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  • charliehunt
    Nearly there!
    • Oct 2012
    • 11459

    Bowie Dead!!

    I did not know he had had cancer. Truly a seminal figure in rock for over 40 years. I loved some of his stuff and some left me cold but you couldn't ignore him!!
    Charlie

    Keep smiling - it's never as bad as you think!!
  • Newforest
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Apr 2005
    • 8848

    #2
    Unbelievable! Just caught the BBC headline and couldn't believe it. Just as his new album is to be released. What karma. RIP David and thanks for all the music!
    http://www.flightmemory.com/ I have been round the world 11.83 times!

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    • Bellarine
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Aug 2010
      • 402

      #3
      Reading a post by his producer Tony Visconti, he said

      "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."

      Whether you like his music or not doesn't matter, you cannot deny that he has left a massive impact on popular culture in so many fields - something that modern day "artists" can't come within a brass razoo of.

      Personally I am gutted. RIP
      Last edited by Bellarine; 11th January 2016, 09:41.
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      • Bruggen 130
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Jan 2004
        • 1786

        #4
        Bowie

        A true rock legend R.I.P.

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        • charliehunt
          Nearly there!
          • Oct 2012
          • 11459

          #5
          Bellarine - your third paragraph says it all, perfectly!
          Charlie

          Keep smiling - it's never as bad as you think!!

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          • ~Alan~
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Mar 2010
            • 5012

            #6
            Originally posted by Bellarine View Post

            Whether you like his music or not doesn't matter, you cannot deny that he has left a massive impact on popular culture in so many fields - something that modern day "artists" can't come within a brass razoo of.
            Although many of them are jumping on the " His music influenced what I do" bandwagon.

            I remember when Space Oddity first came out. It was so different from anything anyone else had done,
            and has a lot of personal meaning to me.

            As Charlie said, a lot of his music left me cold, but there were a few notable highlights.

            Sixty Nine is no age to die, but probably about average for those in his profession, who have indulged in
            the excesses of drink and drugs over the years.

            R.I.P Major Tom
            Engine Failure:.... A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.

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            • duxfordhawk
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Sep 2003
              • 2336

              #7
              Still in shock at this news, been a Bowie fan for years he was a true icon and unlike many of his peers he was always able to adapt. You literally never knew what he would record next. He had been suffering cancer for 18 months and kept recording and kept it private that he was suffering such an illness.

              I admit I didn't understand his new album Blackstar, but this line in Lazarus really rings true now

              Look up here, I’m in heaven

              I’ve got scars that can’t be seen

              I’ve got drama, can’t be stolen

              Everybody knows me now


              RIP David.
              Martin
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              http://www.flickr.com/photos/dxhawk/

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              • Louiechevy
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Apr 2012
                • 81

                #8
                Sad sad news R.I.P Major Tom

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                • duxfordhawk
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Sep 2003
                  • 2336

                  #9
                  I wrote this today after hearing the sad news, still feel so sad that he has left us


                  Don't look where I am
                  Look where I want to be
                  Don't look at who I am
                  Look at who I want to be

                  Today in the news they tell me we've lost David Bowie
                  A true icon who made game changing a reality
                  Trend setter, character maker, rule breaker
                  South London boy come genius music maker

                  In Lazarus opened a window on your soul
                  But I was too ignorant to understand
                  You were a dying man and Blackstar was your final plan
                  But today the lyrics of this have knocked me for six

                  From Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke
                  From Major Tom to Aladdin Sane
                  We loved you whatever you became
                  From Space oddity to Blackstar it's been a fantastic ride
                  Thank you David see you on the otherside

                  Martin Stitchener
                  11th January 2016 on the news of David Bowie passing.
                  Martin
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                  • Flygirl
                    Flak Bait
                    • Apr 2008
                    • 5344

                    #10
                    A fitting tribute me thinks. https://youtu.be/KaOC9danxNo RIP David Bowie 1947 - 2016
                    Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.


                    http://planemadanna.blogspot.co.uk/


                    The first quality needed is audacity

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                    • Scramble Bill
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Sep 2003
                      • 236

                      #11
                      Knew he had, had health problems in the past, but didn't expect this......utterly shocked....part of my youth....doesn't seem possible he is no longer here...

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                      • Flygirl
                        Flak Bait
                        • Apr 2008
                        • 5344

                        #12
                        Goodbye you Legend :-( https://youtu.be/Tgcc5V9Hu3g
                        Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.


                        http://planemadanna.blogspot.co.uk/


                        The first quality needed is audacity

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                        • Flygirl
                          Flak Bait
                          • Apr 2008
                          • 5344

                          #13
                          You may be gone but your legacy is immortal.
                          Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.


                          http://planemadanna.blogspot.co.uk/


                          The first quality needed is audacity

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                          • Tony
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • Jan 2000
                            • 546

                            #14
                            Sad loss....so many to chose from but Hunky Dory is a great album....

