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Bowie tune in penultimate Peaky Blinders

on June 01, 2016

 

“I’ve got drama, can’t be stolen”

 

You’ve no doubt seen the stories of David Bowie’s love of the BBC 2 TV show, Peaky Blinders.

Bowie’s interest in the original Birmingham gang predates the show and he held a fascination for the distinctive clothes they wore: peaked caps, cravats, bell-bottom trousers with heavy buckled belts and jackets with brass buttons.

The legend (though possibly untrue), that the name Peaky Blinders came from the method the gang used to rob victims of their eyesight (peaked caps with concealed razors), was one of the details that didn’t escape Bowie’s attention.

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Mick Rock in NY tonight London September

on June 01, 2016

 

“I asked for an autograph...”

 

If you’re in New York this evening, you still have time to get along to the TASCHEN Store New York, to meet Micĸ Rocĸ as he signs copies of The Rise Of David Bowie - 1972-1973.

Check out the events page here on FB for more details.

 

Wednesday, June 1st

7 pm – 9 pm

TASCHEN Store New York, 107 Greene Street (between Prince and Spring)

Space is limited. RSVP required: 212-226-2212 or store-ny@taschen.com

 

There will also be a London signing in September, details below.

 

Thursday, September 8th

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

TASCHEN Store London, 12 Duke of York Square,

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Bowie surprise guest at Gilmour gig

on May 29, 2016

 

“Silhouettes and shadows...”

 

Around this time exactly ten years ago, people were travelling home from a David Gilmour gig at the Royal Albert Hall in London, having just witnessed a special guest appearance by David Bowie. In the event, that show of May 29th, 2006, would prove to be his last public performance in the UK.

 

The event was reported the next day by Total Blam Blam on DavidBowie.com. We’ve posted that brief review below.

 

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“David Bowie's on the phone, dad... ,” my daughter Holly casually announced late yesterday

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CHANGESONEBOWIE enters vinyl chart at #1

on May 29, 2016

 

“I’m torn between the light and dark”

 

The limited edition vinyl pressing of CHANGESONEBOWIE has entered the UK’s Official Vinyl Album Chart at #1. (27 May 2016 - 02 June 2016)

The following five Bowie albums are currently in the chart, with four of those in the Top 20.

 

01 - CHANGESONEBOWIE - PARLOPHONE

14 - BLACKSTAR - RCA

17 - HUNKY DORY - PARLOPHONE

18 - THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST - PARLOPHONE

23 - NOTHING HAS CHANGED - THE VERY BEST OF DAVID BOWIE - PARLOPHONE

 

Check out the current Official Vinyl Album Chart here.

 

Meanwhile, some bright spark has solved the

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Sign up for Lazarus in London details

on May 26, 2016

 

“Loving The Alien”

 

On the day that a new print of the 1963 Walter Tevis novel, The Man Who Fell To Earth (which inspired Lazarus), is published via Gollancz (See inset picture), we thought it would be a good time to remind you to subscribe to the newly-updated Lazarus page, if you haven't already.

Go here to sign-up now and visit this page for further details of the newly-published book.

 

#LazarusLondon  #Lazarus  #TMWFTE  #TJNewton  

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