Bowie

David Robert Jones (8 Jan 1947 – 10 Jan 2016), known as David Bowie, was an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger, painter and actor. He was a figure in popular music for over five decades, and was considered by critics and other musicians as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s. His androgynous appearance was an iconic element of his image, principally in the 1970s and 1980s. Bowie stopped concert touring after 2004, and last performed live at a charity event in 2006. In 2013, he returned from a decade-long recording hiatus, remaining musically active until his death. Wikipedia

DavidBowieVEVO Published on Jan 7, 2016
David Bowie – Lazarus
“Lazarus” off David Bowie’s album Blackstar

Published on Nov 19, 2015
David Bowie – Blackstar
“Blackstar” off David Bowie’s album Blackstar

### NZ Herald Online 5:44 AM Tuesday Jan 12, 2016
David Bowie’s last release, Lazarus, was ‘parting gift’ for fans in carefully planned finale
By Hannah Furness
David Bowie’s final record was a carefully-orchestrated farewell to his fans, his producer has confirmed. Lazarus, released on Bowie’s 69th birthday just two days before his death, opens with the lyrics: “Look up here, I’m in Heaven!”
Tony Visconti, the producer who worked with Bowie to complete his final album, has released a statement saying it was deliberately created and timed as a “parting gift” for his fans.
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14 responses to “Bowie

  1. Diane Yeldon

    Bowie was a matchless artist. Couldn’t really sing but it didn’t matter at all.

  2. Elizabeth

    ODT Editorial: Bowie: The star who fell to earth
    …. having musicians – and artists in general – who communicate in such profound ways the beauty and pain in life, its joy and sorrow, who examine the human condition, stretch our imaginations, make us think, make us feel, provoke us, inspire us to act.

    PS Bowie could sing.

  3. Elizabeth

    30KWPA Published on Jun 29, 2012
    DAVID BOWIE – Ashes To Ashes (2000)
    London, England, 06-27-00.

    emimusic Published on Feb 26, 2009
    David Bowie – Wild Is The Wind
    Music: “Wild Is the Wind” by Gypsy Lee Pistolero (Google Play • iTunes)

    emimusic Published on Feb 26, 2009
    David Bowie – Absolute Beginners
    Music: “Absolute Beginners (Edit Remastered)” by David Bowie (Google Play • iTunes)

    https://youtu.be/gRiTngOAQps David Bowie And The Story Of Ziggy Stardust (BBC Documentary)
    Arjen de Nobel Published on Apr 1, 2013
    The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars is arguably the most important album in the mind-blowing career of David Bowie. Released in 1972, it’s the record that set the mercurial musician on course to becoming one of the best-known pop stars on the planet. In just over a year, Bowie’s messianic Martian invaded the minds of the nation’s youth with a killer combination of extraterrestrial rock ‘n’ roll and outrageous sexuality, all delivered in high-heeled boots, multi-coloured dresses and extravagant make-up. In Bowie’s own words, Ziggy was ‘a cross between Nijinsky and Woolworths’, but this unlikely culture clash worked – Ziggy turned Bowie into stardust. This documentary tells the story of how Bowie arrived at one of the most iconic creations in the history of pop music. The songs, the hairstyles, the fashion and the theatrical stage presentation that merged together to turn David Bowie into the biggest craze since the Beatles. Ziggy’s instant success gave the impression that he was the perfectly-planned pop star. But, as the film reveals, it had been a momentous struggle for David Bowie to hit on just the right formula that would take him to the top. Narrated by fan Jarvis Cocker, it reveals Bowie’s mission to the stars through the musicians and colleagues who helped him in his unwavering quest for fame – a musical voyage that led Bowie to doubt his true identity, eventually forcing the sudden demise of his alien alter ego, Ziggy.

    Music: “All the Young Dudes” by Mott The Hoople (Google Play • iTunes)

  4. Elizabeth

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    ### kfor.com Posted 8:02 pm 11 Jan 2016 Updated at 09:23pm 11 Jan 2016
    Space commander makes David Bowie tribute on International Space Station
    By M.DeLaTorre
    OUTER SPACE — Commander Chris Hadfield, like millions of other people, was saddened by the news of David Bowie’s death.
    Hadfield, an astronaut with the Canadian Space Agency, recorded a revised version of Bowie’s song “Space Oddity” while on the International Space Station. The song was recorded in 2013, but has resurfaced since the icon’s death.
    “David Bowie, thank you for inspiring people on and off Earth. Rest in peace. In honor, Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield’s rendition of Space Oddity performed aboard the International Space Station.”
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    Uploaded on Feb 27, 2009
    David Bowie – Life On Mars?
    Music video by David Bowie performing Life On Mars?. Taken from the album ‘Heroes’
    Music: “Life on Mars? (Remastered)” by David Bowie (Google Play • iTunes)

    Space Station · ISS [nasa.gov]Space Station · ISS [nasa.gov]

  5. Elizabeth

    16.1.16 NZ Herald: David Bowie’s Blackstar tops the NZ album charts
    New Zealand is the first country in the world where Blackstar has reached number one.

  6. Elizabeth

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    Great video of how the Blue Marble photo taken of Earth from space changed our perspective forever #destinationspace

    View full screen !!!!

  7. Elizabeth
  8. Elizabeth

    Thu, 14 Jul 2016
    ODT: Mars mission will be ‘global’ (+ video)
    NASA is seeking wide international support for its plan for astronauts to get their “boots on Mars” by 2039. Nasa deputy administrator Dr Dava Newman made that point in Dunedin yesterday, after arriving in Dunedin to speak at the 10th biennial New Zealand International Science Festival.

    █ Dr Newman will outline Nasa’s vision for travel to Mars in a talk titled “Exploring Together” at the University of Otago’s St David lecture theatre at 7.30pm today.

  9. Elizabeth

    Tue, 19 Jul 2016
    ODT: High night flight shows city lights
    A striking photograph of Dunedin taken from a Nasa flying observatory at a height of 44,000ft early yesterday shows the extent of light pollution caused by the city’s street lights. Dunedin astronomer and Otago Museum director Ian Griffin made that point about the photo, which he took at 3am from the Sofia observatory, a converted Boeing 747SP aircraft, as it flew near the city.

  10. Elizabeth

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