January 10, 2016 at 11:30 pm #17058paulwalkerParticipant
at age 69 from cancer.January 10, 2016 at 11:53 pm #17061Andy BrownParticipant
R.I.P.January 11, 2016 at 12:50 am #17063mwdxer1Participant
Wow! David Bowie was a huge star back in the 70s when I was a DJ.
PatrickJanuary 11, 2016 at 1:37 am #17066
WOW total shocker! Bowie is one of those singers that i thought would live forever (wishful thinking on my part) RIP David Bowie. Love David Bowie!
My favorite david Bowie songs are “Heroes,” “Ziggy stardust” and “Rebel Rebel”.
Oh i almost forgot, Bowie also did some cool stuff with Trent Reznor(From Nine inch nails) back in the mid 90’s. One thing I loved about Bowie is that he was always re-inventing himself, every album he did sounded completely different from his last. His sound continued to evolve and change. He never really fell into a category per se.January 11, 2016 at 1:52 am #17070
Oh, hell! Weird! Why? Cuz today was the day I thought I would die. Didn’t though. But, Bowie. He started out right when I truly started getting into rock music. Space Oddity for me was the bomb! Came about the time as that 2001 Space Odessey Song. What was it? Also Sprach Zarathursta or something? Just winging it now. Bowie was the bomb! Always did like him. Damn! Natalie Cole. And now, David Bowie. Artists that I truly enjoyed in my younger years. Sad to hear that they have passed. So many great songs. I can’t even post them all.January 11, 2016 at 7:21 am #17073AmusParticipant
No retrospective would be complete without one of his more legendary works;January 11, 2016 at 12:18 pm #17075
Iris is doing a nice tribute to Bowie on kgon. They are playing Bowie music and sharing memories.January 11, 2016 at 5:25 pm #17079paulwalkerParticipant
Some personal thoughts…
My younger brother was actually WAY more into Bowie than I was as a teen, but I respected his obsession and actually made me explore a little deeper. “Space Oddity” was genius, and though it first was recorded in ’69, it didn’t become a top40 hit until ’73. I also loved “Changes”, but it surprisingly never charted in the top40. Before anyone gets too mad, I know Bowie is not just known for being a top40 artist…got it!
“Fame” and “Golden Years” were both commercial successful singles, and the former was especially new-sounding in the summer of ’75, with John Lennon backing David up and co-writer.
The 80’s of course brought David Bowie 2.0, or perhaps 3.0…To be honest, didn’t care for most of his stuff during the decade, but still think “China Girl” and “Modern Love” were decent. “Under Pressure” will remain a classic for decades. “Let’s Dance”, one of his biggest hits was OK, but it has been so over-played I can’t listen to it today.
David is sometimes not remembered as an actor, but he was a fine one. Both on Broadway and film. Entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in ’96.
What a star, and a big loss. Will we ever see the likes of him again in our lifetimes? My bet is no.January 12, 2016 at 5:40 am #17091
You know,I liked David Bowie’s more obscure stuff. But did like the 84 hit Blue Jean. Ziggy Stardust. Jean Jeanie. Young Americans. TVC 15. Oh hell, The list can go on forever. But if you were to ask me what my favorite Bowie song was? Golgen Years. Why? Just did. Loved the song from the get go! Still love it now! Now the 87 album? His last true pop album? Never stood the test of time. Had 2 Top 40 hits off of it. But even I cannot recall either hit. Weird!January 12, 2016 at 11:32 am #17093BorderblasterParticipant
ruined music, making it mean spirited, pretentious and uglyJanuary 12, 2016 at 1:38 pm #17101Alfredo_TParticipant
KNRK ran a Bowie tribute roughly around 10:00 PM yesterday.January 12, 2016 at 8:40 pm #17109
Yeah knrk has been playing a lot of cool Bowie songs including ” I’m afraid of Americans” with Trent Reznor, one of my faves.January 13, 2016 at 4:51 am #17117
This is not America with the Pat Methany Group was another great song. Never hear that one anymore. A shame if ya ask me.
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