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Ziggy Farewell vinyl 45 – Final question

on January 05, 2014

 

“I ran to the street, looking for information”

 

As you know by now, we have a handful of signed, specially pressed single-sided vinyl 45s of David Bowie’s Farwell Speech/Rock ’N’ Roll Suicide to give away here on DavidBowie.com.

Today we’re asking the last of three questions on the theme of three and here it is…

 

Not including the intro music of the Wendy Carlos interpretation of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Ode To Joy, from the Clockwork Orange soundtrack, what was the third actual Bowie song played by Ziggy and The Spiders on the evening of July 3rd 1973, as captured on Ziggy Stardust

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Ziggy Farewell vinyl 45 - Question two

on January 04, 2014

 

“Battle cries and champagne”

 

As mentioned yesterday, we have a handful of signed, specially pressed single-sided vinyl 45s of David Bowie’s Farwell Speech/Rock ’N’ Roll Suicide to give away here on DavidBowie.com.

Today we’re asking the second of three questions on the theme of three over three days. You don’t need to do anything just yet, aside from ponder the questions until further instructed.

On to question number two…

 

The title track of Aladdin Sane was listed with three dates in brackets after the title. What were those three dates?

 

Stay tuned for the remaining question

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Win special signed Ziggy Farewell vinyl 45

on January 03, 2014

 

“Not only is it the last show of the tour”

 

So this is the contest we mentioned in our ’David Bowie and the beauty of three’ item recently.

We have a handful of signed, specially pressed single-sided vinyl 45s of David Bowie’s Farwell Speech/Rock ’N’ Roll Suicide, which is pictured top left in our montage.

The audio is from the final date of the Aladdin Sane UK tour which took place at Hammersmith Odeon on July 3rd, 1973, and was immortalised for the Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars Motion Picture.

We’ll be asking three questions on the theme of three over three days.

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TND remains UK’s best-selling indie record store album

on January 02, 2014

 

“And the next day, And the next, And another day”

 

Congratulations are due to David Bowie with the news that his The Next Day LP was the most purchased album in the UK’s independent record shops during 2013, according to the Official Charts Company’s year-end sales data.

The chart has had a bit of a shuffle since we posted it back in October, but one thing has remained constant and that’s David Bowie’s position at the top of it.

As well as The Next Day finishing at Number 1 on The Official Record Store Chart Top 40, it also placed at Number 23 on the overall Official Biggest Selling Albums

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Borrowing Bowie and Barnbrook

on January 02, 2014

 

“But still The Next Day seems the same”

 

While we’re on the subject of TND cover appropriation, you can see from our illustration that there have been many since the artwork was first revealed almost a year ago, on David’s 66th birthday, January 8th, 2013.

Barnbrook’s design definitely divided people, but nobody could deny the campaign itself was a masterstroke that will be remembered and referenced for a long time to come.

First off the blocks was the brilliant Nicholas Currie’s Momus who not only ran with the sleeve idea by obscuring his own Tender Pervert album, but was the first to

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