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Tribute to Bowie on last night’s VINYL

on March 21, 2016

 

“The band was all together...”

 

Those of you who have been keeping up with VINYL, the new(ish) HBO show from executive producers Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger, will have seen the Bowie tribute in episode six, Cyclone, last night. (Sunday 20th)

Here’s the synopsis of that episode, complete with spoilers for those who haven't watched it yet.

We’re not giving anything away by telling you that one scene catches Ziggy (played by Noah Bean) with The Spiders From Mars rehearsing Suffragette City.

Obviously it’s actors portraying Bowie and the band and they do make a pretty good fist of it, even

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Bowie visual collaborators at SXSW shortly

on March 19, 2016

 

“My friends talk, Of glory, untold dream”

 

Join fellow Bowie fans for a discussion with the visual collaborators surrounding David Bowie’s album campaign including long-time artwork designer Jonathan Barnbrook as well as the creatives Carolynn Cecilia and Lawrence Peryer behind UNBOUND: A ★ InstaMiniSeries who were given early access to the album to develop a unique original content series airing now on Instagram.

The panel will incorporate elements from these creatives as well as a premiere of the full UNBOUND MINISERIES video for the first time.

 

Go here and here for more details.

 

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Bowie and The Great Model

on March 18, 2016

 

“Screaming above Central London”

 

Iman has posted a beautiful and poignant picture of David Bowie during a visit to London, viewing Christopher Wren’s 'The Great Model' situated in St Paul's Cathedral.

Made by William Cleere in 1673/4 from full-size drawings scaled up by Wren and his assistant Edward Woodroffe, 'The Great Model' is available for public viewing.

Read more about it here.

Many thanks to Iman for sharing such a special memory.

 

#BowieLondonBoy  #StPaulsCathedral  #FBF

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TMWFTE World Premiere this day in 1976

on March 18, 2016

 

“Loving The Alien”

 

Around about this time 40 years ago tonight, an excited audience of Bowie fans, curious movie goers and contest winners, sat in London’s Leicester Square Theatre waiting for the world premiere of David Bowie’s first major acting role in The Man Who Fell To Earth.

All these years later the Nicolas Roeg directed film is still a remarkable piece of work, with Bowie as the beautifully mysterious Thomas Jerome Newton, an extraterrestrial who comes to Earth with a plan to transport water back to his drought-stricken and dying planet.

The Man Who Fell To Earth is based on the

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Tony Visconti at SXSW 2016

on March 18, 2016

 

“Man, I need TV when I got SXSW”

 

Tony Visconti delivered his keynote speech at Austin Convention Center during SXSW in Austin, Texas, yesterday. (Thursday, March 17)

Apparently, Tony spent a little while talking about Bowie during the nearly 80-minute address, while also delving into tales of his own musical history, before offering thoughts and visions for the future of the music industry. There have been many online reports with excerpts from his speech, here’s a bit from Billboard:

 

"It could go this way. All the signs are there," Vinsconti warned.

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