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BOOK INFO : Strange fascination : The best David Bowie books

There are surprisingly few good books about the late star – but, as a newcollection of reminiscences by friends is published, we pick out the heroes of the Bowieography Alongside the supremely well-read Bob Dylan, David Bowie was probably popular music’s most bookish star. Christopher Isherwood was an obvious influence on his so-called Berlin period; George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four inspired much of his classic album Diamond Dogs. Judging by a much-circulated list of his favourite 100 books released in 2013, he was also a fan of such literary touchstones as William Faulkner, Albert Camus and F. Scott Fitzgerald, as...

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VIDEO : Watch Motörhead’s Reverential Video for David Bowie’s “Heroes” —

The track features the band’s late frontman Lemmy, and will appear on their compilation album Under Cover Motörhead have taken on an unlikely cover, tackling the late David Bowie’s athemic track. Their take on Heroes will feature on their upcoming Under Cover album, which sees the band and their late frontman Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister give the likes of Sex Pistols, The Ramones and Metallica the Motörhead treatment. Listen to their cover below: The song is accompanied by footage of the band with their helmsman, who sadly lost his life after a short battle with cancer on 28 December 2015. The...

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Iconic David Bowie track to be used for children’s charity campaign in Ireland

David Bowie’s estate has given a green light to allow Woodie’s to record and release one of the singer’s most iconic tracks for their children’s charity campaign.  A one hundred-strong Woodie’s choir have recorded the track ‘Heroes’, which will be released later this month. This is the third year that Woodie’s have embarked on a major campaign to fundraise for their Children’s Charity Campaign, Woodie’s Heroes, throughout their network of 35 stores nationwide. They have set a target to raise €190,000 for four of Ireland’s largest children’s charities; Make A Wish, ACT for Meningitis, Temple Street and Jack &...

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Follow in Bowie’s footsteps on a fascinating walking tour in Beckenham

DAVID Robert Jones – what an ordinary name for a most extraordinary man. Inspired by Jones, better known as David Bowie, the team behind ‘In Ziggy’s Footsteps’ are self-declared “massive fans” of the star. They were born and grew up in Beckenham, and have extensively researched Bowie’s life in the town through a wide range of sources, including talking to people who knew Bowie at the time. After meeting our guide, Kat Webb, who was armed with an extensive portfolio of photographs, we swaggered off like Ziggy himself on a historical journey of Beckenham, visiting key areas he frequented...

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David Bowie, despite working together on two occasions previously. Here are 10 of Bowie’s very best snubs …

1. Dave Grohl News broke this week that David Bowie refused the offer to work with Dave Grohl, making him one of the few musicians ever not to have collaborated with the Foo Fighters’ leader. To be fair, nothing has emerged featuring Grohl performing with Father Abraham and the Smurfs, either, though we’ve heard rumours there’s a bootleg on the internet of the Foos performing The Smurf Song with Father Abraham at the Amsterdam Paradiso, but without any actual smurfs on stage. Grohl approached Bowie two years ago, asking him to sing on a piece of music for a...

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  • Neil Wilkes { I grabbed this on silver discs and can confirm it is well worth having. Whilst the 12" version of "This Is Not America" is indeed the exact same mix as the 7" cut, it benefits on vinyl as the cutting engineer is not as restricted with the pressing space available.... } – Aug 18, 10:24 AM
  • Arthur { Hi, I would love to hear these recordings, do you have a download link ? kind regards, Arthur } – Aug 17, 6:26 PM
  • Raul { Howdy, This is RG from Frankfurt / Germany. I fondly remember this concert which was bootleged to record. I still treasure the master recordings on CrO2 Maxell audio tapes. Unbelievable that it sounds still cristal clear after all this time. } – Aug 17, 5:21 PM
  • Neil Wilkes { Where can I buy these please?? All of the series...... } – Aug 15, 11:15 AM
  • Rich { I was there, my 1st show ever13 years old siiting on the boards on the center line directly across from the stage. Went on to see him 4 more times. I always wondered why he didn't come back from to sing a single encour. Chairs started to fly and people... } – Aug 13, 8:56 AM
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