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Forthcoming Events


SYDNEY Sat, 29 Apr

PRINCE, BOWIE AND GEORGE MICHAEL PARTY

After two huge parties at the Factory Theatre last year that celebrated the lasting musical legacies of David Bowie and Prince, this time around Golden Years is hosting a tribute party at Waywards (above the Bank Hotel in Newtown) that will also include a tip-of-the-hat to the sorely-missed pop stylings of George Michael.

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WA, SA & NSW May 4 - 21

Ashes to Ashes (Bowie tribute performed live on stage by Cameron Charters and band) plays shows in Kalgoorlie (May 4), Perth (May 5), Bunbury (May 6), Mandurah (May 9), Adelaide (May 17), Penrith (May 19), Newcastle (May 20) and Wollongong (May 21).

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KALGOORLIE Fri, May 5

BOWIE DRAWING CLASS

Portraiture – using David Bowie’s face to understand structure and symmetry of the human face.

Friday 5th May 6pm – 7.30pm.

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SYDNEY May 5 - Jun 3

BLENDER GALLERY

Blender Gallery is excited to present photographer Markus Klinko’s Bowie Unseen, rare and exquisite images of David Bowie.

The fine art, limited edition prints will be hand signed by Klinko and available for purchase in several sizes.

This exhibition is part of the 2017  Head On Photo Festival

OFFICIAL OPENING NIGHT: Friday May 5th 6-8pm - with Markus Klinko

SPECIAL EVENT DAY with Markus Klinko: Saturday May 6th 12pm

www.blendergallery.com


MELBOURNE Sun, May 7

THE THIN WHITE UKES

Melbourne's favourite David Bowie tribute phenomenon returns to the Mallard to officially launch their debut CD, produced by Australian rock legend Andrew Duffield (Models), over four Sundays in May.

With small strings and heart-melting harmonies, the elegantly attired acoustic trio is renowned for ingenious arrangements of classic hits, from Space Oddity to 'Heroes'; Let's Dance to Blackstar.

Beware: celebrity guests and high emotions may apply..

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MELBOURNE Sun, May 14

THE THIN WHITE UKES

Melbourne's favourite David Bowie tribute phenomenon returns to the Mallard to officially launch their debut CD, produced by Australian rock legend Andrew Duffield (Models), over four Sundays in May.

With small strings and heart-melting harmonies, the elegantly attired acoustic trio is renowned for ingenious arrangements of classic hits, from Space Oddity to 'Heroes'; Let's Dance to Blackstar.

Beware: celebrity guests and high emotions may apply..

LINK


MELBOURNE Sun, May 21

THE THIN WHITE UKES

Melbourne's favourite David Bowie tribute phenomenon returns to the Mallard to officially launch their debut CD, produced by Australian rock legend Andrew Duffield (Models), over four Sundays in May.

With small strings and heart-melting harmonies, the elegantly attired acoustic trio is renowned for ingenious arrangements of classic hits, from Space Oddity to 'Heroes'; Let's Dance to Blackstar.

Beware: celebrity guests and high emotions may apply..

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NEWCASTLE Fri May 26

BOWIE UNZIPPED

Jeff Duff presents his unique Bowie interpretation to Lizottes in Newcastle.

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CHRISTCHURCH Sat, May 27

SYMPHONIC ODDITY

From Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke, the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra celebrates the brilliance of one of rock’s greatest icons in Symphonic Oddity – The Music of David Bowie.

New Zealand rock legends Jon Toogood, Julia Deans, Anna Coddington and Laughton Kora join forces with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra to celebrate the life and music of David Bowie in a concert featuring a selection from his vast repertoire of hits that he produced in a 40 year career.

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MELBOURNE Sun, May 28

THE THIN WHITE UKES

Melbourne's favourite David Bowie tribute phenomenon returns to the Mallard to officially launch their debut CD, produced by Australian rock legend Andrew Duffield (Models), over four Sundays in May.

With small strings and heart-melting harmonies, the elegantly attired acoustic trio is renowned for ingenious arrangements of classic hits, from Space Oddity to 'Heroes'; Let's Dance to Blackstar.

Beware: celebrity guests and high emotions may apply..

