Sunday, January 10, 2016

David Bowie, DEAD (1947-01-08, 2016-01-10) (aged 69)

The amazing David Bowie is dead. So sad to see cancer appears to everyone.
I saw David Bowie live in 1990 in a big stadium. A show I will never forget. I was on front row.
Love his music and a few of his movies like "Labyrinth" from 1986, "Absolute Beginners" 1986 and "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me" 1992.

You can check his story on his wikipedia page and on his imdb page.

Here it goes a little from his history from wikipedia.

David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known as David Bowie (/ˈboʊ.i/), was an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, painter, and actor. He was a figure in popular music for over five decades, and was considered by critics and musicians as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s. His career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation, and his music and stagecraft significantly impacted popular music. During his lifetime, he sold an estimated 140 million records worldwide. In the UK, he was awarded nine platinum album certifications, eleven gold and eight silver, and in the US received five platinum and seven gold certifications. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.

Born and raised in south London, Bowie developed an interest in music as a child, eventually studying art, music and design before embarking on a professional career as a musician in 1963. "Space Oddity" became his first top five entry on the UK Singles Chart after its release in July 1969. After a period of experimentation, he re-emerged in 1972 during the glam rock era with his flamboyant and androgynous alter ego Ziggy Stardust. The character was spearheaded by the success of his single "Starman" and album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, and won him widespread popularity. In 1975, Bowie's style shifted radically toward a sound he characterised as "plastic soul", initially alienating many of his UK devotees but garnering him his first major US crossover success with the number-one single "Fame" and the album Young Americans. In 1976, Bowie began a sporadic acting career, starring in the cult film The Man Who Fell to Earth. The following year, he further confounded musical expectations with the electronic-inflected album Low (1977), the first of three collaborations with Brian Eno that would come to be known as the "Berlin Trilogy". "Heroes" (1977) and Lodger (1979) followed; each album reached the UK top five and received lasting critical praise.

After uneven commercial success in the late 1970s, Bowie had UK number ones with the 1980 single "Ashes to Ashes", its parent album Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps), and "Under Pressure", a 1981 collaboration with Queen. He then reached a new commercial peak in 1983 with Let's Dance, with its title track topping both UK and US charts. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Bowie continued to experiment with musical styles, including industrial and jungle. Bowie also continued acting; his roles included Major Celliers in Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983), the Goblin King Jareth in Labyrinth (1986), Pontius Pilate in The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), and Nikola Tesla in The Prestige (2006), among other film and television appearances and cameos. He stopped concert touring after 2004, and last performed live at a charity event in 2006. In 2013, Bowie returned from a decade-long recording hiatus with the release of The Next Day. He remained musically active until his death on 10 January 2016, two days after the release of his final album, Blackstar.

You can see the rest of his story in his wikipedia page: wikipedia


On 10 January 2016, two days after his 69th birthday and the release of the album Blackstar, Bowie died from liver cancer in his New York City apartment. He had been diagnosed 18 months earlier but had not made the news of his illness public. The Belgian theatre director Ivo van Hove, who had worked with the singer on his Off-Broadway musical Lazarus, explained that Bowie was unable to attend rehearsals due to the progression of the disease. He noted that Bowie had kept working during the illness.

Bowie's producer Tony Visconti wrote:
“He always did what he wanted to do. And he wanted to do it his way and he wanted to do it the best way. His death was no different from his life — a work of art. He made Blackstar for us, his parting gift. I knew for a year this was the way it would be. I wasn't, however, prepared for it. He was an extraordinary man, full of love and life. He will always be with us. For now, it is appropriate to cry.”

Following Bowie's death, fans gathered at impromptu street shrines. At the mural of Bowie in his birthplace of Brixton, south London, which shows him in his Aladdin Sane character, fans laid flowers and sang his songs. Other memorial sites included Berlin, Los Angeles and outside his apartment in New York. Bowie was cremated in New York.


Studio albums

- David Bowie (1967)
- David Bowie (also released as Space Oddity) (1969)
- The Man Who Sold the World (1970)
- Hunky Dory (1971)
- The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972)
- Aladdin Sane (1973)
- Pin Ups (1973)
- Diamond Dogs (1974)
- Young Americans (1975)
- Station to Station (1976)
- Low (1977)
- "Heroes" (1977)
- Lodger (1979)
- Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (1980)
- Let's Dance (1983)
- Tonight (1984)
- Never Let Me Down (1987)
- Black Tie White Noise (1993)
- The Buddha of Suburbia (1993)
- Outside (1995)
- Earthling (1997)
- 'Hours...' (1999)
- Heathen (2002)
- Reality (2003)
- The Next Day (2013)
- Blackstar (2016)


Selected film roles

- The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) as Thomas Jerome Newton; received Saturn Award for Best Actor
- Just a Gigolo (1978) as Paul Ambrosius von Przygodski
- Christiane F. (1981) cameo as himself
- The Snowman (1982) narrator in re-released version
- Baal (1982) as Baal
- Yellowbeard (1983) the sailor wearing shark fin – The Shark
- Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983) as Maj. Jack 'Strafer' Celliers
- The Hunger (1983) as John Blaylock
- Jazzin' for Blue Jean (1984) as Vic and Screaming Lord Byron
- Into the Night (1985) as Colin Morris
- Labyrinth (1986) as Jareth the Goblin King
- Absolute Beginners (1986) as Vendice Partners
- The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) as Pontius Pilate
- The Linguini Incident (1991) as Monte
- Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) as Phillip Jeffries
- Dream On (1991) as Sir Roland Moorecock
- Basquiat (1996) as Andy Warhol
- Gunslinger's Revenge (1998) as Jack Sikora
- Everybody Loves Sunshine (1999) as Bernie
- Mr. Rice's Secret (2000) as William Rice
- Zoolander (2001) cameo as himself; nominated for MTV Movie Award
- The Prestige (2006) as Nikola Tesla

David Bowie
Bowie smiling
Bowie during the Heathen Tour in Chicago, August 2002
Born David Robert Jones
8 January 1947
Brixton, London, England
Died 10 January 2016 (aged 69)
Manhattan, New York, United States
Cause of death Liver cancer
  • Singer-songwriter
  • record producer
  • actor
  • painter
Years active 1962–2016
Children Two including Duncan Jones
Musical career
Associated acts

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