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Subject: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/16 at 9:08 pm

October 8th 1969, David Bowie played the first of a 10 date tour supporting Humble Pie at Coventry Theatre, Coventry, England. Fronted by former Small Faces singer Steve Marriott and featuring Bowies old school friend Peter Frampton. Frampton’s father, Owen taught Art at Beckenham Technical School where Bowie was a pupil. Another of his pupils was George Underwood, who became a painter and designed three David Bowie album covers, Space Oddity, Hunky Dory and Ziggy Stardust.

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/29/16 at 3:22 pm

October 29th 1987, David Bowie played the first night of his 15 date Glass Spider Tour in Australia and New Zealand at the Boondall Entertainment Centre in Brisbane.

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/16 at 5:49 am

November 2nd 1963, The Konrads, featuring David Bowie appeared at Shirley Parish Hall, Shirley, Croydon, England.

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/16 at 6:08 pm

November 3rd 1973, David Bowie scored his second UK No.1 album when 'Pinups' started a five-week run at the top of the charts. The set contained Bowie covering his favourite 60's songs; his version of The Mersey's 'Sorrow' made No.3 on the UK singles chart, (first recorded by The McCoys in 1965).

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/04/16 at 6:55 pm

November 4th 1969, David Bowie released his third studio album, The Man Who Sold the World the first with the nucleus of what would become the "Spiders from Mars", backing band.

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/16 at 2:05 am

November 8th 1975, David Bowie made his US TV debut performing 'Fame', on the Cher CBS-TV show. Bowie who was living in New York at the time had written the song with John Lennon during a jamming session.

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/16 at 7:07 am

November 9th 1975 - David Bowie appeared on Cher's CBS TV show.

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/16 at 2:57 pm

November 10th 1975, David Bowie was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Space Oddity' the track was first released in 1969 to tie in with the Apollo 11 moon landing. Rick Wakeman (former keyboard player with Yes) provided synthesizer backing. Bowie would later revisit his Major Tom character in the songs 'Ashes to Ashes' and 'Hallo Spaceboy'.

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/16 at 7:23 am

November 11th 1978, David Bowie played the first night of his 8-date Low / Heroes tour of Australia and New Zealand at The Oval in Adelaide. This was Bowies first ever show in Australia.

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/19/16 at 2:25 am

November 19th 1965, David Bowie and the Lower 3rd appeared at The Marquee Club, London, England.

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/19/16 at 7:20 am

November 19th 1983, David Bowie played the first of two nights at the RAS Showgrounds in Sydney during his 10-date Serious Moonlight tour of Australia and New Zealand.

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/24/16 at 5:36 am

November 24th 1978, David Bowie played the first of two sold-out nights at the RAS Show Grounds, Sydney during his 8-date Low / Heroes tour of Australia and New Zealand.

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/16 at 3:15 am

November 30th 1969, David Bowie,The Graham Bond Organisation and Dusty Springfield all performed at a fundraising show in London for youth magazine 'Rave.'

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/16 at 3:05 am

December 2nd 1966, David Bowie released 'Rubber Band', his first single on the Deram label. It was part of a three-track audition tape Bowie's new manager Kenneth Pitt used to persuade the label to sign him. Despite some good reviews in the music press, the single was a flop, once more failing to break into the UK charts.

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/31/16 at 5:49 am

December 31st 1979, David Bowie performed an acoustic version of 'Space Oddity' on the UK TV 'Kenny Everett New Year's Show'.

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/17 at 2:37 am

From a few days back...

January 10th 2016, English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, painter, and actor David Bowie died from liver cancer at his New York home two days after releasing the album Blackstar on his 69th birthday. His first UK Top 40 single was the 1969 'Space Oddity' which became a UK No.1 in 1975, plus over 50 other UK Top 40 hits including five No.1's. Bowie has also scored two US No.1 singles, the 1975 'Fame' and 1983 'Let's Dance'.

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/17 at 3:02 am

January 14th 1977, David Bowie released his eleventh studio album Low, the first of three collaborations with Brian Eno termed the "Berlin Trilogy". The track 'Sound and Vision' was released as a single and used by the BBC in the UK on trailers at the time, providing much needed exposure, as Bowie opted to do nothing to promote the single himself, and helped the song reach No.3 on the UK charts.

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/17 at 6:29 am

January 14th 1966, David Jones changed his name to David Bowie to avoid confusion with Davy Jones from The Monkees, just in time for the release of his single, 'Can't Help Thinking About Me'. He would later say that he chose "Bowie" because he liked that "big American bear-killin' knife."

