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31st December 2002

Cast your minds back nearly a year ago to February 1st... Do you remember when I first mentioned the project by SRT (Sound Recording Technology) in Cambridgeshire, UK who were remastering the soundtrack to THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH? Well now at last the full release information has finally come through.

Anchor Bay have announced that they will be releasing Nicolas Roeg's The Man Who Fell To Earth. Starring David Bowie as the offbeat title character, the movie will be presented with a THX-approved anamorphic transfer and DD5.1 and DTS6.1ES English audio.

The Man Who Fell To EarthThe extras will be spread over two discs and will include a Watching The Alien featurette, a poster/still gallery, some trailers and TV spots, the original screenplay and many more "yet-to-be-announced features".

Synopsis: Nicolas Roeg's acclaimed cult masterpiece - like you've never seen or heard it before. DAVID BOWIE made his unforgettable feature film debut as a visitor from a dying planet who becomes a reclusive multi-millionaire, only to lose himself in an earth-bound abyss of decadence, self-destruction and alienation. Candy Clark, Rip Torn and Buck Henry co-star in this enigmatic masterpiece directed by Nicolas Roeg (Don't Look Now, Performance) that remains an extraordinary combination of sci-fi epic and mind- blowing allegory, as well as one of the most provocative motion picture events of our time.

Anchor Bay Entertainment is proud to present the complete and uncensored version of The Man Who Fell To Earth, now fully restored from original negative materials and featuring remastered DTS and Dolby EX audio for an unparalleled new experience in sound and vision.

Includes a 8-Page Collector's Booklet - the set includes:

The Man Who Fell To Earth - Feature Presentation (Disc One)
     - Widescreen Presentation enhanced for 16x9 TVs
     - THX Approved

The Man Who Fell To Earth - Bonus Materials (Disc Two)
     - Theatrical Trailer
     - TV Spots
     - Talent Biographies
     - Poster and Still Gallery
     - Watching The Alien - An All-New 24 minute featurette
     - Original Screenplay in DVD-ROM

Genre: Sci-Fi
Encoding: Region 1 (US and Canada only)
Format: Color, Closed-captioned, Widescreen
Street Date Release: 11th February 2003
Year Originally Released: 1976
Rating: R. Length: 139 Mins

List Price: $29.98. Price: $22.49 (and eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping). You Save: $7.49 (25% Discount).

This item will be released on February 11, 2003. You may order The Man Who Fell To Earth now.

Thanks to Gary for the pointer :)

31st December 2002

Still a few months off yet from release but coming up on 4th March 2003 is the release of the 'Superbit' version on DVD of LABYRINTH starring DAVID BOWIE as the Goblin King 'Jareth'.

So what's Superbit? I hear you all saying. No it's not Jennifer Connelly although I must admit she is a bit of a superbit. When I saw her in that... (Ed. Stop rambling and get on with it).

OK here's the technical bit... The Superbit Collection sets a new standard for DVD video and audio performance. The Superbit titles utilise a special high bit rate digital transfer process which optimises video quality while offering a choice of both DTS and 5.1 Dolby Digital audio. All Superbit DVDs start with High Definition masters. The Superbit Collection will set a new benchmark in high resolution DVD image and sound, creating the ultimate in home entertainment. By reallocating data normally used for value-added content, Superbit DVDs can be encoded at double their normal bit rate while maintaining full compatibility with the DVD-Video format. The result is picture quality that provides outstanding detail. Superbit DVDs play on all DVD players. Currently DVDs are encoded to optimise space for the feature plus added value and audio streams. The SUPERBIT collection reallocates and converts the physical space ordinarily devoted to added value to higher bit rate video transfer and both Dolby Digital 5.1 & DTS audio. (Ed. OK Enough already).

Synopsis: Frustrated with baby-sitting, Sarah summons the Goblins from her favourite book to take her baby step-brother away. When little Toby actually disappears, she must follow him through the treacherous Labyrinth to rescue him from the evil Goblin King.

     Languages/Subtitles: Original Language: English
     Audio/Video Features: 2.35:1 Color 5.1 Dolby Digital, 5.1 DTS
     Encoding: Region 1 (US and Canada only).
     Format: Color, Closed-captioned, Widescreen, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound
     Rated: PG
     Studio: Columbia Tristar Hom

The main reason I'm telling you about this release now is because you can pre-order the DVD now and receive a 25% discount. List Price: $26.95. Our Price: $20.21. Eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping. You Save: $6.74 (25% Discount).

Click here to pre-order Labyrinth. This item will be released on March 4, 2003, you may order it now.

30th December 2002

"I found that a lightning bolt really kind of represented him"... Be on the lookout for more DAVID BOWIE celebrity fans undergoing the Aladdin Sane lightning bolt make up procedure. For the 1970s Special of BBC1's sports quiz show 'They Think It's All Over', JONATHAN ROSS dons the Bowie look with the Aladdin Sane cover make up, complete with glittery top and nice hair do to match. Go for it Jonathan - you know it makes sense!

The programme airs on Friday 3rd January on BBC1 at 9:30pm and is also repeated late Saturday/early Sunday morning at 2:20am.

Also on New Year's Eve on BBC1 at 11:30pm Jonathan takes a light-hearted look back at 2002. Surely he'll mentioned David a few times?

29th December 2002

BOY GEORGE won the studio vote in the Granada TV show 'Stars In Their Eyes' Christmas Special performing as DAVID BOWIE. George performed with his version of 'Sorrow'. Two in a row - well done Georgie Boy.

Simply have to tell you a little story... I was sat downstairs with the missus watching a TV programme dedicated to Peter Cook, with the video recorder taping the Stars In Their Eyes show. My ten-year-old son Michael shouted downstairs:

"Dad! Some bloke's on telly dressed as David Bowie singing a song."
"Which song is it?" I asked.
He replies: "One about Zorro."
"Yes Zorro - you know that bloke with the mask on."
Enough said! LOL

28th December 2002

Reminder: Tickets go on sale today for the 2003 Tibet House Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall, New York City at 11:00am (that's 4:00pm GMT) Online purchases or ring 212 247 7800. Tickets prices range from $30 through to $85.

The Tibet House Benefit Concert takes place at the Isaac Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, NYC on Friday, 28th February 2003 at 7:30pm.

The Artistic Director is Philip Glass, with guest artists confirmed so far include: DAVID BOWIE, Laurie Anderson, Ray Davies and Rufus Wainwright.

Online Ticketing:
Tickets may be purchased online by using their interactive Calendar of Events. Browse for concerts by date or use the search box to sort by artist, composer, or keyword. Concerts available for purchase will feature a 'Buy Tickets' link that initiates the process of seat selection and purchase using American Express, Mastercard, or Visa.

Actual seat locations are confirmed via e-mail, and tickets will be held at the Box Office, located at 57th Street and 7th Avenue. To pick up tickets, which are available immediately after purchase, you will need to present the actual credit card used in the transaction. If you are not the one picking up the tickets, please call CarnegieCharge, 8 AM to 8 PM, 7 days a week at (212) 247-7800.