LINK


SYDNEY Wed, 31 May

DONNY MCCASLIN

Donny McCaslin Band - David Bowie's final band as featured on the Grammy Award winning Blackstar album is playing a concert at The Basement in Sydney

LINK TO MOSHTIX


MELBOURNE June 2 - 3

DONNY MCCASLIN

Donny McCaslin Band - David Bowie's final band as featured on the Grammy Award winning Blackstar album is playing a series of concerts as part of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

LINK TO MOSHTIX


MELBOURNE June 13, 14, 15

ADRIAN BELEW DATES

Adrian Belew, the David Bowie guitarist that recently wowed Sydney audiences with versions of 'Life on Mars' (instrumental acoustic), 'Sound and Vision', 'DJ', 'Boys Keep Swinging' and 'Fame' is returning down under in June.

A series of gigs at an intimate Melbourne jazz venue have been announced.

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SYDNEY June 15 - 18

SOUND + VISION: A DAVID BOWIE CABARET

As part of VIVID SYDNEY, Burlesque, magic, and circus performers will work together with an 8-piece band to compose and choreograph a completely unique and vivacious cabaret to the epic catalogue of David Bowie's music.

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SYDNEY Sat July 15

BOWIE UNZIPPED

Jeff Duff presents his unique Bowie interpretation to the Club Central in Menai.

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MELBOURNE July 26 - 30

BOWIE & MERCURY RISING

A new musical celebrates the music and lives of Bowie and Mercury through the eyes of a London actress, searching for hope after the passing of David Bowie. Through her journey we gain an insight into the life and times and period that defined these two much loved icons. Her journey is one of narrative, music and dance.

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Ongoing Events


SYDNEY Ongoing

BLENDER GALLERY

Blender Gallery celebrates David Bowie's life and music with their favourite photographs.

16 Elizabeth St, Paddington Sydney

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MELBOURNE 31 May - 7 Jun

1984

George Orwell's dystopian classic came roaring onto the stage in 2013 and since then it has become an international phenomenon.

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AUSTRALIA / NZ Ongoing

THE IAN HUNTER TO TOUR DOWNUNDER CAMPAIGN

There is currently a campaign to get Ian Hunter (Bowie cohort and lead singer of Mott The Hoople) to tour down under.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN




 

Past Events


MELBOURNE Sat, 22 Apr

RECORD STORE DAY

Record Store Day 2017 brings forward several Bowie releases.

Meanwhile, The Thin White Ukes are scheduled to play Greville Records (times to be confirmed).

LINK


MELBOURNE Thur, 20 Apr

IGGY POP'S 70TH BIRTHDAY EVE

Taking place at The Central Club in Richmond, 3 awesome bands help celebrate the 70th birthday of the godfather of punk, Iggy Pop.

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MELBOURNE Sat, 8 Apr

DOGS IN SPACE

ACMI are having 30th Anniversary screenings of Dogs in Space.

The film starts with a sequence of the David Bowie in Melbourne 1978 and proceeds to tell the story of the fans and people that came together at that time.

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AUCKLAND Thur, 6 Apr

BOWIE STARMAN

The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra is celebrating the legacy of David Bowie with a concert of his greatest music interpreted and performed by some of New Zealand’s finest contemporary artists.

Featuring: Jon Toogood, Julia Deans, Ladi6 and Laughton Kora.

Conductor: David Kay

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MELBOURNE Sat, 1 Apr

DOGS IN SPACE

ACMI are having 30th Anniversary screenings of Dogs in Space.

The film starts with a sequence of the David Bowie in Melbourne 1978 and proceeds to tell the story of the fans and people that came together at that time.

LINK


MELBOURNE Sat, March 25

FLYING SAUCER CLUB

Arguably one of the greatest debut albums of all time to celebrate 50 years since its release, The Spoils join forces with psychedelic flower punks, The Sand Pebbles known for their psychedelic drones and driving jams who will also reprise their take on The Velvet’s second album, White Light White Heat. Both albums back to back track by track in an exploding plastic inevitable.

Tickets from $23 + BF.

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PERTH Sat, March 4

INGLEWOOD HOTEL

Tuff Life Plays Bowie.

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WOLLONGONG Feb 25

BOWIE UNZIPPED

Jeff Duff presents his unique Bowie interpretation to Thirroul's Beaches Hotel.

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ADELAIDE Feb 16 - 17

Join iOTA, Tim Rogers, Steve Kilbey, Deborah Conway and Adalita as they perform Changes, China Girl, Life on Mars, Rebel Rebel, Let’s Dance, Starman and many more.

Don’t miss this tribute to David Bowie, in full symphonic surround sound, as we remember the man and his music that lives on.

