Monday, January 11, 2016

David Bowie (1947-2016)

David Bowie, the seminal rock musician and artist who was so influential to so many musicians and artists in the '70s, '80s, and onward, passed away after a struggle with cancer on January 10, 2016.  Bowie was the artistic godfather to so many '80s New Wave and New Romantic artists, and was absolutely ground breaking during the '70s.  In the course of his career, Bowie presented his ideas through a variety of personas, from Major Tom to Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke, and finally, himself. 

Above is Bowie in his Ziggy Stardust period, with his classic song "Starman."