The Delightful David Bowie

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.




  1. Fiona · January 11, 2016

    This is such sad news. He will, indeed, be missed.

    • samdfb1 · January 11, 2016

      Indeed he will. I do respect him for keeping his cancer diagnosis a secret. Just because he is a celeb-icon doesn’t mean he has to reveal all. Just my opinion of course.

      • Fiona · January 11, 2016

        I completely agree. Dignified, and his own person, all the way.

      • samdfb1 · January 11, 2016


  2. Laura (PA Pict) · January 11, 2016

    I was shocked this morning when I woke to the news of his death. I had no idea he had been unwell. Indeed, given that he just released new music, I had assumed him to be fighting fit. I am not much of a fan of his later work but I love his earlier stuff and always appreciated his genius. I used to sing ‘Kooks’ and ‘Space Oddity’ to my kids when they were teeny wee so they had some familiarity with his music but, of course, to them he was the Goblin King. They too were sad to learn of his death. Very sad.

    • samdfb1 · January 11, 2016

      Really sad news. And the fact that the news came over radio 4 was weird. No one knew he was sick-except for his family. Glad he kept it private and maintained his dignity in the end. Am a fan of his earlier stuff too. There’s a street party in Brixton tonight in his honour-was gonna go but it’s raining hard and sideways now so might have to give it a miss. Very sad news today.

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