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Bowie’s label initially rejected ‘Ziggy Stardust’, says session drummer

The label refused to release Bowie’s masterpiece until he came up with a lead single David Bowie‘s masterpiece ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars’ was rejected by the late star’s label because they felt it lacked a lead single. In an interview with the Quietus, session drummer Woody Woodmansey, who worked with Bowie on a number of records including ‘Ziggy Stardust’, revealed that RCA Records initially refused to release an early version of the album. “We’d finished recording the ‘Ziggy Stardust’ album at that time and it went into the record company. They...

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Video : David Bowie postage stamps

In the year that would have marked his 70th birthday, Royal Mail is issuing a set of 10 stamps to honour David Bowie. The late singer’s life as ”one of the most influential music and cultural figures of all time” will be celebrated with a collection of 10 stamps, six of which will feature the images of his ‘Hunky Dory’, ‘Aladdin Sane’, ”’Heroes”’, ‘Let’s Dance’, ‘Earthling’ and ‘Blackstar’ album covers, and the remaining four which will feature him performing live on tours across four decades. David’s 1972 ‘Ziggy Stardust’ concerts, ‘The Stage Tour‘ from 1978, the 1983 ‘Serious Moonlight’...

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Campaign For David Bowie ‘Thunderbolt’ Memorial In Brixton Launched

David Bowie fans are raising money for a memorial statue marking the late music icon’s London birthplace. The statue in question would be shaped liked the iconic lightning bolt from his ‘Aladdin Sane’ album cover and would be situated in Brixton, south London – just streets away from Bowie’s Stansfield Road birthplace. The crowdsourcing project is attempting to raise £990,000 for the nine-metre sculpture, with over £17,000 already raised so far. Donate here. Its description reads: “Just as an otherworldly David Bowie landed in our lives, the memorial (is it too soon to call it the ZiggyZag?) stands embedded...

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David Bowie A Look Back at His ’90s Era

By the late ’80s, Bowie was an “adult contemporary” artist. Then, Reeves Gabrels helped him return to form. This month marks the twentieth anniversary of David Bowie’s Earthlingalbum, a record that saw him experimenting with new forms of electronic dance music. It came in the midst of his creative resurgence, a reaction of sorts to the albums he made in the mid-’80s that seemed to do little more than unsuccessfully chasing the success of 1983’s Let’s Dance. A big part of that resurgence was guitarist Reeves Gabrels, who was a member of Bowie’s late-’80s/early-’90s band, Tin Machine. After that...

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Grammys 2017: David Bowie Won His First Real Grammys

In case you were in doubt about the fact that Recording Academy members don’t always make the best choices, consider that David Bowie had never won a musical award at the Grammys until the year following his death. His past laudations have been for a music video (1985’s “Jazzin’ for Blue Jean” clip), a Lifetime Achievement in 2006, and a Hall of Fame award for his formative 1972 album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust. This year, however, not only did Bowie win awards for contemporary musical achievements, he won every category in which he was nominated: Best...

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