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Perhaps one of the most influential, interesting, iconic and talented people ever to hit the stage and screen, David Bowie was not only our childhood hero through the cult film Labyrinth, but also someone we have known and loved our entire lives for his simply genius music.

Always on the hunt for a good bit of tasty knowledge to sink our teeth into, we thought we would do some digging and pop together some cool facts we’ve recently learned about the legend himself. Sit back and enjoy our 10 Things You [Probably] Didn’t Know About David Bowie…

> His eyes are actually the same colour – Perhaps hard to believe we know, his eyes are the same colour, however after a fight as a kid his left eye was left permanently dilated which gives it the appearance of being darker.

> As impressive at it is, Bowie was in a total of 10 bands; The Hype, Tao Jones Index, Tin Machine, The Buzz, The Riot Squad, The King Bees, The Lower Third, The Manish Boys, The Konrads and The Hooker Brothers.

> He released the first downloadable single from a major artist – Back in 1996, Bowie released his single ‘Telling Lies’ on his website. Given the dial-up speeds back then this might have taken around 11 minutes to complete. How did we have the patience back then?? Well worth the wait though huh.

> He did the voice (gurgling) for the baby in the song “Magic Dance,” in the movie Labyrinth.

> He was buddies with a young Elton John – When he was 17, Bowie (who was then still David Jones) loved to meet up with his friend Reginald Kenneth Dwight (who later of course became Elton John) at the Soho’s Giaconda Cafe, to hang out and talk about music.

> He really didn’t like the song ‘The Little Drummer Boy’ – A classic clip of the man himself with music veteran Bing Crosby singing together shows Bowie singing a song called ‘Peace on Earth’ while Bing sang ‘The Little Drummer Boy’. Bowie’s part, ‘Peace on Earth’, was written for him so Bowie didn’t have to sing a simple duet of ‘The Little Drummer Boy’, so they turned it into a mix of the two. Awesome stuff!

> Letting the numbers speak for themselves, David Bowie sold more than 140 million records in his lifetime.

> His first television appearance was in 1964, at the age of 17, he was interviewed on a BBC program as the founder of The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Long-haired Men.

> David Bowie’s best known duets are of course with Freddie Mercury, Mick Jagger, and Bing Crosby. However, have you seen this live duet of ‘Tonight’ he did with Tina Turner?

>In 1980, he starred in the Broadway production of The Elephant Man.

So there you have them folks. Hopefully we’ve given you a little extra glimpse into the life of this extraordinary man who shook the world and stamped his mark on it forever.

Help spread your love for this cult icon with a little help of our huge range of David Bowie TShirts or Labyrinth Merchandise. So many items from here we’ll sure be rocking for a long time to come.
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Can you believe it! Henson meets Bowie (Jareth) classic Labyrinth was first released in the US today back in 1986! Scary to think!

This cult icon well known for those trousers it’s quirky story line and of course classic characters has been a firm favourite for many 80s kids and of course generations after and it’s not hard to see why!

Although initially this flick was seen as a commercial hiccup, not even grossing half of it’s $25million budget in the cinemas, Labyrinth gained a strong cult following and has been widely known as one of the best films from the 80s ever since.

A staggering 28 tears on (oh how old do we feel!) this film is still going strong in the eyes of many and is certainly still in all of our top lists.

The classic story follows 15 years old Sarah accidentally wishes her baby half-brother, Toby, away to the Goblin King Jareth (David Bowie). Jareth tells Sarah that he will give back her brother if she can solve his super high-tech and oh-so 80s Labyrinth within just thirteen hours. He then whisks them both off to the Labyrinth, leaving Sarah there to start her quest.
She quickly meets Hoggle, a grumpy and obstinate dwarf who initially refuses to help her. Soon after Sarah has trapped herself in an oubliette. Jareth sends Hoggle into the oubliette to free Sarah and sneakily misdirect her back to the beginning of the labyrinth. However, Sarah makes a trade with Hoggle while in the oubliette, and convinces him to take her as far as he can through the Labyrinth instead.

Through a series of twists and turns, she runs into even more weird and wonderful characters such as Ludo, the iconic ‘ello worm’, Sir Didymus, Fire Gang and is faces with ever greater challenges including the Bog of Eternal Stench, a room full of stairs and even the odd peach trance. Phew!
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With so much love for this retro icon, naturally we’ve been so busy over the years designing and creating our very own range of exclusive and 100% official Labyrinth T-Shirts including designs inspired by the Goblin Kind, Ello Worm, Ludo and more. Take a look at some of our top picks from this great range…..
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Labyrinth T-Shirt from Mr Gugu & Miss Go
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As you know, we love a good comp!

To help celebrate this big day from one of our all time favourite films, we’re giving one lucky winner the chance to get your eager 80s loving hands on one of our amazing new Labyrinth Tees featuring our exclusive Sarah and Jareth design!

