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Old 04-28-2017, 04:46 PM
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David Bowie #2: "I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring."


David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie (/ˈboʊ.i/),[1] was an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger, painter and actor. He was a figure in popular music for over four 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.

Born and raised in Brixton, London, South London, Bowie developed an early interest in music although his attempts to succeed as a pop star during much of the 1960s were frustrated. "Space Oddity" became his first top five entry on the UK Singles Chart after its release in July 1969. After a three-year 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 his single "Starman" and album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. Bowie's impact at that time, as described by biographer David Buckley, "challenged the core belief of the rock music of its day" and "created perhaps the biggest cult in popular culture".[2] The relatively short-lived Ziggy persona proved to be one facet of a career marked by reinvention, musical innovation and visual presentation.

In 1975, Bowie achieved his first major American crossover success with the number-one single "Fame" and the album Young Americans, which the singer characterised as "plastic soul". The sound constituted a radical shift in style that initially alienated many of his UK devotees. He then confounded the expectations of both his record label and his American audiences by recording the electronic-inflected album Low, the first of three collaborations with Brian Eno. Low (1977), "Heroes" (1977), and Lodger (1979)—the so-called "Berlin Trilogy" albums—all 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, which yielded several successful singles. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Bowie continued to experiment with musical styles, including blue-eyed soul, industrial, adult contemporary, and jungle. He stopped touring after his 2003–04 Reality Tour, and last performed live at a charity event in 2006. On 8 January 2016, the date of Bowie's 69th birthday, the studio album Blackstar was released.[3]

Bowie also had a successful, but sporadic film career. His acting roles include the eponymous character in The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976), Major Celliers in Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983), Jareth, the Goblin King in Labyrinth (1986), Pontius Pilate in Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), and Nikola Tesla in The Prestige (2006), among other film and television appearances and cameos.

David Buckley said of Bowie: "His influence has been unique in popular culture—he has permeated and altered more lives than any comparable figure."[2] In the BBC's 2002 poll of the 100 Greatest Britons, Bowie was placed at number 29. Throughout his career, he has sold an estimated 140 million records worldwide.[4] In the UK, he has been awarded nine Platinum album certifications, eleven Gold and eight Silver, and in the US, five Platinum and seven Gold certifications. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.


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Absolutely beautiful job. Bowie is so close to my heart. If we could bookmark the next title, just because, David did a song with one of my favorite bands, Placebo and the song title and the hook he sings is haunting, beautiful and sincere, so the next title please could be, "Without You I'm Nothing"
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This was another great later Bowie work->



New Killer Star from the album Reality
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Absolutely beautiful job. Bowie is so close to my heart. If we could bookmark the next title, just because, David did a song with one of my favorite bands, Placebo and the song title and the hook he sings is haunting, beautiful and sincere, so the next title please could be, "Without You I'm Nothing"
i added it to the top of the list
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Him and Candy Clark, not Candy Crush the video game

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David Bowing riding in on a horse made of lightning is a card in the Cards Against Humanity game i bought this weekend!
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For anyone interested there is an interesting ongoing discussion thread on David Bowie's reddit regarding each and every one of David Bowie's albums

https://www.reddit.com/r/DavidBowie/

Anyway they are up to the Buddha of Suburbia, one of his lesser works (in the 1990s), but it had one of his best songs in the 90s (and possibly overall)

Strangers When We Meet


There was also a song which featured Lenny Kravitz on guitar


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This is a rather amazing piece of work by him when he was 22 (this song came out in 1969)->



Theres a line on this song:

"The Silent Guns of Love
Will Blast the Sky"


^ You cant 'write' stuff like that, its just genius
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That is a cool lyric
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This song came on the radio and it just picked me up a little->

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here are some pictures of him as an old man->



and here he was in line with Michael C Hall (Dexter) for the opening performance of his stage play, Lazarus->


he still looked alright at the end, although he wasnt old for very long
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