The cliché about David Bowie says he’s a musical chameleon, adapting himself according to fashion and trends. While such a criticism is too glib, there’s no denying that Bowie demonstrated remarkable skill for perceiving musical trends at his peak in the ’70s. After spending several years in the late ’60s as a mod and as an all-around music-hall entertainer, Bowie reinvented himself as a hippie singer/songwriter. Prior to his breakthrough in 1972, he recorded a proto-metal record and a pop/rock album, eventually redefining glam rock with his ambiguously sexy Ziggy Stardust persona. Ziggy made Bowie an international star, yet he wasn’t content to continue to churn out glitter rock. By the mid-’70s, he developed an effete, sophisticated version of Philly soul that he dubbed “plastic soul,” which eventually morphed into the eerie avant-pop of 1976’s Station to Station.

David Bowie the iconic singer/songwriter/actor has passed away. The groundbreaking artist brought us great music, spanning five decades

David Bowie 1947-2016

David Bowie, iconic creator of music, style, and art, has died eighteen months after being diagnosed with cancer. His death comes just two days…

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David Bowie – The Next Day

As music icons go, David Bowie may be the biggest in terms of his wide reach across multi-generations. It’s common for fans to have a very personal connection to the man and his music, and it would probably be quite normal for each of those connections to differ greatly

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