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David Bowie and The Smiths among Record Store Day 2017’s biggest-selling vinyl releases

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Bowie dominated both the singles and albums chart.

The top five biggest-selling vinyl singles and albums of Record Store Day 2017 have been revealed by the Official Charts Company, with David Bowie, The Smiths and Pink Floyd all featured on the list.

Based on data reported to Official Charts, David Bowie’s Cracked Actor LP – a previously unheard 1974 live recording – and his No Plan EP, which collects the late icon’s final three recordings, topped the albums and singles chart respectively.

The Smiths’ special RSD release, ‘The Boy With The Thorn In His Side’, which features the words “Trump will kill America” etched on its run-out groove, follows No Plan on the singles list, while Pink Floyd’s ‘Interstellar Overdrive’ is at No. 3. See the full list below.

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Bowie producer says music needs more ‘rule-breakers’ like Frank Ocean and Kendrick Lamar

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“Don’t copy yesterday’s hit, it’s a losing battle,” says Tony Visconti

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David Bowie producer Tony Visconti has said the music Keep Reading

You can own David Bowie’s New York City condo and play his piano for $6.5 million

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If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “Gee, I’d like to see how David Bowie lived,” and you happen to have a few extra million bucks lying around, today’s your lucky day. The New York City condominium in which Bowie lived with his wife, Iman, for 11 years has been listed for sale via Corcoran Group Real Estate. The asking price? $6,495,000.

Of course, for that price, you’re not just getting a beautiful Central Park South condo that once housed a beloved artist  — you’re also getting Bowie’s piano. When Keep Reading

Plans for a giant David Bowie lightning bolt statue in Brixton have fallen through

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Organizers are still planning an alternative and “appropriate” piece of public art.

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fans hoping to construct a huge lightning bolt tribute statue in Brixton have failed to raise enough money.

Plans for the statue were unveiled in February, with organizers looking to secure £990,000 in funds through a Crowdfunding campaign. However, just £50,000 has been raised by fans in four weeks – meaning that the structure cannot go ahead.

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