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AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
23rd July 2016

New podcast with PAUL MORLEY talking about DAVID BOWIE featured on THE MOUTHCAST - [Listen here]...

If you missed last night's The People's History of Pop on BBC 4 you can catch it on the BBC iPlayer now - [Watch here]...

DAVID BOWIE's ★ album is about to be certified GOLD in the by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for the VINYL edition release. See how the album is now fairing in various countries official charts - [View here]...

If you're planning on seeing LAZARUS in London at Kings Cross, starting this November and if you've not done so already, make sure you sign up for ticket info via lazarusmusical.com website. Do it now, you need to be quick on this...

Nicely written DAVID BOWIE piece in THE GUARDIAN 'Dalí, Duchamp and Dr Caligari: the surrealism that inspired David Bowie' by PAUL MORLEY - [Read here]...

Check out an interview with BRIAN ENO in THE TELEGRAPH - 'when he sang, DAVID BOWIE became a different person' by ROB HUGHES - [Read here]...

Showing on UK TV tonight is another repeat of the DAVID BOWIE documentary 'Five Years' on YESTERDAY Channel at 7.00pm and later at 11.55pm...


OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: WHO CAN I BE NOW? (1974-1976)
22nd July 2016

More information just announced concerning the forthcoming DAVID BOWIE WHO CAN I BE NOW? (1974 - 1976) Box Set...


OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: DAVID BOWIE - 'WHO CAN I BE NOW? (1974 - 1976)'

The 2nd IN A SERIES OF DAVID BOWIE BOX SETS - RELEASED 23RD SEPTEMBER, 2016.

CD, DIGITAL AND AUDIOPHILE VINYL BOX SETS FEATURE THE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED ALBUM 'THE GOUSTER'


David Bowie Who Can I Be Now? 1974 - 1976) Box Set 22nd July, 2016 London - Parlophone Records are proud to announce DAVID BOWIE 'WHO CAN I BE NOW? (1974 - 1976)' the second in a series of box sets spanning his career from 1969.

The follow up to the awarding winning and critically acclaimed DAVID BOWIE 'FIVE YEARS (1969 - 1973)' will be released on Friday 23rd September and will contain the previously unreleased album from 1974 called 'THE GOUSTER'.

The twelve CD box, thirteen-piece vinyl set and digital download features the material officially released by Bowie during the so-called 'American' phase of his career from 1974 to 1976.

The box set, which is named after a track recorded in 1974 but not officially released until the 1990's, includes 'DIAMOND DOGS', 'DAVID LIVE' (in original and 2005 mixes), 'YOUNG AMERICANS' and 'STATION TO STATION' (in original and 2010 mixes) as well as 'THE GOUSTER', 'LIVE NASSAU COLISEUM 76' and a new compilation 'RE:CALL 2' a collection of single versions and non-album b-sides.

All of the formats include tracks that have never before appeared on CD/vinyl/digitally as well as new remasters.

Exclusive to each of the box sets is the previously unreleased as a complete album 'THE GOUSTER' that was recorded at Sigma Sound, Philadelphia in 1974 and produced by Tony Visconti. The album was mixed and mastered before David decamped to New York to work with John Lennon and Harry Maslin on what became the 'YOUNG AMERICANS' album. 'THE GOUSTER' contains three previously unreleased mixes of 'Right', 'Can You Hear Me' and 'Somebody Up There Likes Me'.

For the 2016 release, Tony Visconti has overseen the mastering from the original tapes and photos taken by Eric Stephen Jacobs have been put together for the sleeve based around one of David's original concepts for the album.

Also exclusive to the CD, vinyl, standard digital and MFiT box sets will be the remastered 'DAVID LIVE (original mix)', the 2010 Harry Maslin mix of 'STATION TO STATION' (previously only available on an audio only DVD in 5.1 and stereo as part of the 'STATION TO STATION' Deluxe box set in 2010) and 'RE:CALL 2'.

This new compilation features the original single mix of 'Rebel Rebel', which has only featured on a 40th anniversary picture disc in 2014 since its original release on single in 1974, and a previously unreleased on CD Australian single edit of 'Diamond Dogs', the only place in the world that this edit was issued. Also appearing on CD for the first time is the single edit of the live version of 'Rock 'n' Roll With Me', which was issued to radio stations in the U.S. to help promote the 'DAVID LIVE' album.

