Tell the truth...
If you entered this one, you'll understand what this is all about... if you didn't, I'm sorry to say you're too late now anyway. Very popular contest this...with about seventy five per cent of you sending in the following correct answers:
Day 1 = False
Day 2 = True
Day 3 = False
Day 4 = True
Here's the breakdown for those of you wondering where you went wrong:
2005 OFFICIAL SIGNED CALENDAR CONTEST - DAY 1
Mick Rock's real name is Michael Barratt
False - Mick Rock is his real name... Michael Barratt is in fact the real name of Mick's favourite recording artist: Shaking Stevens! (Well done to BowieNetter Carmel for being the only person to point this fact out... send me your details for a small reward, Carmel)
2005 OFFICIAL SIGNED CALENDAR CONTEST - DAY 2
Mick Rock took his very first pictures of David Bowie at Birmingham Town Hall on Friday, 17th March, 1972.
True - This one foxed a few of you that were misled by other sites getting the date wrong. Had you been keeping a close eye on BowieNet you would have known that Friday, 17th March, 1972, is indeed the correct date, as outlined in these two BowieNet news stories: 03.17.2002 NEWS: WHEN ROCK MET ZIGGY & 03.23.2002 NEWS: BIRMINGHAM...WE WUZ RIGHT! I don't like to gloat, (shouts of "LIAR!!") but we were the first with this correct information. A couple of other sites had the good sense to update their Ziggy tour info with our evidence.
2005 OFFICIAL SIGNED CALENDAR CONTEST - DAY 3
Mick Rock was an uncredited guest 'musician' on the Aladdin Sane album when he played the maracas on Panic In Detroit
False - Many of you said you had a hard job trying to find anything online regarding this statement... and that's because it's complete bollocks! Nice idea though, eh?
2005 OFFICIAL SIGNED CALENDAR CONTEST - DAY 4
Of the David Bowie videos generally available, Mick Rock was responsible for these four: Space Oddity (1972), John, I'm Only Dancing (1972), The Jean Genie (1972) and Life On Mars? (1973).
True - I said "generally available" as there are other bits Mick created that have never had an official release. However, even if you were thrown by that, the statement was undeniably true as Mick was unquestionably responsible for the four classics mentioned above.
OK here's five of you in alphabetical order that TRG? recognised as not having gone wrong:
If you lot would like to send your postal details to me with your signature requests for Mr Bowie and Mr Rock, (ie, who you want the thing signed to) and I will endeavour to meet your reasonable requests. Well done to the winners... commiserations to the losers. Many more quality competitions coming up shortly, kidz.