This text was initially printed in 2021, however we’re dusting it off for David Bowie’s birthday on January eighth.
As we proceed to have fun the life and artwork of David Bowie, we check out a few of our favourite Starman’s coolest moments. If you happen to’ve missed any of the Bowie content material we shared or reshared this week, you’ll be able to expertise all of it once more here.
On January tenth, 2016, the sudden passing of David Bowie despatched shockwaves via the entire panorama of common tradition. Born David Jones on January eighth, 1947, Bowie was way over simply probably the most groundbreaking, expansive, and fearless musicians of his period; he was additionally an achieved actor, painter, sociopolitical advocate, philanthropist, and far more. In a large number of the way, then, his loss was so tragic and surreal as a result of his life was so inspiring and matchless. (Hell, Flight of the Concords devoted virtually an entire episode to him in 2007.)
In honor of his life and demise (which occurred a mere two days after he turned 69), we’ve compiled the next listing of 10 occasions Bowie demonstrated his one-of-a-kind magnetism and expertise.
From a pioneering artwork rock alter ego and enigmatic function in David Lynch’s landmark tv present to his prophetic ultimate report and advocacy for equal racial illustration on the airways, these are however a number of of the numerous, many situations when the Skinny White Duke was the best man who fell to Earth.
— Jordan Blum