To enter, simply head on over to the TruffleShuffle Facebook page and hit ‘Like’ on the picture you can see above, that’s it! Easy or what?

Closes at 4pm today when one winner will be picked at random after.

Good luck everyone!

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While browsing this weeks mags, we spotted this funky Scarf Braid hairstyle in Company Magazine and had to share it with you lovely lot.

Not only does this stand-out hairstyle look fun and is easy to achieve, if you want to complete your look we also have the David Bowie T-Shirt the model is pictured wearing!

Kooky Hair + Rebel T-Shirt = One Cool Look!

We would love to see your hair style creations and attempts, show off your looks to our Facebook or Twitter pages :-)

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Nothing says ‘Here comes the British summer!’ quite like Glastonbury. Since 1970, music lovers and new-age enthusiasts have been heading to Somerset come rain or shine (British summer, remember?) to see musical legends rock the stage.

So as Glasto kicks off this week! (Woop!), we’ve been getting a little bit nostalgic. 43 years, 30 performances and a whole lot of musical history made – let’s take a look at some of the defining Glastonbury moments!

David Bowie – Glastonbury 1971

Power up the flux capacitor and take me back to 1971, David Bowie headlined the second Glastonbury festival with a 7 song setlist which included ‘Changes’.  Who wants a 70s headscarf and a bracelet made of daisy chains? Yeah, me too. Peace & love, guys.

The Smiths – Glastonbury 1984

In 1984, regular Glasto goers were outraged to hear that The Smiths were headlining. This was the first example of a mainstream band playing the festival, so in a bid to keep everything a little alternative, they were billed as ‘The Smits’ – and everybody had a jolly good time! The setlist included ‘William, It Was Really Nothing’ and ‘This Charming Man’.

Johnny Cash – Glastonbury 1994

In 1994, Johnny Cash wowed the Glastonbury audience with a flawless performance of his greatest hits. He inspired a whole new generation with songs such as ‘Folsom Prison Blues’ and later said that Glastonbury was one of the highlights of his entire career!

Glastonbury 1995

Glasto 95 was a Britpop extravaganza.  Oasis headlined, along with Pulp, The Verve, The Charlatans, The Cure and The Prodigy. ‘Some Might Say’ (get it?) that this was the best festival line-up since Woodstock. So let’s enjoy this photo of Liam Gallagher with a tambourine around his neck, and remember how Robbie Williams stormed the stage to join in the performance of Shakermaker.

Amy Winehouse – Glastonbury 2007

In 2007, Amy Winehouse blew the crowd away with her sensational voice and soulful performances of hits such as ‘Back To Black’ and ‘You Know I’m No Good’. Powerhouse voice and her quirky style  – everybody loved Amy.

If this little trip down memory lane has got you ready for the festival season, here are a few of our favourite Band T Shirts for a cool summer look with TruffleShuffle!

Ladies Stone Roses Wanna Be Adored Charcoal T-Shirt from Amplified Vintage

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Ladies Charcoal Led Zeppelin USA 1977 T-Shirt from Amplified Vintage

Ladies Charcoal Led Zeppelin USA 1977 T-Shirt from Amplified Vintage

Men's Charcoal David Bowie 1974 Tour T-Shirt from Amplified Vintage

Men's Charcoal David Bowie 1974 Tour T-Shirt from Amplified Vintage

Ladies Charcoal Pink Floyd On The Run T-Shirt from Amplified Vintage

Ladies Charcoal Pink Floyd On The Run T-Shirt from Amplified Vintage

Until next time!
Miranda
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Happy Birthday Bowie!

by Iain Matheson on January 9, 2012

Hi there you lovely lot,

So David Bowie turned 65 last weekend, and I have to say that he is hands down my favourite David. (Sorry Hoff) With a music career that has spanned 4 decades, I defy anybody to question his legend status. He is all kinds of awesome, not only is he one of the world’s biggest musical talents – but he is an eccentric crusader for the weird and wonderful.

I mean, he guest starred in Spongebob Squarepants. Some iconic megastars may (wrongly) think they are above smartly dressed sponges and meowing snails – but not our David. He was a guest on the 2007 episode Atlantis SquarePantis, and gave the show it’s highest ever ratings. What a guy.

In 1986 he starred in Labyrinth as Jareth the Goblin King, and the fabulous gang at TruffleShuffle have got a brilliant collection of t shirts celebrating the many faces of David Bowie. So, to quote Jareth (with some creative license) ‘I ask for so little. Just fear me, love me, do as I say and buy these T shirts…’

Ladies David Bowie Photographic Changes T-Shirt £25

Ladies Pink Dance Magic Dance Labyrinth Poster T-Shirt £20

Men's David Bowie Photographic Changes T-Shirt £30

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