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Bowie at The Rainbow 45 years ago tonight

on December 24, 2017

 

“Well the bitter comes out better on a Stollen guitar” *

 

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

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Seeds of Let’s Dance sown 35 years ago today

on December 19, 2017

 

“And Mountain magic heavy hung”

 

Here’s a celebratory graphic utilising a hazy 35-year-old snapshot of, from left to right, David Bowie, Erdal Kızılçay, David Richards and Nile Rodgers at Montreux’s famed Mountain Studios in Switzerland during the recording of demos for Let’s Dance, on this very day in 1982.

 

We all know what happened next.

 

 

#BowieLetsDance

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15-Page Bowie cover feature in Electronic Sound

on December 19, 2017

 

“A New Career In A New Town”

 

The current issue of the superb Electronic Sound magazine @electronicmagazine  has 15 pages (including the front cover), devoted to David Bowie’s superhuman 1977 output.

 

If you purchase directly online you also get a free 7" vinyl single from that bloke off of Devo, Mark Mothersbaugh, who is also a part of Bowie’s 1977 story.

 

Here’s an edited version of the blurb:

 

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ISSUE 36 MAG & VINYL BUNDLE

 

For one that started with him in a somewhat perilous state thanks to a rampant cocaine addiction, 1977

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David Bowie: Glamour Issue 3

on December 12, 2017

 

“You better not mess with Major Tom”

 

Here’s an exclusive first look at Helen Green’s delicious fold-out cover for issue 3  of Andy Jones and Nick Smart’s David Bowie: Glamour fanzine. (Animation here)

 

The fanzine is beautifully designed by Milky Cereal and Issue 3 is available for pre-order now.

 

The publication boasts exclusive and original content contributed by Bowie fans and collaborators...

 

 

Issue 3 includes these alphabetically listed contributors:

 

 

Jimmy C

Robin Clark

Ian Hunter

Paul Cuddeford

Terry O’Neill

Nicholas Pegg

Mark Plati

Catherine Russell

Tony Sales

Morgan

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Bowie’s Lennon tribute 34 years ago tonight

on December 08, 2017

 

“Imagine all the people”

 

David Bowie’s Serious Moonlight World Tour climaxed with a performance of John Lennon’s Imagine in Hong Kong on December 8th, 1983.

 

It was David’s tribute to his friend who had been shot and killed on the same day in New York in 1980.

 

You can watch a visibly emotional Bowie singing the song to the sell-out audience at Hong Kong Coliseum here.

 

As you know, photographer Denis O’Regan was along for the ride for every date of the tour, as recorded in the upcoming Ricochet : David Bowie 1983.

 

Both of the pictures here were taken by Denis in Hong Kong on that

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