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AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
16th June 2016

On this day, 44 years ago, DAVID BOWIE released The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars album in 1972...

The DAVID AND I photographic exhibition is coming to Glasgow. Off Beat Lounge and David Bowie's official photographer DENIS O'REGAN are beginning a UK tour which will exhibit 40 photographs. Many of the photos have never been seen by the public before and they document Denis' time touring the world with David Bowie - [Read here]...

Setting the story straight... check out @SWManor blog piece: Sigma Kids: Somebody Up There Likes Me - [Read here]...

The Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars movie by D.A. Pennebaker is showing on 19th July at Jacobs Burns Film Center, Pleasantville, NY as part of Sounds of Summer - [Read here]...

That day DAVID BOWIE won $7 on a NY State Lottery Bingo scratch card - [Read here]...


THE 'DAVID BOWIE IS' MOVIE IS BACK
13th June 2016

David Bowie Is movie Update: More countries and cinemas now added...

The DAVID BOWIE Is exhibition movie is being re-released starting this month...

The blockbuster 2013 exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, is to be shown in Vue cinemas and selected venues across the UK next month, the USA in September and in Sweden on multiple dates.

Directed by BAFTA award-winner Hamish Hamilton, the film was shot on the closing night of the Kensington exhibition in 2013 and first shown in 2014.

Countries and cinemas listed so far include...

SPAIN: Alicante, Granada, Madrid (x2), Valencia on Monday 20th June.

SWEDEN: Gothenburg, Lidköping, Norrköping, Stockholm and Övertorneå on various dates.

UK: Altrincham, Basingstoke, Bath, Bradford, Brighton, Bristol (x2), Bury, Camberley, Cambridge, Cheshire Oaks, Darlington, Edinburgh (x2), Exeter, Gateshead, Henley-on-Thames, Leeds, Liverpool, London (x14), Manchester City Centre, Newbury, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Norwich, Oxford, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Southampton, Southport, Staines, Stratford-upon-Avon, Thanet, Watford and York on Thursday 14th July.

USA: Dallas, Fairfax, Honolulu, Manville, New York, Plano, Sacramento, San Diego (x2) and Washington DC on Monday 19th September.

Cinema tickets are available to book online NOW. Lots more venues to be added, please keep checking at davidbowiefilm.com


IOW FESTIVAL 2016 TRIBUTE
13th June 2016

Check out the footage from the ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL 2016 tribute to DAVID BOWIE on Saturday.

Festival Organiser John Giddings started the proceedings, including a filmed message from JACK WHITEHALL, David Bowie live footage clips from his 2004 appearance and then a one-off special performance by ANDREA CORR and GARY KEMP who performed their rendition of 'Starman'.




BOWIE'S BECKENHAM ODDITY FESTIVAL
12th June 2016

Bowie's Beckenham Oddity Flyer back Bowie's Beckenham Oddity Flyer front A festival celebrating the life and legacy of DAVID BOWIE and The Beckenham Arts Lab...

Bowie fans and music lovers from Britain and beyond will come together in Beckenham, South London on Saturday 13th August, in the park where his rise to stardom took off in 1969.

Bowie's Beckenham Oddity will take place at the bandstand at the Croydon Road Recreation Ground, where Bowie and his friends from the Beckenham Arts Lab organised the UK's first Free Festival on 16th August, 47 years ago. The festival coincided with the release of David's first hit single Space Oddity and was immortalised with another hit song, Memory Of A Free Festival.

This year's event kicks off at 1.00 pm with a stellar line up of musical talent, who will reprise lots of Bowie's greatest songs including Life On Mars?, which he wrote while sitting on the bandstand steps. Featured artists include Malcolm Doherty, Daphne Guinness, Maggi Ronson, Phillip Rambow and Boe Huntress.

There's a welcome return from Amory Kane who played at the 1969 Free Festival and also at the 2013 and 2014 Memory of a Free Festival events organised at the bandstand by Beckenham resident Natasha Ryzhova Lau. The avant garde duo Raf & O are also welcomed back, following their performances in 2013 and 2014.

David's co-founder and organiser of The Beckenham Arts Lab, Mary Finnigan, will be signing copies of her recently published book Psychedelic Suburbia, and photographer Gaz de Vere will be taking photos at the event.

The two Memory of a Free Festival events raised £16,000 towards the bandstand restoration fund. Bowie's Beckenham Oddity organiser Wendy Faulkner says her aim this year is to raise even more.

"After the devastating news of David's death in January we felt we had to do a tribute for him - and there's no more fitting place to do this than the bandstand where he played in 1969," she says. "It's not just about Bowie, but also all the people who were involved with him along his path to stardom."

