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Happy Birthday Rebel Rebel and YouTube

on February 14, 2015


“Looks like you've been there too”


As Valentine’s Day draws to a close in the UK, we trust YouTube had a happy 10th birthday and we celebrate the release of the Rebel Rebel 45.

However, even though the press ads back in 1974 claimed the track was “A VALENTINE DAY RELEASE”, the single didn't actually come out till the following day, February 15 1974.

So what better way of celebrating both facts than watching the Reality Tour live version of Rebel Rebel on YouTube now?

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Ziggy at Imperial College this day in 1972

on February 12, 2015


“Don’t lean on me man, 'cos you can’t afford the ticket”


After a false start (Aylesbury Jan 29), three non-starters (Lanchester Polytechnic Arts Festival, Coventry, Feb 3 - Cleopatra’s in Derby, Feb 4 - Guild Hall, Southampton, Feb 7), a pub gig (the official start of the tour at the Toby Jug, Tolworth, Surrey, Feb 10) and a debatable (High Wycombe Town Hall, Feb 11), David Bowie’s UK Ziggy Stardust tour got underway properly with the first Ziggy and The Spiders show (though not yet billed as such) in London at The Great Hall in Imperial College, South Kensington on Feb 12, 1972, for a

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Rex Ray says goodbye and FU

on February 09, 2015


“And now I close my eyes”


It is with great sadness we report that Rex Ray, the San Francisco-based fine artist, graphic designer and beautiful human being, succumbed to a long illness today.

Rex, who was 58, was active online right up to last week before he entered hospice care over the weekend.

Bowie fans will know him best for a series of incredible album and single artworks along with prints and gig posters for Bowie.

With the news of his death a message was posted on the closed FB group: REX RAY SUPER-ELITE MF FAN CLUB CLUB!

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Bowie Record Store Day 2015 release part 2

on February 08, 2015


“I still don’t know what I was waiting for”


April 18th sees the release of the latest special limited David Bowie 7" picture disc, the Record Store Day 2015 edition of Changes.

Collectors of the 40th anniversary series of picture discs (which celebrate the original RCA releases of Bowie’s singles), have long bemoaned the absence of Changes from the series on account of it being the first Bowie single on RCA.

For some mad reason, the 40th anniversary releases commenced with Starman, and we didn’t really appease fans with the April 1st story last year regarding a Changes picture disc.

So it

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Bowie Record Store Day 2015 release part 1

on February 08, 2015


“Well the record’s so white, but it may come clear”


April 18th sees the release of a limited edition white/clear vinyl 'Side By Side' 7" 'Kingdom Come'. One side features the original Tom Verlaine version of the track and the other has Bowie's rendition from the album 'Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)'.

'Kingdom Come' was first released by ex Television frontman Tom Verlaine on his eponymous solo album in 1979, a year later Bowie covered the song for inclusion on the album 'Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)', Bowie wanted to know how the song would sound in the style of Ronnie Spector