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Owen Dippie’s Aladdin Sane mural

on February 03, 2016

 

“...painting our faces...”

 

Following on from NOIR artist having completed a mural commissioned by Sony Music Belgium for David Bowie’s ★ album, details of another excellent Bowie mural have surfaced.

Australian Bowie fan, John Larkin, tells us that the Aladdin Sane Eyes Open/Eyes Closed mural was spray painted by Owen Dippie of New Zealand, on the hoardings of a building renovation in central Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia.

Owen Dippie specialises in large scale street art and you can see him at work on the mural in our montage.

Work was completed on the piece on January 31st.

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Earthling released 19 years ago today

on February 03, 2016

 

“My, my, the time do fly”

 

David Bowie’s 1997 album Earthling was released in the UK on February 3rd 1997 (with worldwide regional variations).

The album produced a slew of excellent singles (most of them accompanied by some of Bowie’s best ever videos), in the shape of Telling Lies, Little Wonder, Dead Man Walking, I'm Afraid of Americans and Seven Years In Tibet.

Produced by David Bowie, Reeves Gabrels and Mark Plati, Earthling reached #6 on the UK album chart and entered the top ten in several other countries.

The band personnel for this release was Reeves Gabrels, Mark Plati, Gail Ann

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ISOLAR tour kicks off in Vancouver forty years ago

on February 02, 2016

 

“The return of the Thin White Duke”

 

David Bowie’s 1976 ISOLAR tour of North America and Europe in support of the Station To Station album, commenced on February 2 at the Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, concluding at the Pavillon de Paris in Paris, France, on May 18 the same year, close to seventy shows later.

Variously known as the Station to Station and White Light tours, it is now referred to as the ISOLAR tour, as reflected by the title of the official tour programme. (The 1978 World Tour is now referred to as the ISOLAR 2 tour)

Bowie’s band for the shows (collectively

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Groninger extension tickets on sale now

on February 01, 2016

 

“I guess we could cruise down one more time”

 

The V&A’s DAVID BOWIE is at the Groninger Museum, Groningen in the Netherlands, has been extended by four weeks.

The exhibition now closes on Sunday April 10, 2016.

Tickets for the extension period are available here now.

Stay tuned for confirmed dates of the Japanese spring 2017 run of DAVID BOWIE is.

 

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★ 3rd week at #1 as Bowie fills 50% of Top Ten

on January 29, 2016

 

“Elvis is English”

 

David Bowie continues to impact the UK album chart, with ★ holding at Number 1 for a third week.

He also dominates the Top 10 with the five albums pictured here, not to mention 12 spots on this week’s Official Albums Chart Top 40 and a total of 18 albums in the Top 80.

This feat means Bowie is the first act to score five albums in the Top 10 since Michael Jackson managed six in 2009 after his passing.

The 12 Top 40 places brings Bowie level with Elvis Presley's chart record for simultaneous Top 40 entries, which the King achieved following his death in 1977.

 

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