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    January 10 2016 - David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.
    He was 69.

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    Rock chameleon and visionary David Bowie died Sunday after a long battle with cancer, his
    business manager told NBC News. He was 69 years old and had just released his 47th album,
    "Blackstar," to strong reviews.
    Bill Zysblat, Bowie's business manager, said he had few details, but he confirmed that Bowie,
    who was born David Jones in 1947 and was inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in
    1996, died sometime before midnight.
    Bowie's son Duncan also confirmed the news early Monday on Twitter.
    Bowie was among the primary innovators and showmen of rock 'n' roll for four decades. He
    didn't just push the edge of the envelope. He often manufactured the envelope itself, with such
    creations as glam rock and Ziggy Stardust, the otherworldly representative of extraterrestrials;
    the post-apocalyptic Thin White Duke of the mid-1970s; and cutting-edge explorations into
    dance music ("Let's Dance," 1983), European electronic music and even guitar-driven speed
    metal (the poorly received band Tin Machine, which he fronted in the late 1980s).
    Bowie came to fame with the appropriately named "Space Oddity" in 1969. It was an ethereal
    outer space ballad that made Bowie — and the song's main character, the enigmatic "Major
    Tom" — worldwide household names. In 2013, astronaut Chris Hadfield created a viral
    sensation when he recorded it aboard the International Space Station.
    Three years later, Bowie returned to the
    cosmos with "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy
    Stardust and the Spiders From Mars," a
    bizarre cabaret piece-slash-arena rock
    spectacle-slash-drug nightmare that
    essentially created the spangled and
    sequined world of glam rock. Rolling Stone
    magazine named it one of the 50 greatest
    rock albums of all time.
    In what would become a recurring motif,
    Bowire reversed course again in the mid-
    1970s, switching to a chilled soul and funk
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    sound with the release of "Diamond Dogs." It signaled the debut of another persona — the
    Thin White Duke — under which Bowie released the smash album "Young Americans," which
    gave Bowie his first U.S. No. 1 hit, "Fame."
    A sly undercurrent of apposite whimsy was always embedded in Bowie's music, which came
    through most clearly during this era in a 1977 Christmas TV special. Bowie — as himself, not
    any of his stage personae — performed "The Little Drummer Boy" with none other than Bing
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    Rock chameleon and visionary David Bowie died Sunday after a long battle with cancer.

    This sucks!

    RIP to one of the best ever. May Ziggy Stardust live forever!

    Last edited by The Experience; 01-10-2016, 11:50 PM.

  • #2
    Sad news .... very sad news.

    Two of my all time favorites: "Ground Control to Major Tom" and "Changes"
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    • #3
      That is truly sad. Huge Bowie fan... wasn't expecting that at all.. cancer sucks.
      was hoping he would beat it.

      Rip thin white duke.


      • #4
        Thankful I was able to inhabit the earth at the same time with him.

        R.I.P. Starman.


        • #5

          Very sad to read ....

          My Favorite "The Man who Sold the World"

          RIP ... Thank you David Bowie for all the great music ....
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          • #6
            A sad time for British rock music. Lemmy from Motorhead at 70, closely followed by David Bowie at 69.

            I grew up in the 1970s, and the soundtrack of my youth are the British legends David Bowie, Slade, Roxy Music, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Queen....

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            • #7
              My personal favorite. But there are so many!



              • #8
                RIP Mr. Bowie. Had a lot of good times listening to your Music.
                Originally posted by The Experience View Post
                My personal favorite. But there are so many!

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