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BOWIE DOWNUNDER IN 1978
17th August 2019

Check out some DAVID BOWIE film footage from November 1978 in Sydney, Australia.

First up is the news conference at the Sebel Town House Hotel, followed by some live 8mm footage. shot by Peter Green at the first Sydney show on the 24th.



From Nacho.


BOWIE BANDSTAND MAKES THE GRADE
15th August 2019

Wonderful news to report that the 'Bowie bandstand' at Croydon Road Recreational Ground has been awarded with a Grade II listing.

As you know, DAVID BOWIE helped to organise, compere and perform there 50 years ago during their one-day festival event in 1969.

The festival was designed to raise money for a permanent base for his and Mary Finnigan's Arts Lab, which was running from the back room at The Three Tuns public house.

The festival later inspired him to write 'Memory Of A Free Festival'.

The festival, now in its 50th year and now known as 'Bowie's Beckenham Oddity', takes place this coming Saturday.

Well done to everyone involved in helping getting this status.

Further reading:

The Guardian: 'David Bowie's festival bandstand gets Grade II listing' - [Read here].

BBC News: 'David Bowie's Beckenham bandstand gets Grade II listed status' - [Read here].


HAPPY 19TH BIRTHDAY!
15th August 2019

Happy 19th Birthday to Lexi

Best wishes from everyone at Wonderworld


BOWIE AT OCEAN WAY RECORDING STUDIO
14th August 2019

Check out some footage of DAVID BOWIE at Ocean Way Recording Studio in Los Angeles.

Kyle Vincent says: "Here's a clip from the archives of me hanging out in the studio circa '91 with David Bowie. I was in the next studio at Ocean Way cutting 'Trust'. I'm joking with him about his ear piercing. Also in the clip is Louis Johnson from the Brothers Johnson. Heard but not seen are Gerry Beckley from the band America, producer Steve Levine (Culture CLub, Beach Boys) and holding my video camera shooting us is David's producer Nile Rodgers."



Steve Levine said: "I lived in Los Angeles in the early 1990s and I was producing an American artist who shall remain nameless. We were at Ocean Way Recording and David and Nile Rodgers were in the next studio. Ocean Way had a communal canteen, so we often sat in there and chatted about all things and he was fantastic."


BOWIE BY O'NEILL
8th August 2019

Bowie by O'Neill Published today is BOWIE by O'NEILL: The definitive collection with unseen images by photographer Terry O'Neill.

Description: This book is the breathtaking result of iconic photographer Terry O'Neill's creative partnership with David Bowie that spanned over a number of years, including images published here for the first time.

Containing rare and never-before-seen photographs, their work together includes images from the last Ziggy Stardust performance, recording sessions for Young Americans and the renowned studio portraits for Diamond Dogs - plus live shows, film shoots, backstage moments and more.

With more than 500 photographs, this is the ultimate portrait of an inspiring, challenging and ever-changing artist.

Update: You can purchase NOW and save a massive 29%. Be quick they will sell out at this price for sure.


FAME COMPILATION VIDEO
6th August 2019

Check out a DAVID BOWIE compilation edit of 'Fame' edited and created by MrScreamin397.




ON THIS DAY...
5th August 2019

Memories of DAVID BOWIE's father HAYWOOD STENTON JONES who sadly passed away on this day in 1969, 50 years ago...

On this day, 17 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at the Molson Ampitheater, in Toronto, Canada during the Arena: Two Festival in 2002...

On this day, 23 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at Rock City in Nottingham during his Earthling World Tour in 1997...

On this day, 29 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at Milton Keynes Bowl, Milton Keynes during his Sound+Vision World Tour in 1990...

On this day, 54 years ago, DAVIE JONES AND THE LOWER THIRD performed at The Cliftonville Hall, Margate, Kent in 1965...

On this day, 39 years ago, The Elephant Man play opened at the Blackstone Theatre in Chicago starring DAVID BOWIE in the lead role as Joseph 'John' Merrick in 1980...


D.A. PENNEBAKER - REST IN PEACE
3rd August 2019

Sad news to report that D.A. PENNEBAKER has passed away, aged ninety-four, at his home on Long Island, New York on Thursday, 1st August.

The legendary film maker documented the Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars farewell concert filmed at the Hammersmith Odeon, London in July 1973.

Donn Alan Pennebaker (15th July 1925 - 1st August 2019) - rest in peace.


BOWIE BY O'NEILL
1st August 2019

Bowie by O'Neill Published next week on 8th August is BOWIE by O'NEILL: The definitive collection with unseen images by photographer Terry O'Neill.

Description: This book is the breathtaking result of iconic photographer Terry O'Neill's creative partnership with David Bowie that spanned over a number of years, including images published here for the first time.

Containing rare and never-before-seen photographs, their work together includes images from the last Ziggy Stardust performance, recording sessions for Young Americans and the renowned studio portraits for Diamond Dogs - plus live shows, film shoots, backstage moments and more.

With more than 500 photographs, this is the ultimate portrait of an inspiring, challenging and ever-changing artist.

You can pre-order NOW and save 12%.


BOWIE'S BECKENHAM ODDITY EVENT
1st August 2019

Bowie's Beckenham Oddity This month BOWIE's BECKENHAM ODDITY celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Growth Summer Festival and Free Concert of 1969, with the return of some of the original line up!

