David Bowie

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Maybe summer is a good time to get another dog . . . Photograph: iStock

It’s almost birthday season in this house again. But among the birthday celebrations – two of which are “notable” birthdays – a First Communion, (...)

One of the David Bowie songs is  described  as “a beat poem about rabbits smuggling drugs, complete with in-character reminiscences of an aged German bunny”. Photograph:  Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

A reel-to-reel tape featuring three esoteric and previously unreleased David Bowie songs is to be auctioned later this month. It features four songs r(...)

Golden but oldies: Dylan, Bowie, Madonna, Yoko Ono and Laurie Anderson

It’s good to have Madonna back. The world seems a weedier, less vital place without her. A whole generation has punctuated life-altering moments with (...)

A Clockwork Orange: Ronnie Barker’s Porridge offered more biting satire

There are no sacred cows. Once something gains such status it has begun to atrophy. You may as well sling it in a gallery and put a red rope around it(...)

Scott Walker on the BBC’s Presenting Nana Mouskouri TV show, 1970. Photograph:  Michael Putland/Getty Images

When David Bowie, Nick Cave and Brian Eno all salute you as a “musical genius”, you are more than an extraordinary talent, your work is woven into the(...)

Young people standing in the mud and water and talking, during Woodstock in August, 1969. Photograph: John Dominis/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty

Anybody keen on celebrating the 50th anniversary of Woodstock deserves whatever comes their way. Fighting dysentery to the strains of the Paul Butter(...)

Lot 52: Section of Self Portrait by Mark ‘Rasher’ Kavanagh sold for €1,200, Morgan O’Driscoll

Auction results Morgan O’Driscoll, online Irish Art auction, March 11th: Louis le Brocquy’s The Flower Seller South Anne Street Christmas Eve, which (...)

George Michael at the Royal Albert Hall in 2012. Photograph: Samir Hussein/Redferns via Getty Images

The art collection of George Michael – the late singer, songwriter and music producer, is on an extensive world tour, including an exhibition in China(...)

Life cast Masks of David Bowie by Joe Murray (€500-€700), Morgan O’Driscoll.

Although the Irish art market appears to be heading towards recovery since the economic crash, it still remains a fickle world. Take, for example, Flo(...)

Stop him if you think you’ve heard this one before – actually, you probably have. Morrissey’s next album will consist solely of cover versions, featur(...)

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