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BENDIGO Sat, Feb 18

GOLDEN VINE HOTEL

Bowie Appreciation Group Bendigo presents a glam celebration of David Bowie. His music. His art. His life.

Featuring some of Central Victoria's finest musicians performing their favourite Bowie songs which will be recorded live on the night for a Bowie compilation CD called 'Benders Does Bowie'.

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MELBOURNE Sat, Feb 11

BOATBUILDER'S YARD

The Thin White Ukes return for another free Saturday afternoon show.


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PERTH Feb 5, 10 & 11

THE BACKLOT PERTH

Screenings of The Man Who Fell to Earth.

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AUCKLAND Fri, Feb 10

LABYRINTH

Movies in the Parks presents the 1986 fantasty starring David Bowie.

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SYDNEY Fri, Feb 10

BANKSTOWN

Jeff Duff brings his unique Bowie interpretation to Bankstown Sports Club.

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MELBOURNE Sun, Feb 5

FITZROY BOWLS CLUB

The Thin White Ukes play the event A Decade of Greens. 12 pm - 4 pm.


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MELBOURNE Wed, Feb 1

QV NIGHT MARKET

The Thin White Ukes play The Queen Victoria Night Market in 3 sets starting from 6 PM.


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SYDNEY Jan 29 - 30

SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

Five cities across the globe have been selected for this never to be repeated celebration of David Bowie’s immense body of work and fortunately for Australian fans Sydney is one of them, along with New York, Los Angeles, London & Tokyo.

Celebrating David Bowie features musicians who performed, wrote and recorded with David over five separate decades.

A hugely ambitious project the concert will feature over 22 extraordinary musicians and singers from around the world performing music from the entire catalogue of David Bowie.

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MELBOURNE Wed, Jan 25

THE PARIS CAT

Adam Rudegeaire's Bowie Project returns to The Paris Cat jazz club.

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SYDNEY Fri, Jan 27

THE BRASS MONKEY

The Bowie Unzipped National Bowie Festival comes to The Brass Monkey, Crunulla.

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MARGARET RIVER Sun, Jan 22

SETTLER'S TAVERN

The Bowie Unzipped National Bowie Festival comes to the Settler's Tavern.

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BLUE MOUNTAINS Sat, Jan 21

LINDEN OBSERVATORY

A mass sing along beneath the dome of the historic Linden Observatory.

Led by local musician Dave Garner and there will be a special performance on the Theremin by musician / composer, Jon Drummond and a playlist of Bowie songs from our guest DJ Noel Burgess.

Further details here



PERTH Sat, Jan 21

CHARLES HOTEL

The Bowie Unzipped National Bowie Festival comes to The Charles Hotel.

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ADELAIDE Fri, Jan 20

THE GOV

The Bowie Unzipped National Bowie Festival comes to The Gov.

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MELBOURNE Sat, Jan 14

BOATBUILDER'S YARD

The Thin White Ukes are back at The Boatbuilders Yard for two big sets of David Bowie tunes this Saturday from 1-3pm. It's on the south bank of the Yarra, under the mast of the Polly Woodside — a lovely FREE arvo gig. Let's dance!


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MELBOURNE Sat, Jan 14

THE GASOMETER

Djs Nathan Jones and Tigers on Vaseline will be spinning Bowie all night long, from the hits, through to deep cuts and rarities, as well as tunes from Bowie friends, like Iggy, Lou, Mott the Hoople, Queen, Mick Jagger, Nine Inch Nails, Pet Shop Boys, Arcade Fire, and more.

So, put on whatever colour your favourite shoes are and dance the blues!

Just $10 on the door, and all proceeds will be donated to CanTeen – supporting young people with cancer.


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MELBOURNE Sat, Jan 14

THE CARLTON CLUB

Come celebrate the genius of Bowie with music by Jank Facques and performances by special guests The Huxleys, James Andrews and Ben Hancock.


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PERTH Sat, Jan 14

REGAL THEATRE

Selected works 1977 to 1979 from Low, Heroes and Lodger.

Musical director Mick Harvey and guest vocalists Kylie Auldist, Dave Graney, Ron Peno, Kim Salmon and Max Sharam.

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MELBOURNE Fri, Jan 13

BOWIE WEEKENDER

Join us on Friday the 13th for a night of dancing, drinking and mutual Bowie love - dj's Steve Wide and Fee B-Squared play Bowie tunes all night - just Bowie tunes. Not to be missed.

