Monday, 11 January 2016

RIP David Bowie

It's a sad day when one of my favourite artists dies!

If you don't know anything about David Bowie then here's a little introduction about the British icon...

David Bowie Introduction

David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally 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 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, 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". 

The relatively short-lived Ziggy persona proved to be one facet of a career marked by reinvention, musical innovation and visual presentation.

My Inspiration

David Bowie was one of my inspirations to become a writer and to create the unique fantasy world's in my stories.

I loved his music, style and was (and still am) obsessed with Labyrinth!

It will be such a loss to the entertainment business (in my eyes) as another uniquely creative artist has departed but hopefully more upcoming artists will use him as an inspiration to create more distinctive and memorable music, styles and films.

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