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David Bowie RIP

The Thin White Duke has died at the age of 69 after an 18 month battle with cancer

Mon, Jan 11, 2016, 07:21

   

Some shocking, sad news to wake up to on a wintry Monday morning: David Bowie has died. According to a post of the singer’s Facebook page, he died peacefully surrounded by his family following an 18 month battle with cancer. A true one-off, Bowie was an influence on generations of musicians and artists. His latest album “Blackstar” was released last week and it’s streaming below. It’s a day when we will realise just how much Bowie’s music has become part of our lives and got under our skin over the years and decades.

Jon Parales remembers Bowie in the New York Times

Andrew Harrison’s profile for The Guardian

My review of the David Bowie Is exhibition at London’s V&A in 2013 and Banter podcast with exhibition curator Paul Morley

Behind the scenes details about the making of “Blackstar”