'RE:CALL 2' features newly originated artwork with 1975 in-studio images from the 'STATION TO STATION' recording sessions by David's friend and backing vocalist Geoff MacCormack aka Warren Peace.

The alternative cover for the 2010 mix of 'STATION TO STATION' by Harry Maslin, features the originally intended colour sleeve for the album that never got further than a few colour proofs and was replaced by the more familiar black and white image.

The vinyl box set has the same content as the CD set and is pressed on audiophile quality 180g vinyl.

The box set's accompanying book, 128 pages in the CD box and 84 in the vinyl set, will feature rarely seen and previously unpublished photos by photographers including Eric Stephen Jacobs, Tom Kelley, Geoff MacCormack, Terry O'Neill, Steve Schapiro, and many others as well as historical press reviews and technical notes about the albums from producers Tony Visconti and Harry Maslin.

The CD box set will include faithfully reproduced mini-vinyl versions of the original albums and the CDs will be gold coloured rather than the usual silver.

You can read the full low-down over at davidbowie.com website.


I'M AN ABSOLUTE BEGINNER
22nd July 2016

Absolute Beginners 30th Anniversary DVD and Blu-ray Released next week on Blu-ray and DVD is the ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS 30th Anniversary Edition via Second Sight on Monday 25th July.

The movie directed by Julien Temple, stars Patsy Kensit (Crepe Suzette), Eddie O'Connell (Colin), DAVID BOWIE('Vendice Partners), James Fox (Henley of Mayfair) and Ray Davies (Arthur).

Synopsis: Set against a backdrop of emerging teen culture and rising racial tension in late 50s London, Colin MacInnes' cult novel is brought to the screen in Julien Temple's lavish musical adaptation.

Struggling young photographer Colin sees his ambitious, fame-seeking girlfriend Crepe Suzette slipping away as she ruthlessly pursues a career in fashion. To win her back he'll need to compromise his idealism and do whatever it takes to make the big time himself.

First released on 18th April 1986, the musicial project also features the David Bowie's musical contributions: 'Absolute Beginners', 'That's Motivation', 'Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu)'.

Special Features:
Brand new restoration.
DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and PCM Stereo audio options.
Absolute Ambition; a newly produced 53 documentary. Features interviews with Julien Temple, Stephen Woolley, Nik Powell, Oliver Stapleton, John Beard, Ted Tudor Pole and Eddie O'Connell.
English Subtitles for the Hard of Hearing.

You can pre-order both the Blu-ray and DVD editions now.


WHO CAN I BE NOW? - THE GOUSTER
21st July 2016

The Gouster by David Bowie davidbowie.com have announced some details relating to the next DAVID BOWIE box set to be released via Parlophone.

Exclusive to David Bowie - Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976) box set is the album THE GOUSTER which features a previously unpublished photograph.

The album originally featured seven tracks: John, I'm Only Dancing (Again) / Somebody Up There Likes Me / It's Gonna Be Me / Who Can I Be Now? / Young Americans / Right.

As I'm sure you are aware, The Gouster transformed into the Young Americans album, recorded at Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia.

Check out the details over at davidbowie.com website.




FINGERS CROSSED RELEASED SEPTEMBER
21st July 2016

Fingers Crossed by Ian Hunter and The Rant Band The new studio album FINGERS CROSSED by IAN HUNTER AND THE RANT BAND is to be released on 16th September via Proper Records.

Recorded at HOBO Studios in New Jersey, and co-produced by Hunter and Andy York, 'Fingers Crossed' unveils ten new, self-penned songs including his much-anticipated homage to DAVID BOWIE entitled: 'Dandy'.

The compositions on 'Fingers Crossed' see Hunter covering typically wide-ranging subject matter.

'Dandy', his fond tribute to David Bowie reflects on a relationship cemented in 1972 when Bowie produced Mott's album All The Young Dudes and provided its hit title track.

Ian says: "I think 'Dandy' might be my favourite track on the album," Ian admits "I like the line - 'and then we took the last bus home'. David was an incredible artist with an insatiable curiosity for everything."

The full tracklisting runs as follows:

       01. That's When The Trouble Starts.
       02. Dandy.
       03. Ghosts.
       04. Fingers Crossed.
       05. White House.
       06. Bow.
       07. Morpheus.
       08. Stranded In Reality.
       09. You Can't Live In The Past.
       10. Long Time.

