Hello and welcome back for another year...
Starts with a sad note with the death of music icon 'David Bowie' who passed away on 10th January 2016 from liver cancer
The master of re-invention was diagnosed 18 months ago but managed to keep it a secret from fans which shocked many (including me) with the news of his death.
The impact of what David Bowie had on the music industry was huge, actually, that's a understatement.
The influence on many guitarists, synth players, or any musician of the 70/80s nearly all stated they were influenced by non other than David Bowie.
The early 80s New Romantic / New Wave movement was one of the most influenced, not just by his music but also his fashion sense and the uncanny knack of being able to 'look to the future / look like the future'
On a personal note, I was particularly fond of Bowie's 1983 album 'Lets Dance' which spawned the tracks China Girl, Modern Love & Lets Dance.
Summer, 1983, lounging besides the swimming pool at my girlfriends place listening to radio station 2SM (Rock of the 80s) with Bowie's 'Modern Love' pumping from the speakers.... Life was such an amazing feeling back then, something i will never forget.
Such a sad loss...
R.I.P David Bowie (David Robert Jones)
Some of my fav 80s David Bowie videos below....
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