Showing posts with label ANGIE BOWIE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ANGIE BOWIE. Show all posts

Monday, January 11, 2016

'ZIGGY STARDUST' DAVID BOWIE DIES OF CANCER AT 69


David Bowie's Space Oddity



David Bowie died Sunday at age 69 after battling cancer for 18 months. Having photographed him over the years and as a very close friend of Ex. Angie Bowie, I am really saddened by this news. Angie is currently In London filming Celebrity Big Brother. Below is the Associated Press story.



NEW YORK (AP) — David Bowie, the other-worldly musician who broke pop and rock boundaries with his creative musicianship, nonconformity, striking visuals and a genre-spanning persona he christened Ziggy Stardust, died of cancer Sunday. He was 69 and had just released a new album.



Bowie, whose hits included "Space Oddity," ''Fame," ''Heroes" and "Let's Dance," died "peacefully" and was surrounded by family, representative Steve Martin said early Monday. The singer had fought cancer for 18 months.



Long before alter egos and wild outfits became commonplace in pop, Bowie turned the music world upside down with the release of the 1972 album, "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars" which introduced one of music's most famous personas. Ziggy Stardust was a concept album that imagined a rock star from outer space trying to make his way in the music world. The persona — the red-headed, eyeliner wearing Stardust — would become an enduring part of his legacy, and a touchstone for the way entertainers packaged themselves for years to come.



Bowie turned 69 on Friday, the same day as he released a new album called "Blackstar."



"While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family's privacy during their time of grief," said a statement issued via his social media accounts. No more details were provided.



The singer, who was born David Jones in London, came of age in the glam rock era of the early 1970s. He had a striking androgynous look in his early days and was known for changing his appearance and sounds. After Ziggy Stardust, the stuttering rock sound of "Changes" gave way to the disco soul of "Fame," co-written with John Lennon, to a droning collaboration with Brian Eno in Berlin that produced "Heroes."




He had some of his biggest successes in the early 1980s with the bombastic "Let's Dance," and a massive American tour. Another one of his definitive songs was "Under Pressure," which he recorded with Queen; Vanilla Ice would years later infamously use the song's hook for his smash hit "Ice Ice Baby."



"My entire career, I've only really worked with the same subject matter," Bowie told The Associated Press in a 2002 interview. "The trousers may change, but the actual words and subjects I've always chosen to write with are things to do with isolation, abandonment, fear and anxiety — all of the high points of one's life."



Bowie lived in West Berlin in the late 1970s and Mayor Michael Mueller said Monday that "Heroes" became "the hymn of our then-divided city and its longing for freedom."



Germany's Foreign Ministry added Bowie was "now among heroes" and thanked him for "helping to bring down the wall."



Bowie's performance of "Heroes" was also a highlight at a concert for rescue workers after the 2001 World Trade Center attacks.



"What I'm most proud of is that I can't help but notice that I've affected the vocabulary of pop music. For me, frankly, as an artist, that's the most satisfying thing for the ego," Bowie said.



He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, but he didn't attend the ceremony. Madonna, another artist who knew something about changing styles to stay ahead of the curve, accepted for him and recounted how a Bowie concert changed her life when she attended it as a teenager. David Byrne, of the art rockers Talking Heads, inducted Bowie and said he gave rock music a necessary shot in the arm.



"Like all rock 'n' roll, it was visionary, it was tasteless, it was glamorous, it was perverse, it was fun, it was crass, it was sexy and it was confusing," Byrne said.



Bowie kept a low profile in recent years after reportedly suffering a heart attack in the 2000s. He made a moody album three years ago called "The Next Day" — his first recording in a decade which was made in secret in New York City. "Blackstar," which earned positive reviews from critics, represented yet another stylistic shift, as he gathered jazz players to join him.



"David always did it his way and his way was the least obvious way," said Tony Visconti, Bowie's longtime producer. "He was a true genius who proved it over and over again through groundbreaking albums."



Bowie released a music video on Friday for the new song "Lazarus," which shows a frail Bowie lying in bed and singing the track's lyrics. The song begins with the line: "Look up here, I'm in heaven."



On the iTunes albums chart — which updates frequently throughout the day to reflect digital purchases from users — Bowie's "Blackstar" peaked at No. 1 on Monday. "Best of Bowie" was No. 2, pushing Adele's "25" to No. 3. And two other Bowie albums reached the Top 10.



His music has also been electrifying audiences this winter in New York in the sold-out new off-Broadway musical "Lazarus," led by Michael C. Hall of "Dexter" fame and inspired by the 1963 science-fiction novel "The Man Who Fell to Earth."



Tributes poured in for the singer after the announcement of his death. British astronaut Tim Peake tweeted about his sadness from outer space aboard the International Space Station, saying "his music was an inspiration to many."



British Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted that Bowie's death is "a huge loss." He wrote he had grown up listening to and watching Bowie and called the singer a "master of reinvention" and a pop genius who kept on getting it right.



The Rolling Stones wrote they were "shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the death of our dear friend David Bowie. As well as being a wonderful and kind man, he was an extraordinary artist, and a true original."



