The Museum of Soho will be hosting a "pop up" exhibition in collaboration with The British Record Shop Archive, and as part of the exhibition we have organised 2 Tours of Bowie's Soho. 35 Beak St from 14-21 April.
David Bowie's love of music was nurtured by record shops in suburban Bromley where he frequented three shops: Medhurst's department shop, Roberston's music shop and Furlong's, a record shop where he briefly worked as a Saturday boy.
When David Jones - as he was still known then - moved into Soho as a teenager with dreams of stardom he continued to frequent record shops with Dobell's jazz, blues and folk shop on Charing Cross Road & HMV's Oxford Street shop being his favourites. Young David Jones would visit various record shops in the UK to promote his debut 45. Throughout his life he spoke fondly of the London record shops that helped shape his sound and vision.
On Saturday 16th April, as part of Record Store Day, The Museum of Soho will be screening 3 Bowie related documentaries from the BBC Arena archive at 01zero-one, Hopkins street, London W1F 0HS.
Doors Open: 15.00
Screenings Start: 15.30
"Nic Roeg: It's About Time", The first major profile of the great British film director Nicolas Roeg, examining his very personal vision of cinema as in such films as Performance and The Man Who Fell to Earth.
"My Way", An investigation of the appeal and power of this popular song.
"Walk on the Wild Side" The story behind Lou Reed's classic song celebrating transvestism.