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11 Jan 2016, 2:15 am

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11 Jan 2016, 2:36 am

Sad news.

The most creative and original musical artist in the UK, and possibly in the world, during the early and mid 1970s.



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11 Jan 2016, 2:43 am

A huge loss to music.



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11 Jan 2016, 2:51 am

I've been glued to the BBC News coverage...
http://www.filmon.com/tv/bbc-news
I understand a new album came out just days ago.
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I bet he's now rocking out with Marc Bolan, Freddie Mercury, and Brian Connolly.


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11 Jan 2016, 2:53 am

Bowie was one of the first artists who made me feel like my "differences" were cool. I was really surprised to hear about his death this evening. RIP and thanks for the incredible music.



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11 Jan 2016, 2:55 am

So, so sad.



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11 Jan 2016, 2:58 am

frenchmanflats wrote:
A huge loss to music.


In his honor I am going to play Sufragette City and Lets Dance



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11 Jan 2016, 3:26 am

Absolutely devastated by the news. I grew up with the music of David Bowie. Can't express in words how I'm feeling. My heart goes out to his family.



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11 Jan 2016, 3:44 am

Devastated by this news; I too grew up with his music being part of my soundtrack to my life, can't believe he's gone.....RIP. Very shocked and sad.


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11 Jan 2016, 4:05 am

I loved David Bowie! :(


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11 Jan 2016, 5:55 am

I only remember him from Labyrinth.


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11 Jan 2016, 7:24 am

Very sad news, definitely. I started another thread about this in the Art, Writing and Music section before I came across this one, because I couldn't believe no-one else had picked up on it. Glad to have been proven wrong. Wham bam thank you mam indeed.



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11 Jan 2016, 7:26 am

Ground Control to Major Tom

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11 Jan 2016, 9:20 am

Sad news, I've always enjoyed his music. RIP. :(



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11 Jan 2016, 9:41 am

Sad, Sad day.

His song "Changes" and the song he made a hit for Mott The Hoople "All the Young Dudes" said stop bieng stuck in the 60's. For those of us for whom the hippie phenomenon did not fit, it offered up the notion there is an alternative path. Unfortunately it would take American youth another decade or two to partially catch up to Bowie. The older I get the more relevant to me "Changes" becomes. These words us older Autistics need to be mindful of when we advise the next generation

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And these children that you spit on
As they try to change their worlds
Are immune to your consultations
They're quite aware of what they're going through


Is there any genre of music in the last 45 years he did not influence?
He influenced glam rock and new romantic of course, electronica, disco, new wave, post punk indie/alternative, goth, industrial, British soul and more. Madonna is different from Bowie in many ways, but she built on what Bowie started by bieng a different charactor for each album.

Outside of music with his "gender bending" back in the '70's, he had a role in the greater LGBT acceptance we see today.


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