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Aylesbury Friars Exhibition launches in March

on January 29, 2014

 

“Pushing through the market square”

 

Regular visitors to these pages will know that today is the anniversary of the very first Ziggy Stardust gig, which took the form of a warm up show at Aylesbury Friars, Borough Assembly Hall, on January 29th, 1972.

Billed by the club as THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PERSON IN THE WORLD, Bowie gave the Friars audience an exciting taster of the phenomenon that would shortly sweep the UK and ultimately the civilised world. 

So what could be more appropriate than the news that tickets go on sale for the first ever Aylesbury Friars exhibition at the weekend?

There are

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February Q&A with Gerry Leonard in London

on January 25, 2014

 

“Who’d have ever dreamed”

 

Flamboyant, guitar-playing, Bowie sidekick, Gerry Leonard (currently on tour with Suzanne Vega) will be probed by curator/musician Tom Wilcox at The Hospital Club in London on Friday, February 7th.

However, tickets for the event are VERY LIMITED and if you want to be sure of a seat go here now.

 

If, on the other hand, you cannot attend but are interested regardless, carry on reading...

 

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DISCUSSION WITH GERRY LEONARD, BOWIE'S GUITARIST

 

LONDON: The Hospital Club

FRI 7TH FEB, 2014 1pm to 2:15pm

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Bowie and Elvis celebration in NYC Sunday

on January 16, 2014

 

“Oh, look out you rock 'n rollers”

 

The folk at OHYOUPRETTYTHINGSNYC.COM have been in touch with details of their annual Bowie/Elvis Celebration this Sunday in NYC. And here they are...

 

Oh! You Pretty Things : Bowie and Elvis Birthday Bash

 

Sunday January 19th @ 9pm - Martin Luther King Weekend

Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker and Thompson St., New York City

 

Oh! You Pretty Things is proud to present a birthday spectacular for rock's two greatest Capricorns, David Bowie and Elvis Presley.

Michael T and the Vanities and This Ambitious Orchestra perform larger-than-life arrangements of hit

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NME Readers vote Bowie Top 2013 Musical Moment

on January 12, 2014

 

“One magical moment from 2013”

 

The results are in, NME readers have spoken and they have made ’David Bowie's Surprise Return On His 66th Birthday’ the ultimate music moment of 2013.

He was up against some stiff competition, but who could disagree with the final NME result.

Many thanks to both the NME readership and the magazine for their incredible support in 2013 and for continuing to fly the Bowie flag so high. It’s appreciated.

We’ll leave you with the full list of nominees and the terrifying realisation of just how narrowly disaster was averted! ;-)

 

NME Readers Top 20 ultimate music

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Rebel Rebel is next 40th Anniversary Picture Disc

on January 12, 2014

 

“Looks like you've been there too”

 

Rebel Rebel is the next release in the continuing run of David Bowie limited edition 40th anniversary 7” picture discs.

The record will be the seventh in the series, due to be issued by Parlophone on March 10th, with the usual regional variations.

Originally released on February 15th 1974, Rebel Rebel was a first taste from the upcoming Diamond Dogs LP, though it was considered a bit of a curveball compared to much of the music on that album.

It was the first release since the dissolution of The Spiders From Mars, though stylistically it may have been

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