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Space Oddity at The Ivors 45 years ago today

on May 10, 2015


“You’ve really made the grade”


On May 10th 1970 David Bowie performed Space Oddity live for an audience at The Talk Of The Town in London.

The event was the Ivor Novello Awards and Bowie received the Special Merit Award for Originality.

Perhaps he was just very happy to be there, but it did seem at times like our man was rather amused by the whole affair.

And we’re not suggesting for one second that it was the musical contribution of the Les Reed Orchestra that may have tickled, he was clearly just overwhelmed by the occasion, probably.

Watch the performance, complete with

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Sunday last day for Sukita show at ONO Arte in Italy

on May 09, 2015


“ONO, don’t say it’s true“


The exhibition of Masayoshi Sukita’s David Bowie photographs at Ono Arte Contemporanea art gallery of Bologna, Italy, that we told you about in March, closes its doors tomorrow evening (Sunday).

Well worth a visit if you're in the area. Go here for details.

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Bowie’s message to millionth David Bowie is visitor

on May 05, 2015


“A million dreams“


Earlier today in Paris, Victoria Broackes, co-curator of David Bowie is and Norbert Hilbich, Head of Application Engineering, Sennheiser, proudly presented the millionth visitor to the David Bowie is exhibition with a David Bowie is collectors’ special edition catalogue containing this personal message from Bowie himself: ‘David Bowie is…amazed at how you worked out where to stand in line to make you 1,000,000th. Well done!!’


Sébastien Dormieu (pictured with Victoria Broackes), the very lucky recipient of the catalogue, also received a pair of Sennheiser special

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MOV to issue Heaven And Hull on audiophile vinyl

on April 29, 2015


“The Pretty Things Are Going To Hull“


The sad passing of Mick Ronson is commemorated on this day. It’s 22 years since Ronno succumbed to liver cancer on 29 April 1993 at the age of 46.

Music On Vinyl (MOV) are remembering Mick with the release of his final solo album, Heaven And Hull (1994), on 180 gram audiophile vinyl on May 18th.

This will be the first time the album has appeared as a quality pressing, the original vinyl was only ever released as a picture disc.

David Bowie’s contributions to the album are: lead vocal on Like A Rolling Stone, backing vocals on Colour Me and backing

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Starman 45 is 43 today

on April 28, 2015


“If we can sparkle he may land tonight”


David Bowie’s game-starting single, Starman, was released in the UK on April 28th 1972.

In case you can’t read it in our montage, the text in the 1972 US “David Bowie Is The Starman” advert reads thus...

“He's thin and he’s English. He's got orange hair and he sings and plays electric guitar. He's got a hit record called “Starman” which is from his new album called “The Rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.” David Bowie. He’s Ziggy Stardust and he is beautiful.”

Remind yourself of that last statement here.