It's a new year folx... and we here at BowieNet wish another wonderful twelve months upon you all. As I'm sure you've all realised, 2004 is the 40th year since David Bowie released his first professional recording, Liza Jane, as Davie Jones with The King-Bees.
The recording was released by Vocalion, on June 5th, 1964, and we'll tell you a little more about it on the day of it's actual anniversary... btw, that's the cover of the original sheet music above... and yes, that is David's old mucker George Underwood stood next to him.
The Italian fan organisation, Moonage Daydream, has its annual fan meeting next week in Bassano del Grappa. With exhibitions of rare memorabilia, a special display of Philippe Auliac's wonderful pictures, live bands and Bowie music, the three-day event promises to be the usual treat for Bowie fans, and I have to admit that I'm very sad not to be able to attend.
Anyway, the organisers, Daniele, Monia, Giusi and Marco, sent me the following information which should answer any questions those of you thinking of attending may have...
Those Dutch fruitcakes have produced the December 2003 issue of The Voyeur. It's packed with the usual glut of great pictures from the lens of The Voyeur's very own Antoine Loogman... and they've even gone colour, a bit. There's a whole stack of interesting new features and reviews, best outlined in this bit from head voyeur, Peter Smit:
Paul Kinder, of the quite brilliant BowieWonderWorld fan site, pointed me in the direction of this one, and Jonathan of Seven Music Promotions kindly supplied the prizes for this BowieNet competition... those prizes being ten copies of an exclusive 12" only vinyl pressing of Magic Dance, remixed by the very talented Danny S.
But, before we get on to the competition, here are a few details from the press release and subuzz.com who are selling this very limited white label 12" online:
Hot new producer DANNY S has remixed DAVID BOWIE's 'Magic Dance' from the film