Blackstar: rather than finish with the resounding echo of a final statement, David Bowie was cut off midsentence

In the space of two days David Bowie’s album Blackstar accrued extraordinary weight, emerging first as the musician’s latest record and then, suddenly(...)

A Japanese fan photographs posters depicting Bowie’s  ‘Blackstar’ album, displayed at a music retailer in Tokyo. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters

Sales of David Bowie’s final album, Blackstar, have soared after the singer’s death, as a series of tribute shows and memorial events in his honour w(...)

David Bowie in 1973, during a photoshoot for Pin Ups. Photograph: Justin De Villeneuve/Getty

Over the course of six decades David Bowie released 111 singles – including five UK number ones – 26 studio albums, 46 compilation albums, five EPs an(...)

David Bowie albums in the window of Sister Ray Records in Soho, after the rock star died following an 18-month battle with cancer. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

For an artist as wide-ranging as David Bowie, it’s not so much a question of who he has influenced, it’s rather who he hasn’t. Direct lines include th(...)

Marc Almond: ‘Journalists would ask about my sexuality, so I’d give some Bowie-esque answer about ambiguity’

There was a time when Thursday night Top of the Pops was a shared ritual. Living in a TV land that consisted of a handful of channels was a factor,(...)

FIRST WE TAKE MANHATTAN . . . As takeovers go, the (...)