Bowie felt uneasy about some of his greatest material, once embarking on a "greatest hits" tour saying it would be the last time performing much of his old material. He later relented, however.



"I'm not a natural performer," he said in the 2002 interview. "I don't enjoy performing terribly much. Never have. I can do it and, if my mind's on the situation, do it quite well. But five or six shows in, I'm dying to get off the road and go back into the studio."



Bowie was married twice, to the actress and model Mary Angela "Angie" Barnett from 1970-80, and to international supermodel Iman since 1992. He had two children — Duncan Jones and Alexandria Zahra Jones — one with each wife.


Wednesday, June 06, 2012

ANGELA BOWIE AND THE LIPSTICK LEGENDS

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A VISIT WITH OLD FRIEND ANGIE BOWIE
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Angela Bowie With Maya Caballero And April Sandmeyer



Legends Randy Jones With Angie Bowie



Angie Bowie With James Edstrom



I went down to the Pink Elephant tonight to see a very old friend, Angie Bowie. She looked stunning, like it was just yesterday I had seen her and that yesterday was around 15 years ago.

In the old days, Angie and I had some wild times together. We had book parties, birthday bashes and went everywhere in NYC together. Those were the days when New York was at it's best. We had the Limelight, The Roxy and so many big venues and we were king of them all. The 80's and 90's were the golden age of the New York Club scene and everyone knew who we were.


Lipstick Legends




It was great seeing Angie tonight. She looked fantastic and everyone was talking about her new book Lipstick Legends. But that was what this event was for. Her new fantastic project that everyone wanted to celebrate. The place was so packed, I really did not have the time to spend with a old friend, so next Monday I'm taking her to dinner so we can catch up on so many things. I want all my readers to visit Angie's site www.AngieBowie.net to find out more about Lipstick Legends. I will be ordering a copy myself and maybe next week I can get a good photo of the two of us that does not make me look so old. Hey, we just went over 7 million readers on Times Square Gossip. This website is aging me!


Friday, November 19, 2010

ANGELA BOWIE AND MARK BEGO'S NEW FILM

Samuel Paugh With Angela Bowie, Sergio Kardenas,
Shelia Redgate, Gina Virto And Mark Bego



Angela Bowie and Mark Bego, two of the stars of the new film, "La Funcionaria Asesina (a/k/a The Bureaucrat Assassin)," hosted a gala cocktail party for the director / filmmaker Sergio Kardenas, at Nic's Martini Lounge in Beverly Hills, November 18, 2010. The party guests included music producer Kim Fowley (Joan Jett & The Runaways), folk musician Raspin Stuwart, and nightclub owner Luke Nicola. Also present were Bowie and Bego's co-stars in the film, Gina Virto, Allison Kyler, Samuel Paugh, Rob Patterson, and Sheila Redgate. The party was to salute the DVD release of "La Funcionaria Asesina (a/k/a The Bureaucrat Assassin," which is a high-camp homage to classic "slasher" films, and was the winner of the "Audience Favorite" award at The Arizona Underground Film Festival. Angela Bowie's newest recordings are featured on the charity album "AIDS Be Gone," and Bego's latest book is "Paperback Writer: A Memoir."

Friday, March 26, 2010

THE LEGEND ANGIE BOWIE FIGHTS FOR AIDS

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ANGIE BOWIE IN CONCERT TO FIGHT AIDS
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Angela Bowie


Angela Bowie has been making international headlines lately because of her association with her former husband, and her filmmaker son, but she is also about to show off her own creative multi-media talents as well. She has a new recording available, a new book in the works, and a concert tour. The album is a compilation disc for charity entitled "AIDSBeGone," and on it she has one of the standout tracks, the exciting dance number "Danse, Danse, Danse." Her new book is entitled "When The Boys Became The Girls" (Feral House Books), and is a firsthand account about the cultural impact of the sexual revolution of the '70s and beyond. In February of this year she wowed the crowd as the "Special Guest Star" singer at the sold-out "Andy Warhol Night" at the Rialto Theater in Tucson, Arizona with bandleader Chick Cashman. Her new concert tour will take her to England for live appearances in London April 9 at The Scala with The Glitter Band, and April 14 at the 100 Club for "AIDSBeGone Benefit" with Tara Rez & The Duel plus The Courtesans! On April 16 finds the gang in Birmingham playing at Eddie's Rock Cafe, and on April 17 in Manchester they are set to party down at Satan's Hollow. Back in the United States, Bowery Electric on May 19 is the site of the New York City "AIDSBeGone Benefit." According to her, "I am putting on my dancing shoes and going back out on the road to put my energy where my heart is, to raise funds to fight AIDS." It is about to become "The Year of Angie!"


A message from Angie Bowie: A Worldwide Epidemic


AIDS is an international problem; over the years, both private donations and government grants have been allocated to help study and try to solve the mystery of AIDS. For thirty years, AIDS has been killing men, women and children. It is an indiscriminate Grim Reaper. Since the recognition of AIDS, many people have donated their time and money to help in the fight against AIDS. When I first moved to Atlanta, it was after a trip there for Jimmy Lovell to open the Gay center and to do poetry readings to a group of ardent activist gay men and women looking and finding their place in Atlanta society. Later the volunteering was for Meals on Wheels for AIDS patients and shows that targeted either sick friends or specific AIDS services that were under-funded.
Please visit our website here to learn more.....

