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Alternative Ziggy Stardust sleeve revealed

on August 05, 2015

 

“...gaze a while down the old street“

 

For those of you that follow our Instagram page, you may have noticed that we’ve been teasing Parlophone’s rather nice alternative Ziggy Stardust cover, pictured here in its full glory.

The artwork features an alternative Brian Ward shot from the original Ziggy sleeve session in London’s Heddon Street and it has been coloured in the style of Terry Pastor’s original colour scheme.

The sleeve houses Ken Scott’s 2003 mix of The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (previously only available with the Limited Edition 40th Anniversary

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Australian Sukita exhibition moves to Geelong

on August 05, 2015

 

“Waiting Geelong, I’ve been waiting Geelong“

 

Following a six week stint in Melbourne, David Bowie Heroes (the exhibition of Masayoshi Sukita’s Bowie photographs), is launched at the Charles Rose Gallery in Geelong in Victoria on Thursday. Well worth a visit if you're in the area.

Go here for more details and links.

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Fame enters UK vinyl chart at #2

on July 31, 2015

 

“Is it any wonder”

 

David Bowie’s 40th anniversary picture disc of Fame, which was released worldwide last week (July 24), has gone straight into the latest UK Official Vinyl Singles Chart Top 40 at #2. 

Congratulations to all involved, not least of all David Bowie himself, and thanks to all of you for making these anniversary picture discs such a great success.

Bowie also has a further five singles listed in today’s new chart. Here’s all six listings:

 

#02 FAME

#08 SIDE BY SIDE - KINGDOM COME - DAVID BOWIE/TOM VERLAINE

#15 YOUNG AMERICANS

#20 LIFE ON MARS?

#23 REBEL REBEL

#35 KNOCK ON

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Elephant Man’s Denver debut 35 years ago today

on July 29, 2015

 

“I looked and frowned and the monster was me”

 

Here’s a piece provided by BowieNetter Spaceface regarding Bowie’s debut in his first legitimate theatrical performance.

 

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Today is the 35th anniversary of David Bowie’s debut as The Elephant Man in the stage play of the same name.

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Happy Birthday Mike Garson

on July 29, 2015

 

“I am the best Jazz you’ve ever heard”

 

Many happy returns of the day to the wonderful Mike Garson on his 70th birthday.

We’re sure everybody reading this will want to join us in thanking Mike for his incredible work with Bowie and in wishing him a splendid day.

If you’re not familiar with Mike’s tale and his long journey as a key(board) player in Bowie’s band, you could do worse than read Clifford Slapper’s excellent Bowie’s Piano Man.

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