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David Bowie was UK’s most popular recording artist of 2016 ; UMG Top Label

Bowie’s music was bought and streamed by more people than any other artist, including Adele and Drake, according to the BPI. David Bowie has been named as the most popular recording artist of 2016, beating the multi-million selling likes of Adele and Drake, according to the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Following the shocking news of the music icon’s death, which broke in early January 2016, the official body governing the music industry in Britain reports that 1.6 million Bowie albums were either bought or streamed by British listeners in the 12 months of last year, more than any other...

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Hunky Dory ,Ziggy Stardust and Cracked Actor – Live Los Angeles ’74 to be released on limited edition gold vinyl

Parlophone have announced that three David Bowie albums are to be reissued next month. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars and Hunky Dory will be released on limited edition gold vinyl on June 16 – 45 years to the day since the original launch of Ziggy in 1972. Parlophone report that both albums will “only be available as a strictly limited edition one-off run in ‘bricks and mortar’ stores and their online storefronts – but will not be available from online only retailers.” In addition, Cracked Actor – Live Los Angeles ’74 will...

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Video :Gerry Leonard talks “Loving The Alien” PLUS live acoustic version with David Bowie

Guitarist Gerry Leonard’s acoustic re-working of David Bowie’s 80’s classic “Loving The Alien” is just one example of his subtle genius. Enjoy this interview with Gerry where he talks about how he came up with the beautiful stripped-down version of the song, and then watch Gerry and Bowie perform it together live in concert as part of Bowie’s Reality Tour in 2003. Gerry features on David Bowie’s “Heathen”, “Reality” and “The Next Day” albums. He toured with Bowie on the Heathen and Reality tours, and was musical director for the Reality tour and DVD. He has the only original...

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Video :Angie Bowie talks about the new movie ‘Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story’

A rock ’n’ roll night to rival the good old days last night, as the premiere of a new documentary about David Bowie and his guitarist brought out the hedonist in guests at the May Fair Hotel. There wasn’t quite dancing in the street but guests certainly bopped in the corridors. A motley crew including singer Sinitta and lawyer Nancy Dell’Olio arrived at the hotel to see Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story, a film by Bowie’s former manager Jon Brewer. Ronson was the guitarist from Bowie’s Spiders from Mars era. Angie Bowie, former model and the late singer’s...

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Why David Bowie Considered ‘Never Let Me Down’ LP a ‘Bitter Disappointment’

Bowie channeled “every style I’ve ever written” on underwhelming 1987 album Never Let Me Down was originally released 30 years ago, on April 27th, 1987 Between releasing the Tonight LP and making 1987’s Never Let Me Down, David Bowie experienced a surge in creativity. He appeared in the fantasy movie Labyrinth, recorded a raucous cover of “Dancing in the Street” with Mick Jagger, put out his last great single of the decade, the moving “Absolute Beginners,” and co-produced Iggy Pop’s well-received 1986 album Blah-Blah-Blah. Bowie liked the experience of the last project so much he kept working with its...

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  • John Higney { I can agree with you on certain tracks ATYD has been slowed down in my opinion the same version has been cleaned up and was included in the Best of Bowie 69-73 on EMI the version of Queen Bitch is the same as the one on Nassau Live album released... } – May 14, 6:30 PM
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