Because some seats are not sold online, there may still be tickets even if our web site indicates that none are available. Call CarnegieCharge or visit the Box Office for more information.The Box Office is open from 11 AM to 6 PM Monday through Saturday and 12 PM to 6 PM Sunday.

By Phone:
For tickets or information, call CarnegieCharge, 8 AM to 8 PM, 7 days a week, at (212) 247-7800.

In Person:
The Box Office, located at the corner of 57th Street and 7th Avenue, is open 11 AM to 6 PM Monday through Saturday and 12 PM to 6 PM Sunday . The Box Office is not open on legal holidays.

For more information on Carnegie Hall policies and information click here to visit their web site.

28th December 2002

Reminder: Don't move that tinsel. It's still Christmas in the Stars In Their Eyes Celebrity Crimbo Special tonight. BOY GEORGE the former Culture Club singer and club DJ returns for the second time as star man DAVID BOWIE, after a hit performance in 2001.

George says: "The set has changed. Last time there were all these stairs and I had these really high girl's shoes on. "It's all right, but sometimes before you go on stage you get kind of ratty - like a dog in a kennel!"

The programme airs tonight on ITV1 at 9:00pm. Other 'celebrity' performers include Tracy Shaw, Caprice, Kim Wilde, Caprice and the amazing vocal talents of Frank Skinner.

Four of the celebs have appeared on the show before, but only BG has actually won. Can he repeat that success this time around?

28th December 2002

The well known DAVID BOWIE UK tribute band Little Wonder who hail from Essex, are ch-ch-changing their name. From 1st January 2003 they will be known as CHANGESBOWIE. Their new web site also goes live on that date, which you can surf onto at www.changesbowie.org

Incidentally their first gig using their new name will be at The Three Tuns in Beckenham on 1st February 2003.

26th December 2002

The DAVID BOWIE Live By Request programme shown tonight on ITV1 in the UK broadcast two extra songs not shown on the original A&E channel in the USA. The two extra songs were 'I've Been Waiting For You' and 'Cactus' which were extras performed at the end.

All the telephone requests and conversations were edited out leaving just the actual performances. The full set list of songs broadcast were:

     China Girl
     Slow Burn
     Let's Dance
     I've Been Waiting For You (previously not broadcast)
     Slip Away
     Ziggy Stardust
     Cactus (previously not broadcast)
     5:15 The Angels Have Gone
     Sound And Vision
     Ashes To Ashes
     I'm Afraid Of Americans

So the only song not broadcast has been 'Speed Of Life' which was originally performed after 'Fame'.

25th December 2002

Reminder: Don't forget that later on tonight after midnight DAVID BOWIE Live By Request is being broadcast in the UK on ITV1 at 1:30am.

Also before that you can catch David on the radio on Virgin Superstars: David Bowie, Movie, music and TV superstars play their favourite tracks with Ben Jones. This hour: David Bowie. (rpt), Virgin Radio, 17:00 GMT.

Have a great time everyone!

25th December 2002


Have a Cool Yule! I hope you all receive everything you ever wish for

Very Best Wishes from Paul aka Rednik

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24th December 2002

After what seems an absolute age... you can now pre-order LOU REED'S next album scheduled for release next month on 27th January 2003 (UK) and 28th in the USA. Entitled 'The Raven', this limited edition 2CD features DAVID BOWIE on the track 'Hop Frog'.

Released by Warner Bros (Cat No. 9362483732) the full tracklisting is as follows:

     01. Conqueror Worm (spoken track)
     02. Overture
     03. Old Poe (spoken track)
     04. Prologue (spoken track)
     05. Edgar Allen Poe
     06. Valley Of Unrest (spoken track)
     07. Call On Me - Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson
     08. City In The Sea/Shadow (spoken track)
     09. Thousand Departed Friends (instrumental)
     10. Change
     11. Fall Of The House Of Usher (spoken track)
     12. Bed
     13. Perfect Day
     14. Raven (spoken track) - Lou Reed and Willem Dafoe
     15. Balloon (spoken track)
     16. Broadway Song - Lou Reed and Steve Buscemi
     17. Tell Tale Heart (part 1)
     18. Blind Rage

     19. Tell Tale Heart (part 2)
     20. Burning Embers
     21. Imp Of The Perverse (spoken track)
     22. Vanishing Act
     23. Cask (spoken track)
     24. Guilty (spoken track)
     25. Guilty - Lou Reed and Ornette Coleman
     26. Wild Being From Birth (spoken track)
     27. I Wanna Know (The Pit And The Pendulum) - Lou Reed and The Blind Boys Of Alabama
     28. Science Of The Mind
     29. Annabel Lee/The Bells (spoken track)
     30. Hop Frog - Lou Reed and David Bowie
     31. Every Frog Has His Day (spoken track)
     32. Tripitena's Speech (spoken track)
     33. Who Am I? (Tripitena's song) (edit)
     34. Courtly Orangutans (spoken track)
     35. Fire Music (spoken track)
     36. Guardian Angel (spoken track)

You can pre-order The Raven by clicking here.

24th December 2002

Just letting you know that DAVID BOWIE has made the Top 3 Lists for the 'Best Of 2002' Issue at Designer Magazine. Check the link below out to see exactly which of over 20 categories who's come top in what.

Designer Magazine - Best Of 2002

From Alex McCann (Editor).

24th December 2002

Unless you've been hiding beneath a rock for the last few months you'll already know about the recently surfaced audience recording of DAVID BOWIE performing live at the Friars Club, in Aylesbury, England on 25th September 1971.

The original transcription contained a few errors it's now been corrected. Click here to read the transcription of the show - great stuff.

Originally back in 1969, the Friars Club was started in Aylesbury by a bunch of hippies lead by David Stopps. The very first ever concert they presented was in the New Friarage Hall on 2nd June 1969 and featured Mike Cooper and a band called Mandrake Paddle Steamer. Other acts followed that year including The Pretty Things, King Crimson, Mott The Hoople and a myriad of others. This club was closed down in August 1970 but reopened in April 1971 at a larger venue called the Borough Assembly Hall. Between 1971 and 1975, the Friars presented bands such as David Bowie, Roxy Music, The Velvet Underground, Can, MC5, Mott The Hoople and many more.

In September 1975, Friars moved yet again to an even larger venue in Aylesbury... the new Aylesbury Civic Centre which was inside the Maxwell Hall, which lasted as a venue until December 1984.

David's three appearances at the club were:

     1971: 25th September (supported by America / Lol Coxhill / Mick Softley)
     1972: 29th January (supported by Grand Canyon).
     1972: 15th July (supported by J.S.D. Band).

(Ed. By the way there are two versions of the 25.9.71 recording doing the rounds. There's the cleaned up version and the original untouched one).