                            ....starts with Changes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQTENuQYgjM ....then Oh you pretty things and just the first few notes of my favourite Life on Mars takes me back....

                            Added later:

                            I just realised part of the magic of the song is the lyrics....the start of Life on Mars hooks me in...."It's a god-awful small affair to the girl with the mousy hair"

                            then the chorus

                            "Sailors fighting in the dance hall Oh man! Look at those cavemen go It's the freakiest show Take a look at the Lawman Beating up the wrong guy
                            Oh man! Wonder if he'll ever know He's in the best selling show Is there life on Mars?"

                            The tune ain't half bad either....perhaps with inspiration from the second movement of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2?

                            The French song "Comme d'habitude" was re-written in English by Paul Anka as My Way and sung by Sinatra.

                            Per the sleeve notes "inspired by Frankie" (Sinatra)........for those who like to know these things (maybe no one!) ;- )
                            Last edited by Tony; 12th January 2016, 18:31.
                            Stand up for what you believe in even if you are standing alone...Sophie Scholl (9 May 1921 - 22 February 1943)

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                            • Tony
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • Jan 2000
                              • 546

                              #15
                              Play this one loud Rebel Rebel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U16Xg_rQZkA ....hot tramp I love you so! ; -)
                              Stand up for what you believe in even if you are standing alone...Sophie Scholl (9 May 1921 - 22 February 1943)

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                              • snafu
                                Senior Member
                                • Aug 2013
                                • 2825

                                #16
                                Amused me when I heard that, after Bowie started Tin Machine there was a rule that during press interviews each band member - in order to be fair to the lesser known (ie the other three) of them - could only be asked 25% of the questions; one well known music journo sat down before them, consulted his note pad then looked up to ask 'right, which one of you is David?'

                                With a few exceptions his work from Lets Dance onwards did not interest me - it was too popularist, then it was just too desperate to be different and I gave up.
                                Guess he won't be touring this album, but we all know that death can be a wonderful career move - if only Bieber and the reality show karaoke artists would take the hint. Apparently his ex-wife Angie hasn't been told - she is in the Big Brother house, but who knew? - but will be informed this evening.

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                                • J Boyle
                                  With malice towards none
                                  • Oct 2004
                                  • 9673

                                  #17
                                  Sooner or later, we'll all go through ch-ch-changes.
                                  RIP
                                  There are two sides to every story. The truth is usually somewhere between the two.

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                                  • snafu
                                    Senior Member
                                    • Aug 2013
                                    • 2825

                                    #18
                                    Like I said:

                                    Originally posted by snafu View Post
                                    ...we all know that death can be a wonderful career move...
                                    Nineteen of David Bowie's albums have entered the UK album charts, after fans sought out his classic hits in the wake of his death.
                                    His new album, Blackstar, reached number one, selling almost 150,000 copies since its release last week.
                                    It had already been on course to top the charts before news of his death was announced on Monday, said the Official Charts Company.
                                    Thirteen Bowie tracks also entered the top 100, led by Heroes at number 12.
                                    The song, which originally peaked at 24 in 1977, is joined in the top 40 by Life On Mars, Starman, Let's Dance and Space Oddity.
                                    In total, Bowie sold 241,000 albums and 167,000 singles over the course of the week, while his songs were streamed more than 19 million times on services like Apple Music and Spotify, which said streams jumped by 2,822% following news of his death.
                                    The star accounts for 25% of this week's Top 40, with the best-sellers including greatest hits collections Nothing Has Changed and Best Of 1969/1974.
                                    Hunky Dory was the most popular of the Bowie's classic albums, charting at 14. The 1971 record includes the singles Life on Mars and Changes, as well as Kooks, an ode to Bowie's son whose lyrics went viral earlier this week.

                                    David Bowie's albums in the Top 100
                                    1) Blackstar
                                    5) Nothing Has Changed - The Very Best Of
                                    11) The Best Of 1969 / 1974
                                    14) Hunky Dory
                                    17) The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust
                                    18) Best of Bowie
                                    23) Aladdin Sane
                                    25) The Next Day
                                    31) Low
                                    37) Diamond Dogs
                                    42) Let's Dance
                                    45) Heroes
                                    55) Station to Station
                                    59) The Best Of - 1980 / 1987
                                    60) Young Americans
                                    61) Scary Monsters
                                    89) The Man Who Sold The World
                                    95) Space Oddity
                                    97) Five Years - 1969 - 1973

                                    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35326988

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                                    • Bruggen 130
                                      Rank 5 Registered User
                                      • Jan 2004
                                      • 1786

                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by snafu View Post
                                      Like I said:
                                      You're very clever, no one saw that coming did they.

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                                      • snafu
                                        Senior Member
                                        • Aug 2013
                                        • 2825

                                        #20
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