in one of the better known Ziggy stage outfits at the ceremony at the O2 Arena in London this evening.

The so-called 'rabbit' costume worn by Kate tonight (properly called “Woodland Creatures”) was created by Japanese designer, Kansai Yamamoto.

Kate wore the original costume which was first unveiled by Bowie on August 19, 1972 at the legendary Ziggy

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Good Luck to David Bowie at tonight’s BRITs

on February 19, 2014

 

“Battle For BRITs”

 

As we mentioned last month, David Bowie has received two nominations for this year’s @BRIT Awards.

We would like to wish him good luck in both categories he is nominated for: ‘British Male Solo Artist’ and ‘Mastercard British Album Of The Year’ for The Next Day.

Host of tonight’s BRIT Awards, James Corden, is crossing his fingers with us and he had this to say recently:

 

“I don’t know who will get the award. Nobody could argue if David Bowie won something – in a way it would be great if it was somebody older rather than young.

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Rebel Rebel and Alabama Song share a birthday

on February 15, 2014

 

“Hey babe, it's time to say goodbye*”

 

Rebel Rebel and Alabama Song are two Bowie 45s which were originally released on this day in 1974 and 1980 respectively.

The former was a Top 5 single on the UK chart while the latter peaked at #23. We’ll post more about Rebel Rebel nearer to the 40th anniversary picture disc issue next month.

Alabama Song was a fan favourite on the 1978 World Tour, so even though the record buying public may have found the unusual tempo and key changes a challenge, fans were glad that a studio version of the song had finally been made available.

The release was

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TV collects MPG Innovation Award for DB

on February 13, 2014

 

“A new world, new ways ever free”

 

Tony Visconti flew into the UK yesterday (Wednesday) to collect The Innovator Award on David Bowie’s behalf at the Music Producers Guild Awards ceremony in London this evening.

Here’s what he said as he picked up the award:

 

“It is an honour and a privilege to accept this award on behalf of my friend and collaborator of 47 years, David Bowie. He deserves it because he is the one and the only DAVID BOWIE.”

 

Tony himself was up for the International Producer of the Year, which in the event went to Rick Rubin.

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Sound And Vision 45 released this day in 1977

on February 11, 2014

 

“Don’t you wonder sometimes”

 

Originally a #3 UK hit for Bowie in 1977 when it was released as the first single from the classic Low album, Sound And Vision was unusual in that the lead vocal didn’t appear until half way through the song.

It was also strange that it didn’t precede the album release and considering this and the fact that RCA barely promoted the single in the UK, it’s surprising it did so well on the singles chart there.

Produced by Bowie and Tony Visconti, the song also featured a guest vocal from Mary Hopkin, Visconti’s then wife.

If you’ve not heard Sound And Vision

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