The new album is available to pre-order NOW on vinyl / CD and MP3 download

Whilst we're waiting for the album release, you can listen to the 'Dandy' audio - and if you need the lyrics - see below...



DANDY - (Ian Hunter)

   Something is happening - Mr. Jones
   My brother says you're better than The Beatles or The Stones
   Saturday nite 'n' Sunday morning
   You turned us into "Heroes" - can you hear the heroes sing?

   Dandy - you're the prettiest star
   There ain't no life on Mars
   But we always thought there might be
   Dandy - you opened up the door
   You left us wanting more
   And then we took the last bus home - (yeah)

   Who let the Genie - outta the lamp?
   And Little Lord Fauntleroy - who let him outta his amp?
   Saturday nite 'n' Sunday morning
   Well Trevor's getting bolder - 'n' Woody loves to hit things

   Dandy - this world was black 'n' white
   You showed us what it's like
   To live inside a rainbow
   Dandy - you thrilled us to the core
   You left us wanting more
   And then we took the last bus home

   You beat up Goliath - you had it all
   The voice, the look, the songs that shook
   The gift of the gab 'n' the gall
   Saturday nite 'n' Sunday morning
   When all we had to look forward to was the weekend
   You made our lives worth living

   Dandy - you're still the prettiest star
   There ain't no life on Mars
   But we always thought there might be - (yeah)
   Dandy - you took us to the fair
   We're Cabaret Voltaire - and then we caught the last bus home

   Dandy - y'know we've waited long enough
   They should put a statue up
   In Piccadilly Circus
   Dandy - you blew us all away
   Outta the drab 'n' the grey
   And then we caught the last bus home

   Dandy - the keeper of the flame
   We won't see your like again
   No, Dandy was a one-off
   Dandy - hey look what you've become
   I guess I owe you one
   So thanks for the memories


Ian Hunter and The Rant Band are on tour in November in the UK, Sweden and Norway - check out ianhunter.com for more details and information.


BOWIE FEATURES IN MOJO MAGAZINE
21st July 2016

In the September issue of MOJO magazine (274) there are several DAVID BOWIE article featured...

With a new Bowie box set due covering the Golden Years of 1974-76, Chris O'Leary unveils Bowie's shelved 1974 album The Gouster, with help from TONY VISCONTI.

Plus: DAVID BUCKLEY delves into the black magic, white soul, psychic damage and red peppers that fed into Station To Station.

The online issue is available now, with the hard-copy magazine hitting the stores next Tuesday on 26th July.

For more details and information pop on over to the mojo4music.com website.


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
20th July 2016

The new studio album from IAN HUNTER entitled 'Fingers Crossed' is due for release on 16th September. One of the tracks entitled 'Dandy' is an homage to DAVID BOWIE. The second verse: 'Who let the Genie out of the lamp? / And Little Lord Fauntleroy who let him out of his amp? / Saturday night and Sunday morning / Well Trevor's getting Bolder / And Woody wants to hit things'. Update: Check out the full lyrics - [Listen here]...

Participating at Letters Live JARVIS COCKER reads DOCTOR MARK TAUBERT's beautiful letter to DAVID BOWIE - [Watch here]...

The 2016 newly revised and expanded SEVENTH Edition of THE COMPLETE DAVID BOWIE by NICHOLAS PEGG is scheduled for publication on Tuesday 25th October 800-pages via Titan Books...

After the unexplainable live cover performance of 'Station To Station' at the RNC - here's a flashback to DAVID BOWIE performing it in Wantagh in 2004 - [View here]...


DAY IN, DAY OUT
20th July 2016

On this day, 19 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at the Phoenix Festival, Long Marston Airfield, Stratford-upon-Avon, England in 1997...

On this day, 20 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at SWF3 Open Air Festival in Balingen, Germany in 1996...

On this day, 33 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at the Spectrum Arena in Philadelphia during his 1983 Serious Moonlight Tour...

On this day, 42 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at Madison Square Garden in New York during his The Year of The Diamond Dogs Tour in 1974...


THE AGE OF BOWIE
19th July 2016

The Age of Bowie by Paul Morley Published later this month on Thursday 28th July is the "unique and personal biographical critique" entitled: THE AGE OF BOWIE written by PAUL MORLEY via publishers Simon and Schuster.

