Artist of The Month January 2019 - David Bowie
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Artist of The Month January 2019 – David Bowie

Artist of The Month January 2019 – David Bowie. 15% discount available throughout January 2019. 

David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie  was an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a leading figure in the music industry and is considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, acclaimed by critics and musicians, particularly for his innovative work during the 1970s. His career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation, with his music and stagecraft having a significant impact on popular music.

Artist of The Month January 2019 – David Bowie – The Musician:

During his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at 140 million albums worldwide, made him one of the world’s best-selling music artists. In the UK, he was awarded ten platinum album certifications, eleven gold and eight silver, and released eleven number-one albums. In the US, he received five platinum and nine gold certifications. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.

David Bowie Hand Signed Lodger LP

Lodger is the 13th studio album by English singer-songwriter David Bowie. It was originally released in May, 1979 by RCA Records. The last of the Berlin Trilogy, it was recorded in Switzerland and New York City with collaborator Brian Eno and producer Tony Visconti. Unlike Bowie’s previous two albums, Lodger contained no instrumentals and a somewhat more pop-oriented style while experimenting with elements of world music and recording techniques inspired by Eno’s Oblique Strategies cards.

David Bowie Hand Signed Lets Dance LP

Let’s Dance is the 15th studio album by David Bowie. It was originally released in April 1983, three years after his previous album, Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps). Co-produced by Chic’s Nile Rodgers, the album contains three of his most successful singles; the title track, “Let’s Dance”, which reached No. 1 in the UK, US and various other countries, as well as “Modern Love” and “China Girl”, which both reached No. 2 in the UK. “China Girl” was a new version of a song which Bowie had co-written with Iggy Pop for the latter’s 1977 album The Idiot. It also contains a re-recorded version of the song “Cat People (Putting Out Fire)”, which had reached number one in New Zealand, Norway and Sweden a year earlier.

David Bowie Hand Signed Cat People 12 Inch Single

David Bowie Hand Signed Dancing In The Streets 12″ Single

A hit cover version of “Dancing in the Street” was recorded by the English rock singers Mick Jagger and David Bowie as a duo in 1985, to raise money for the Live Aid famine relief cause. The original plan was to perform a track together live, with Bowie performing at Wembley Stadium and Jagger at John F. Kennedy Stadium, until it was realized that the satellite link-up would cause a half-second delay that would make this impossible unless either Bowie or Jagger mimed their contribution, something neither artist was willing to do.

Artist of The Month January 2019 – David Bowie.

In June 1985, Bowie was recording his contributions to the Absolute Beginners soundtrack at Westside Studios with Clive Langer & Alan Winstanley, and so Jagger arranged to fly in to record the track there. A rough mix of Dancing In The Streets was completed in just four hours. Thirteen hours after the start of recording, the song and video were completed. Jagger arranged for some minor musical overdubs with Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero in New York.

David Bowie Hand Signed Absolute Beginners OST

David Bowie Hand Signed Tonight LP

Tonight is the sixteenth studio album by English musician David Bowie, released on 29 September 1984 by EMI America Records. It followed his most commercially successful album Let’s Dance. He described the album, released immediately after his previous album’s tour wrapped up, as an effort to “keep my hand in, so to speak,” and to retain the new audience that he had recently acquired.

Artist of The Month January 2019 – David Bowie – The Artist and Collector:

Artist of The Month January 2019 - David Bowie

David Bowie Hand Signed and Dated Self Portrait

Bowie was also a painter and artist. One of his paintings sold at auction in late 1990 for $500, and the cover for his 1995 album Outside is a close-up of a self-portrait (from a series of five) he painted that same year. His first solo show was at The Gallery, Cork Street in 1995, entitled ‘New Afro/Pagan and Work: 1975–1995’. He was invited to join the editorial board of the journal Modern Painters in 1998, and participated in the Nat Tate art hoax later that year.

After his death his family decided to sell most of the collection because they “didn’t have the space” to store it. On 10 and 11 November three auctions were held at Sotheby’s in London, first with 47 lots and second with 208 paintings, drawings, and sculptures, third with 100 design lots. The items on sale represented about 65 percent of the collection. Exhibition of the works in the auction attracted 51,470 visitors, the auction itself was attended by 1,750 bidders, with over 1,000 more bidding online. The auctions has overall sale total £32.9 million (app. $41.5 million).

Artist of The Month January 2019 – David Bowie. 15% discount available throughout January 2019. 

To celebrate his life, Presley Collectibles has named their Artist of The Month January 2019 – David Bowie. We are offering a 15% discount on all our David Bowie memorabilia throughout January 2019; just use the code BOWIE15 at the checkout. Discount can not be applied to sale items or shipping. Full terms and conditions can be found HERE.

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