It’s David Bowies 69th Birthday today, Happy Birthday David. It’s also 44-years since a 1972, a wet evening photo-shoot in Heddon Street in London gave us one of the more iconic album covers ever; and finally, it’s the release date for Bowies 28th studio album, Blackstar. He was hugely influential on me in my early teens. I saw him live a few times, including during the first Spiders from Mars Tour in 1972 at his second gig that year in High Wycombe. I also saw Bowie at the Milton Keynes bowl in 1990 as the UK Leg of the Sound+Vision … Continue reading 69!
Today mark’s the release of a new David Bowie single, Blackstar, also the title track of his 25th Studio album to be released on Bowie’s birthday next year. The Fred Perry Subculture website has an extract from a David Laurie book, called Dare. I have to admit, I found a couple of the claims somewhat troubling. How Bowie & Kraftwerk Inspired The Death of Rock’N’Roll Screams the subhead, and book cover, along with [David Bowie and Kraftwerk] invented modern pop music I admit, I have not read the book. While I can see some validity in the death claim, except … Continue reading Bowie – Changes