'The Age of Bowie - How David Bowie made a world of difference' is promised to "capture the greatest moments of Bowie's career; from the recording studio with the likes of Brian Eno and Tony Visconti; to iconic live performances from the 1970s, 80s and 90s, as well as the various encounters and artistic relationships he developed with rock luminaries John Lennon, Lou Reed and Iggy Pop", plus discuss in detail his "much-heralded and critically-acclaimed" ★ album.

Morley said: "On the day it was announced that David Bowie had died, before there was any time to think, I was asked a hundred times what I thought. What I really thought was that it would take a book to help fully process what Bowie meant to me, to music and popular culture, and to the world out there that changed because of him. Then I thought, I need to write that book."

Iain MacGregor, publishing director Simon and Schuster, acquired the world rights (all languages) from David Godwin Associates. S&S will publish the book globally, with Gallery Books releasing it in the US simultaneously.

This 496-page hardcover book The Age of Bowie is available to pre-order NOW.

To promote the book, Paul has several in-store signings and talks across the UK over the next four months. Events listed so far include:

28th July:
'An Evening With Paul Morley' in conversation with Sylvia Patterson at Waterstones, Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 1BJ at 6.00pm. Tickets £5 - [More details]

2nd August:
Paul Morley: The Age of Bowie, Blackwell's Bookshop, 50 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BQ at 7pm-8pm. Tickets £3 - [More details].

3rd August:
Paul Morley: The Age of Bowie book signing at Fopp Bristol, 27-29 College Green, Bristol BS1 5TB at 5.15pm - [More details].

4th August:
Paul Morley: The Age of Bowie book signing at Fopp Manchester, 19 Brown Street, Manchester M2 1DA at 5.15pm - [More details].

5th August:
Paul Morley: The Age of Bowie book signing at Fopp Glasgow, Union Street, Glasgow at 5.15pm - [More details].

25th August:
'Bowie: Life of a Legend' at Edinburgh International Book Festival: Paul Morley Talk at Studio Theatre, Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh at 7.15pm-8.15pm. Tickets £12/10 - [More details].

6th September:
How David Bowie Changed The World: A Special Event with Paul Morley and Deborah Levy at Emmanuel Centre, London SW1P 3DW at 6.45pm-8pm. Tickets £26.60-£42.55 - [More details].

2nd October:
Wimbledon BookFest 2016, Bowie Night: Paul Morley and Lesley-Ann Jones in conversation with Radio X's John Kennedy at 7.30pm. Big Tent, Wimbledon Common, London SW19 5AZ (near the War Memorial). Tickets £15 - [More details].

7th October:
Paul Morley Talk: The Age of Bowie, The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London SE1 at 6.30pm-7.00pm. FREE event - [More details].


SOTHEY'S BOWIE/COLLECTOR SNEAK PEAK
18th July 2016

Over at SOTHEBY'S tune into their Facebook Live at 4.00 pm BST tomorrow for a sneak peek behind the scenes at BOWIE/COLLECTOR before it opens on Wednesday to the general public.

Visit facebook.com/sothebys/ to catch the broadcast.

The London Preview opens 20th July - 9th August before embarking on a world tour to Los Angeles (20th-21st September); New York (26th-29th September) and Hong Kong (12th-15th October).


BOWIE BAYSOX TRIBUTE TO DB
18th July 2016

Bowie Baysox Special David Bowie shirts American Baseball team THE BOWIE BAYSOX announced today that they are to pay tribute to DAVID BOWIE with a special one-off occasion.

For one historic night only, on Friday 22nd July, the Bowie (pronounced Boo-ee) Baysox will change their name to the Bowie (Boh-ee) Baysox.

The Bowie Baysox team take on the Erie SeaWolves at Prince George's Stadium at 7:05 p.m.

In addition, The Baysox will also wear special David Bowie-themed jerseys during the game that will be auctioned off during an in-game jersey auction (you must be at game to participate). Proceeds from the jersey auction will benefit Feeding America.

The designs for the multi-colored jerseys were inspired by the many flamboyant outfits that David Bowie was famous for wearing during his performances.

David Bowie-themed fireworks are scheduled following the Baysox game on Friday. Tickets may be purchased in advance online at baysox.com or by calling the Baysox Ticket Office at 301-464-4865.

For more details and information, pop on over to milb.com website.


