David Bowie, one of the most influential recording artists of all time, passed away on January 10, 2016, after a battle with throat cancer. He was 69.
Bowie has released his 25th studio album, "Blackstar," to strong reviews on Friday.
Bowie was one of the most celebrated musicians of modern times. Released only four days ago, the video for single ‘Lazarus’ was Bowie’s parting shot, opening with a blindfolded, fragile-looking Bowie laying in bed. His first words “look up here, I’m in heaven/I’ve got scars that can’t be seen” are now obviously an admission of his ill health, rather than just a fantastical musing on mortality. It soon becomes obvious that the bed he's in is a hospital one and Bowie begins to float above it, signifying his transmutation to the other side – whatever, or wherever that may be. Watching it now, it’s a statement as bold as it is bleak.
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Monday, January 11th, 2016
|so very sad, a legend was lost. RIP David Bowie.|
|great songwriter shows how rubbish todays x factor and voice generation are|
|My oldest sister was a bowie maniac, so it kinda rubbed off on me. Always remember listening to Hunky Dory then all the rest of his back catalogue. Total genius is an understatement regarding his talent. Very sad time indeed|
|RIP in PEACE, Rock Icon!!!|
|posted by (2016-01-12 06:15:57)|
|I didn't really fully appreciate the contribution David Bowie made to the Arts, Music and The Culture until I was much older. I didnt get the whole androgynous thing, i didnt get the bi-sexual thing and let alot of my own prejudices interfere with appreciating his talent. Thankfully today I have his music, his 33 1/3 Vinyl LP's and a more open mind and heart. Thanks Ziggy|
|Such a great loss to the world!!Seen him in Melbourne 2004 his last tour,mind blowing performer.|
RIP David and thanks for all the great music you will be sadly missed.
|posted by (2016-01-12 08:54:13)|
|R.I.P david bowie ,you have done so much for music that will never ever be forgotten. Hello all .wanna see a David bowie performance that's incredible?.look for Trent Resnoir and david bowtie sing .the nine inch nails song hurt. It's a live performance.Absolutely incredible . Look for it. Bye everyone.|
|RIP David Bowie|
|posted by (2016-01-14 01:31:08)|
|I know it's an old saying, but heaven must have one hell of a band. I can so see David and Freddie sitting together, swapping stories and singing together.|
The term legend is used too often to describe people with limited talent these days, but I grew up listening to Hendrix, The Beatles, The Stones, Elvis, Bowie, Queen, and all the other greats. Those were Legends.
The true Legends have their music still being played not 2 or 3 years from their last Album, but 20 or 30 years after them.
Bowie will be still listened to long after people are saying "Justin who?"
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