David Bowie: RIP

Wow, what a depressing start to the year! The news today of the death of David Bowie is another blow to the music world. It’s been less than 3 weeks and we have lost two icons of the British music world, first Lemmy and now David Bowie. One of the first chart songs I can remember hearing as a child was Jean Genie and I can hear within it the roots of what I enjoy about metal music.

The only music by Bowie I have available to listen to is a double CD of live songs recorded in 1974 called David Live. It’s not a favourite album of mine I’ve got to admit. However, the death of any icon forces you to re-evaluate their life and contribution to your own. He did produce some great tunes that have played their part in the soundtrack of millions of lives, including my own.

David Live

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