THE SKY WILL PAINT AN OVERTURE
18th July 2016

DAVID BOWIE's 'When I Live My Dream' has been chosen to promote HEATHROW Airport's first-ever TV advertising campaign.

For 70 years we have been the first step on your journeys into the world, and the warm welcome home when you return. To mark this momentous occasion, we have launched our first ever television advert, 'First Flight'. Explore the airport through the eyes of a child venturing on their first journey, and rediscover the magic of flight.

The commercial will debut on UK ITV on Thursday 21st July during the commercial break during 'Emmerdale' (7.00pm-7.30pm).

The advert tells the story of "the magic of a journey as seen through the eyes of a five-year-old girl with her companion Owly", before ending with the tagline - 'To the next 70 years of first flights'.




DAY IN, DAY OUT
17th July 2016

On this day, 19 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at Velódromo de Anoeta, San Sebastián, Spain during his Earthling World Tour in 1997. Support bands were Mansun and Placebo...

On this day, 29 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at Stade de l'Ouest, Nice, France in 1987 during his Glass Spider World Tour...

On this day, 46 years ago, DAVID BOWIE with Harry The Butcher (aka The Hype) performed at the Fickle Pickle Club (Cricketers Inn), Southend-on-Sea in 1970. Sharing the double bill were Aquila. The band only released one album on RCA. If you've got a spare 48 minutes take a listen. Not my cup of tea, but from 39.17 onwards it gets rather interesting. On the 'Third Movement: Where Do I Belong, Aquila (Conclusion)', can you imagine David Bowie singing this? - [Listen here]...

On this day, 51 years ago, DAVIE JONES and The Lower Third perform at The Witch Doctor (Marine Court), St. Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex in 1965. Also on the bill were The Sultans...


BOWIE/COLLECTOR AUCTION
14th July 2016

Some 400 pieces of DAVID BOWIE's personal art collection is to go to auction at SOTHEBY'S in November.

BOWIE/COLLECTOR, is a three-part sale, at the heart of which is a remarkable group of more than 200 works by many of the most important British artists of the 20th Century, including Frank Auerbach, Damien Hirst, Henry Moore and Graham Sutherland.

From 1st-10th November, the collection will be exhibited at Sotheby's New Bond Street galleries in London, giving fans, collectors, art lovers and experts a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to immerse themselves in the extraordinary range of objects that informed Bowie's private world.

Ahead of the landmark ten-day event in London, preview exhibitions will be held in New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong. Full details are listed below.

Preview World Tour
  London: 20th July - 9th August.
  Los Angeles: 20th - 21st September.
  New York: 26th - 29th September.
  Hong Kong: 12th - 15th October.

The Exhibition: Bowie/Collector:
  Sotheby's London 1st - 10th November.

All exhibitions are free and open to all.

The Auctions:
  Part I: Modern and Contemporary Art, Evening Auction, 10th November.
  Part II: Modern and Contemporary Art, Day Auction, 11th November.
  Part III: Post-Modernist Design: Ettore Sottsass and the Memphis Group, 11th November.

The three auction catalogues are available to pre-order here



More details and further information will be posted up at sotheys.com website.

Further reading:
David Bowie Official: [Read here]
BBC: David Bowie art collection revealed for the first time - [Read here]


OFFICIAL UK VINYL CHARTS SO FAR
12th July 2016

We are over six months into 2016 and the DAVID BOWIE ★ album is still the biggest-selling vinyl album of the year in the UK.

Released on 8th January, ★ reached platinum status on 12th February, and has now sold over 30,000 copies MORE than its nearest rival.

David currently has SIX albums in the Official UK Top 40 biggest selling vinyls of 2016...

       01. ★
       12. Nothing Has Changed.
       13. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars.
       16. Hunky Dory.
       22. The Man Who Sold The World.
       26. ChangesOneBowie.

In the Official UK Top 20 biggest selling vinyl singles of 2016 so far, David also claims top spot with the RSD limited edition picture disc of TVC15, along with THREE others...

       01. TVC15.
       04. Golden Years.
       10. Space Oddity.
       14. Fame.

You can read the whole article by Justin Myers over at officialcharts.com website.

Meanwhile, in in the Top 20 Worldwide Best-Selling albums (from 1st January through to 3rd June 2016) David has TWO albums placed. ★ is positioned FOURTH with 1,826,000 sales and and Best Of David Bowie is at position 18 with sales of 590,000.


