Buzz Aldrin is recovering in hospital thanks to David Bowie M.D., yes really


The second man on the moon has had a hell of a week.

While accompanying a tourist group to the icy plains of Antarctica, former astronaut Buzz Aldrin’s health took a worrying turn. 

The 87-year-old was airlifted to nearby New Zealand after his “condition deteriorated,” according to a statement

By curious happenstance, the Apollo 11 pilot saw his path to recovery supervised by one David Bowie — the medical doctor that is, not the late musical and Space God.

Aldrin’s mission director Christina Korp tweeted out a picture of the two men deep in conversation, alongside Bowie’s MD plaque at the Canterbury Hospital, joking “you can’t make this stuff up.” Read more…

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Never-before-seen photos capture the wild audience at a 1970 Bowie performance


Image: Tom Busby/The Roundhouse

In March 1970, London music venue The Roundhouse (a one-time railroad structure celebrating its 50th anniversary this year) held what they billed as “Seven Nights of Celebration” in a “Living Theatre Environment.”

The weeklong festival, “Atomic Sunrise,” was a collaboration between regular performers at the venue’s Sunday Implosion gigs and The Living Theatre, a radical experimental theatre company.

While the Living Theatre performers moved among the dancing and reveling audience, a succession of bands played onstage, including Genesis and David Bowie with one of his early bands, The Hype. Read more…

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