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Well a sad day and the world will remember Mr David Bowie,

Saw him in concert a few times but his studio work also shined.
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A great artist, overall. Too many really good records and songs to even begin to choose faves. I was fortunate enough to see him live on 2 occasions. Both times were memorable. On the 2nd time I saw him, a lady from the crowd yelled up that it was her birthday. He asked her if she had a request- David Bowie then turned to the band, talked it over for a second or two, turned back to her and said, "OK. We will step out of the set list, rearrange the order of events, and play your request. Afterwards, we'll go back to our set list and continue on. Happy birthday, my dear."
They then played "Let's Dance", with an added instrumental intro. Total professional. Unlike most others, he was flexible & fluid onstage- willing to go that extra distance to please a fan.

The first time I saw him was the Station To Station tour. The show opened with a showing of the short Brunel surrealist/avant garde film Un Chien Andalou.

He was a cool one.


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I never had the privilege of seeing him in concert but I can only imagine he put on one heck of a show
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New album, Birthday, and Kaput! You just never know...

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Never got to see him live, but Rebel Rebel is one of those songs that I just have to crank the volume on whenever I hear it. RIP Ziggy.


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Knew his music since I was 19, so Bowie feels almost like a member of my family, godspeed Ziggy, thanks for the music.


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Originally Posted by Zombie
New album, Birthday, and Kaput! You just never know...


You may not know but he certainly did and he did it his way


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Just stopped of at a cool beer garden near the apartment and they were playing Bowie vinyl all night. They only have a record player in the place... RIP DB


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RIP Ziggy............this is one of my fav's of his.. Life on Mars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEgfckymRjY

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Ya know the thing that's emerging out of this is: nobody knew. He kept his cancer to himself, working right to the end, scrambling to get this record out.
Check this video, the song "Lazarus", his parting gift. Eerie.




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Wow!
I hadn't seen that video yet.

All I can say is bless him for leaving on his own terms. We should all be so fortunate.

Thank you for the music Mr. Jones!!!

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Saw him in 3 cities of same tour and each show changed a bit he really put on an act and even though the Serious moonlight tour was his jump to mainstream it was still a very memorable concert. Iggy pop, the Ramones and the clash all had a bit rougher stage show plan. LOL! The 80's were pretty cool and lots of old britbikes got pulled out by that generation.
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He has been there for the whole of my life from a teenager on that I have appreciated music and the arts. He contributed substantially to my appreciation of life. Very sad he is gone, but what a hell of a legacy. Godspeed DB. (DJ)

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Rest in peace, Starman.

A revised version of David Bowie's Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station.


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Originally Posted by kurt fischer
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Published on May 12, 2013:

Rest in peace, Starman.

A revised version of David Bowie's Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station.


Chris Hadfield is awesome! I've seen videos and listened to him speaking about being in space. He's a really interesting guy.


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Originally Posted by 441/R3cafeSteve
Saw him in 3 cities of same tour and each show changed a bit he really put on an act and even though the Serious moonlight tour was his jump to mainstream it was still a very memorable concert......
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The Serious Moonlight tour, in support of Let's Dance, the record that had Stevie Ray Vaughn on guitar- one of two major breaks SRV got early to assist him in stardom. Way I heard it, Stevie Ray was asked to tour in support of the record but turned Bowie down because of his loyalty to his band mates in a Double Trouble. (Management issues, according to everything I can see). Modern Love, China Girl, Lets Dance,
Cat People (Putting Out Fire)- some of Bowie's biggest "hit" songs... all SRV on guitar, in their original versions (I think Cat People has been re-recorded a time or two/three?).
Wiki:
"Bowie hired mostly musicians he'd used on his previous albums,[1] though some of the musicians from his 1978 tour were re-hired for this tour, including Carlos Alomar, who was the designated band leader for the tour.[4] Earl Slick was drafted as guitarist a few days before the commencement of the tour due to problems with Stevie Ray Vaughan's management demanding a contract renegotiation.[5]"

The other break was Jackson Browne offering his studio for their use gratis.
Both major artists first heard SRV & Double Trouble at Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.

Wiki:
"In March 1982, producer Jerry Wexler recommended Vaughan and Double Trouble to perform at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, after attending a performance in Austin.[12] In July 1982, the band performed at the festival and were the first unsigned act to perform at the event. Despite boos from the audience, their performance caught the attention of David Bowie[13] and Jackson Browne, the latter who offered the group free use of his recording studio in Los Angeles.[14] Layton recalls: "He goes, 'I have a studio in Los Angeles. I keep it for my pre-production work and have loaned it out to a number of people for special projects. If you guys are ever in Los Angeles and you want to use it, just let me know in advance and it's yours.'"[15]"



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Thank you for your music, Mr. Bowie.

This version originally done for Freddie Mercury, seems appropriate to me right now.......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ildVYgYWPqc

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"TO BE PLAYED AT MAXIMUM VOLUME" (remember that on the back cover?)

Loved the ziggy-spiders album, and others... Had to buy two, one for a spare. Still have them, still listen to them.

One of the very great artist of our time!

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Rick Wakeman tribute last night on BBC radio, Rick was a long time friend of Bowie's, and played on many of his recordings...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03f8qql


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We saw The Martian the other night- a pretty good flick, all in all.
There was a David Biwie song some ways into the film. I surprised by the song, and
surprised how emotionally charged that moment was for me.


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Originally Posted by rick e.
"TO BE PLAYED AT MAXIMUM VOLUME" (remember that on the back cover?)


yes, and I did...often


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Great song/scene in the movie.

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