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When Ziggy anchored John in the UK chart

on September 01, 2014


“There’s a sailor who sings”


On September 1 1972, RCA issued the non-album track, John, I’m Only Dancing, as a 45 in the UK. The, at the time, controversial suggestions made by the lyric made the record unsuitable for an American release.

The single entered the UK Top 30 at #30 on September 23, the same week that the Ziggy Stardust album peaked at #6 and the same week that Mott The Hoople’s rendition of the Bowie-penned All The Young Dudes left the UK Top 10 singles chart, having reached #3 a couple of weeks earlier.

Bowie had little time to celebrate the UK’s appreciation of all things

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Ziggy Stardust Yourself in Berlin with Audi

on August 20, 2014


“People stared at the make-up on his face”


Avantgarde of Berlin have been in touch with details of a new addition to the news page of the David Bowie exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau...and here are those details.



Be Ziggy Stardust!


Visitors to the David Bowie exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau can now look like Ziggy Stardust. As an official partner of the exhibition, Audi invites visitors to a specially designed photo project. Every person attending, receives a personal photo with the famous Ziggy Stardust lightning bolt.


Since the beginning of the exhibition Audi City Berlin at

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DB After Dark at Adler Planetarium Chicago

on August 19, 2014


“Got to keep searching and searching”


There will be a David Bowie themed Adler After Dark event this coming Thursday, August 21, and we’ve received an intriguing message from the folk at Adler Planetarium in Chicago regarding it.


“We’re @adlerskywatch on Twitter and Instagram. One activity we’re doing for this week’s Adler After Dark night is #PeekABowie; we’ve hidden little David Bowies around the museum and if you find one you snap a pic and post to Instagram or Twitter using #PeekABowie.”


Curiouser and Curiouser - There’s more info about Adler After Dark: Space Oddity here and a

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on August 19, 2014


“While you’re down there”


Adam Dean of - The David Bowie Community of Australia and New Zealand, has been in touch with a few cool Bowie-related things including the following...


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SPACE ODDITY Aug 21 - 24


Chris Hadfield, the former commander of the International Space Station became the coolest astronaut in the world when he recorded David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” in zero gravity.

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Hansa Studio Tour Special with Eduard Meyer

on August 19, 2014


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


Well we’re into the final week of The Berlin run of the David Bowie exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin. Online tickets have now all sold out, but if you’re in Berlin you may strike lucky on the day by going straight there.

Either way, it’s well worth trying to get a place on the popular daily Bowie Berlin Walk and/or the Hansa Studio Tour.

On the closing day of the exhibition, Sunday August 24, 2014, Hansa sound engineer, Eduard Meyer, will be present for the Hansa Studio Tour Special (in English) accompanied by expert tour guide, and