The delightful David Bowie has passed away at the young age of 69 on Sunday, following an 18 month battle with cancer. I hope that today every radio station on both sides of the Pond plays his music non stop. That would a proper and fitting tribute to this man who was a son of a waitress and nightclub owner-who would go on to become a legend. Born David Jones then he became David Bowie, who then became Ziggy Stardust and then the Thin White Duke. But to the rest of the world he was an icon. And who could not be mesmerised by those 2 different coloured eyes? It came about in high school, as he had a fight over a girl. Bowie was hit in the face which left the pupil in his eye permanently dilated-hence the darker colour.
Bowie was a restless and creative soul as he experimented with various musical styles and personas. At one point, he even took up painting in Berlin. He even had an acting career, which included his role as an alien in ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’. He was the first post-modern pop star and he will be missed.
If you want to know more, you can read his obituary here.