21st December 2002

We all know that DAVID BOWIE'S album Heathen made the lists for Uncut and Q magazines in their end of year best album lists, but... in the January 2003 issue of GQ magazine (where David recently won the most stylish male and musical inspiration awards) he tops their albums of the year list.

Inside the best men's UK magazine bar none, they describe Heathen as 'a dark brooding album and a welcome return to the highs of Scary Monsters and Low'.

So, the mens' style bible, GQ, places Heathen at #1 then it is followed by Coldplay, The Vines, Chilli Peppers and The Doves... we always knew that GQ had good style and taste.

From RogerB.

21st December 2002

Various worldwide television and radio appearances by DAVID BOWIE over the festive period include...

22nd December
The Hunger, TCM, UK, 11:20pm GMT

23rd December
Mr Rice's Secret, Starz, USA, 07:05am EST
Concert: David Bowie, MCM, France, 00:30hrs

25th December
The Hunger, Sci-Fi channel, UK, 03:25am GMT
Virgin Superstars: David Bowie, Movie, music and TV superstars play their favourite tracks with Ben Jones. This hour: David Bowie. (rpt), Virgin Radio, 17:00 GMT
David Bowie: Live By Request, ITV1, UK, 1:30am

26th December
David Bowie: Live by Request, ITV1 and ITV1 Border (Scottish), UK, 1:30am GMT
Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence, The Studio, UK, 23:15 GMT

28th December
Celebrity Stars In Their Eyes featuring Boy George as 'David Bowie', ITV1, UK, 9:00pm GMT

31st December
Dick Clark's Primetime Rockin' New Year's Eve, ABC, USA, 10:00 pm ET. The programme split into 3 segments: 10:00pm-11:00pm / 11:35pm to 1:05am ET (Bowie footage) / 1:05am-2:05am ET
(The DB footage 'Afraid; is filmed live song from his recent Berlin show).

2nd January 2003
Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars, BBC4 (Digital TV), UK, 9:00pm

See the December monthly planner for more information, other programmes and happenings.

21st December 2002

The upcoming DAVID BOWIE fan London Day and Evening Bash date has been confirmed as Saturday, February 1st 2003. The planned event starts off with a daytime London Bowie-Places to see Tour and then finishing off at The Rat & Parrot public house in Beckenham for an evening of brilliant tribute bands and such like.

Tickets for the evening only will be £8.50 each and are available via my site or by emailing Linda or Debbi or from the pub itself... or from ChangesBowie (formerly Little Wonder)... these will be available hopefully from 5th January.

The whole event is ticket only and if you need any more information please don't hesitate to email or visit the mini site for full details of the tour and evening bash.

Full Trip: These tickets are only available to order via the internet at a cost of £18.50 per person. A confirmation email will be sent on receipt of payment which must be used to pick up tickets on day of trip. Payment can be send using either Cheque/Postal Order and in Pounds Sterling or Euro only.

Evening: Order your evening only tickets via the internet. A confirmation email will be sent on receipt of payment which must be used to pick up tickets on arrival at the pub. Cost of evening ticket = £8.50 per person. Payment can be send using either Cheque/Postal Order and in Pounds Sterling or Euro only.

The Rat & Parrot (aka The Three Tuns): Pop along to the pub and pick them up at 157 High Street, Beckenham, Kent BR3 1AE. Telephone: 0208 658 9618.

From Linda and Debs.

20th December 2002

Due for publication next month is the first ever MICK RONSON biography entitled 'Ronson: The Spider With The Platinum Hair'. Written by Weird and Gilly, this 256 page bio is published on 27th January 2003 by the Independent Music Press (ISBN: 0953994236).

Book Description: Mick Ronson, the guitarist for Ziggy Stardust, is one of the most legendary rock stars of all time. This, the first biography of this extraordinary man, provides a deeply intimate and compelling insight into his life, with exclusive interviews with over 50 of his family members, close friends and colleagues, and details of his years spent working with such greats as DAVID BOWIE, Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Jeff Beck, Ian Hunter and many more. Includes 40 previously unpublished black and white photographs and rarities such as a hand-written autobiography, personal letters and an illustrated discography.

Ronson: The Spider With The Platinum Hair Synopsis: Released by Independent Music Press, this is the first and only biography ever published on one of the most legendary guitarists and rock stars of all-time. Mick Ronson was the guitarist for Ziggy Stardust, but he was also a whole lot more. This world-first biography is crammed with numerous first-hand recollections by those who were closest to him.

During the five years it has taken to collate this work, the authors have spoken to over 50 family members, close friends and colleagues including exclusive interviews with Suzi Ronson (wife), David and Maggi Ronson (brother and sister), Minnie Ronson (mother), Steve Popovich (manager), Lou Reed, Mick Jones, Ian Hunter, Chrissie Hynde, Glen Matlock, Cherry Vanilla (PR), Steve Harley, Bob Harris, Joe Elliott and a host of others. As a result, this book provides a deeply intimate and compelling insight into the life and times of an extraordinarily talented guitarist. A man who was tender and caring off the stage, yet fierce and electrifying on it.

Jeff Beck, David Bowie, Ian Hunter and Annette Peacock are just a few of the names that were to become associated with the Mick Ronson legend. He toured with Bob Dylan, played with Mott The Hoople, worked with Lou Reed and produced an impressive number of albums with arresting originality. After losing his battle with cancer, Mick passed away in the Spring of 1993 at the young age of 46.

This book is a salute to his remarkable music and legacy. From his days as a mobile grocer to his performances at Wembley Stadium, this minutely detailed biographical account features exclusive interviews with close family, friends, musical colleagues and admirers as well as scores of unpublished photographs and unseen rarities including: a hand-written six-page autobiography by the man himself, extracts from his personal letters home, love letters to his first girlfriend, family album photographs and an exhaustive illustrated discography.

The 6th of June 2002 marked the 30th Anniversary of David Bowie's influential The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars album. Mick Ronson was an integral part in that iconic record. This world-first biography commemorates the life of a man full of passion and commitment, not only to his musical career but to his relationships with his family, his friends and his fans.

List Price: £12.99. Our Price: £10.39. You Save: £2.60 (20%).

Click here to pre-order Ronson: The Spider With The Platinum Hair to be published 27th January 2003.

20th December 2002

There will be a meeting of French DAVID BOWIE fans in Lyon, France this Sunday 22nd December in order to watch the latest DVD ('Best Of Bowie'). The meeting will take place in the Ninkasi Café (7e) and the viewing of the DVD will start at 18h30.

I hope that some of you will be with us (a nice aftershow is included!). More information can be found at www.manofmusic.com

Thanks to all Stanley White.

19th December 2002

On Christmas Day evening whilst you are knocking back the booze and nibbling on those nibbles you can tune into Virgin Superstars on VIRGIN RADIO at 17:00 GMT for a one hour programme with DAVID BOWIE choosing his favourite tracks.

