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David Bowie's Debut Internet-only Release, Telling Lies, Takes The Web By Storm

on September 18, 1996
  • 5,000 downloads within first hours of September 11 launch
  • Two different versions of the song also to be unveiled exclusively onofficial David Bowie website, the first on September 18, the other onSeptember 25, both at 11:00 PM EST
  • Bowie impostor conference on Compuserve a huge success, but who is the realDavid Bowie?

    "I often plunge myself into the deep end of asituation just to see whathappens," said DAVID BOWIE to his fans on the night of September 11. It's aquote that summed up the extraordinary Internet event which tookplace at the singer's official web site,http//

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    David Bowie To Release Recently Recorded Song Telling Lies Only Via The Internet September 11 On

    on August 25, 1996

    Extraordinary cyberconference to be held on CompuServe September 11at 10PM EST.

    August 26, 1996 -- In an unprecedented move, DAVID BOWIE andVirgin Records willbe releasing his recently recorded song "Telling Lies" exclusively on theInternet through the official David Bowie web site,, beginning Wednesday, September 11 at 10 PM(Eastern).

    Not available in any store or distributed to any radio station, fans willbe able to access "Telling Lies" from the official David Bowie web sitevia Progressive Networks' live streaming RealAudio, Macromedia's Shockwave,or as a

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    Bowie Embodies Warhol In Basquiat

    on August 13, 1996

    Barry Gutman, Music Wire

      On his 1971 album, Hunky Dory, David Bowie sang about theAndy Warhol of the '60s/early '70s. And now, in 1996, he plays theAndy Warhol of the '80s in the new film, Basquiat, which is nowplaying in selected markets across the United States.

      From left to right: Jeffrey Wright, David Bowie,Gary Oldman and Dennis Hopper in Julian Schnabel's BASQUIAT.Photo by Eric Liebowitz.

      The film tells the story of young New York painter Jean-MichelBasquiat (well-played by newcomer Jeffrey Wright), a strugglingGraffiti poet and half-hearted "new-wave" rock musician who

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    David Bowie Heads Out For The Weekend

    on August 08, 1996

    Bowie to perform four special ballroom shows on East Coast ontwo consecutive weekends in September, on a break from recordinghis new album. He's also garnering rave reviews for his Warholportrayal in the Miramax film Basquiat

      August 9, 1996 -- Taking weekends off from recording his nextVirgin album in New York, David Bowie will perform four special ballroomshows over two consecutive weekends in September on the east coast.The cities, dates, and venues are as follows:

      • 6 Sept 1996 Philadelphia, PA, The Electric Factory
        (Tickets on sale 9 Aug)
      • 7 Sept 1996 Washington, DC, Capitol Ballroom
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    Staying Outside This Summer

    on May 23, 1996

    David Bowie has announced plans to continuehis critically acclaimed "Outside" world tourwhich began in the U.S. last September. Bowie will perform a seriesof headlining dates at most of the major summerfestivals in Europe (including Bowie's only U.K. performancethis summer at the Phoenix Festival on July 21 in StratfordUpon Avon), as well as concerts in Japan and Russia -- where he willheadline the first night of the fifth annual "White Nights InternationalCultural Festival" in St.