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/17 at 5:00 am

January 15th 1971, David Bowie released 'Holy Holy' as a single in the UK which failed to chart. A more frantic version of the song was recorded in 1971 for The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars but was dropped from the album, and subsequently appeared as the B-side to 'Diamond Dogs' in 1974.

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/17 at 7:07 am

January 15th 2016, Nineteen of David Bowie's albums entered the UK album charts in the wake of his death. His new album, Blackstar, reached No.1, and in the top 40, Nothing Has Changed - The Very Best Of was at No.5, The Best Of 1969 / 1974 was at No.11, Hunky Dory, No.14, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust, No.17, Best of Bowie, No.18, Aladdin Sane, No.23, The Next Day, No.25, Low No.31 and Diamond Dogs, No. 37. Thirteen Bowie tracks also entered the top 100, led by 'Heroes' at No.12. Also his songs were streamed more than 19 million times on services like Apple Music and Spotify.

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/27/17 at 4:04 pm

January 27th 1971, David Bowie arrived in the US for the first time; he couldn't play live because of work permit restrictions, but attracted publicity when he wore a dress at a promotion event.

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/29/17 at 5:52 am

January 29th 2016, Three weeks after his death, David Bowie lodged 12 albums in the UK top 40, equalling a record set by Elvis Presley in 1977. His last album Blackstar, spent a third week at No.1 with Best of Bowie, Hunky Dory and Ziggy Stardust all in the Top 10. Bowie's other albums in the top 40 include: Nothing Has Changed (5), Heroes (28), Diamond Dogs (30), Station to Station (32) and Scary Monsters (36).

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/10/17 at 6:58 am

February 10th 1972, David Bowie appeared at the Tolworth Toby Jug, London, on the opening date of his Ziggy Stardust tour. The character of Ziggy was initially inspired by British rock 'n' roll singer Vince Taylor.

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/05/17 at 6:02 pm

March 5th 1965, The Mannish Boys released their second single 'I Pity The Fool', featuring a young David Bowie. Produced by Shel Talmy, (who was also producing the early singles and albums by The Who and The Kinks). Jimmy Page was Talmy's regular session musician and played the guitar solo on 'I Pity the Fool'.

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/06/17 at 7:03 pm

March 6th 1970, David Bowie released the single 'The Prettiest Star' in the UK as a follow-up single to 'Space Oddity'. The track featured Marc Bolan on guitar, with whom Bowie would spend the next few years as a rival for the crown of the king of glam rock. Despite receiving good reviews, the single reportedly sold fewer than 800 copies, a major disappointment on the back of the success of 'Space Oddity'.

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/08/17 at 4:07 am

March 8th 1965, David Bowie made his TV debut with The Manish Boys on a UK program called 'Gadzooks! It's All Happening' when they performed their current single 'I Pity The Fool.'

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/17 at 8:00 pm

March 18th 2013, David Bowie's first album in a decade become the fastest-selling of the year, hitting the No.1 spot in the UK in its first week of release. The Next Day was the 66-year-old's first No.1 since 1993's 'Black Tie White Noise' and sold 94,000 copies in the first week.

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/14/17 at 4:07 am

April 14th 1967, David Bowie's novelty record 'The Laughing Gnome' was released in the UK. The track consisted of the singer meeting and conversing with the creature of the title, whose sped-up voice (created by Bowie and studio engineer Gus Dudgeon) delivered several puns on the word "gnome". The song became a hit when reissued in 1973, despite it being radically different to his material at the time, the single made No. 6 in the UK charts.

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/14/17 at 8:54 pm

April 14th 1972, David Bowie released 'Starman' as a single in the UK, which became his first hit since 1969's 'Space Oddity' three years before. The lyrics describe Ziggy Stardust bringing a message of hope to Earth's youth through the radio, salvation by an alien 'Starman'.

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/03/17 at 6:00 pm

May 3rd 1976, David Bowie played the first of six sold out nights at Wembley, on his Station To Station tour, his first UK gig in three years.

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/17 at 5:02 pm

May 5th 1973, David Bowie scored his first UK No.1 album when 'Aladdin Sane' started a five-week run at the top, featuring the single 'Drive In Saturday'. The follow-up to his breakthrough The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, the name of the album is a pun on "A Lad Insane".

