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Bowie’s Deram debut is fifty today

on June 01, 2017

 

“Did you ever have a Deram?”

 

David Bowie released his first album this day in 1967, albeit lacking the fanfare of The Beatles’ Sergeant Pepper, purportedly released on the same day. In fact Pepper was released sometime earlier. But that’s for Beatles’ buffs to explain.

 

In celebration of this birthday we’ve got regular contributor (the Isle Of Wight's very own Patrick Moore), Andy Barding, to write about the album. Andy was born on the very day of the release of Bowie’s debut single, Liza Jane, so it seems fitting for him to talk about the debut album, a record he loves.

 

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UNCUT first play of Rebel Rebel live 1974

on June 01, 2017

 

“Hey babe, your hair's alright”

 

UNCUT magazine in the UK has an exclusive first play of Rebel Rebel from the upcoming CD and download of David Bowie Cracked Actor - Live Los Angeles '74.

 

So we’ve grabbed the opportunity to use another of Terry O’Neill’s superb shots from the show, courtesy of Iconic Images.

 

Fans of a certain vintage may remember an A2 version of this exact image in a poster magazine published in 1975. For those outside of North America who never got to see these concerts, it really was images like this that fed Bowie fans, hungry for more news of their man.

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Tony Visconti: A Life in Music London show

on May 31, 2017

 

“What made my life so wonderful?”

 

Sky Arts and Serious presents: Tony Visconti: A Life in Music

 

Tony Visconti hosts a night celebrating 50 years in the music business. The concert will feature music from throughout Tony’s extraordinary production career including classics from David Bowie, T-Rex, Thin Lizzy and more.

 

Tony and a star cast will be joined on stage by some brilliant unsigned musicians from across the UK and Ireland.

 

With musical director Nitin Sawhney and special guests including Stewart Copeland, Bob Geldof, Holy Holy (featuring Glenn Gregory, Tony Visconti and Woody

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Happy Birthday Duncan and Glass Spider

on May 30, 2017

 

“So where were the spiders”

 

Thirty years ago today, on Duncan Jones’s 16th birthday (Happy 46th, Duncan), David Bowie kicked off his Glass Spider World Tour at the Feyenoord Stadium, in Rotterdam. On the day, Duncan was introduced to the audience for an enthusiastic 60,000-strong singalong of Happy Birthday.

 

Launched in support of the Never Let Me Down album, neither the tour nor the album are remembered fondly in some quarters.

 

However, both have plenty of fans and though he wasn’t too kind about either at various points, David Bowie did come to the defence of the tour in 1997,

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Anderson channels Bowie in American Gods

on May 26, 2017

 

“God is an American”

 

No, not Brett Anderson of Suede, that wouldn’t be as surprising as Gillian Anderson’s transformation into David Bowie in the next episode of the @STARZ show, American Gods.

 

STARZ has released footage of the actress (who plays New God, Media), confronting Technical Boy (Bruce Langley) for his past misdeeds, in a sneak peek of Sunday night’s show: Lemon Scented You. (May 28)

 

In the scene, Media references several different Bowie songs...can you spot them?

 

As you can see, Anderson fairly convincingly channels Bowie as he appeared in Mick Rock’s iconoc 1973 video,

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