AND THE STARS LOOK VERY DIFFERENT TODAY
11th July 2016

On this day, 47 years ago, DAVID BOWIE released his 'Space Oddity' single in 1969.

First issued on the Philips label, 'Space Oddity' was David Bowie's first UK top 5 hit.

In 1975, it was re-released by RCA as part of a Maximillion Series (3 tracks for the price of 2), containing 'Space Oddity', 'Changes' and 'Velvet Goldmine', which became David's first UK number 1 single.

On 10th May 1970, the song received the 'Special Award for Originality' at the 15th Ivor Novello Awards (presented by the Songwriters Guild of Great Britain).




FITTNB AUTUMN DATES
11th July 2016

From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads The complete list of venues and Autumn dates for the FROM IBIZA TO THE NORFOLK BROADS play have now been announced.

This DAVID BOWIE themed play written by ADE BERRY is visiting the following venues:

18th October - 6th November: London SE1, Waterloo East Theatre, Brad Street - waterlooeast.co.uk

Wednesday 9th November: Worthing Connaught Theatre - worthingtheatres.co.uk

Thursday 10th November: Havant, Spring Arts and Heritage Centre - thespring.co.uk

Friday 11th November: Hemel Hempstead, The Old Town Hall Arts Centre - toth.dacorum.gov.uk

Saturday 12th November: Malvern, Malvern Cube - malverncube.com

Tuesday 15th November: Ormskirk, The Arts Centre - edgehill.ac.uk

Wednesday 16th November: Norwich, Arts Centre - norwichartscentre.co.uk

Friday 18th November: Cardiff, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama - rwcmd.ac.uk

Tuesday 22nd November: Nottingham, Lakeside Arts - lakesidearts.org.uk

Wednesday 23rd November: Fareham, Ashcroft Arts Centre - hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk

Thursday 24th November: Stowmarket, The John Peel Centre - johnpeelcentre.com

Friday 25th / Saturday 26th November: Hull, Truck Theatre - hulltruck.co.uk

Tuesday 29th November: Farnham, Farnham Maltings - farnhammaltings.com

Wednesday 30th November: Aldershot, West End Centre - hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk

Thursday 1st December: Basingstoke, Proteus Creation Space - proteustheatre.com/creation-space

Friday 2nd December: Birmingham, MAC Birmingham, Foyle Studio - macbirmingham.co.uk

Saturday 3rd December: Didcot, Cornerstone - cornerstone-arts.org

Sunday 4th December: London, Jacksons Lane - jacksonslane.org.uk

Spring dates will be announced in the coming weeks, which includes a week in Brighton.


DAVID BOWIE IS AT MAMbo
10th July 2016

There are only 4 more days until the DAVID BOWIE IS V&A exhibition opens at MAMbo in Bologna, Italy.

The exhibition opens on 14th July and runs through to 13th November.

Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola 2016 release To celebrate the Italian opening there is an exclusive special collectors' limited edition 7" single to be released to visitors - RAGAZZO SOLO, RAGAZZA SOLA gets the special treatment in blue vinyl.

As I'm sure you aware, 'Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola' is the Italian language variation of 'Space Oddity', which in English is translated as 'Lonely Boy, Lonely Girl'.

The single was originally released for the Italian market in 1970.

David Bowie - 'Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola' - Limited Edition 7" Blue Vinyl
A-side: Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola (Stereo).
Produced by Gus Dudgeon.

B-side: London Bye Ta-Ta (Mono).
Produced by Tony Visconti.

For online ticket purchasing and more information, please visit davidbowieis.it website.


THE AGE OF BOWIE
9th July 2016

The Age of Bowie by Paul Morley Published this month on Thursday 28th July is the "unique and personal biographical critique" entitled: THE AGE OF BOWIE written by PAUL MORLEY via publishers Simon and Schuster.

'The Age of Bowie - How David Bowie made a world of difference' is promised to "capture the greatest moments of Bowie's career; from the recording studio with the likes of Brian Eno and Tony Visconti; to iconic live performances from the 1970s, 80s and 90s, as well as the various encounters and artistic relationships he developed with rock luminaries John Lennon, Lou Reed and Iggy Pop", plus discuss in detail his "much-heralded and critically-acclaimed" ★ album.

