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wfgodot
01-07-2012, 12:37 AM
Alex Petridis's Guardian piece:

David Bowie: myth-maker turns 65 away from limelight (http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/jan/06/david-bowie-turns-65)
It's a cliche when a rock star reaches 65 to mention the time when it didn't look like they'd make pensionable age, but with David Bowie who marks the milestone on Sunday, it's almost unavoidable. Look at a picture of him in the mid-70s, when he was ravaged by cocaine, living off a diet of red peppers and milk and so paranoid that he apparently kept his own urine in a fridge lest persons unknown steal it: this is not a man destined to make old bones.
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the rest at link above
David Bowie - The Man Who Sold The World (Vinyl LP) {24 bits - 96 khz} (HQ) - YouTube

wfgodot
01-07-2012, 01:20 AM
Bowie through the years, 1964-1974: photos from the Guardian:

Any Day Now: David Bowie - in pictures (http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/gallery/2011/mar/09/david-bowie-in-pictures?INTCMP=ILCNETTXT3487#/?picture=372456805&index=0)

Kat
01-07-2012, 06:08 AM
Bowie is an artist in every sense of the word. I adore him and his view of the world.

daisy.faithfull
01-07-2012, 07:00 AM
Bowie is an artist in every sense of the word. I adore him and his view of the world.

:star2:Hear, hear! Can't imagine a world without him!:star2:

essies
01-07-2012, 08:05 AM
Happy Birthday David!! Here's a birthday present for us!!:rocker:David Bowie- Space Oddity [Full Album] - YouTube
Date: 03/01/1969
Tracks in Space Oddity including:
An Occasional Dream, Cygnet Committee, Don't Sit Down, God Knows I'm Good, Janine, Letter To Hermoine, Space Oddity,
The Memory Of A Free Festival, The Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud, Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed

badhorsie
01-07-2012, 10:22 AM
And as it's saturday today
David Bowie - Drive-in Saturday - YouTube

well any excuse really

wfgodot
01-07-2012, 10:34 AM
David Bowie - John, I'm Only Dancing - YouTube

wfgodot
01-07-2012, 10:52 AM
David Bowie - Rebel Rebel - YouTube
From today's Daily Mirror:
Desperate to knock Mick Jagger off his pedestal as Britain’s Baddest Bad Boy at the time, Bowie declared archly: “I think Jagger would be astounded and amazed if he realised that to many people he is not a sex symbol but a mother image.” Miaow.
more here: David Bowie 65th birthday: Why glam rock legend is content to have retired from the limelight (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2012/01/07/david-bowie-65th-birthday-why-glam-rock-legend-is-content-to-have-retired-from-the-limelight-115875-23685287/)

imawitch
01-07-2012, 10:54 AM
I'm a Bowie fan so thanks for the thread

essies
01-07-2012, 11:05 AM
Bowie Magic from Labyrinth!!http://i705.photobucket.com/albums/ww53/essie_bucket/3ssie-bucket/girl_in_love.gif

Labyrinth | Magic Dance - YouTube
Labyrinth - As The World Falls Down - YouTube

wfgodot
01-07-2012, 11:12 AM
Best cover of a Bowie song:
MOTT THE HOOPLE - All The Young Dudes [ remastered audio ] - YouTube

wfgodot
01-07-2012, 11:19 AM
David Bowie - The Jean Genie - YouTube

badhorsie
01-07-2012, 11:24 AM
First record I ever bought, still have the 45rpm with the picture cover
David Bowie - Life On Mars? - YouTube

badhorsie
01-07-2012, 11:26 AM
Iconic song and video from the Blitz days

David Bowie - Ashes To Ashes - YouTube

essies
01-07-2012, 11:28 AM
Queen & David Bowie - Under Pressure - YouTube

wfgodot
01-07-2012, 11:30 AM
"Freak out in a moonage daydream oh yeah."

