There's a starman, waiting on the screen . . .

Jul 20, 2016

There's a starman, waiting on the screen . . .

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In 1975, just as David Bowie had achieved breakthrough success, he was simultaneously teetering on the verge of a nervous breakdown. A re-issued single of “Space Oddity” was No. 1 in the U.K., and he scored his first No. 1 single in the States ...

Jun 22, 2016

Lock of David Bowie's hair to be auctioned

A small lock of David Bowie’s hair is being auctioned in California and is expected to fetch upwards of $4,000. Heritage Auctions said the snippet of the late singer’s pale blond hair, tied with blue thread, came from a former employee of the Madame ...

Bowie finally tops chart in U.S., his adopted home, after death

Jan 18, 2016

Bowie finally tops chart in U.S., his adopted home, after death

David Bowie’s final album on Sunday hit No. 1 in the United States, his adopted home, with the British music legend posthumously achieving a feat he never managed in life. “Blackstar,” which was released two days before Bowie’s Jan. 10 death from a secret ...

15 minutes more

| Jan 15, 2016

15 minutes more

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One day in 1996, when I was working as an editor/writer on the features desk, I arrived at work and was told as I walked in the door that an unnamed person had called. They were looking for someone at The Japan Times to ...

| Jan 15, 2016

Ground control to Major Jack

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I first met David Bowie in August 1982 in Auckland, New Zealand, where the crew of Nagisa Oshima’s “Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence” had come together for the flight to the film’s location in Rarotonga, Cook Islands. From the outset he came across as a ...