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Bowie on Soul Train 40 years ago today

on November 04, 2015


“He’s so divine, his soul shines”


Forty years ago today, David Bowie earned the privilege of an appearance on the famous US music show, Soul Train.

Miming to Fame, his very first #1 single, and debuting his new single, Golden Years, a very nervous Bowie (calmed a little by the ingestion of something or other), answered questions from the presenter and audience from the stage.

It’s hard to imagine what those in attendance made of this bizarre apparition, but it’s clear from the broadcast that they very much appreciated this very funky white boy.

Check out a piece regarding this classic

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TMWSTW album is 45 today

on November 04, 2015


“We spoke of was and when”


Today we celebrate the November 1970 US release of Mike Weller’s ‘cartoon sleeve’ version of David Bowie’s The Man Who Sold The World, which you can see in the advert reproduced here.

Following the brouhaha over Bowie’s original intended artwork for the album, TMWSTW wasn’t released in the UK for another six months.

But that’s a whole other story that we’ll be looking at shortly.

Meanwhile go have a listen to this fine Tony Visconti produced recording on the David Bowie (Five Years 1969 – 1973) box set.


#FiveYearsBox  #DavidBowie #TMWSTW 

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Dylan Howe’s Subterraneans in Berlin Sunday

on November 04, 2015


“Howe Low can you go?”*


This coming Sunday Dylan Howe will be performing his Subterraneans set in Berlin, appropriately enough.

We told you all about his album, SUBTERRANEAN - New Designs On Bowie's Berlin, and the accompanying shows last year.

Keep reading for the official blurb or go directly to the relevant Berliner Festspiele page to purchase tickets.


Dylan Howe’s Subterraneans - Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg - SUN 08 NOV 2015, 16:00



DAVE WHITFORD double bass


STEVE LODDER synthesizers

JAMES ALLSOPP tenor saxophone

With projection



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Holy Holy January 2016 US Tour Dates

on November 03, 2015


“I said “Do it again, do it again””


We are delighted to be able to exclusively announce an eleven-date tour of North America by Tony Visconti and Woody Woodmansey’s Holy Holy.

The band will again perform David Bowie’s The Man Who Sold The World album (released 45 years ago tomorrow, November 4th, in the US) and other popular Bowie tunes of the period.

Tickets go on sale on Saturday, November 7th, and the links below won't be active until then.


Date        City                        Venue                                  Link

Jan 07    Portand, ME       The Asylum                       

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Four Bowie songs on Topsify Greatest Hits playlist

on November 02, 2015


“Hey, that’s far out so you heard him too”


David Bowie’s 1972 hit single, Starman, which is used to great effect in current Box Office smash, The Martian, is part of the new Topsify Greatest Hits playlist.

The song is joined by the 1969 #5 hit Space Oddity (not to mention #1 in 1975 and 2015) and the 1971 classic Life On Mars?, which was a #3 hit for Bowie in 1973.

The 164-song list is described thus: “Topsify’s Greatest Hits ever from yesterday and today, collected in one essential playlist!”

The fourth Bowie composition on the list is Midge Ure’s moody rendition of The Man Who Sold The