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ISOLAR tour commences in Vancouver this day in 1976

on February 02, 2015


“Does my face show some kind of glow?”


David Bowie’s 1976 ISOLAR tour of North America and Europe in support of the Station To Station album, commenced on February 2 at the Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, concluding at the Pavillon de Paris in Paris, France, on May 18 the same year, close to seventy shows later.

Variously known as the Station to Station and White Light tours, it is now referred to as the ISOLAR tour, as reflected by the title of the official tour programme. (The 1978 World Tour is now referred to as the ISOLAR 2 tour)

Bowie’s band for the shows

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Bowie and Iggy on Radio 4 plus Kraftwerk in UNCUT

on January 30, 2015


“From station to station, back to Düsseldorf City, Meet Iggy Pop and David Bowie”


First up, in case you missed it, you can still catch BBC Radio 4’s new show, Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine, on the BBC iPlayer. Here’s a bit from the BEEB’s blurb...


In each episode, Marc lines up the Time Machine to travel to two different points in time and revisit two interviews with something in common - a person or place, a shared influence or ideology, a discovery, a misunderstanding.


In this first episode, the interviews share a geographic connection - Berlin.

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Schneider talks to Jazz Times about Bowie project

on January 28, 2015


“We are the best jazz you've ever heard...”


Maria Schneider has given an interview to Michael J. West for the January/February edition of Jazz Times, regarding working with David Bowie on Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime).

Titled: David Bowie and Maria Schneider's Enigmatic Collaboration, the article/interview discusses the creation of the track, from inception to completion. Here’s an excerpt...


The two worked closely together, exchanging and trying out new ideas—but freely rejecting them as well. “He was very good at saying, ‘No, I don’t like that.

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Alan Yentob's Cracked Actor film is forty today

on January 26, 2015


“I'm just the space cadet...he's the commander”


Around this time on the evening of Sunday 26th January 1975, Bowie fans were readying themselves for the 10:15pm broadcast of Alan Yentob's fifty minute BBC 1 Cracked Actor documentary, which was part of the Omnibus series.

Forty years later it's almost impossible to calculate just how important that screening was to Bowie-starved fans in the UK.

In America, not only did followers of the man and his music have the Diamond Dogs/Philly Dogs tours, but they also enjoyed TV broadcasts of The 1980 Floor Show, Ziggy Stardust The Motion Picture and

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Limited vinyl releases for David Bowie Is in Paris

on January 26, 2015


“Moi, Je serai un roi, Et toi, Tu seras ma reine”


The headline hints at the story below. Two new vinyl Bowie collectables for those lucky, lucky French types.


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To commemorate the opening of the 'David Bowie Is' exhibition at the Philharmonie de Paris, Tuesday March 3rd 2015 sees the release of two very special limited pieces of DAVID BOWIE vinyl.

The first is a blue vinyl 7", the French language version of "Heroes". The single will