'DAVID BOWIE IS' IN MELKWEG AMSTERDAM CINEMA
The Jacket of David Bowie by Elly de Waard
Monday night, January 12, Dutch publisher De Harmonie presented their planned book releases for 2015.
At the event, which took place at 'de Kleine Komedie' in Amsterdam, Elly de Waard proudly tells about the biggest fashion theft in the history of popmusic, the theft of David Bowie’s Jacket.
The theft took place on February 13, 1974 at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel were David received an Edison Award for Ziggy Stardust. According to Elly, David received the Edison thanks to her involvement. After the ceremony David was interviewed by Henk van der Meijden. Elly was not given a chance to talk to David and was very disappointed. When se saw David’s jacket, hanging over a chair she stole the jacket to satisfy her angriness.
To Dutch fans that tried to persuade her to return the jacket to its rightful owner she said:
“I will gladly give it back to David if he will ask me for it himself”.
To be continued… ?
According to Elly's Twitterpage her book, titled 'Het jasje van David Bowie' will be released later this year.
New Book: Heroes - David Bowie and Berlin
I want to bring your attention to our new title 'Heroes: David Bowie and Berlin' by Tobias Ruther.
This is the story of an iconic, inimitable artist and the city that changed him forever; this book examines Bowie's vital and creative years living and working in Berlin, where he produced the 'Berlin triptych' of 'Low', '"Heroes"' and 'Lodger'.
We would like to make all Bowie enthusiasts aware of this informative, unique and fascinating book. Tobias Ruther's book can be purchased from Reaktion Books in the UK (£14.95) or the University of Chicago Press in the U.S. ($ 25).
New David Bowie Albums-As-Books Prints
I've added three new prints to my series showing what some of David Bowie's albums would have looked like if they'd been written as books instead of songs. The prints are of 'Hunky Dory', 'The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars', and 'Aladdin Sane'. They're available here: Hunky Dory, Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane. I hope you like them.
Best wishes, Simon
New Exhibition from Bowie's Lifelong Friend George Underwood
Collaborative artist for many of David Bowie's record sleeves, lifelong friend & the cause of his distinctive eyes, George Underwood's new art exhibition opened Sunday (7th September).
Bowie is still a huge fan of Underwood's work - see what David Bowie has to say about friend & artist George Underwood at http://www.fossegallery.com/article-details.php?id=95990191802
SATURN - a collection of David Bowie stories
SATURN, a collection of short stories about David Bowie, by Simon Jacobs, was recently published by Spork Press.
bowie's first ever album
Bowie's first ever album, "David Bowie", is about to be auctioned at SAS Auctions, on 31st July. This near mint condition album, is a must for any Bowie fan, Lot no.392 the American pressing can be yours at a snip!!!
David Bowie painting on canvas
I’m an artist painter and I've painted a portrait of David Bowie (and of other legendary musicians that I appreciate a lot).
You can see the painting at http://art-jlo.de/David Bowie.htm.
The original acrylic painting on canvas is available on my site. You can contact me at email@example.com if you have any questions.
'Space Oddity' 45th Anniversary Print
July 2014 marks the 45th anniversary of the release of the single 'Space Oddity'.
To celebrate this musical landmark I've made a new print showing Major Tom still in orbit around Planet Earth.
I hope you like it! Best wishes Simon
Bowie & Hutch The Book
John Hutchinson informed us his memoir 'Bowie & Hutch' The book will be published on July 1th 2014.
Bowie & Hutch is an unusual memoir, Bowie a world superstar and Hutch a comparatively little known, semi-retired jazz guitarist living in rural East Yorkshire.
John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson was Bowie’s musical collaborator, side-man, accompanying musician and friend, and his story should be an essential read for Bowie fans around the world.
An off and on musical relationship then continued for seven years, from the Marquee Club days to the fall of Ziggy Stardust in 1973.
At this video you can see John Hutchinson playing 'Life is a Circus' at the David Bowie fanclub meeting in Amsterdam, October 21, 2007.