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Classic Rock feature on the birth of Glam Rock

on December 31, 2014

 

“And so the story goes, they wore the clothes“

 

The February 2015 issue of Classic Rock magazine has a six page feature by Rob Hughes debating the birth of Glam Rock.

Rob is among those that would argue David invented the genre during his performances at the Roundhouse with The Hype in February/March 1970 as the colourfully clad Rainbow Man, dressed in blue cape, silver jacket, spangly tights and thigh-length boots.

The rest of the band adopted the superhero theme with Mick Ronson borrowing a suit of David’s to appear as the not overly convincing Gangster Man.

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Holy Holy announce UK and Dublin tour for June 2015

on December 30, 2014

 

“You’re face to face“

 

Tony Visconti, Woody Woodmansey’s Holy Holy and Glenn Gregory perform David Bowie’s seminal The Man Who Sold the World album plus a new set of other classic Bowie songs from 1969-73, with very special guests.

Due to public demand following their very successful mini UK tour in September 2014, legendary Bowie bandmates, producer/bass player Tony Visconti and drummer Woody Woodmansey (pictured here soundchecking at Shepherd's Bush Empire in September), will be playing music together again in June, just as they originally did with David Bowie and Mick Ronson.

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Seasonal message from David Bowie to you

on December 25, 2014

 

Wishing you guys a very happy year-end holiday and we are looking forward to a full, plump but snappy, rather sexy, music-crazy New Year, are we not?

Oh, yes we are !!

David Bowie 2014

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​32 pages, 3 covers and 1 CD for MOJO Bowie special

on December 24, 2014

 

“A couple of songs from your old scrapbook“

 

As revealed in the headline and accompanying image, MOJO magazine has given Bowie fans an early Christmas present in the shape of a 32-page article featuring The 100 Greatest Bowie Songs as voted by Mojo writers.

The piece features interviews with George Underwood, Carlos Alomar, Dana Gillespie, Robert Fripp, Tony Visconti, Rick Wakeman, Mike Garson, Reeves Gabrels, Ken Scott and Lindsay Kemp.

See DavidBowie.com for a further breakdown of the content and an introduction by Billy Corgan.

Scroll the images here for a further breakdown of the

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Bowie at The Rainbow this day in 1972

on December 24, 2014

 

“Let all the children boogie“

 

David Bowie and The Spiders kicked off a short UK tour at the end of 1972 with a triumphant homecoming show at the Rainbow Theatre, on December 24th.

They were enjoying much greater chart recognition since previously being in the country and The Jean Genie had just entered the Top 20 on its way to #2 in the UK single chart.

David recalled this batch of shows and the Rainbow gig fondly in Mick Rock’s book, Moonage Daydream:

 

“We put in a short tour of the UK between December and January 1972-73. It was always a great buzz to come back home and this was

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