David Bowie - Moonage Daydream - YouTube

badhorsie
01-07-2012, 11:31 AM
David Bowie - Heroes - YouTube

badhorsie
01-07-2012, 11:31 AM
David Bowie The Prettiest Star - YouTube

wfgodot
01-07-2012, 11:35 AM
David Bowie - Five Years Live on Old Grey Whistle Test 1972 - YouTube

essies
01-07-2012, 11:36 AM
David Bowie & Tina Turner - "Let's Dance" Live - YouTube
David Bowie - Let's Dance - YouTube

wfgodot
01-07-2012, 11:37 AM
David Bowie - Oh You Pretty Things - YouTube

badhorsie
01-07-2012, 11:39 AM
His trick is you and me boys


David Bowie - Time - YouTube

wfgodot
01-07-2012, 11:40 AM
3:Black Country Rock - YouTube

badhorsie
01-07-2012, 11:41 AM
David Bowie - Sorrow - YouTube

badhorsie
01-07-2012, 11:42 AM
David Bowie - Port Of Amsterdam - YouTube

wfgodot
01-07-2012, 11:44 AM
Best covers by Bowie:
David Bowie - Rosalyn & Here Comes the Night - YouTube

essies
01-07-2012, 11:46 AM
Happy 65th Birthday David Bowie! - YouTube

wfgodot
01-07-2012, 11:48 AM
David Bowie Cat People (Putting Out The Fire) Lyrics - YouTube

wfgodot
01-07-2012, 11:49 AM
David Bowie - Velvet Goldmine - YouTube

essies
01-07-2012, 11:51 AM
David Bowie:' Inspirational Bowie'.Radio2.Mark Radcliffe Show 2012. - YouTube
BBC Radio 2
Broadcast 2 January 2012.


As David Bowie's 65th birthday approaches [Sunday 8 January], Radio 2 revisits this celebration of the iconic popstar.

Mark Radcliffe hears from performers who have been inspired by Bowie and his music, including Boy George, Peter Hook, Marc Almond, Annie Lennox, Debbie Harry, Guy Garvey, Jarvis Cocker and Ricky Gervais.

Throughout his impressive career Bowie has embraced new ideas, changing visually and musically. The programme begins with Ziggy Stardust's explosion onto the pop landscape; before covering Bowie's relocation to California and the transformation which led to his Young Americans album.

It also considers how Bowie ignored the punk movement and created his own twilight world with three impressive albums in Berlin; and time is devoted to Bowie's move into acting, including The Man Who Fell To Earth and Ricky Gervais' Extras.

Inspirational Bowie first broadcast in January 2007 and has been updated to reflect the singer's latest milestone.

wfgodot
01-07-2012, 11:53 AM
Suffragette City - David Bowie - YouTube

wfgodot
01-07-2012, 12:08 PM
Best Iggy Pop songs in part produced by Bowie at Bowie-arranged sessions in Berlin:
Iggy Pop-Lust For Life (Trainspotting) - YouTube
The Passenger - YouTube

essies
01-07-2012, 12:17 PM
David Bowie Through The Years - YouTube

wfgodot
01-07-2012, 12:20 PM
Best Iggy and the Stooges song mixed by David Bowie:
search and destroy bowie mix.wmv - YouTube

essies
01-07-2012, 12:25 PM
David Bowie interview at 17! - YouTube
17 year old David Jones (Bowie) was interviewed on BBC Tonight programme by Cliff Michelmore as the founder of The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Long-haired Men. I think he actually calls him Davey?:floorlaugh:

essies
01-07-2012, 12:35 PM
David Bowie - Stay (Dinah Shore 1976) part 1 of 3 - YouTube
David Bowie - Interview (Dinah Shore 1976) part 2 of 3 - YouTube
David Bowie - Five Years (Dinah Shore 1976) part 3 of 3 - YouTube