Each week, Ben Jones interviews some of the biggest names in the music and movie business. Stars such as Will Smith, David Bowie, Jon Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams, Nickelback, Sheryl Crow and many more have all had the Ben Jones' superstars treatment. And because there is a new star every week, there is always something to look forward to with Virgin Radio Superstars.

Click on the following links to check out how to tune into the programme either via the internet or by turning that dial... 1215AM, Sky and DAB Digital Radio in the UK - 105.8FM in London - VirginRadio.co.uk homepage.

And then... don't forget after midnight it's Live By Request: David Bowie being broadcast on ITV1 London and ITV1 Border (Scottish), UK at 1:30am GMT.

18th December 2002

The APHEX TWIN 2CD remix set entitled '26 Mixes For Cash' is due for release on 25th March 2003 from Warp Records. The compilation includes the DAVID BOWIE/PHILIP GLASS written and composed track Heroes Symphony.

The 2CD set compiles cuts from Richard D. James' prolific remixing career. There are two previously unreleased tracks, with the majority of the remixes being artists from Richard's own Rephlex label.

"I prefer friends' music to play with," said James in a statement. "It's more like 'work' with people you don't know. "Basically, I'll take a song and make it into something that I like. The original comes to me in a form that I hate, then I have to do a serious bit of alteration to it, and sometimes I don't even bother - I just give them a track that has nothing to do with the song."

The full tracklisting is as follows:

Disc 1:
     01. Seefeel: Time To Find Me (AFX Fast Mix)
     02. Gavin Bryars: Raising The Titanic (Big Drum Mix)
     03. Gentle People: Journey (Aphex Twin Care Mix)
     04. Kinesthesia: Triachus (Mix by Aphex Twin)
     05. David Bowie and Philip Glass: Heroes Symphony (Aphex Twin Remix)
     06. Buck Tick: In The Glitter Part 2 (Aphex Twin Mix)
     07. Jesus Jones: Zeros & Ones (Aphex Twin Reconstruction Mix #2)
     08. Nav Katze: Ziggy (Aphex Twin Mix #1)
     09. Saint Etienne: Your Head My Voice (Voix Revirement)
     10. Nav Katze: Change (Aphex Twin Mix #2)
     11. The Beatniks: Une Femme N'est Pas Un Homme (Aphex Twin Mix)
     12. Nine Inch Nails: The Beauty of Being Numb Section B (Created by Aphex Twin)
     13. Nobukazu Takemura: Let My Fish Loose (Aphex Twin Remix)

Disc 2:
     01. Die Fantastischen Vier: Krieger (Aphex Twin Baldhu Mix)
     02. Phillip Boa & The Voodoo Club: Deep In Velvet (Aphex Twin Turnips Mix)
     03. Curve: Falling Free (Aphex Twin Remix)
     04. Mescalinum United: We Have Arrived (Aphex Twin QQT Mix)
     05. Nine Inch Nails: At the Heart of It All (Created by Aphex Twin)
     06. Remix By AFX
     07. Aphex Twin: Windowlicker (Acid Edit)
     08. Baby Ford: Normal (Helston Flora Remix by AFX)
     09. Aphex Twin: SAW2 CD1 TRK2 (Original Mix)
     10. Meat Beat Manifesto: Mindstream (The Aphex Twin Remix)
     11. DMX Krew: You Can't Hide Your Love (Hidden Love Mix)
     12. Wagon Christ: Spotlight (Aphex Twin Mix)
     13. Mike Flowers Pops: Debase (Soft Palate)

From Mark.

17th December 2002

Hunky Dory 1971 Unbelievably, it was 31 years ago today that DAVID BOWIE'S classic 'Hunky Dory' album was first released.

Last year Hunky Dory was ranked at number 38 in the New Musical Express 'Greatest Albums Of All Time'.... number 16 in Q magazine's '100 Greatest British Albums'... and at number 12 in the New Musical Express list of 'The Greatest Albums of The 70s'.

Back in 1971, Hunky Dory received some good reviews at the time of release, notably in the NME, Melody Maker, Billboard and Rolling Stone magazines but initial sales figures were disappointing up until the Ziggy Stardust album, then it took off:

Review: 28th November 1971.
The British composer-performer comes up with a heavy debut for RCA, loaded with the kind of Top 40 and FM appeal that should break him through big on the charts. Along with vocals, Bowie plays piano, sax and guitar. Strong material, his own, for programming include "Changes", "Oh You Pretty Things", and "Life On Mars?" His "Andy Warhol" material is also a standout.

Rolling Stone
Review: 6th January 1972.
"...Hunky Dory not only represents Bowie's most engaging album musically, but also finds him once more writing literally enough to let the listener examine his ideas comfortably..."

It's interesting to read David's own notes on each of the songs contained on the album that appeared on a promotional sheet at the time:

Changes - This album is full of my changes and those of some of my friends.

Pretty - The reaction of me to my wife being pregnant was archetypal daddy - Oh he's gonna be another Elvis. This song is all that plus a dash of sci-fi.

Eight - The city is a kind of high-life wart on the backside of the prairie.

Life On Mars - This is a sensitive young girls reaction to the media.

Kooks - The baby was born and it looked like me and it looked like Angie and the song came out like - if you're gonna stay with us you're gonna grow up Bananas.

Quicksand - The chain reaction of moving around through out the bliss and then the calamity of America produced this epic of confusion - Anyway, with my esoteric problems I could have written it in Plainview - or Dulwich.

There is a time and space level just before you go to sleep when all about you are losing theirs and whoosh void gets you with its cacopfony of thought - that's when I like to write my songs.

Fill - Biff Rose song.

Andy - A man of media and anti-message, with a kind of cute style.

Bob - This is how some see B.D.

Queen - A song on a Velvet Underground-Lou Reed framework s'about London sometimes.

Bewlay - Another in the series of David Bowie confessions - Star-Trek in a leather jacket.

So what the hell is a 'hunky dory' anyway?... We all take it for granted now that it now translates as 'everything is fine' or 'everything is ok'... but if you take a peek into The Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang it suggests that the term may have been introduced in America about 1865 by a popular variety performer named Japanese Tommy.

It is said to have been sailors' slang for a street in Yokohama named Honki-Dori, whose inhabitants "catered for the pleasures of sailors".

The trouble with this story is that nobody has ever found a street of that name in Yokohama, then or at any other time, and it seems it may be another example of people trying too hard to explain a puzzling phrase. However, there is more than a germ of plausibility in the theory, as one Japanese word for a street is indeed dori, though it refers to a broad or important one, perhaps like our avenue, rather than any old road.

In fact, there was a street in existence in Yokohama about 1884 with the name Honchou-doori that was set aside for foreign residents, and which conceivably could have something to do with the phrase. It may be that hunky-dory was the result of a bilingual pun, perhaps invented because American sailors knew the word doori and prefixed it with hunky as an imagined Japanese street of earthly delights.

Sailors fighting in the dance halls? Hmm I wonder?

16th December 2002

The current issue (Issue Five) of THE ZONE which is free to Music Zone record shop customers contains a special feature on DAVID BOWIE. A full colour page entitled David Bowie: A Consumers Guide...