Bowie's Beckenham Oddity is supported by The London Borough of Bromley, which has named the bandstand in his honour. When enough money is raised, it will be restored to its former glory.

Other attractions this year include food and drinks by local caterers Dizzy's Diner, plus market stalls. There will be an auction of Bowie memorabilia - including a signed David Bowie item from the Official Bowie Archives - before the end of the day at 7.00pm.

Tickets for the event cost £10 (under tens free) and are available on the day or in advance NOW via wegottickets.com website.

More details and information can be found at facebook.com/bowies.beckenham.oddity


HEAD OF D.B. ARTWORK UP AT BERLIN AUCTION
12th June 2016

Head Of D.B. Currently up for grabs in the 'Collect Now - Post-War & Contemporary Art' auction in Berlin via AUCTIONATA is a DAVID BOWIE self-portrait that he created in January 1994.

Lot 45 is this 50x66 cm charcoal and pastel on woven paper, mounted on cardboard and is signed with monogram and 'dated DB JAN 94'.

Although not mentioned in the lot details, the correct title of this artwork is 'Head Of D.B.'

This piece was originally part of his first solo art exhibition 'David Bowie: New Afro/Pagan and Work 1975-1995' at The Gallery in Cork Street, London.

The buyer purchased direct from Kate Chertavian Fine Art, London on April 21st 1995.

With a starting price of 7,000 euros and an estimate of 14,000 euros, the auction takes place on Thursday 30th June at 6pm CET.

For more details and online bidding please visit the auctionata.com website.



BAAL IN DISSENT & DISRUPTION
9th June 2016


Now released next week on Monday 13th June is the Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set DISSENT & DISRUPTION: The Complete Alan Clarke at the BBC 1969-1989, the 13-disc set includes DAVID BOWIE in BAAL.

Also released the same day as two separate volumes 6-disc DVD Box Set Volume 1: Dissent along with Volume 2: Disruption 6-disc DVD Box Set.


THE 'DAVID BOWIE IS' MOVIE IS BACK
8th June 2016

David Bowie Is movie Update: More countries and theatres added... The DAVID BOWIE Is exhibition movie is being re-released starting this month in Spain.

The blockbuster 2013 exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, is to be shown in Vue cinemas and selected venues across the UK next month, and the USA in September.

Directed by BAFTA award-winner Hamish Hamilton, the film was shot on the closing night of the Kensington exhibition in 2013 and first shown in 2014.

Countries and cinemas listed so far include...

SPAIN: Alicante, Granada, Madrid (x2), Valencia on Monday 20th June.

UK: Altrincham, Basingstoke, Bristol (x2), Bury, Camberley, Cheshire Oaks, Darlington, Edinburgh, Gateshead, Leeds, London (x5), Newbury, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Southport, Staines, Thanet and Watford on Thursday 14th July.

USA: Dallas, Fairfax, Honolulu, Manville, New York, Plano, Sacramento, San Diego (x2) and Washington DC on Monday 19th September.

Cinema tickets are available to book online NOW. Lots more venues to be added, please keep checking at davidbowiefilm.com


CFDA AWARDS 2016 HONOUR DAVID
7th June 2016

Tilda Swinton accepting the CFDA award for David Bowie Updated: At last night's 2016 CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) Awards in New York, actress TILDA SWINTON accepted 'The Board of Directors' Special Tribute' award for DAVID BOWIE.

Taking the form of a written letter, Tilda gave a moving and heartfelt tribute...

Dear Dave,

The CFDA have the great good sense and elegance to tip their caps at you this year.

There's pretty much no year out of the last forty that this would not have been a good idea. But this time around, it feels like an apt opportunity, given this stage in the proceedings, to remind us all how very much a part of us you always were and always will be.

At the request of your beautiful Missus, I've come to collect it for her, for you.

These kind people - the fanciest fashion people on the planet - are giving you their highest prize - their directors' tribute - to honour and to thank you for all the shapes you've thrown, from start to finish, through all your years, golden and otherwise, all your changes, ever moving forward, all your colours, all your magic, all your vim and vigour, all your glory, all ways and always.

You checked out early and we're still finding things you left in the drawers and looking for a forwarding address, but you are still hanging signs in the sky, in the trees, for us and we are so grateful for every one.

We want to tell you that we miss you, but how very happy we all are that you came by... and that we are getting used to resting on your stardust in your absence.

Once upon a time you gave us a freak for freaks: now and forever more, in our missing you (and this is a good thing), you have brought out the freak in everyone.

