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DAVID BOWIE Promo HOLLYWOOD Concert GREG GORMAN Poster 1986 Sunset Boulevard

DAVID BOWIE Promo HOLLYWOOD Concert GREG GORMAN Poster 1986 Sunset Boulevard

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From 1986, this is an ORIGINAL 24" x 36" black and white Poster of DAVID BOWIE, used in conjunction with his performance on February 27, 1986 at the Hyatt Hotel on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood. This poster is on heavy stock paper and was photographed by Greg Gorman. Poster depicts Bowie holding a Dan Armstron London Bass Guitar with a bead of sweat running down his chin.Information on the performance is at the bottom of the poster. There is some slight water damage at the bottom, and edgewear, but doesn't interfere with the image. It's a GREAT Promo Poster for the true Bowie fan!David Bowie is widely regarded as one of the most influential writers of pop music. Born 'David Jones' he changed his name to Bowie in the 60s, to avoid confusion with the then well-known Davy Jones (lead singer of the Monkees). The 60s were not a happy period for Bowie, who remained a struggling artist awaiting his breakthrough. He dabbled in many different styles of music (without commercial success), and other art forms such as acting, mime, painting, and playwriting. He finally achieved his commercial breakthrough in 1969 with the song 'Space Oddity', which was released at the time of the moon landing. Despite the fact that the literal meaning of the lyrics relates to an astronaut who is lost in space, this song was used by the BBC in their coverage of the moon landing, and this helped it become such a success. The album which followed Space Oddity and the two which followed (one of which included the song 'The Man Who Sold The World', covered by Lulu and Nirvana) failed to produce another hit single, and Bowie's career appeared to be in decline. However, he made the first of many successful 'comebacks' in 1972 with 'Ziggy Stardust', a concept album about a space-age rock star. This album was followed by others in a similar vein, rock albums built around a central character and concerned with futuristic themes of Armageddon, gender dysfunction/confusion, as well as more contemporary themes such as the destructiveness of success and fame, and the dangers inherent in star worship. In the mid 70s, Bowie was a heavy cocaine abuser and sometime heroin user. In 1975, he changed tack. Musically, he released 'Young Americans', a soul (or plastic soul as he later referred to it) album. This produced his first number one hit in the US, 'Fame'. He also appeared in his first major film, The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976). With his different-colored eyes and skeletal frame, he certainly looked the part of an alien. The following year, he released 'Station to Station', containing some of the material he had written for the soundtrack to this film (which was not used). As his drug problem heightened, his behaviour became more erratic. Reports of his insanity started to appear, and he continued to waste away physically. He fled back to Europe, finally settling in Berlin, where he changed musical direction again and recorded three of the most influential albums of all time, an electronic trilogy with Brian Eno 'Low, Heroes and Lodger'. Towards the end of the 70s, he finally kicked his drug habit, and recorded the album many of his fans consider his best, the Japanese-influenced 'Scary Monsters'. Around this time, he played the Elephant Man on Broadway, to considerable acclaim. The next few years saw something of a drop-off in his musical output as his acting career flourished, culminating in his acclaimed performance in _Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983)_ . In 1983, he recorded 'Let's Dance', an album which proved an unexpected massive commercial success, and produced his second number 1 hit single in the US. The tour which followed, 'Serious Moonlight', was his most successful ever. Faced with this success on a massive scale, Bowie apparently attempted to 'repeat the formula' in the next two albums, with less success (and to critical scorn). Finally, in the late 80s, he turned his back on commercial success and his solo career, forming the hard rock band, Tin Machine, who had a deliberate limited appeal. By now, his acting career was in decline. After the comparative failure of Labyrinth (1986), the movie industry appears to have decided that Bowie was not a sufficient name to be a lead actor in a major movie, and since that date, most of his roles have been cameos or glorified cameos. He himself also seems to have lost interest in movie acting. Tin Machine toured extensively and released two albums, with little critical or commercial success. In 1992, Bowie again changed direction and re-launched his solo career with 'Black Tie White Noise', a 'wedding' album inspired by his recent marriage to Iman. To date, the 90s have been kinder to Bowie than the late 80s. He has released three albums to considerable critical acclaim and reasonable commercial success. In 1995, he renewed his working relationship with Brian Eno to record 'Outside'. After an initial hostile reaction from the critics, this album has now taken its place with his classic albums. In a career spanning four decades, Bowie has influenced the course of popular music several times and influenced several generations of musicians. His promotional videos in the 70s and 80s are regarded as ground-breaking, and as a live concert act, he is regarded as the most theatrical of them all. It is part of our in-store inventory from our shop which is located in the heart of Hollywood where we have been in business for the past 37 years! Winning buyder agrees in advance to pay an additional Mailpostage (Foreign orders will require additional postage) and to remit full payment within 10 days after notification from the seller. PLEASE ALLOW 10 TO 14 DAYS FOR DELIVERY. 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