The newest member of DAVID BOWIE'S band CATHERINE RUSSELL is a BowieNet special chat guest on Thursday 19th December at 7:30pm (GMT), which is 2:30 EST...

14th December 2002

Update: Apparently db won't be appearing live - footage of one song 'Afraid' from the filmed Berlin show from the recent tour.

DAVID BOWIE and Colombian singer Shakira have been added to the star-studded roster for Dick Clark's Primetime Rockin' New Year's Eve, airing 31st December on ABC which starts at 10:00 until 11:00 pm ET.

The special will be broken up into three segments, beginning with an hour-long segment featuring performance clips from some of the year's tours, including Coldplay and John Mayer. Then come an hour-and-a-half's worth of performances from New York and Hollywood, including David Bowie, Shakira, Justin Timberlake, Missy Elliott, Nelly, B2K, Kelly Clarkson, Uncle Kracker, Rod Stewart and Third Eye Blind. An hour after the ball drops at midnight, the performers will make encore appearances.

In all, Clark will host three specials on New Year's Eve, beginning with Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve at 10:00 pm ET on December 31. In this one-hour special, Clark will host the live broadcast from New York's Times Square, with Steve Doocy of Fox And Friends and Mario Lopez (news) of The Other Half serving as correspondents around the 'Big Apple'. Clark will also introduce highlight performances by some of this past year's most successful tours, including Alabama, Coldplay, LL Cool J, Bowie, and Shakira.

The second special, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2002, Part 1 will air from 11:35 pm to 1:05 am ET, during which time Clark will conduct the traditional countdown to midnight, joined by co-host Ali Landry (news) of Spy TV from Hollywood.

The third and final show, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2002, Part 2, will feature encore performances from some of the acts seen on the first two programmes, and it airs January 1 from 1:05-2:05 am ET.

11th December 2002

Uncut Free CD The current issue of UNCUT magazine (January 2003) on sale now features a free cover mounted CD entitled 'The Best Of 2002'.

This eighteen track guide to the year's coolest music, includes DAVID BOWIE, The Flaming Lips, Ryan Adams, Tom Waits, Lambchop, Jeff Buckley and Robert Plant.

Elsewhere in the magazine there are reviews of 'Best Of Bowie' CD and DVD and David Bowie's Lodger revisited. That's the album not Roger ;)

Besides featuring on the cover, The Who give a world exclusive - Roger Daltry and Pete Townsend talk candidly to Uncut about The Who's historic singles legacy, from 'I Can't Explain' to 'You Better, You Bet'.

Update: The db track is 'A Better Future'.

10th December 2002

Copyright Doug Kanter DAVID BOWIE and IMAN attended the world premiere of Martin Scorsese new movie 'Gangs Of New York' at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City on 9th December.

Stars of the movie Leonardo DiCaprio (Amsterdam Vallon), Daniel Day-Lewis (Bill the Butcher) and Cameron Diaz (Jenny Everdeane) all made the premiere. Other guests at the screening included Liam Neeson, Baz Luhrman, Nicole Kidman and Naomi Campbell, Billy Joel and Bono, who wrote some of the music for the historical drama about lower Manhattan's vicious 19th century gangs.

Check out some thumbnails at WireImage (10 thumbs) and Rex Features (13 thumbs)

10th December 2002

LIVE BY REQUEST: DAVID BOWIE originally broadcast in the USA back on 15th June is to be broadcast on terrestrial TV in the UK.

So after midnight on Christmas Day when you've filled your belly with turkey, roast potatoes and all the trimmings... and then sobered up, you can tune into ITV1 25th December at 1:30am (26th) and catch this great show.

Here's a combined review sent into Wonderworld back in June from Em, Chris and DE who were in the audience for the taping...

I've just finished watching David Bowie on the A&E Live By Request. Absolutely wonderful 2 hours with such a close and intimate feeling. David was in a fantastic mood, full of humor and charm. Great repartee with the callers and the audience. He did 'Slow Burn', 'Slip Away' and '5:15' off Heathen. Other requests were for 'Starman', which was a real treat, "Heroes", 'Changes', 'China Girl', 'Ziggy Stardust' and 'Let's Dance' (predictable). Moby called and requested 'Sound + Vision'.

A sweet moment was when someone called with a 5 year-old son who is a fan and the boy requested 'Ashes To Ashes'. David seemed touched by it. David ended with his own choice 'I'm Afraid of Americans'.

This is such an exciting time. The new album, the tour, articles, reviews, and most of all so many opportunities to see David! I know I'm gushing, but WOW!

David Bowie Live By Request Set List:
     Fame (no request)
     Changes (phone)
     China Girl (phone)
     Slow Burn (no request)
     Starman (phone)
     Let's Dance (phone)
     Slip Away (e-mail)
     Ziggy Stardust (phone)
     "Heroes" (phone from audience)
     5:15 The Angels Have Gone (phone)
     Sound And Vision (phone by Moby)
     Ashes To Ashes (phone)
     I'm Afraid Of Americans

'Speed Of Life' was played after 'Fame' (I assumed this was broadcast, taking the show into its first commercial break). After the broadcast had finished at 11.00, Bowie continued to play - 'I've Been Waiting For You' and 'Cactus'. These were filmed so they may yet see the light of day! Bowie was on great form - joking with the crowd during the commercials. At one point he asked where people were from and was quite surprised when the responses included London and Manchester! Meanwhile, Mike Garson teased everybody with piano snippets from 'Time', 'Lady Grinning Soul', 'John, I'm Only Dancing' plus others.

TV info from Grant and Ste.

9th December 2002

SUPERGRASS were guests on Jonathan Ross' TV show last week. Before playing live, lead singer Gaz Coombs and drummer Danny Goffey were interviewed by JR. Jonathan brought up in the conversation about Supergrass being invited to play at DAVID BOWIE'S Meltdown Festival last June. Gaz said David was probably their biggest idol and they used to practice his songs when they were younger. One particular song that got a mention was 'In The Heat Of The Morning' which they said they might record for their next album...

The current issue of UNCUT magazine places DAVID BOWIE'S 'Heathen' album at number 10 in their top 50 albums of 2002. At the time of reviewing the album their reviewer only gave a 2 star rating, strangely though now they quite rightly admit to making a mistake with the original review. They have also given a 5 star score for the 'Best of Bowie' CD and DVD - (from WildEyedBoy)...

DAVID BOWIE do/party at the Parking Nightclub, 1296 Amherst, Montreal, Canada on Jeudi/Thursday - Overdose 12th December. Lancement album David Bowie. Tirage/Draw and plus more. Full details and information can be found at www.parkingbar.com (from Roman)...

In the current issue of RECORD COLLECTOR there is a great review of DAVID BOWIE'S 'Best Of Bowie' DVD release...

8th December 2002





020 7435 3648
£10 (£8 CONS)

All shows at 8pm. Except Sundays 5pm. No shows Mondays.