You tipped us that wink from the first: one man's freak is another man's free.

Difference and change are all we ever have to rely upon, and always were.

Thank you, chum, for brightening our horizon. For inspiring and exhilarating and enlightening our times. How lucky we are who turned up since you were first here. Thank you for your happiness and your eternal bona-ness and zhoosh.

You are our hero. Forever and ever.

Everyone says hi.

Love,
Your Tilly.



Following the speech, Lazarus actor MICHAEL C. HALL performed the Bowie iconic song 'Changes'.

You can read a review via the elle.com website.

Check out red carpet footage from AP, where Joel McHale, Diane von Furstenberg, Tommy Hilfiger and Donna Karan all discuss David Bowie...



Also published on the CFDA website is a tribute from TOMMY HILFIGER which will appear in the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards Journal.

(Ed. Update: Elle Magazine got their transcription of the letter slightly wrong - now updated and corrected via davidbowie.com website).


WHYHUNGER DONATION
5th June 2016

David Bowie 1974 by Bob Gruen Photographer BOB GRUEN has kindly donated a 1974 DAVID BOWIE photograph he took at Madison Square Garden in New York City to raise money for the WhyHunger charity.

Lot #1070520 - Description: 13x19 colour archival pigment print of David Bowie Madison Square Garden, NYC - 1974.
Signed by the artist. This piece is unframed.

WhyHunger is a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment.

For more details and bidding, pop on over to charitybuzz.com website.


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
4th June 2016

Producer TONY VISCONTI has been quoted by the London Evening Standard stating: ":I'm in talks with his management and his label - there's going to be some great Bowie stuff coming out." - [Read here]...

KATE MOSS has designed a clothing line for Equipment. The clothing range features a couple of tribute nods to DAVID BOWIE with a inspired lightning bolt motif and obviously Blackstar has an influence in there too. In the interview with The Edit managazine she talks about David Bowie - [Read here]...

MOBY recalls his "remarkable" friendship with DAVID BOWIE - [Read here]...

On this day, 4 years ago, the 40th Anniversary Edition of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars album was released in 2012...

Happy Birthday wishes to REEVES GABRELS...


WENDY LEIGH - REST IN PEACE
2nd June 2016

Best-selling author WENDY LEIGH, who wrote BOWIE: The Biography back in October 2014 has apparently commited suicide in London on Sunday.

Rest in peace Wendy.

From PageSix website.


BOWIE - REALITY TOUR 3LP BOX SET
1st June 2016

Bowie - A Reality Tour 3LP Box Set Bowie - A Reality Tour 3LP Box Set Released on Friday 3rd June is BOWIE - A REALITY TOUR Limited Edition 3LP Box Set, 180 gram Audiophile in translucent blue vinyl.

David Bowie's 'A Reality Tour' is an extensive live and final overview of his greatest hits, popular album tracks, along with artist and fan favourites, performed live during his amazing performance in Dublin, Ireland. This 2004 show was captured on film for DVD, later on CD, but never released on vinyl.

Featuring almost three hours of music on six sides of audiophile vinyl, mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music and Capitol Mastering, this limited edition release will be housed in a very handsome sturdy box, with two first-time poster inserts featuring the wonderful 12" x 12" front cover image as well as a 12" x 24" double-sided poster featuring unique live performance shots from this great concert tour.

For a very limited time, each LP will be pressed by R.T.I. on translucent blue vinyl, making A Reality Tour a highly collectable David Bowie title.

Each LP label will have its own custom David Bowie image, plus there are 3 bonus tracks only found on the CD version of the original release, namely 'China Girl', 'Fall Dog Bombs The Moon' and 'Breaking Glass'.

The tracklisting runs as follows:

Side 1:
       1. Rebel Rebel.
       2. New Killer Star.
       3. Reality.
       4. Fame.
       5. Cactus.
       6. Sister Midnight.

Side 2:
       1. Afraid.
       2. All The Young Dudes.
       3. Be My Wife.
       4. The Loneliest Guy.
       5. The Man Who Sold The World.
       6. Sunday.

Side 3:
       1. Fantastic Voyage.
       2. Hallo Spaceboy.
       3. Under Pressure.
       4. Life On Mars?
       5. Battle For Britain (The Letter).
       6. Never Get Old.

Side 4:
       1. Ashes To Ashes.
       2. The Motel.
       3. Loving The Alien.
       4. Changes.
       5. I'm Afraid Of Americans.

Side 5:
       1. "Heroes"
       2. Bring Me The Disco King.
       3. Slip Away.
       4. Heathen (The Rays).

