❉ Martin Ruddock traces the genesis of Space Oddity, released 50 years ago today.
❉ Oh, no, not him – Bowie’s first alter ego never lost control, writes Ken Shinn.
❉ Liz Buckley on her top five favourite albums of this year. We have music, and dance. But mainly music, as dance needs room and no one can afford to buy a room in 2017.
❉ A long overdue monograph on one of the ultimate cult movies.
❉ Music writer, Ace Records compiler and Iggy Pop fanatic Liz Buckley on Amadeus, Paul Dano and more.
❉ Brand new album by electro pioneer John Foxx and analogue synth specialist, Benge.
❉ An appreciation of the timeless, cathartic qualities of Bowie’s masterwork, released on this day in 1977.
❉ ‘The Last Five Years’ to air on the night before what would have been Bowie’s 70th birthday, Beeb comp for 13 January.
BBC TWO announces a new landmark film, David Bowie: The Last Five Years to air in January 2017
❉ “I’ve got a handful of songs to sing, to sting your soul, to fuck you over.” We react to David Bowie’s final recordings.