The influential British musicians, Singer, Producer, Actor and painter David Bowie died. The management of the legendary singer told in the social networks with, that Bowie died peacefully surrounded by his family. He has 18 fought months bravely against cancer in his body. At the 8. January until he had his 69. celebrated birthday with a new album.
David Bowie was one of the largest and most influential musicians of the past decades and has more than 140 Million records sold. His first international hit was 1969 „Space Oddity“ from his debut album „David Bowie“. The success was overwhelming. With songs like „Hero“, „Let’s Dance“, „China Girl“, „Modern Love“ He celebrated his greatest successes. David Robert Jones, Born on 8. January 1947 in London's working-class neighborhood Brixton, developed early a loner. „My childhood was not happy. Not, that it would be brutal received, but I had a certain kind of British parents: They were pretty cool, and you do not often took in the arm“. Through his brother Terry, he came up with jazz music and literature of the Beatniks in touch. Other early passions were painting and philosophy, especially Buddhism.
After a short period in the advertising industry, he played 1963 in Ronnie Scott band saxophone, before he decided to use the rock music. Because of the similarity in name with the Monkees singer Davy Jones, he took the name of a well-known hunting knife. When David Bowie, he later became one of the most versatile and influential pop musician of the twentieth century. The age of twenty he studied with the mime Lindsey Kemp and so laid the foundation for his later stage performance. On Kemp's suggestion he took to the aesthetics of homosexuality, not only in his movements, but also through clothes and makeup. His folk-heavy debut album was largely ignored. 1969 Bowie was an appropriate framework for its occurrence. Inspired by Stanley Kubrick films he turned to science fiction themes. He embodied for his album „Space Oddity“ the astronaut Major Tom and three years later he joined revised outfit as Ziggy Stardust finally its run. The same plate is one of the great moments of Glamrock. In all later Image- and style change succeeded henceforth always back, to maintain a high artistic level.
After Ziggy Stardust „let die“, which, however, nothing in his subsequent film role „The man, Fell to Earth“ had to do, relived Bowie prolonged identity crisis, helped against neither recordings nor cocaine. 1976 He moved to Berlin in an old building Schöneberg. Here was created in collaboration with Brian Eno, the Berlin Trilogy, consisting of „Low“, „Heroes“ and „Lodger“, their impact is likely to have been immense on the pop of the Eighties. The same applies „Scary Monsters“ from 1982. After a short theater engagement, during which he played John Merrick Elephant Man and a common song with Queen he took some movie roles. With simple structured, easily accessible rock music he achieved quickly the audience's favor. He also composed film scores and impersonated the villain in fantasy film „Labyrinth“. After a long creative crisis, could not overcome the hard rock music of Tin Machine project, he turned 1997 temporarily the drum'n'bass to. After a heart attack in the summer 2004, in which it should occur on the South Side Festival, he put his career on hold until further notice.
Bowie put his experience to other rock greats such as e.g.. Lou Reed und Iggy Pop available, by supported them as a producer. The album „Blackstar“, the last week appeared, consists of only seven mostly a song with good overall 40 Minutes playing time. Far away are catchy hits like „Space Oddity“, „Life On Mars“, „Heroes“ or „Let’s Dance“. Instead, let Bowie his York in New Club „55 Bar“ recruited troops phenomenal jazz musicians long leash and forcing his aged quite audible voice again to a big idea. His radically new sound at tied at Radiohead and Massive Attack, in dub and hip hop as well as at the Art rock veterans King Crimson or the exhausting Schön- to Schrägtöner Scott Walker, one peers Bowie. The master himself said to his new album Nothing. He was silent, how many years. David Bowie let others tell, as his new record came about and what to make of it. In the case of „Blackstar“, whose spartan cover is dominated by a black star, were once again Bowie's longtime producer Tony Visconti and first Donny McCaslin as new bandleader for PR- and explanatory Job charge. The first set of songs is noteworthy:
The song „Heroes“ is the title of a song, the 1977 in West Berlin was created as part of Bowie's Berlin trilogy and became one of the few internationally known pop songs over the Berlin Wall. Especially in Germany learned the song by the film „Christiane F. - We Children from Bahnhof Zoo“ from 1981 increased attention, often the song is still associated with this film. For me he has shaped a part of my youth. Bowie was a chameleon and superstar of rock music. He was one of the most influential rock and pop greats of all time, who influenced several generations of musicians in the four decades of his artistry. A sad start to the new week. Very, very sad. Bowie was one of the, greats. Take care, David, you'll be missing! Major Tom does not fly…