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Alan Yentob's Cracked Actor film is forty today

on January 26, 2015

 

“I'm just the space cadet...he's the commander”

 

Around this time on the evening of Sunday 26th January 1975, Bowie fans were readying themselves for the 10:15pm broadcast of Alan Yentob's fifty minute BBC 1 Cracked Actor documentary, which was part of the Omnibus series.

Forty years later it's almost impossible to calculate just how important that screening was to Bowie-starved fans in the UK.

In America, not only did followers of the man and his music have the Diamond Dogs/Philly Dogs tours, but they also enjoyed TV broadcasts of The 1980 Floor Show, Ziggy Stardust The Motion Picture and

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Limited vinyl releases for David Bowie Is in Paris

on January 26, 2015

 

“Moi, Je serai un roi, Et toi, Tu seras ma reine”

 

The headline hints at the story below. Two new vinyl Bowie collectables for those lucky, lucky French types.

 

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DAVID BOWIE "HEROES" LIMITED EDITION BLUE VINYL 7" / "iSELECT" LIMITED EDITION RED VINYL LP

 

To commemorate the opening of the 'David Bowie Is' exhibition at the Philharmonie de Paris, Tuesday March 3rd 2015 sees the release of two very special limited pieces of DAVID BOWIE vinyl.

The first is a blue vinyl 7", the French language version of "Heroes". The single will

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Station To Station released this day in 1976

on January 23, 2015

 

“Such is the stuff from where dreams are woven”

 

As the headline suggests, Station To Station (the album that introduced the world to The Thin White Duke), is thirty nine today.

Considered a classic among fans and critics alike, the record was unusual for a Bowie album in that it contained just six tracks, even though it still clocked in at a little over thirty eight minutes.

Four of those six songs were released as commercial A-sides by RCA, with Golden Years being the pre-album hit.

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Jessica Lange covers Bowie on AHS again

on January 22, 2015

 

“And you, you will be queen”

 

Spoiler alert: Following the Elsa Mars (Jessica Lange) cover of Life On Mars? for the premiere of American Horror Story: Freak Show back in October, Lange’s character again tackled Bowie for the season finale last night.

As with her wonderful performance of Life On Mars?, the original video was again clearly the inspiration for Lange’s cover of “Heroes” last night. Even her posture and the backlighting echoes the Bowie original, which you can view here.

We won’t give anything more away for those of you that have yet to catch the finale, but keep an eye on the

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Bowie on Russell Harty Plus broadcast this day in 1973

on January 20, 2015

 

“Like the video films we saw”

 

Generally agreed to have been taped on January 17 1973 (while The Jean Genie was at its peak of #2 on the official UK singles chart), there is some confusion as to when the actual broadcast of David Bowie on Russell Harty Plus took place.

We’re going with today’s date (which was a Saturday and in keeping with other broadcast dates of RHP), unless one of you out there has some other definite proof of broadcast, such as a TV listing magazine. (It worked last time we asked)

The original show which included Drive-In Saturday, the Bowie/Harty interview and a solo

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