❉ An appreciation of the timeless, cathartic qualities of Bowie’s masterwork, released on this day in 1977.
❉ Springsteen impersonations, Vance Packard, and Angie Bowie’s coke dealer… It’s the story of ‘Absolute Beginners’!
❉ David Bowie had more than one ‘Laughing Gnome’ up his sleeve. Meet the relatives…
❉ A classic David Bowie interview with John Mendelssohn, from Rolling Stone, 1 April 1971.
❉ We’re asking, they’re answering. This week: Cavan Scott (Doctor Who, Star Wars, Vikings, Adventure Time).
❉ The anarchic genius of Kenny Everett, on what would have been his 72nd birthday.
❉ Evergreen! Shagpile rugs! That perm! Sex in a bathtub! Mega outdoor concerts! More F-Bombs than you can count! ‘A Star Is Born’ is camp as Christmas itself.
❉ ‘The Last Five Years’ to air on the night before what would have been Bowie’s 70th birthday, Beeb comp for 13 January.
❉ Sean Dickson on his new album, The Soup Dragons, the late Alan Vega, John Peel, T. Rex, and getting banned from TV-am.
❉ We Are Cult’s James Gent in conversation with Monty Python’s Terry Jones, published for the first time.