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    Sale 2179

    Pop Culture

    23 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 269

    David Bowie

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    David Bowie
    An extremely rare British test pressing of David Bowie's RCA debut album Hunky Dory with typewritten GEM labels (Bowie's management company,)a generic white cover with pasted on sheet with song & copywrite information, and the handwritten notation Preview Pressing, 19 October 1971.This is contains a very rare 12½in. square fold-open custom David Bowie/Gem Records Press Kit, featuring album artwork on the cover, credits and contact information for GEM inside, and containing six pages of articles on Bowie reprinted from The New York Times, Changes Magazine and Rolling Stone. Also includes a 1969 UK Phillips Records biography issued with the release of his first hit single, "Space Oddity," and a sheet reprinting the album cover art. 12x12in.

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