Broadcast CBS TV (US) 3 January 1976
http://www.bowiegoldenyears.com/tv/1976-dinah.html

badhorsie
01-07-2012, 12:54 PM
Old, old stuff
David Bowie - Karma Man - YouTube

David Bowie She's Got Medals (Rare) - YouTube

David Bowie - Lady Grinning Soul - YouTube

wfgodot
01-07-2012, 01:05 PM
David Bowie - Let Me Sleep Beside You - YouTube

wfgodot
01-07-2012, 01:09 PM
c. 1967
David Bowie Uncle Arthur (Rare) - YouTube

wfgodot
01-07-2012, 01:11 PM
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust - Acoustic Version - YouTube

wfgodot
01-07-2012, 01:13 PM
David Bowie All The Young Dudes - YouTube

essies
01-07-2012, 01:56 PM
David Bowie Marianne Faithfull I Got You Babe.wmv - YouTube
David Bowie and Marianne Faithfull live 1973

essies
01-07-2012, 02:07 PM
David Bowie - John Lennon - YouTube

mollymil23
01-07-2012, 02:13 PM
Swoon worthy thread. Brilliance in so many, many ways. Even my 9 year old daughter gets extra sparkles in her eyes when I, as is inevitable, throw a concert vid or Ziggy vid or anything with the Thin White Duke on the screen. I wish she could see him perform live, but alas...
I raise my glass to him and the many gifts he's given. Happy birthday and here's to many more trips round the sun.

essies
01-07-2012, 02:16 PM
David Bowie Sound & Vision Docu 2002 pt 1 - YouTube
David Bowie Sound & Vision Docu 2002 pt 2 - YouTube
David Bowie Sound & Vision Docu 2002 pt 3 - YouTube

This docu takes us through Davids life and career. There are many interviews with people who were involved in his life at some point, such as Tony Visconti, Trent Reznor, Iggy Pop, Mick Rock, Iman and many many others.

essies
01-07-2012, 02:18 PM
David Bowie Sound & Vision Docu 2002 pt 4 - YouTube
David Bowie Sound & Vision Docu 2002 pt 5 - YouTube
David Bowie Sound & Vision Docu 2002 pt 6 - YouTube
David Bowie Sound & Vision Docu 2002 pt 7 - YouTube

wfgodot
01-07-2012, 03:21 PM
David Bowie - Diamond Dogs - YouTube

wfgodot
01-07-2012, 03:26 PM
David Bowie - Absolute Beginners - YouTube

wfgodot
01-07-2012, 03:38 PM
David Bowie - Rock and Roll Suicide (audio) - YouTube

wfgodot
01-07-2012, 04:00 PM
David Bowie - Starman (1972) HD - YouTube

wfgodot
01-07-2012, 04:13 PM
David Bowie - Panic In Detroit - YouTube

badhorsie
01-07-2012, 04:24 PM
David Bowie Kooks Demo Hunky Dory Sessions 1971 - YouTube

badhorsie
01-07-2012, 04:28 PM
Great Version

Arnold Layne - David Bowie - David Gilmour by Syd Barrett - HD - YouTube

badhorsie
01-07-2012, 04:29 PM
1967
David Bowie - Little Bombardier - YouTube

badhorsie
01-07-2012, 04:32 PM
another early one

david bowie - london boys - YouTube

badhorsie
01-07-2012, 04:33 PM
At Glastonbury before they sold out 1971, it was a free festival then
David Bowie Glastonbury Festival 1971 Acoustic The Supermen - YouTube

badhorsie
01-07-2012, 04:35 PM
Great cover of this classic, cool video too
David Bowie - waterloo sunset - YouTube

badhorsie
01-07-2012, 04:38 PM
Classic song and two rock gods

David Bowie & Mick Jagger - Dancing In The Street - YouTube

badhorsie
01-07-2012, 04:41 PM
Old live footage 1970

David Bowie 1970, rare, Space odity - YouTube

badhorsie
01-07-2012, 04:42 PM
David Bowie - Please Mr Grave Digger - YouTube

wfgodot
01-07-2012, 04:43 PM
David Bowie - I've not been to Oxford town - YouTube

