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Bowie to publish personal archives

Rock legend David Bowie is set to publish a new book featuring images from his personal archive from his decades in showbusiness.  Bowie: Object will feature photographs of 100 personal objects, and “insightful, witty and personal text” written by the rocker, according to his official website. Publishersweekly.com reports the book will be the first in a series by the 1970s icon, although a release date has yet to be announced.

This story thanks to :http://uk.news.yahoo.com/1/20101002/ten-bowie-to-publish-personal-archives-c60bd6d.html

Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars


landed in Cleveland, Ohio 38 years ago today.

This performance marked the opening show of the US Tour and was held at the Cleveland Music Hall.

Were you there?

If so please contact us at wag@weirdandgilly.com

We want to hear your story.

Photo: Anastasia Pantsios

David Bowie Station To Station Special Edition

The European cannon is here – well almost.

We’ve been teased with this all summer and now with less than two weeks to go, it’s safe to start counting down.

On Tuesday, the 28th of September the deluxe versions of David Bowie’s 1976 classic Station To Station arrives in the USA.  Available in multiple formats this return of the Thin White Duke is highly anticipated. This  photo and info (below) originally posted on www.bowienet earlier this year.

Disc 1 CD = Original stereo Station To Station album
Disc 2 DVD = 5.1 Station To Station surround sound mix and original stereo album. 5.1 – Mixed by Harry Maslin.
Discs 3 & 4
2 x CDs = Uniondale, Nassau Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum March 23rd, 1976 – Mixed by Harry Maslin.

Live Nassau 1976 tracklisting

01 – Station To Station
02 – Suffragette City
03 – Fame
04 – Word On A Wing
05 – Stay
06 – Waiting For The Man
07 – Queen Bitch
08 – Life On Mars?
09 – Five Years
10 – Panic In Detroit (with most of drum solo edited out)
11 – Changes (with band Intro)
12 – TVC 15
13 – Diamond Dogs
14 – Rebel Rebel
15 – The Jean Genie


David Bowie Recommends Mick Ronson

Thanks to everyone who took part in the awesome campaign to get Ronson inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and Museum.  The recent recommendation letter from David Bowie to the committee can only help the cause and we look forward to watching what happens next. BowieNet confirmed this letter from David late last month and you can read the full story here: Read the rest of this entry »

The Madness Of The Thin White Duke

July is obviously the month to invest in all your favorite (British) music magazines. Don’t miss the July issue of UNCUT featuring David Bowie on the cover.

This issue promises the scoop on the cocaine, paranoia and the madness of the Thin White Duke.  Here you’ll find the inside story of Station To Station as told by the Dame’s key players. On stands now.

David Bowie Space Rarity

David performs (lip syncs) Space Oddity on 1969 Dutch Television.
Turn on and treat yourself to this lovely oddity right now.
Can you hear me Major Tom?
Thanks to Sean ‘Masslayer’ Doherty for sending this our way.

Gibson Salutes Ziggy Stardust

David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars: Gibson’s Classic Album of the Month.

Russell Hall

| 04.07.2010

“I’m going to be huge, and it’s frightening, in a way. I know that when I reach my peak and it’s time for me to be brought down, it will be with a bump.”

That’s what David Bowie told the British magazine, Melody Maker, in January 1972, five months before he unleashed his fictional rock messiah, Ziggy Stardust, upon the world. Read the rest of this entry »

Cut the cake!

We salute David Bowie on his 63rd birthday.

This is also the day Weird and Gilly celebrate their creative partnership / birthday of 22 years.

Neither of them have ever went to school or work on the 8th in favor of meeting early, playing records and eating cake all day.

The Return Of The Thin White Duke 2010


In early 2010 RCA will release a special four disc version of David Bowie’s Station To Station. Originally released in January 1976, the new expanded edition will include the complete Nassau Coliseum show from 1976 amongst many other goodies.

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FASHION – Turn To The Right


moodboard: Flashback: Kate Moss in Vintage Bowie

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