Remembering David Bowie

Posted January 11, 2016 6:09 AM by with 0 comments

I also select one celebrity natal day to single out as part of the Gay Porn Star Birthday Club here at GayPornBlog. A few days ago, I choose David Bowie who turned 69 just last Friday, January 8th. I was pretty excited to have found and shared this gif of him and his iconic looks over the years:

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Today, just days later, with great sadness I announce social media is filled with tributes in his memory.

His official Facebook page confirmed the news: David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer.

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David Bowie was a gender bending icon who forever changed the face of pop music and pop culture, as the NY Times captured eloquently and succinctly,

Mr. Bowie wrote songs above all about being an outsider: an alien, a misfit, a sexual adventurer, a faraway astronaut. His music was always a mutable blend: rock, cabaret, jazz, and what he called “plastic soul” but was suffused with genuine soul. He also captured the drama and longing of everyday life, enough to give him No.1 pop hits like “Let’s Dance.”

If he had an anthem, it was “Changes,” from his 1971 album “Hunky Dory,” which proclaimed:

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David Bowie & Iman Celebrate their 23rd Anniversary in 2015

“Turn and face the strange / Ch-ch-changes / Oh look out now you rock and rollers / Pretty soon now you’re gonna get older.”

Born David Jones on Jan. 8, 1947, in South London, Mr. Bowie rose to fame with “Space Oddity,” in 1969, and a later through his jumpsuit-wearing alter ego Ziggy Stardust. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.

Mr. Bowie was his generation’s standard-bearer for rock as theater: something constructed and inflated yet sincere in its artifice, saying more than naturalism could. With a voice that dipped down to baritone and leaped into falsetto, he was complexly androgynous, an explorer of human impulses that could not be quantified.

He also pushed the limits of “Fashion” and “Fame,” writing songs with those titles and also thinking deeply about the possibilities and strictures of pop renown.

Mr. Bowie was married to the international model Iman, with whom he had a daughter, Alexandria Jones.



Rest in Peace, David Bowie, and thank you.

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