Side 6:
       1. Five Years.
       2. Hang On To Yourself.
       3. Ziggy Stardust.
       4. Fall Dog Bombs The Moon - (bonus track).
       5. Breaking Glass - (bonus track).
       6. China Girl - (bonus track).

Bowie - A Reality Tour Limited Edition 3LP Box Set is available to pre-order NOW.


DAVID BOWIE: FAME, FASHION, PHOTOGRAPHY
1st June 2016

David Bowie: Fame, Fashion, Photography The DAVID BOWIE: Fame, Fashion, Photography fundraiser is taking place in Heddon Street, London later this week on 7th June through 19th June.

This exhibition will showcase a unique collection of David Bowie images from three British photographers. Many have not been exhibited before and have not been seen outside the photographers' studios.

Visitors will be able to buy a limited edition, hand-numbered David Bowie: Fame, Fashion, Photography catalogue, with all proceeds going to Cancer Research UK. The catalogue is only available to purchase at the exhibition.

The space, kindly donated by Regent Street and The Crown Estate, is described as 'one of the natural gravitational points for many fans to pay their respect' after David's passing. Many consider Heddon Street to be the 'birthplace of Ziggy Stardust', the persona that was, to many, the defining face that introduced his music to the world.

The exhibition takes place on the very street where Bowie was photographed for the cover of 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars' album.

Venue: The Hub, 10 Heddon Street, London W1B 4BX.

FREE entry, all proceeds go to Cancer Research UK

Opening times are: 11am - 7pm

Coinciding with the exhibition of the unseen images there will be an online auction of a selection of 23 prints taken by Chalkie Davies, Tony McGee and Denis O'Regan.

The auction will begin on 6th June at 6:30pm with images available to bid on until 6:30pm 19th June.

All proceeds raised will be donated to Cancer Research UK in David's memory.

Full details and your FREE ticket can be found at cancerresearchuk.org website.


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
1st June 2016

DAVID BOWIE is to be honoured at the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards in New York, USA. Actress TILDA SWINTON will be accepting the Board of Directors' Tribute Award on his behalf. The awards ceremony takes place on Monday 6th June at the Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, US. More details and information can be found over at cfda.com website...

Update #2: Released this month on 13th June is the Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set DISSENT & DISRUPTION: The Complete Alan Clarke at the BBC 1969-1989, the 13-disc set includes DAVID BOWIE in BAAL. Also released the same day as two separate volumes 6-disc DVD Box Set Volume 1: Dissent along with Volume 2: Disruption 6-disc DVD Box Set...

(AP - May 20th) - Music Hall in Detroit has commissioned a ballet as part of a tribute to DAVID BOWIE. The ballet is scheduled to debut on 18th June. Organisers say Complexions Contemporary Ballet will offer interpretations of the work of Bowie that night as well as the band Metallica. The Music Hall says the production will draw from his decades of hits to create a rock opera-style production. Other Michigan tributes to Bowie were earlier announced. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra plans an event titled 'The Music of David Bowie' on July 10 at Meadow Brook Amphitheater in suburban Detroit, and the Grand Rapids Symphony plans a tribute August 2nd at Cannonsburg Ski Area...

The 'BELGRADE TO BOWIE' project is currently underway in Serbia... Over the next three months, the Serbian capital will pay tribute to one of the greatest 20th century artist, David Bowie, with a rich cultural programme including a photo exhibition, screenings of his movies, concerts, art workshops, panel discussions and music quizzes - [More details]...

BOWIE UNSEEN by MARKUS KLINKO is now open at the MR MUSICHEAD Gallery in Hollywood, Los Angeles. The gallery is open Monday-Saturday 11am-6pm, runs until 15th June - [More details]...

Photographic Exhibition: UNSEEN BOWIE by MARKUS KLINKO is now showing at Artcube Gallery, 9 Place Furstenberg, 75006 Paris, France. Open Monday to Saturday 10.30am to 7.30pm. Exhibition runs until 25th June - [More details]...


DAVID AND I
1st June 2016

David Bowie and Denis O'Regan 1987 The photographic exhibition: 'DAVID AND I: My photographic account of travelling the world with David Bowie' by photographer DENIS O'REGAN is showing on the following dates:

28th July: Norwich.
2nd August: Brighton.
4th August: Chelmsford.
18th August: Birmingham.
6th October: York.
13th October: Cambridge.
17th November: Edinburgh.
18th November: Glasgow.

More details and tickets are available to purchase now at the offbeatlounge.co.uk website.






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