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Legendary Santa Monica show is 43 today

on October 20, 2015


“You're the blessed, we’re the Spiders from Mars”


Today is the 43rd anniversary of a legendary date on Bowie’s first American tour in the autumn/fall of 1972 which produced the first, and one of the most popular live Bowie bootlegs of all time.

October 20 1972 was the first of two Bowie dates at the Civic Auditorium, in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California. The show was broadcast live by local station KMET-FM, and this broadcast became the source of the original bootlegs.

Santa Monica was released officially by EMI thirty six years later in 2008 as Live Santa Monica ’72. It’s a wonderful

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Happy Birthday Pin Ups - Contest Tuesday

on October 19, 2015


“Singing old songs we loved”


Pin Ups, David Bowie’s album of 60s cover versions, was released 42 years ago today, and was possibly the last great glam rock album of all time. (Discuss)

Either way, it still sounds amazing and if you’ve not heard it in a while, reacquaint yourself with Pin Ups on Spotify now.

Also, don't forget the Pin Ups Radio Show (PURS) contest that we told you about last month.

If you’re signed up to the official David Bowie mailing list look out for the contest email tomorrow (Tuesday) for your chance to win a 10" acetate of PURS, or a 10" test pressing (TP).

Even if

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Last two weeks for David Bowie is at ACMI

on October 15, 2015


“So I said “So long” and I waved “Bye-bye””


As the David Bowie is exhibition at The Australian Centre for the Moving Image enters its final fortnight, there’s still tons more fun to be had with a whole raft of Bowie related events to come.

Not least of all among those events is the Liner Notes focus on the Ziggy Stardust album on Saturday evening:


Liner Notes





For regular updates on general Bowie stuff happening down there, don’t forget to bookmark Adam Dean’s very informative BowieDownUnder - The David Bowie Community of Australia and

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"HEROES" released on this day in 1977

on October 14, 2015


“In the world of today, for tomorrow’s man”


The advertising strapline ran with the legend: “Tomorrow Belongs To Those Who Can Hear It Coming”, which is ironic considering it seems like "HEROES" was only released yesterday, not 38 years ago!

The Bowie/Visconti produced "HEROES" peaked at #3 in the UK album chart in November 1977, a year in which it was also named Album Of The Year in both NME and Melody Maker. No mean feat considering the stiff competition it was up against at the time.

With this in mind, it's difficult to understand why the title track, released in September 1977, only

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Reminder: Lazarus extended on sale today

on October 14, 2015


“Commencing countdown”


As we mentioned last week, after selling out the initial engagement in just three hours, New York Theatre Workshop announced an additional three weeks of performances of LAZARUS by David Bowie and Enda Walsh.

The run will now end on January 17, 2016, and tickets for the additional performances go on sale here from 12:00PM EST today.


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