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Bowie worldwide 7" discography book updated

on April 14, 2017

 

“The solid book we wrote, can now be found again”

 

Continuing on from fan-produced Bowie items we mentioned last week, we thought we’d mark today’s 50th anniversary of the original 1967 release of The Laughing Gnome 7", with a look at something relevant to that.

 

Back in 1994 Marshall Jarman self-published the brilliantly researched DAVID BOWIE WORLD 7” RECORDS DISCOGRAPHY 1964 – 1981. More than a labour of love, this king of Bowie collectors actually ended up out of pocket, as he explains...

 

“When I published this book way back in 1994, it cost me £12,000 and I took back £10,500 in

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O’Neill’s When Ziggy Played The Marquee book due

on April 13, 2017

 

“Ziggy really sang”

 

Hard to imagine in these days of instant news distribution, just how important the likes of Terry O’Neill were (particularly Terry O’Neill), in keeping us in tune with Bowie’s latest look via daily newspapers and the music press.

 

Indeed, aside from the lucky attendees at the Marquee filming sessions in October 1973, the first glimpse fans got of Bowie’s latest sartorial sensations was via Terry O’Neill’s centre page photo spread in the Daily Mirror, considered important enough at the time to be highlighted on the front page.

 

Now, 44 years later, Terry has compiled

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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.

 

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