A slender ten bucks will get you in. It kicks off at 9 and goes for Five Years or until Major Tom lands safely home.


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MELBOURNE Tues, Jan 10

CHERRY BAR

BOWIE, 70 Years of Stardust.

Celebrating the man who fell to Earth. 08.01.1947 - 08.01.2017

Starring Ashley Naylor & The Diamond Dogs.

With Support, Them Rumblin' Bones.

Cherry DJ playing Bowie till 3am too.

Online Tix $20 (no booking fee), Tix on Door, if available, $25.

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SYDNEY Tues, Jan 10

SYDNEY FESTIVAL

Join us for an evening of song, dance and public participation in a marathon celebration of "Let’s Dance" and Bowie’s legacy. Fashion inspired by the star, the song and the era is a must! Stay tuned for special guests.

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MELBOURNE Sun, Jan 8

FLYING SAUCER CLUB

The Bowie Unzipped National Bowie Festival comes to The Flying Saucer Club.

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MELBOURNE Sun, Jan 8

HAMER HALL

Selected works 1977 to 1979 from Low, Heroes and Lodger.

Musical director Mick Harvey and guest vocalists Kylie Auldist, Dave Graney, Ron Peno, Kim Salmon and Max Sharam.

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MELBOURNE Sun, Jan 8

LIDO ROOFTOP CINEMA

Labyrinth starring David Bowie and Jennifer Conelly plays at the rooftop cinema in Hawthorn.


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MELBOURNE Sun, Jan 8

CAMEO, BELGRAVE

Labyrinth starring David Bowie and Jennifer Conelly plays at the Cameo Outdoor in Belgrave.


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WOLLONGONG Sun, Jan 8

ASHES TO ZIGGY

David Bowie tribute band Ashes to Ziggy pla the Towradgi Beach Hotel.


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SYDNEY Sat, Jan 7

ENMORE THEATRE

Selected works 1977 to 1979 from Low, Heroes and Lodger.

Musical director Mick Harvey and guest vocalists Kylie Auldist, Dave Graney, Ron Peno, Kim Salmon and Max Sharam.

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PERTH Sat, Jan 7

CLAREMONT SHOWGROUNDS

A veritable galaxy of musicians come together delving into the many eras of Bowie adding their own magical touch. The live music sets will be interspersed with a DJ spinning a combo of Bowie tunes, his collaborations and covers.


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MELBOURNE Sat, Jan 7

THORNBURY THEATRE

The Bowie Unzipped National Bowie Festival comes to The Thornbury Theatre.

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MELBOURNE Sat, Jan 7

DING DONG LOUNGE

Razzmatazz David Bowie Special.

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BRISBANE Fri, Jan 6

TRIFFID

Selected works 1977 to 1979 from Low, Heroes and Lodger.

Musical director Mick Harvey and guest vocalists Kylie Auldist, Dave Granet, Ron Peno, Kim Salmon and Max Sharam.

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SYDNEY Fri, Jan 6

THE BASEMENT

The Bowie Unzipped National Bowie Festival comes to The Basement.

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LINK TO OLDER EVENTS


Forthcoming Releases
APR 22
Record Store Day, 2017. Link.
JULY 1
Revised and updated edition of Strange Fascination by David Buckley. Link to Amazon
SEPT 1
A new hardback David Bowie: The Man Who Fell To Earth by Paul Duncan. Link to Amazon
SEPT 7
A new hardback Bowie Made Me Gay: 100 Years of LGBT Music. Link to Book Depository
OCT 3
A new hardback David Bowie: A Life by Dylan Jones. Link to Amazon
NOV 1
A new hardback Bowie The Illustrated Story. Link to Amazon


Recent Releases
APRIL 4
A new hardback A Portrait of Bowie: A tribute to Bowie by his artistic collaborators and contemporaries. Link to Amazon.
MARCH 5
The release of BOWIESONGS1: new acoustic interpretations of the songs of David Bowie. Piano by Clifford Slapper. More info here.
FEB 16
A new hardback Haddon Hall: When David Invented Bowie. Link to Book Depository.
FEB 10
The next release in the David Bowie pikcture disc series is Sound And Vision. More info here.
JAN 12
A new paperback by Paul Morley. Link to Book Depository.
JAN 6
Release of the debut live album by Bowie Unzipped. Launched at The Basement in Sydney as part of Jeff Duff's National Bowie Festival.
JAN 1
A new ambient album by Bowie collaborator, Brian Eno.
Link to JB Hifi (AUS)
Link to JB Hifi (NZ)
JAN 1
A new paperback by Mick Marshall. Link to Book Depository.
DEC 18
A new paperback by Will Brooker. Link to Book Depository.
DEC 12
Debut album by Melbourne based David Bowie covers band.
Link to Website
NOV 11
The release of Legacy, a brand new David Bowie compilation.

