Reflections On David Bowie

Posted by admin on Saturday Jan 16, 2016 Under Art, David Bowie, Life's A Gas, Magic, Marc Bolan, Music, Rock'n'Roll, Verbal


BP Fallon being interviewed about David Bowie on UTV News by Paul Colgan

Last Monday seems like a year ago now, a dream. It still feels like a dream. David Bowie is dead.

On Monday, a shocked and saddened BP Fallon spoke to Neil Delamere on Today FM, to Joe Duffy on RTE Radio 1’s ‘Liveline’ and was interviewed on UTV television news. BP then joined Paul McLoone in the Today FM studio for Paul’s David Bowie tribute show.

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BP Fallon speaking to Paul McLoone about David Bowie


Audio above: The Paul McLoone David Bowie Tribute Show with BP Fallon and the voice of David Bowie plus on the phone Joe Elliott and Pete Holidai (edited). Produced by Kate Brennan Harding

And a few photographs from the archives of elevation:

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Ziggy & Iggy in his T.Rex t-shirt & Lou. Dorchester Hotel, London. Photography by Mick Rock

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David Bowie as Tilda Swinton & Tilda Swinton as DB

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Mick Ronson & Ziggy

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David & Marc on Marc’s tv show 1977

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Magical Roots – London 1968

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“The stars look very different today…”

To David, with love. As BP Fallon said on Facebook and Twitter, “We are so lucky to have choogled thru life w/ David Bowie as one of our guides & inspirations ♫ ♪” x

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Superb audio documentary on the life and rhymes of BP Fallon, with BP’s free-spirited attitude to life peppered with mentions of Henrdix, Bolan and Beatles to Dylan, Van Morrison and The Strypes plus his own music and beyond (30 mins).

‘BP Fallon – A Sonic Life Adventure’
Produced by Sian O’Gorman RTÉ Radio 1

New Years Eve! Television The Drug Of The Nation!
RTÉ One 7.30pm
BP performs on tv Dec 31st (Thurs) on ‘The Best Of The Imelda May Show’

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Imelda May & BP Fallon have a chinwag in Texas. Photography by Nathan Edge

Additional photography by Christopher Durst (top) & Brian Birzer (middle) :)

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“Aaron Lee Tasjan… his debut album’s a gas” says Allan Jones in Uncut Magazine Jan 2016

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Listen to & buy ‘In The Blazes’ by Aaron Lee Tasjan here

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Aaron Lee Tasjan – ‘In The Blazes’

And Aaron Lee Tasjan with BP Fallon:

BP Fallon & The Bandits – ‘Still Legal’

‘BP Fallon Live In Texas’

And Aaron came up with the guitar riff that Jack White plays here
BP Fallon – ‘I Believe In Elvis Presley’

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Aaron Lee Tasjan photography by BP Fallon

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Two Dodgy Geezers – BP Fallon & Ian Dempsey photography by Patrick Haughey

Listen to BP Fallon interviewed by Ian Dempsey on TodayFM, talking about everything from Marc Bolan to Miley Cyrus and The Strypes to Emma Lou

 

Remember –
BP Fallon’s New Year’s Eve Wang Dang Doodle on TodayFM –
Dec 31st 2015 at 9pm GMT to 1am Jan 1st 2016 –
the last show of this year & the first of the next :)

TodayFM

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John Lennon: October 9th 1940 – December 8th 1980 RIP
“I believe in Dr Winston”


John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band and the classic performance of Instant Karma on BBC TV’s Top Of The Pops Feb 12th 1970

Left to right – John Lennon [vocals & piano], Yoko Ono [knitting & Kotex eyewear], the Beatles’ road manager Mal Evans [tambourine], BP Fallon [bass guitar & hat], the Apple Records official House Hippy Richard DiLello [camera], Klaus Voorman [bass guitar] and Alan White [drums].

‘Instant Karma’ produced by Phil Spector.

"Instant Karma's gonna get you..."

The following week John Lennon was to be heard being interviewed on BBC radio by Emperor Rosko and telling his host “BP Fallon playing the bass guitar, that’s concept art”.

“I can’t play bass” says BP today, laughing, “but it’s better than whacking a tambourine into John’s left ear and almost putting him off his singing”. Which – as our next two pictures show – is what BP did the previous week on the Top Of The Pops of February 5th 1970…

Instant Karma: John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band TOTP Feb 5th 1970
– click link to see

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BP Fallon tambourine, Yoko Ono conceptualist, Klaus Voorman bass guitar, John Lennon vocals/piano, Alan White drums

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Hope – BP Fallon & Yoko Ono

“And we all shine on…” ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪

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