David Bowie dies


David Bowie or to give him his real name, David Robert Jones, born in Brixton in 1947, he shares his birthday with Elvis Presley, to humble parents.
Many believe that if David Bowie was born in modern times he would have been labelled with a mental disorder and would not have risen to the order of fame and stature that he actually achieved.
What an icon of music, innovative and certainly not frightened to push the boundaries of the establishment.
Bowie’s innovative songs and stagecraft brought a new dimension to popular music in the early 1970s, strongly influencing both its immediate forms and its subsequent development.
A pioneer of glam rock and joint responsibility with Marc Bolan for creating the genre.
Though unconventional, David Bowie proved to be one of the most successful musicians, actors of the modern era. A career that spanned over 50 years starting off in 1964 and finishing with his last album being released 2 days before his untimely death, a very similar work ethic to that of Freddie Mercury.
Selling over 140 million albums, with the UK producing 9 platinum, 7 gold and 8 silver discs, whilst in the US, 5 platinum and 7 gold.
He turned down a Commander of the British Empire in 2000 and in 2003 declined a knighthood. Why I am not sure, but they were surely deserved.
He appeared in 21 films during his career and combined with his music, earning him a Saturn award for best actor, the Ivor Novello award for originality, 2 Grammys and three Brit awards.
For someone who changed his appearance more times than a chameleon, David Bowie, was in no less a word than unique

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