English chansonnier DES DE MOOR and RUSSELL CHURNEY (Julian Clary's ex-pianist) take you on an intimate and emotionally dynamic musical excursion interpreting the work of one of the world's most enduring and fascinating performers, DAVID BOWIE.

This is no 'Stars In Their Eyes' tribute show, but a contemporary musical and theatrical appreciation of one of Britain's major international icons.

De Moor and Churney trace Bowie's oeuvre from its roots in the soul-soaked, creatively explosive London of the 1960s and onwards through a landscape peopled by Mod Newley-wannabes, sexually ambivalent science fiction apocalypse prophets, Brel-fixated trash theatre queens, drug-stupefied cold war romantics, pre-millennial art murderers and wild-eyed aliens from Bromley.

Personal and moving, Darkness And Disgrace rediscovers Bowie's fabulous talent and brings new readings to his words and music. Superbly directed by Britain's foremost cabarettiste Barb Jungr, the show has drawn acclaim from critics and audiences alike since launched in 2000. Now it's back in enhanced and extended form for London audiences to enjoy once more.

     'A real ear-opener.' - DAVID BOWIE
     'A must see' 'Stunning new versions of Bowie's songs.' - XFM RADIO
     'Very rewarding... brings fresh life to the songs.' - EDINBURGHGUIDE.COM
     'Fascinating... an enigmatic two-hander.' - THE TIMES
     'An endless stream of compelling vignettes.' - THE STAGE
     'Intelligent and moving... providing new insights at every turn.' - WHAT'S ON IN LONDON

For more details, press interviews etc, please contact Mike Leigh on 020 7736 7828 or email mike@jgpm.co.uk

From Mike Leigh.

6th December 2002

Calling all DAVID BOWIE fans in Norway! Next week on Wednesday 11th December at 20:00hrs there will be a Bowie party at 'Barbeint', a bar in downtown Oslo location at 'Drammens veien 20A'.

There will be competitions with some great Bowie prizes... Films, videos and loads of Bowie music, known, rare and live will be played by DJ Thin White Duke. There will also be 'Bowie Drinks' for those who want to try something new :)

This is a great opportunity for Norwegian Bowie fans to get together and have a good evening all in the name of Bowie-music. If anyone has any questions or needs more details please email me at this address: kingarild@hotmail.com

     Drammens veien 20A
     Oslo, Norway
     Wednesday 11th December 2002 at 8:00pm

From Arild Eriksen.

6th December 2002

Update: On Saturday, December 28th at 9:00pm BOY GEORGE returns to UK TV screens yet again as DAVID BOWIE for the Celebrity version of 'Stars In Their Eyes' special.

Also appearing on the show are Coronation Street's Tracy Shaw as 'Pink', model Caprice as 'Nancy Sinatra', comedian Frank Skinner as 'Johnnie Ray' and singer/gardener Kim Wilde as 'Carly Simon'.

No doubt you'll remember that George won first time around with his interpretation as 'Ziggy' performing 'Starman' back in October 2001.

George said last year after winning: "I've been a passionate Bowie fan for years and as a kid I used to stand outside his house with all the other fans," he recalled. "I went to my first Bowie concert when I was about 13 and have been going to them ever since."

George once met his hero in New York, and has conducted an internet chat with him. He has been performing 'Starman' in his stage act for some time, and covered it on the last album with his re-formed band Culture Club.

"I admire the man so much that I will probably do a whole album of Bowie covers one day," said George.

The show will be shown on ITV1 over the festive period.

5th December 2002

DAVID BOWIE appeared on Australian TV station Foxtel on their Max'd Out programme.

Thursday 5th December: Max'd Out - David Bowie 8.30pm. Tonight we feature one of the biggest names in popular music, David Bowie. The programme is repeated on the following dates:

     Fri 6th December: Max'd Out: David Bowie, MusicMax, Australia, 1:00pm.
     Sat 7th December: Max'd Out: David Bowie, MusicMax, Australia, 6:00pm.
     Sun 8th December: Max'd Out: David Bowie, MusicMax, Australia, 8:00am and 6:30pm.
     Tue 10th December: Max'd Out: David Bowie, MusicMax, Australia, 1:00pm.

More details can be found at www.foxtel.com.au

4th December 2002

SPOOKY GHOST aka guitarist GERRY LEONARD has two gigs lined up for this month at the Living Room, in New York City.

Here is the scoop... The first performance is on Tuesday 10th December, also featuring MARK PLATI on bass and Shawn Pelton on drums. The second gig is on Tuesday 17th December also featuring Doug Yowell on drums and Paul Bryan on bass.

     Venue: Living Room
     84 Stanton Street (Stanton / Allen)
     New York City.
     Tel: 212 533 7235
     Website @ www.livingroomny.com

Gerry says: "I am excited to have these great musicians on both nights. I am almost embarrassed to say that I will have CDs at the gigs. Yes 'The Light Machine' is done (the printer was being a space cadet). It could be time to cash in those tokens..."

"To all who live away from NYC I am planning to do an East coast / West coast run next year with the band, perhaps we'll see more of you all then."

From Gerry Leonard.

(Ed. Details coming soon on how to go about purchasing the album online. Check out Gerry's official website @ www.spookyghost.com).

3rd December 2002

Recently released on DVD in the UK is JESUS? THIS IS IGGY (2002) by the Quantum Leap Group Limited. Directed by Gilles Nadeau and originally released in France as 'La Rage De Vivre' in 1998, Iggy Pop is interviewed in depth about his life and career, interspersed with live footage of him in concert.

The 15 songs include: Lust For Life, Funtime (with DAVID BOWIE), China Girl, TV Eye, No Fun, Search And Destroy, Night Clubbing, Blah Blah Blah, I'm A God, Natural Feeling and Louie Louie.

David Bowie is also featured on several clips and a couple of short interviews, which include Dinah 1977 and a great clip from the Flo and Eddie 1978 interview.

Edition Details:
     - Region 2 encoding (Europe, Middle East & Japan only)
     - PAL
     - Catalogue Number: QLDVD0341
     - Run Time: 52 minutes

DVD Extras and Bonuses:
     - Individual track selection
     - Comprehensive official and bootleg discography
     - Filmography
     - On stage image gallery
     - Studio image gallery

List Price: £15.99. Our Price: £14.39. You Save: £1.60 (10%)

Click here to purchase online - Iggy Pop - Jesus? This Is Iggy (2002)

3rd December 2002

D Head II Here is a unique opportunity to acquire an original piece of DAVID BOWIE art.

D HEAD II was painted by David in 1995, the framed painting is an acrylic and computer collage on canvas, the size being 24 x 19 cms.

Besides the signature on the front, the back frame cover is also signed. Please click here to view the back of the frame.

This exclusive painting is being offered by a private English collector at a very reasonable price.

Please contact Paul if you are seriously interested in this original one-off painting by David.

