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David Bowie dead at 69.

 
 
dlowan
 
Reply Mon 11 Jan, 2016 03:09 am
So sad...but what a life!

Ave David

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-01-11/david-bowie-songs-that-made-an-icon/7082062


We are going to miss you.

Some of his music has meant a lot at every stage of my life.....I can still recall the first time I heard Majot Tom....

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cherrie
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jan, 2016 04:22 am
This news was a bit of a shock - he seems to have been around forever and it's a bit hard to realise that he wont be anymore.

Golden Years has always been one of my favourite songs. It came out around the time that I first moved to Sydney, and every time I hear it it reminds me of those days living in Woolloomooloo, walking around barefoot and being young and carefree.

He will be missed.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jan, 2016 04:39 am

wow... RIP...
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dlowan
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jan, 2016 04:50 am
@cherrie,
Yes....music that was part of so many people's lives.....
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jan, 2016 05:02 am

farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jan, 2016 05:06 am
@Region Philbis,
the master of reinvention. Almost always got it right
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FBM
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jan, 2016 05:16 am
@dlowan,
Whoa. That's a shocker. I just started getting back into his music a few months ago. RIP, you weird legend.

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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jan, 2016 05:20 am
I was surprised to learn how young he was. I had thought he was of an age with the rockers of the British invasion, as it has been called on this side of the pond. That would have put him in his 70s, rather than his 60s. He must have started very young, like Steve Winwood.
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jan, 2016 07:31 am
@dlowan,
Sad news to wake up to, he was a deeply talented and intellectual musician.
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jespah
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jan, 2016 07:42 am


Modern Love is the background sound for a turning point in the books I wrote last year, the opening guitar licks up until the words "I want to stay in" (which for years I heard as "I know when to stay in").

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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jan, 2016 08:15 am
@dlowan,
http://i.imgur.com/pfXpKnx.gif
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jan, 2016 08:16 am
@dlowan,
http://i.imgur.com/TdiVFZU.jpg
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jan, 2016 08:22 am
Ziggy Stardust was the very first album I bought as a teenager. I had acquired other albums before then, at times like Christmas and birthdays, but I saved my own money and went and bought Ziggy, then playing it about fifty times in the following week or so.

I think I've written about my Starman experience here before, but I'll bore you again.
Early Seventies, just about going home time on a clear summer night, and a bunch of us young teens were laying on our backs in the local recreation ground, looking up at the stars and listening to the Pirate Radio staions (either Caroline or London).
Starman came on and it seemed perfect.....

"Didn't know what time it was, the lights were low-o-oh,
I leaned back on my radio-o-o........"

About then a loud ripping sound made us all jump and a very bright green light flashed across the sky...... I don't know about the others, but I very nearly shat myself.

The following morning the newspapers said that a large meteorite had crashed somewhere in Ireland.

Very sad to hear of his death today, and will play the vinyl Ziggy some time this evening as a goodbye.

I was a true fan of his earlier stuff, and rate Ziggy Stardust, Hunky Dory and Alladin Sane as three of the best albums I ever bought.

Thank you, Davey boy.






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blueveinedthrobber
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jan, 2016 09:40 am
Look out you rock and rollers...pretty soon now you're going to get older
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jan, 2016 11:14 am

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/t31.0-8/12401683_827483567378187_8605245699250457982_o.jpg
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jan, 2016 12:03 pm
I hope this BBC documentary via yootoob works on the US side of the pond.

It is an hour long, but fascinating, and hits it all squarely on the head exactly what went on in the music scene of the early 70's in the UK, when Bowie seemingly exploded onto the scene like some weird alien.

Very good documentary, and exactly as how I remember it.

The Making of Ziggy Stardust.

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hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jan, 2016 02:48 pm
@dlowan,
I'm with you Deb, I have a 'personal' Bowie history up until maybe 1984 ('Never Let Me Down' let me down) - which was semi rekindled in the mid 90s and lasted to Blackstar.

Amazed Iggy Pop has outlived him, considering the drugs both did.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jan, 2016 03:31 pm
@hingehead,
https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpl1/v/t1.0-9/12523924_10153112997091841_1859643005125035755_n.jpg?oh=46cdb1432d35764605b3d46f094563b0&oe=5741E2BA

from a friend of a friend

Quote:
1977 Seneca Field House, Toronto, Canada....Sharing this non-copyright image I took of David Bowie, playing keyboards for Iggy Pop...Pls share....
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Lash
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jan, 2016 05:00 pm
This is the one that evokes my piece of Bowie. It's wrapped up with the movie Velvet Goldmine, which seems like it had to be Bowie inspired, though I don't know.

All the Young Dudes
https://youtu.be/Rajof9Qigos

Simon Pegg's tweet was so on target.
Magnificent.

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Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jan, 2016 05:39 pm
@hingehead,
I recently saw Iggy Pop interview when Anthony Bourdain toured Miami. What a riot.

Iggy and Keith Richards will outlive us all and Cher will be the head of the assisted-living facility that will house those elder musicians and celebs.
 

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