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Rick Wakeman first play of Kooks on Radio 2

on April 12, 2017


“Will you stay in our lovers’ story”


Following on from last month’s exclusive BBC first play of the Bombers/Andy Warhol Intro from the BOWPROMO RSD release, a rare early mix of Kooks from BOWPROMO is to be given its first official radio play on Rick Wakeman’s Key To Keys programme.


Rick played piano on the original recording of Kooks, among other tracks on the classic 1971 Hunky Dory, such as Life On Mars? and Quicksand.


On the show, Rick shares his memories of the sessions at Trident studios and the Trident piano used for the recordings:


“I must have played on 200 sessions and I

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S&V is best-selling single of 2017 so far

on April 06, 2017


“Don't you wonder sometimes, 'Bout sound and vision...”


Many thanks to the David Bowie vinyl buyers out there, as his releases continue to perform very well on the UK’s Official Vinyl Charts.


The Official Charts Company have announced this morning that the Sound And Vision 40th anniversary picture disc is the best-selling vinyl single in the first quarter of 2017, and that there are three Bowie albums in the Official Top 40 bestselling vinyl albums of 2017 so far, including last year’s best-selling vinyl album, ★.


Bowie albums in the Official Top 40 bestselling vinyl albums of 2017 so

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1971 Aylesbury Friars poster discovered

on April 03, 2017


“So where were The Spiders?”


In our recent piece regarding the first Ziggy Stardust gig at Aylesbury Friars on January 29th, 1972, we promised an exclusive first look at an even rarer Bowie Aylesbury Friars poster than the one for that January show.


On 25th September 1971, Bowie chose Aylesbury Friars Borough Assembly Hall to showcase much of the forthcoming Hunky Dory album. Initially performing as a duo with Mick Ronson, the show cranked up somewhat with the addition of new boys, Woody Woodmansey and Trevor Bolder. Later still in the set, ex Animal Tom Parker played piano.


This is

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Footage of Ziggy backstage in Dunstable

on March 28, 2017


“Let me introduce you to the gang”


As previously mentioned, Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock, features unseen archival footage and unearthed audio recordings of some of Mick Rock’s most famous subjects, including Bowie, Queen, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett.


Rolling Stone has the exclusive on one such piece, with a 45-year-old tantalising glimpse of Bowie and The Spiders backstage at Dunstable Civic Hall, on June 21st, 1972. View it here.


In addition to Rock's landmark work and his relationships with rock legends, the documentary also focuses on the

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Bowie by Duffy at EBOW in Dublin

on March 28, 2017


“Hit me baby, On the camera, Take me in”


For its first show in nearly 5 years, the EBOW gallery in Dublin will re-open to the public next month to play host to the Irish instalment of the Bowie by Duffy exhibition.


Curated by Chris Duffy and David Douglas, the exhibition is free to get in and it runs from Saturday April 15th for approximately three weeks.


Go here for more information.



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