2nd December 2002

Get ahead, get a hat! The latest items and 'Holiday Specials' available for purchase in the official DAVID BOWIE BowieNet Shop include the following...

Head Gear: Ziggy Baseball Hat 'Ziggy' logo embroidered in pink, on a black cap - one size fits all!

Head Gear: Gatsby Logo Hat Gatsby-style hat with 'Bowie' embroidered on back. One size fits all!

Holiday Special: Ziggy Stardust Gift Pack Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars with our special 'Ziggy 2002' poster, original album art t-shirt and a copy of the 30th Anniversary Edition CD set - including a second CD of demos, alternate versions and more! Save 10%!

Holiday Special: Roseland 2002 Gift Pack The landmark BowieNet members-only concert! Now get the official poster, event tee-shirt and copies of Heathen and Low - two records David and his band performed in their entirety! All for the discounted price of $69.95 - and for a limited time we will throw in a gift from Roseland's past - the commemorative tee-shirt from the 2000 show - yours free!

1st December 2002

On New Year's Eve, VIRGIN RADIO is broadcasting the Top 100 Great British Artists. They are gathering your votes now to shape the chart.

As expected DAVID BOWIE is there to vote for... you'll find the voting page slap bang in the middle of www.virginradio.co.uk/

Go and vote for David Bowie NOW!

1st December 2002

DAVID BOWIE and a host of leading London artists have designed Christmas cards for the Aids charity Crusaid.

Untitled by David Bowie The Christmas cards are available for sale to the public and all money raised will help fund Aids care, support and research around the world.

As you can see, David's card is a portrait of his baby daughter Alexandria's hand.

Other contributors include actor Clive Francis and artists Fred Aris, Michael Craig-Martin, Gary Hume and Richard Walker.

The cards can be viewed and purchased from Crusaid's website @ www.crusaid.org.uk

     Artist: David Bowie
     Price: £4.00 (10 cards)
     Size: 135 x 105 mm
     Message: Season's Greetings

Crusaid Christmas cards can be personalised for very large orders. Please email xmascard@crusaid.org.uk or telephone the Christmas Card Desk on 020 7833 3939. Unfortunately they can only accept orders to addresses in the United Kingdom online. All prices include 50p per pack for postage and packing.

Information on how to order:
Enter the number of packs you require in the box by each card's description.
Scroll to the bottom of the page.
Click Submit Order Button. This will take you to the WorldPay secure server to process your credit card details.

By Post:
Download the order form.
Fill it in.
Post it with your cheque or credit card details.
Order form in Word 97 Format.

By Phone:
Telephone on 020 7336 6068 with your order and credit card details.

For full information and viewing of the cards @ Crusaid 2001 Christmas Cards.

1st December 2002

From 8pm on New Years Eve @ Arlene Grocery in New York City, a band of downtown musicians featuring Richard (X Spacehog guitarist), Alex Morton (Raging Slab) Adam and Charlie Roth and Mighty Joe Vincent, will perform every DAVID BOWIE album from 'Hunky Dory' to 'Young Americans' LIVE on stage, track for track. With special guest vocalists.

Tickets are $20 and include party favors and champagne.

Address: 95 Stanton Street, NY 10002 - PH (212) 358-1633 - FAX (212) 995-1719.
(between Ludlow and Orchard, just one block South of Houston).

For more details check out www.arlene-grocery.com - The perfect New Years Eve for any Bowie fan.

From Owen.

1st December 2002

The second special auction of DAVID BOWIE items available via the ROCKVAULT website is now underway. Auction 2 is running from November 19th 2002 until midnight 17th December 2002.

Below are the details of Lots 1 through to Lot 7...

Lot 1 - David Bowie Friars Club Aylesbury Contract:
     File photo copy of the original contract for David Bowie's first Ziggy Stardust performance at the original Friars Club in Aylesbury on 21st January 1972. This three-page document, signed by Gem Management's Don Hunter (part of photo copy) has 'Friars Club Aylesbury' boldly written across the front page in pencil (many original Bowie contracts at MainMan were annotated in this way). The copy is a clear and complete copy and the only one kept on file by MainMan to commemorate this important appearance. Has been two-hole-punched for original storage.

Lot 2 - David Bowie 1970 Mercury Records Agreement Variation:
     Original letter to Mercury Records from Gem Management and David Bowie to 'confirm the variation of the Agreement made between us and dated the 20th June 1969'. The unsigned document was Gem's file copy and dated 22nd October 1970. Size: 330mm x 205mm.

Lot 3 - Hype Philips Recording Contract:
     Original four-page Philips Recording Artists Contract for Hype; Tony Visconti, Mike Ronson and Michael Woodlandsley (sic), dated 3rd April 1970. Also contains a loose inner Annexe to the Agreement, also made out to Hype and dated 3rd April 1970. This contract copy was unsigned by any members of the band but is signed by S.W. Turner on behalf of Philips. This complete item is in excellent condition and, although stored flat, was originally folded in half. Size: 344mm x 205mm.

Lot 4 - David Bowie Beverly Wilshire Hotel Invoice:
     Original single sheet Beverly Wilshire Hotel, California invoice. Size: 171mm x 153mm. Total bill for 'David Bowie & Party' residence at the Wilshire $32,370.82!! Has been two-hole-punched for original storage.

Lot 5 - David Bowie Young Americans Hit Factory Invoice:
     Original single sheet Young Americans master copying invoice from New York's The Hit Factory. Referred to here as 'Bowie New Philly Album', the invoice size is 178mm x 215mm and has been two-hole-punched for original storage.

Lot 6 - David Bowie Holiday Inn 8 Page Statement - June 1974:
     Original eight-page Diamond Dogs tour Holiday Inn, Ohio bill noting payment for six rooms including rooms for David, Corinne Schwab and Herbie Flowers. Two (including David's), are personally approved by tour manager Eric Barrett. In all four pages feature original accounts annotation, the invoice dated 26th June 1974. Bills stapled together. A nice piece of early US tour memorabilia.

Lot 7 - David Bowie Diamond Dogs Tour Jules Fisher Invoice:
     Original single sheet Jules Fisher Associates invoice requesting payment for items including 'Three models of David Bowie (stage) set' and duty paid on '29 hats for David Bowie'. With original MainMan accounts annotation. Size US A4.

Next month there are also another 5 Lots being auctioned via BONHAMS December Rock 'n' Roll Auction on RockVault's behalf - you can view items at the RockVault website but all bids must go through Bonhams: www.bonhams.com.

Lot 1 - David Bowie Pin Ups Gold Disc (UK):
     Original Pin Ups gold disc, presented to manager Tony Defries. Inscribed 'Awarded to MainMan for 100,000 of the RCA recording' (1973) 38 x 43.

Lot 2 - David Bowie Aladdin Sane Gold Disc (UK):
     Original Aladdin Sane gold disc, presented to manager Tony Defries. Inscribed 'Awarded to MainMan for 100,000 of the RCA recording' (1973) 38 x 43.