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/17 at 7:58 am

May 7th 1971, 'Moonage Daydream' was released as a single by Arnold Corns, a band, formed by David Bowie the name of which was inspired by the Pink Floyd song 'Arnold Layne'. This was one of Bowie’s side projects and something of a dry run for Ziggy Stardust. The song later reappeared on Ziggy Stardust in a new version with updated lyrics.

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/17 at 3:56 am

August 15th 2000, David Bowie and his wife Iman celebrated the birth of their first child a baby girl named Alexandria Zahra Jones.

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/17 at 10:51 am

August 23rd 1980, David Bowie was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Ashes To Ashes' his second UK No.1. Taken from the Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) album, the song continued the story of Major Tom from Bowie's 'Space Oddity'. The video for 'Ashes to Ashes' was one of the most iconic of the 1980s and costing £250,000, it was at the time the most expensive music video ever made.

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/17 at 12:27 pm

September 1st 1972 - David Bowie released "John, I'm only Dancing" in the U.K. The song was not released in the U.S. until 1976.

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/17 at 1:12 pm

September 1st 1998 - David Bowie opened his on-line Internet service provider business, Bowienet. The service offers basic Internet services and exclusive Bowie news and releases.

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/17 at 8:50 am

September 11th 1996 - David Bowie's single "Telling Lies" was released exclusively on the Internet. It was the first time a new single by a major selling artist was released exclusively on the Internet.

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/17 at 8:02 am

September 21st 1984 - "Tonight" was released by David Bowie.

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/17 at 3:39 pm

October 6th 1984, David Bowie scored his sixth UK No.1 album with 'Tonight', featuring the single 'Blue Jean'.

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/17 at 2:41 am

October 8th 1969, David Bowie played the first of a 10 date tour supporting Humble Pie at Coventry Theatre, Coventry, England. Fronted by former Small Faces singer Steve Marriott and featuring Bowies old school friend Peter Frampton. Frampton’s father, Owen taught Art at Beckenham Technical School were Bowie was a pupil. Another of his pupils was George Underwood, who became a painter and designed three David Bowie album covers, Space Oddity, Hunky Dory and Ziggy Stardust.

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/12/17 at 12:59 pm

October 8th 2016, David Bowie and Prince were both new entries in the latest list of top-earning dead celebrities compiled by Forbes. Prince's pre-tax income from 1 October 2015 to 1 October 2016 was estimated at $25m (£20.5m) by the business magazine, putting him fifth in the list. Bowie, meanwhile, was ranked at 11th for an estimated income of $10.5m (£8.5m). Both, however, are dwarfed by Michael Jackson who topped the list once again with a record-breaking estimated income of $825m (£672.8m).

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 8:00 am

October 19th 1973, David Bowie released his seventh album Pin Ups. The album, which features supermodel Twiggy on the front cover, is a collection of cover versions of some of the singer’s favourite songs, including tracks by Pink Floyd, The Pretty Things, The Who, The Yardbirds and The Kinks.

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/17 at 7:29 am

October 31st 1969, David Bowie appeared at a Halloween night at the General Gordon, Gravesend, England. The gig lasted about 15 minutes, after Bowie sang 'Space Oddity' to everyone’s delight and then dragged a stool on stage, along with a huge book. He then sat and read poems and was booed off stage.

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/17 at 9:52 am

November 2nd 1963, The Konrads, featuring David Bowie appeared at Shirley Parish Hall, Shirley, Croydon, England.

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/17 at 7:06 am

November 3rd 1973, David Bowie scored his second UK No.1 album when 'Pinups' started a five-week run at the top of the charts. The set contained Bowie covering his favourite 60's songs; his version of The Mersey's 'Sorrow' made No.3 on the UK singles chart, (first recorded by The McCoys in 1965).

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/17 at 1:56 pm

November 9th 1975 - David Bowie appeared on Cher's CBS TV show.

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/17 at 9:22 am

November 10th 1975, David Bowie was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Space Oddity' the track was first released in 1969 to tie in with the Apollo 11 moon landing. Rick Wakeman (former keyboard player with Yes) provided synthesizer backing. Bowie would later revisit his Major Tom character in the songs 'Ashes to Ashes', 'Hallo Spaceboy' and 'Blackstar'.

Subject: Re: Today in David Bowie History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/17 at 1:26 am

November 11th 1978, David Bowie played the first night of his 8-date Low / Heroes tour of Australia and New Zealand at The Oval in Adelaide. This was Bowies first ever show in Australia.

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