David Bowie A Legend Passes
David Bowie,the legend had died yesterday at the age of 69, still relatively young and gone too soon by 21st Century norms.
David was a man of Past, Present & the Future.
You could say he was also A Man for All Seasons.
His legacy will live on.
He was a London lad like me and only nine years older.
I grew up to David”s music; from his beginings as a pop star to becoming a well respected world renowned culture icon.
He influenced modern music & videos, particularly the New Romantic era of the 1970s/1980s.
To see him on stage with another legend and musical genius Freddie Mercury was sublime.
My favourite songs of his were Space Oddity, Ashes to Ashes (cool video), Spiders From Mars and Jean Genie.( I sing terribly to my wife!)
He easily adopted new personas such as Ziggy Stardust, for which became famous for and much copied.
He was also a decent actor. I enjoyed his movie ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth‘ seeing it twice as well an 80s classic, The Labyrinth. 🙂
He cornered the market in style.
David was flamboyant and cleverly used androgyny in different personas he created with his music which influenced next generations of musicians and singers.
His final song and atmospheric video Lazarus (the title says it all) released on his 69th Birthday showed how David wanted to go out of this world, say Goodbye…His way.
Magnificent. groundbreaking and unique all the way. His own epitaph, his own way.
The world is a little less colourful now that he is gone.
Farewell Major Tom & Thanks for the music and cool videos…and being you.
Enjoy the Great Gig in the Sky…Starman