Death of a Starman

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Earlier this month, rock n’ roll lost one of its greatest heroes.  David Bowie, aged 69, passed away from liver cancer on January 10th, just two days after the release of his final album, “Blackstar.”

Bowie had one of the longest-running careers in music history, with a catalog spanning from the 60’s through to the present day, with scarcely a gap to speak of.  Not only a musician, he also enjoyed success as an actor and painter.  Producing 26 studio albums and performing in 22 films, he was an incredibly prolific creative force.

Yet to label Bowie is to defy him.  Always experimental, he spearheaded exploration into uncharted musical territory up until his death.  His sensibilities remained in a permanent state of evolution, changing styles on a practically album-by-album basis.

Genius is a restless beast, and Bowie’s was far too wild to be caged in just one genre -or even one man…

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