Morley said: "On the day it was announced that David Bowie had died, before there was any time to think, I was asked a hundred times what I thought. What I really thought was that it would take a book to help fully process what Bowie meant to me, to music and popular culture, and to the world out there that changed because of him. Then I thought, I need to write that book."

Iain MacGregor, publishing director Simon and Schuster, acquired the world rights (all languages) from David Godwin Associates. S&S will publish the book globally, with Gallery Books releasing it in the US simultaneously.

This 496-page hardcover book The Age of Bowie is available to pre-order NOW.


RECORD COLLECTOR MAGAZINE: DAVID BOWIE SPECIAL
9th July 2016

Record Collector magazine August 2016 David Bowie The August issue of RECORD COLLECTOR magazine (issue 456) features DAVID BOWIE on the front cover.

Inside there is an updated United Kingdom discography feature, containing revised prices from the 2018 Rare Record Price Guide.

Also there is an article on Canadian rarities entitled: 'Ahhh, Wham Bam Thank You Canada' - some of the rarest Bowie items are Canadian pressings from his Deram and Pye eras. Piers Hemmingsen details the known - and the unknown!

Wait there's more... also several previously unseen early photographs.

This issue goes on sale on Thursday 14th July.

Check out the recordcollectormag.com website.


FFP DAVID BOWIE CATALOGUE
8th July 2016

If anyone is looking for a DAVID BOWIE Fame, Fashion, Photography catalogue you can grab one here - be quick!

This 2nd edition catalogue is the last release featuring all twenty-seven unseen Bowie images from Chalkie Davies, Denis O'Regan and Tony McGee.

Priced at a mere £10 with proceeds going directly to Cancer Research UK.

Please visit givergy.com to purchase online - (UK customers only).


TMWFTE 2016 PRINTS BY DOYLE
8th July 2016

TMWFTE regular print by Tim Doyle TMWFTE foil print by Tim Doyle Besides the cinema posters, artist TIM DOYLE was approached by StudioCanal and Under The Floorboards to create official artwork for THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH movie.

He has created a 20x30 inch full-bleed hand-printed silkscreened print, signed and numbered by the artist in a REGULAR edition of #145, and there is a RAINBOW FOIL variant edition of #55.

Tim says: "I specifically wanted to design this poster so that it could hang either direction, there is no true 'up' with this image.

The film features DAVID BOWIE playing an alien come to Earth to help save his family on his home planet, but instead finds his own moral ruin.

My intention was to show him both ascending to salvation and falling to his own destruction. It's truly a haunting and sparse film - if you haven't seen it, seek it out.

The artwork is by me, and the type and art assist is by Tyler Skaggs."

More details and purchasing information can be found over at mrdoyle.com website.


TMWFTE TWO NEW MOVIE POSTERS
8th July 2016

Two new movie posters have been created for the 40th Anniversary re-release of THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH.


The Man Who Fell To Earth 2016 poster 1    The Man Who Fell To Earth 2016 poster 2


The 40th Anniversary 4K restoration movie hits UK cinemas starting on Friday 9th September.


THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH RETURNS
7th July 2016

davidbowie.com have announced that THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH movie will return to UK cinemas in 4K this September.

The movie is also to be released in the US and Germany.

The Man Who Fell To Earth will also be released on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK on Monday 10th October by StudioCanal in their 'Vintage Classics Collection', all fully restored and featuring brand new extra content.

You can read the full details via the official davidbowie.com website.


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
6th July 2016

In Canada, DAVID BOWIE's ★ album was officially PLATINUM certified on 14th June...

The play FROM IBIZA TO THE NORFOLK BROADS by Adrian Berry will be playing at Waterloo East Theatre, London SE1 from 18th October through to 6th November. Tickets are on sale NOW - [More details]...

On this day, 7 years ago, DAVID BOWIE released his VH1 Storytellers album in 2009...

On this day, 44 years ago, DAVID BOWIE's performance of Starman was broadcast on Top Of The Pops in 1972 - [Watch here]...

This is a must watch... High Quality: DAVID BOWIE performing 'Boys Keep Swinging' from The Kenny Everett Video Show recorded on 23rd April 1979...




THE 'DAVID BOWIE IS' MOVIE IS BACK
4th July 2016

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

The DAVID BOWIE Is exhibition movie has been re-released...

The blockbuster 2013 exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, is to be shown in Vue cinemas and selected venues across the UK, Ireland and Canada this 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...

