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Diamond Dogs album is forty today

on May 24, 2014

 

“Diamond Dogs rule, OK”

 

In the same way that we recently set the cat among the pigeons with a revised release date for Aladdin Sane, we’re doing the same today with Diamond Dogs.

Despite most celebrations of the release taking place on April 24 and a few others waiting till next week, we’re pretty convinced the album was unleashed in the UK on May 24, 1974.

We won’t send you to sleep with the whys and wherefores of our conclusions again, suffice to say, scroll the images here for a glimpse of the release sheet from 1974 with today’s date on it.

Obviously we have more 'evidence' than that,

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Holy Holy TMWSTW Sheffield date - Glen Gregory speaks

on May 23, 2014

 

“Heaven 17 loves ya”

 

Due to very healthy ticket sales for their first crack at David Bowie’s 1970 opus, The Man Who Sold The World, we’re happy to exclusively announce a second Holy Holy performance of the album.

The extra gig will take place at the O2 Academy Sheffield, hometown of singer Glenn Gregory of Heaven 17, who is tasked with lead vocal at the shows.

It will be a proud homecoming for Gregory on Thursday 18th September. He first saw Bowie live at the University in Sheffield on February 18th 1972, only the fifth gig of the first Ziggy Stardust tour.

He had this to say about that

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Tin Machine’s first album is 25 today

on May 22, 2014

 

“Listen”

 

The first Tin Machine album was released on this day in 1989.

It’s an album that has long been underrated in our opinion, often by folk who have not really given it a fair listen.

Indeed the album came 26th in our poll of 27 David Bowie albums last year. (The second Tin Machine album came last)

If Tin Machine is a release you've avoided to date, give it a try on Spotify now, you may be pleasantly surprised.

A quarter of a century later, it mainly still kicks bottom somewhat.

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Morgan Howell Liza Jane and 45 Revolutions

on May 21, 2014

 

“Well, now she ain't more than two foot three”

 

No, it’s not a very small child holding a regular 45, it’s Morgan Howell: A normal sized bloke holding a bloody great big painting of a 45.

With a couple of weeks to go till the 50th anniversary of the release of Liza Jane, we’re proud to be able to exclusively reveal Morgan’s latest masterpiece.

His work has been featured on DavidBowie.com several times over the last few years, along with the half dozen or so Bowie releases he has painted

Come back here nearer the 50th anniversary for your chance to win a related prize in celebration of

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Bowie night at Friars exhibition next month

on May 20, 2014

 

“All the days and memories”

 

Regular visitors to this page will be well aware of the importance of Aylesbury Friars in the development of the Ziggy phenomenon.

Indeed, the Bowie and The Spiders gig on July 15, 1972, was awarded best show of all time at the venue.

It seems appropriate to have a dedicated Bowie night during the current Aylesbury Friars exhibition, so here’s the blurb from the official site outlining details of that very thing.

 

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SPECIAL BOWIE NIGHT AT EXHIBITION ANNOUNCED

 

There will be a special evening at the

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