Link to JB Hifi (AUS) - Regular Edition

Link to JB Hifi (AUS) - Deluxe Edition
NOV 10
Lazarus: The Complete Book and Lyrics is released. Link to Book Depository
NOV 10
A new paperback David Bowie - The Last Interview - And Other Conversations. Link to Book Depository
NOV 9
The release of Bowie A to Z, a new hardback written and by Australian comedian Steve Wide and illustrator Libby VanderPloe. Link to Book Depository
NOV 3
The release of My Life With Bowie: Spider From Mars, a new hardback written by David Bowie drummer Woody Woodmansey. Link to Book Depository
NOV 3
A new paperback/hardback by Roger Griffin. Link to Book Depository
OCT 25
A new edition of The Complete David Bowie by Nicholas Pegg.

Link to Book Depository
OCT 24
The Man Who Fell To Earth 40th Anniversary Edition is released.


OCT 21
The reissue of Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence on vinyl.
OCT 21
Final Bowie recordings on Lazarus Cast Album.
Link to JB Hifi (AUS)
Link to JB Hifi (NZ)
OCT 20
Release of the paperback and harback - Future Nostalgia: Performing David Bowie. Link to Book Depository.
OCT 14
The release of BEYOND NOW - the new album by Bowie saxophonist Donny McCaslin. Recorded nearly 3 months after Bowie's passing, the album is dedicated to Bowie and includes covers of 'Warszawa' and 'A Small Plot of Land'.
OCT 14
The very first vinyl release of A REALITY TOUR.

Link to JB Hifi (Australia)

Link to JB Hifi (New Zealand)
OCT 1
A brand new book by Andrew Kent. Link.
SEPT 23
The release of the David Bowie box set - WHO CAN I BE NOW? (1974-1976). Link to JB Hifi (AUS) - CD
Link to JB Hifi (AUS) - Vinyl
SEP 22
A new paperback written by Theodore G Ammon. Link to Book Depository.
SEP 16
DVD documentary released The Man Who Stole The World.
Link to JB Hifi (AUS)
Link to JB Hifi (NZ)
SEP 16
Soundtrack to the 1976 David Bowie movie The Man Who Fell to Earth is released.
Link to JB Hifi (NZ)
SEP 8
A new pocket sized hardback is released - Pocket Bowie Wisdom. Link to Book Depository
SEP 8
A new paperback by Chris Welch. Link to Book Depository
JUNE
The Blackstar Songbook (Piano / Vocal / Guitar) is released.

Link to Book Depository
JUNE 16
A new book Upping Your Ziggy: How David Bowie Faced His Childhood Demons - And How You Can Face Yours is released. Link to Book Depository
MAY 20
The random vinyl release of ChangesOneBowie.
More info
MAY
The release of This Will Explain Everything, the autobigraphy of Jeff Duff. The tome is dedicated to Bowie who features heavily in the pages of the book and Jeff's life. More info.
APRIL 26
A brand new book by Bowie's photographer Steve Schapiro is released.
More info here
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APRIL 26
A brand new book by Bernard Rubsamen. Link to Book Depository.
APRIL 29
The Ship - a brand new album by Bowie collaborator Brian Eno is released. More info
APRIL 16
TVC 15 vinyl picture disc release for Record Store Day 2016. More info
APRIL 16
The Man Who Sold The World vinyl picture disc for Record Store Day 2016.
More info
MARCH 18
A new album release, David Bowie's Jukebox: The Songs That Inspired The Man.
Link to Amazon
MARCH 18
A brand new album by Iggy Pop.
CD at JB Hifi (AUS)
CD at JB Hifi (NZ)
FEB 5
A digital album by Amanda Palmer and Jherek Bischoff is released. Link
JANUARY 8
A brand new Bowie album - Blackstar - is released.
Link to JB Hifi (AUS)
Link to JB Hifi (NZ)
JANUARY 8
A new book - Psychedelic Suburbia: David Bowie and the Beckenham Arts Lab is published. It is written by Bowie cohort Mary Finnegan.

 


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