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From Kim Petras’ historic Grammys win to Boygenius’ indie-rock superstardom, 2023 has been a huge year for LGBTQIA+ music fans. Whether in the mainstream or the underground, queer music is thriving and unapologetically so. Ellie Robinson explores how it happened (and why this is just the beginning).
"Fifty years later the outfit has lost none of its potency, not that we think it really bears any comparison to the creation currently being favoured by young Sam Smith..."
The original handwritten lyrics for David Bowie's Starman have been sold to an unidentified Aussie bidder at auction for an eye-watering £203,500 (approx $400, 000 AUD).
“As all great artists do, his work wasn’t about him. It’s about us. It’s about the audience.”
Some of the rarities included are an alternate version of Quicksand, live takes of Rock n Roll With Me and a previously unreleased live medley of The Jean Genie and The Beatles Love Me Do, which features legendary guitarist Jeff Beck.
The documentary promises big things.
The documentary directed by Brett Morgen is the first film officially sanctioned by the Bowie estate.
The musicians estate is apparently set to finalise the deal in the coming weeks
It's available for three nights only.
The film is due for release next month.