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.

IRELAND: Dublin and Swords on Thursday 14th July.

CANADA: Barrie, Brossard, Burlington, Calgary (x2), Collingwood, Coquitlam, Cote St. Luc, Dartmouth, Edmonton (x2), Etobicoke, Gatineau, Guelph, Halifax, Kamloops, Kingston, Kirkland, Langley, Laval, Lethbridge, London, Mississauga, Montreal (x2), Nanaimo, Newmarket, Niagara Falls, Oakville, Oshawa, Ottawa (x3), Owen Sound, Peterborough, Regina, Richmond, Richmond Hill, Saint John, Saskatoon, St. John's, Stoney Creek, Sudbury, Toronto (x5), Vancouver, Victoria, Ville de Quebec, Waterloo, Windsor and Winnipeg on Thursday 21st July and Sunday 24th 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


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
3rd July 2016

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]...

On this day, 43 years ago, DAVID BOWIE retired Ziggy Stardust/Aladdin Sane at the Hammersmith Odeon, London in 1973...

The DAVID BOWIE mural in Brixton has been repainted - [Read here]...

Happy Birthday wishes to STACY HEYDON who features in this newly edited and overdubbed Nacho video, taken from silent footage filmed by Philippe Bergeron at the Montreal Forum in Canada on 25th February 1976...



NEW BOOK: DAVID BOWIE: BEHIND THE CURTAIN
1st July 2016

David Bowie: Behind The Curtain by Andrew Kent Excited to announce the launch of PSG's latest book, DAVID BOWIE: BEHIND THE CURTAIN by photographer ANDREW KENT with foreword by Academy Award winner Cameron Crowe.

The book documents the era of the Thin White Duke, the 1976 world tour, and numerous larger-than-life moments along the way.

About 25% of the photos in the book have never before been seen.

In 1975, rock 'n' roll photographer Andrew Kent landed the gig of a lifetime. He had been entrusted by Bowie to document, with unfettered access, anything and everything Bowie and his entourage encountered for the next two years. Backstage, on stage, private parties, birthday parties, limos, quiet hotel moments, dressing rooms, Berlin, Paris, New York, London, Helsinki, Moscow. Also along during the 1976 world tour was an 18-year-old Rolling Stone reporter researching a cover story on Bowie named Cameron Crowe. In 1976 Bowie took Iggy Pop, his manager Pat Gibbons, his personal secretary Coco, and Kent on an impromptu excursion by train to the Soviet Union. A mistake on the schedule at the train station caused the group to miss their return train to Helsinki leading the press to run frenzied headlines reading, 'David Bowie Missing in Soviet Union!'. With his unprecedented access, Kent created a one-of-a-kind travelogue, capturing the unique and spectacular life of one of the most iconic musicians in rock 'n' roll history.

Scheduled for publication in early October, all books purchased during the pre-order phase (through September 15th) will be personally autographed by Andrew Kent.

There is a 'First Edition', hardcover 160 pages, a 'Collectors' Edition' and 'Edition of Five'.

You can check out a gallery of photos or pre-order the book at bowiebehindthecurtain.com


DAVID AND I
1st July 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.
13th October: Cambridge.
14th October: Leicester.
20th October: York.
10th November: Cardiff.
17th November: Edinburgh.
18th November: Glasgow.
19th November: Glasgow.

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


NEW BOOK - DAVID BOWIE: THE SEVENTIES
1st July 2016

David Bowie The Seventies Recently published is the new book David Bowie: The Seventies which features wonderful photographs by GIJSBERT HANEKEOOT and text by Sebastiaan Vos (in English/Dutch/French).

This softback book contains 128 pages and features several rarely seen photographs. Fabulous stuff.

Gijsbert Hanekroot (1945) started as a professional photographer in 1969. He witnessed the explosion of the rock scene in the seventies, which he recorded in numerous iconic images. This book contains his most important pictures of David Bowie, including some little-known gems.

Sebastiaan Vos (1973), publicist and archivist, has been a Bowie fan as long as he can remember. For 'David Bowie The Seventies' he not only wrote a concise and informative biography, but also the extraordinary story of his love for one of the biggest artists in pop music. This book appears in Dutch, English and French.

You can purchase David Bowie: The Seventies NOW.


BOWIE'S BECKENHAM ODDITY FESTIVAL
1st July 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






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