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Marc Almond on Bowie, TV and joining Holy Holy

on July 02, 2014

 

“Oh by jingo”

 

The enigma that is Marc Almond has been added to the bill for Tony Visconti and Holy Holy’s performance of The Man Who Sold The World at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire on September 22nd.

He will sing After All in the first part of the show and he’ll also duet with Glenn Gregory on Watch That Man for the second part of the evening.

We approached Marc with a few questions regarding his appreciation of all things Bowie and how he found working with Tony Visconti on his excellent new album, The Dancing Marquis. (Marc is pictured with Tony here)

He very kindly obliged and here

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Knock On Wood picture disc pre-order bundle

on July 02, 2014

 

“It's no secret, but that offer fills my lovin' cup” 

 

We told you about the next 40th Anniversary picture disc, Knock On Wood, last month. (Knock On Wood is next 40th Anniversary Picture Disc

Well now, The Stereo Boutique is offering a pre-order bundle comprising the picture disc and a very cool commemorative ticket stub replica from Bowie’s 1974 show at the Tower Theater, Philadelphia.

The ticket is from one of the nights during the stint at The Tower from where Knock On Wood was recorded as part of the David Live album.

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Ziggy Stardust enters charts 42 years ago today

on July 01, 2014

 

“Became the special man” 

 

David Bowie’s 1972 classic, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars, entered the UK album chart at #15 this day (July 1st) 42 years ago, beginning the start of its slow ascent to the Top Five.

It was the first time a Bowie album had entered the chart, and this was at the same time as Starman was enjoying a second week in the Top 50 at #41. (Eventually peaking at #10)

Ziggymania had begun in earnest in the UK and with the Top Of The Pops broadcast of Starman the following week, David Bowie’s fate was sealed.

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Bowie’s 2002 Meltdown triumph

on June 29, 2014

 

“Memory Of A Meltdown Festival”

 

Hard to imagine that it was exactly twelve years ago this very night that David Bowie closed the tenth Meltdown Festival (which he also curated), with an evening called The New Heathens at The Royal Festival Hall on London’s South Bank.

Performing both 1977’s Low album and the new release Heathen, he hadn’t gigged at the venue for thirty years, when he played the Save The Whale benefit on July 8 1972. His guest that night was Lou Reed.

For the 2002 show, Bowie and band played to a highly appreciative audience of fans and celebrities and this festival finale

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Capaldi’s Doctor Who based on Bowie

on June 29, 2014

 

“Get me to The Doctor”

 

According to The Sunday Express, Peter Capaldi’s take on Dr Who has a bit of a Bowie influence. Here’s a bit from the online version.

 

 

The Thin White Doc: New Doctor Who based on David Bowie

 

EVERY new Doctor Who puts a unique spin on the character – and Peter Capaldi is no exception.

By: Jaymi McCann - Published: Sun, June 29, 2014

 

David Bowie has inspired Peter Capaldi’s version of the inconic Time Lord [BBC/PH]

The 55-year-old took inspiration from music legend David Bowie when embarking on his tenure as the 12th incarnation of the Time Lord.

His sleek

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