Lot 3 - David Bowie ChangesBowie Gold Disc (US):
     Original ChangesOneBowie gold disc, presented to manager Tony Defries. Inscribed 'Presented to Tony Defries to commemorate the sale of more than 500,000 copies of the Rykodisc Album Cassette & CD CHANGESBOWIE' (1990) 43 x 53.

Lot 4 - David Bowie original signed contract - November 1965:
     Highly collectable early David Bowie contract, signed by his second manager Ralph Horton on 25th November 1965. This ten page buff coloured contract also contains original annotation by Horton - who remained David's manager until January 1967 - overseeing David's move to solo singer and his name change from Jones to Bowie. Signed RJ Horton. Page size: 382mm x 242mm. Pages gathered and bound by a green ribbon. Also enclosed is a loose sheet photocopy of a one-page agreement between Ralph Horton and David Bowie and his parents, canceling their original three year agreement. Dated 20th January 1967. This complete item is in excellent condition and, although stored flat, was originally folded in half. This was David's original copy and given to future manager Tony Defries.

Lot 5 - David & Angela Bowie Paris Photo Session - July 1973:
     A presentation folder of 25 black and white photos by Terry O'Neil, taken in Paris during the recording of David Bowie's LP Pin Ups. Photos are 455mm x 390mm. Some photos were featured in a contemporary Daily Mirror fashion feature and all were taken in and around the Chateau D'Herouville studios. The folder was given to David's manager Tony Defries as a present and souvenir by Terry O'Neil. All of the photos are mounted in a sturdy, zip-up presentation folder. All images are sold without copyright.

To view scans of all the items, register to bid and more information visit RockVault - Online Auctions of Unique Rock Memorabilia.

1st December 2002

'HUNKY DORY' - DAVID BOWIE tribute night on Sunday 8th December, 2002. This is a tribute evening to celebrate the songs of David Bowie. An all-star house band will perform the entire 'Hunky Dory' album as well as loads of other hits. Confirmed artists include Rebecca Barnard, Cyndi Boste, Andy White, Kerri Simpson, Chris Chapple, The Spoils, Raoul Graf, Andy Gordon, Mark Eden, Jona Byron, Peter Maskell and more.

$14/12 at the door - 7.30pm. Licensed till 3:00 AM!

     The Corner Hotel,
     57 Swan Street, Richmond, Melbourne
     VICTORIA, Australia
     Venue Phone: 94277 7300
     Ticket Bookings: 94327 9198
     Website www.cornerhotel.com

From Adam.

1st December 2002

LITTLE WONDER the Southend-based DAVID BOWIE Tribute band will be serving up something extra special for there home fans this Christmas.

Friday 6th December see's the band fronted by 'Stars In Their Eyes' finalist Tony Perry playing a special show at Chinnerys, Southend seafront.

They will perform two sets with the first set being a performance of Bowie's breakthrough album 'Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars' in its entirety. The album which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year features Bowie classics such as 'Starman' and 'Suffragette City'.

If that isn't enough for your money, the second set will consist of songs selected by a Little Wonder fan through a competition on the bands website.

The doors open at 8.30pm. Tickets priced just £5 in advance and £6 on the door available from: Honky Tonk Music, PMT, Fives Leigh and Rayleigh. For more information or to book tickets. Visit the bands website @ www.changesbowie.co.uk or contact 01268 795000 and ask for Major Tom.

For interviews or information regarding this press release, contact:- Simon Kinsler +44 (0)1702 319169 or email simonkinsler@blueyonder.co.uk

1st December 2002

Reminder: Just to let you know about the DAVID BOWIE auctions that are ending, in progress and upcoming.

Auction Schedule
*Posters: ends Monday, Nov 18th, 9:15am - 2:55 pm EDT (14:15 - 19:55 GMT).
*Books, Songbooks: ends Monday, Dec 2nd, 8:40 am - 12:15 pm EDT (books), 12:20 pm - 1:35 pm EDT (songbooks). This is 13:40 - 17:15 GMT for books, 17:20 - 18:35 GMT for songbooks.

* Recordings: 12" singles, LPs - Starts Monday, Nov 25th; ends Monday, Dec 16th.
* Recordings: 7" singles, CDs, cassettes, postcard records - Starts Monday, Feb 3rd; ends Monday, Feb 24th. (Other auctions to be scheduled soon).

Buy Now Items: Videos and Private Photos
Videos are currently on sale for just $5 each. Both NTSC and PAL formats are available. I also have many privately taken photographs for sale, for 50p each. Please email me for a list. Finally, I'm accepting offers for a very large audio tape collection, containing many shows, demos, interviews, etc. You can download an excel file of this collection from the 'Audio Tapes' page.

An enormous collection of rare DAVID BOWIE memorabilia is being offered for sale by major Bowie fan and collector JULIE STOLLER, former editor of the U.S. newsletter 'Sound & Vision' (1987-1992).

Recordings, books, fanzines, posters, press kits, promotional items, t-shirts, displays, magazines and newspapers, audio and video tapes, and much more! Most items sold by auction to highest bidder. Offers for particular items or groups of items will be considered during the preview period.

Free Bowie items and Sound & Vision newsletters to winning bidders, while supplies last! Many one-of-a-kind and super rare collectibles!!

Click here to visit and register for the Sound & Vision: The David Bowie Online Auction! @ http://bowiestuff.sytes.net.

From Julie Stoller.

1st December 2002

Holiday Season Special! - From November 1st to December 20th, 2002, Musicfoto offers a 20% discount on ALL photographs, plus an additional 5% on photographs ordered through PayPal!

Includes both photo sizes and no minimum quantity. Does not include Gallery photos. All photographs for personal use only, no reproduction permitted.

The excellent array of DAVID BOWIE photographs available includes the 1974 Diamond Dogs period, 1976 Thin White Duke, 1978 Heroes, 1983 Serious Moonlight and the 1987 Glass Spider world tours.

Check out Musicfoto.com or go directly to the David Bowie section.

1st December 2002

The recently broadcast A&E biography of DAVID BOWIE is available for purchase via their website. Concert footage, clips from his films and interviews with musicians like Moby highlight this look at the groundbreaking performer. 100 Minutes - Price: $29.95.

Synopsis: David Bowie has released scores of chart-topping hits, starred in films and on Broadway, pioneered new ways of doing business as a performing artist, and gleefully defied conventions and provoked outrage with carefully-constructed personal re-inventions. From his childhood in London to his extensive philanthropic efforts and place on the board of a fine arts magazine, BIOGRAPHY® peels back layers of incarnations, going beyond the Thin White Duke and Ziggy Stardust for an intimate portrait of the man himself. Rare footage from the BBC archives shows the future superstar performing at the age of 17, while musicians like Moby and Trent Reznor reflect on his towering legacy. And a more intimate view is provided by his wife of ten years, Iman.

Here is the complete story of a rock and roll pioneer whose accomplishments go far beyond music.

Biography Videos from A&E. Click here.

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