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Life On Mars is best-selling vinyl single of the decade

on April 13, 2015

 

“He’s in the best selling show“

 

Congratulations are due to David Bowie with the news that Life On Mars? has been recognised as the best-selling vinyl single of the decade so far by The Official Charts Company (OCC) in the UK. 

Originally appearing on the 1971 RCA album, Hunky Dory, Life On Mars? was first released as a single on June 22nd, 1973, reaching #3 on the Official UK Singles Chart back then.

We told you about the impressive performance of Bowie’s recent vinyl singles in our previous piece.

And even though Life On Mars?

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Bowie dominates new Official Vinyl Singles Chart

on April 12, 2015

 

“We can dance and we can see the singles swing“

 

The Official Charts Company (OCC) in the UK announced the first ever Official Vinyl Singles Chart Top 40 (12 April 2015 - 18 April 2015) on Sunday evening.

The chart is compiled by the OCC from the UK's biggest vinyl singles of the week, based on sales of 7, 10 and 12 inch formats across a seven day period.

Bowie currently has three singles in the Top 40 (more than any other artist), with two of those in the Top 20.

 

#07 = Young Americans (Peak position #1, previous week #1, 8 weeks on chart)

#20 = Diamond Dogs (Peak position #1, previous

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Gerry Leonard to perform Bowie tunes in London

on April 11, 2015

 

“Who’d have ever dreamed“

 

David Bowie guitarist, Gerry Leonard (AKA Spooky Ghost), will be performing a couple of Bowie tunes at his first London solo show in June.

Tickets are on sale now for the gig at Peckham Liberal Club on June 20th.

We’ve also heard whispers that Gerry may be clambering onstage to guest as a part of Tony Visconti and Woody Woodmansey’s Holy Holy with Glenn Gregory while he’s in the vicinity.

Keep reading for more on both Gerry and support on the night, Jessica Lee Morgan.

 

 

Spooky Ghost

Spooky Ghost is the solo stage name of renowned guitarist, producer and

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Mick Rock pays tribute to the genius of DB

on April 10, 2015

 

“From the brow of the superbrain“

 

Mick Rock posted a particularly glowing tribute to David Bowie on his FB page on Thursday.

We don’t need much of an excuse to share one of his Bowie shots here, but this will suffice...

 

“I do not use the word 'genius' lightly, but if David Bowie is not a genius, then there is no such thing.“ - Mick Rock

 

Spoil yourself with another classic Mick Rock Bowie portrait over on the David Bowie (Official) FB page.

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Limited edition Young Americans T-shirt available now

on April 10, 2015

 

“I heard the news today, oh boy“

 

To mark the release in February of the Young Americans / It's Gonna Be Me 40th anniversary 7" picture disc, The David Bowie Store has produced a limited edition T-shirt, as modelled by the familiar looking chap in our picture.

Go here for details.

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