EDITORS EXTRA: Angie Bowie has been my friend for so many years and there is nothing more important to Angie than finding a cure for this horrible disease. We have both watched endless amounts of our friends die. We have lost some of the most talented people in the world to this horror!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

ANGIE BOWIE TALKS ON HER BROKEN HEART

Angie Bowie


Pop star David Bowie's ex-wife Angie, regrets giving up custody of the former couple’s son, movie maker Duncan Jones, and wishes she could now be part of his life. Angie Bowie married the singer in 1970 and they welcomed Duncan Zowie Haywood Jones a year later in 1971. They divorced in 1980 and Angie agreed to give up custody of her son and accepted $750,000 in a settlement deal. But the 61 year old Angie regrets the divorce deal, because it’s caused an irreversible rift with her son. She told Britain’s Sunday Express, "The last time I heard from him was four or five years ago by email." Angie admits watching Jones’ debut movie Moon, which won him the Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer at last month’s British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards, "broke" her heart. She adds, "I saw the movie and it was marvellous. I love it. It’s even more exceptional when you consider that it’s his first major offering. For me it struck this chord. "I thought, ‘I should never have left him,’ but because David bad-mouthed me for years there was no way that I could have any relationship with Zowie. It broke my heart. There wasn’t anything I could do and David loved it."

Editors Note: For years I hung out with Angie Bowie. She spoke many many times of her sadness of not having any contact with her son. The sadness in her eyes when she would talk about him brought tears to my eyes. I think it is the biggest regret Angie has in her life. It was very horrible of David Bowie not to let the boys mother see her son. Alot of people in the music business would tell you that Bowie would never have had a career if it wasn't for Angie. And for a little trivia, many top music industry insiders have told me over the years that the famed Rolling Stones song Angie, was all about Angie Bowie. This is a woman who loved her son, had such talent and was a moving force in making David Bowie what he was. While David Bowie has had a life of privilege, Angie has had to struggle. It is a shame that the world does not recognize that Angie Bowie is the real talent they should be paying attention too.
David Bowie Photo By: RD/Dziekan/Retna

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

NEW BOOK SAY'S DAVID BOWIE USED A WITCH

David Bowie


A white witch allegedly helped cure Rock icon David Bowie of his drug-fuelled paranoia, according to a new book about the star. Writer Mark Spitz spent years talking to the legend, as well as Bowie's family and friends, in a bid to explode the myths about "Let's Dance" in his new tome, "Bowie." And Spitz is revealing how the rocker called on magic to help him get through a terrifying part of his life. In the book, Spitz writes, "While planning the follow-up to 'Young Americans' (album), Bowie would sit in the house with a pile of high-quality cocaine atop the glass coffee table, a sketch pad and a stack of books. 'Psychic Self Defense' was his favorite. Its author describes the book as a 'safeguard for protecting yourself against paranormal malevolence.' "Using this and more arcane books on witchcraft, white magic and its malevolent counterpart, black magic, as rough guides to his own rapidly fragmenting psyche, Bowie began drawing protective pentagrams on every surface." Bowie told the author, "I'd stay up for weeks. Even people like Keith Richards were floored by it. And there were pieces of me all over the floor. I paid with the worst manic depression of my life. My psyche went through the roof, it just fractured into pieces. I was hallucinating 24 hours a day." Spitz also adds, "Increasingly Bowie was convinced there were witches after his semen. They were intent on using it to make a child to sacrifice to the devil, essentially the plot to Roman Polanski's 1968 supernatural classic 'Rosemary's Baby'." A friend hooked Bowie up with New York-based white witch Walli Elmlark. The author adds, "Elmlark quickly and successfully exorcised the pool. Angie (Bowie), who was living there at the time, noted that it started to bubble and smoke, and that it only rained outside David's window while the rest of the L.A. sky was clear. Elmlark wrote a series of spells and incantations out for Bowie as he continued to wrestle with the forces of darkness."
Editors Note: We await your version Angie !
Photo By: RD/Dziekan/Retna

Sunday, April 20, 2008

ICON ANGIE BOWIE LAUNCHES "POP SEX"

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MARK BEGO'S VIEW
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The Legend Herself Angie Bowie

Angela Bowie is at it again! "Domination of all media has always been my goal," the legendary Miss Angie proclaimed over lunch at Miss Saigon in Tucson, Arizona. Knowing Angie, she will except nothing less than her goal. Already having penned a hit memoir of her life in the glam rock fast lane in her sizzling "Backstage Passes," she announced that she has several more controversial book projects in the works. "First there is my epic 'Pop Sex,' which is a history and cultural appreciation of how sex influences everything on the planet. After that, I am going to work on a new memoir I call 'Citizen Angela.'" She will next be seen on the pages of the Randy Jones / Mark Bego gay pop culture book, "Macho Man" (Greenwood Publishers / October 2008). In it she openly talks about her bisexual exploits, and philosophies. That's our Angie!