Venue: Croydon Road Recreation Ground, Beckenham BR3 3PR

Date: Saturday 17th August - door time 12.00 noon - 8.30pm

Live Music (Acts TBC) / Food and Drink / Market Stalls / Bowie Auction / Face Painting / Raffle / Kids Rides.

Join us to celebrate David Bowie and the original festival of 1969, plus help raise money to restore the bandstand and place a plaque there in his memory and for everyone involved in the original event.

Tickets are available now from wegottickets.com


ICONIC BOWIE EXHIBITION
1st August 2019

Iconic Bowie DIMBOLA MUSEUM & GALLERIES are currently hosting ICONIC BOWIE, a major retrospective of the extraordinary life of DAVID BOWIE. A journey in which the Isle of Wight witnessed his first public musical performance at a Corf Scout Camp, Shalfleet in 1958 and Bowie's last UK live show headlining at the Isle of Wight Festival in 2004.

Iconic Bowie showcases both stunning and intimate portraits of Bowie by some of the world's greatest photographers. The photographs, from the extensive Iconic Images archive, were taken over his phenomenal 50-year career and draw into focus the remarkable contribution Bowie made to culture, music and art. These portraits contain rare moments, the force of Bowie's unique nature and his personality on film. Each image is an illuminating artefact of one of the greatest artists that has ever lived:

"Great portrait photographers do a rare thing through extraordinary alchemy that renders light, exposure, emotion, soul, sorrow, joy, beauty forever fixed in time. Iconic Bowie contains images that startle the world and provide an illuminating insight into the astonishing career of David Bowie," - Brian Hinton, Chairman of Dimbola Museum and Galleries.

The Iconic Images archive is one of the biggest collections of David Bowie imagery under one house. Terry O'Neill, Kevin Cummins, Markus Klinko, Justin de Villenuve, Milton H. Greene and Gerald Fearnley all had important roles throughout the visual life of this singular artist. Through the collective lens of these creative photographers, a true visual image of Bowie the artist was realised.

Cummins first photographed Bowie as the star's alter ego, Ziggy Stardust on his Aladdin Sane tour of 1972-1973 and went on to photograph and be influenced by him throughout his career. Cummins can remember the effect of seeing Bowie on stage:

"I went to see David Bowie when I was in my teens. I had never seen anything like that on stage and I had seen various things which were all very flashy and very showy. Now, it may seem normal but at the time nobody really had that kind of theatricality in rock 'n' rock." - Kevin Cummins.

To celebrate Bowie's influence on art and culture, Dimbola has invited contemporary British sculptor Guy Portelli to curate an artists' response to Bowie in the Charles Hay Gallery. The collection, featuring artists Keith Haynes, Chris Myers RBA RI, Guy Portelli PVPRBA FRBS, will show artworks inspired by the music and iconic imagery of David Bowie.

Exploring the Isle of Wight/Bowie connection there will be a rare display of ephemera tracing Bowie's early footsteps on the Island. These include copies of The Bowie Bureau (1977-1982) a magazine produced by two long-standing friends and sent from their Ventnor home to destinations throughout the world as well as adverts from Bowie's three early appearances at Ventnor Winter Gardens with Davy Jones and The Lower Third in the summer of 1965.

ICONIC BOWIE is kindly sponsored by Wightlink, Solo Agency, Style of Wight and The Seaview Hotel. All exhibition images are limited editions and available to purchase.

Venue: Dimbola Museum and Galleries
Address: Terrace Lane, Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight, England PO40 9QE
Opening times: 7 days a week - 10am - 5pm

For more details and information, please visit dimbola.co.uk website.


REMINDERS: NEW and UPCOMING BOWIE RELEASES...
1st August 2019

New book BOWIE by O'NEILL: The definitive collection with unseen images by Terry O'Neill, hardcover, 340 pages, published on 8th August - available to
purchase NOW!

SPACE ODDITY 50th ANNIVERSARY 2 x 7" BOX SET featuring brand new remixes released on 12th July - available to purchase

D.J. / BOYS KEEP SWINGING 40th Anniversary 7" picture disc single released on 28th June - available to purchase NOW!

DAVID BOWIE - THE 'MERCURY' DEMOS (with John 'Hutch' Hutchinson) vinyl LP released on 28th June - available to purchase NOW!

BOYS KEEP SWINGING / I PRAY, OLE 40th Anniversary 7" picture disc single released 17th May - you can purchase NOW!

DAVID BOWIE - CLAREVILLE GROVE DEMOS 7" Vinyl Box Set containing THREE singles and SIX songs released 17th May - you can purchase NOW!

DAVID BOWIE - SPYING THROUGH A KEYHOLE 7" Vinyl Box Set containing FOUR singles and NINE songs released 5th April - you can purchase NOW!

2018 softback edition of DAVID BOWIE WORLD 7" RECORDS DISCOGRAPHY 1964 - 1981 book by MARSHALL JARMAN and RETO STÖCKLIN you can purchase now via marmot-publishing.com

Exclusive DAVID BOWIE lino-cut print available to PURCHASE - don't hang around, these are ALL the remaining original left-over stock from 34 years ago, once they've gone, they've gone!


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