badhorsie
01-07-2012, 04:48 PM
Another birthday

David Bowie - When I'm Five - YouTube

wfgodot
01-07-2012, 04:48 PM
The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell - David Bowie - YouTube

badhorsie
01-07-2012, 04:50 PM
Hippy stuff

David Bowie - When I Live My Dream - YouTube

wfgodot
01-07-2012, 04:52 PM
David Bowie - Aladdin Sane - YouTube

badhorsie
01-07-2012, 04:53 PM
Bowie meets Warhol, blink and you miss it

David Bowie meets Andy Warhol - YouTube

badhorsie
01-07-2012, 04:55 PM
David Bowie Changes - YouTube

wfgodot
01-07-2012, 04:58 PM
David Bowie - My Death - live 1973 - YouTube

wfgodot
01-07-2012, 05:03 PM
David Bowie- 02 Soul Love - YouTube

essies
01-07-2012, 06:28 PM
DAVID BOWIE - When I Live My Dream - YouTube

essies
01-07-2012, 06:28 PM
DAVID BOWIE - Boys Keep Swinging - YouTube

essies
01-07-2012, 06:36 PM
The Elephant Man On Broadway PART 1 - YouTube
The Elephant Man On Broadway PART 2 - YouTube

Kat
01-07-2012, 06:36 PM
David Bowie - China Girl - YouTube

DAVID BOWIE - "BLUE JEAN" - (Official Video) - (J.R.W. Entertainment) - YouTube

essies
01-07-2012, 06:48 PM
David Bowie - Heathen - YouTube
Live in Berlin, 2002

essies
01-07-2012, 06:56 PM
David Bowie Nite Flights Music Video - YouTube

essies
01-07-2012, 06:59 PM
David Bowie Lucy Can't Dance (Video) - YouTube

essies
01-07-2012, 07:03 PM
David Bowie - Black Tie White Noise - YouTube

essies
01-07-2012, 07:05 PM
David Bowie - Buddha Of Suburbia - YouTube

badhorsie
01-07-2012, 07:19 PM
I am loving this Bowiefest :woohoo:

essies
01-07-2012, 07:45 PM
Must watch!!:floorlaugh:

David Bowie - Retired or 'Disappeared'? - YouTube

essies
01-07-2012, 07:47 PM
9th January 1997 - One day after his actual birthday, David performs live at Madison Square Garden, New York City, accompanied by some special guests :)

David Bowie & Friends - 50th Birthday Concert (Part 1) - YouTube
David Bowie & Friends - 50th Birthday Concert (Part 2) - YouTube
David Bowie & Friends - 50th Birthday Concert (Part 3) - YouTube
David Bowie & Friends - 50th Birthday Concert (Part 4) - YouTube

wfgodot
01-07-2012, 07:49 PM
Bowie talks about some of his own favorites of songs he's written:

DAVID BOWIE: I went to buy some shoes - and I came back with Life On Mars (http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1030121/DAVID-BOWIE-I-went-buy-shoes--I-came-Life-On-Mars.html) (Daily Mail, 2008)

essies
01-07-2012, 08:09 PM
Kooks - David Bowie - YouTube
Great pics!!:fence:
DB + Iman - YouTube
Interview with David and Iman; its a part of some documentary about Iman

essies
01-08-2012, 12:51 AM
Here's David singing Elvis Presley's "One Night" which is a bit of serendipity since it's EP's birthday too!!
:bdsong::bdscroll::bdsong:
Bowie - One Night.wmv - YouTube

mollymil23
01-08-2012, 01:03 AM
Excellent article today/yesterday in the Mirror.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2012/01/07/david-bowie-65th-birthday-why-glam-rock-legend-is-content-to-have-retired-from-the-limelight-115875-23685287/

wfgodot
01-08-2012, 10:46 AM
Bumping for birthday boy Bowie.
Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) - David Bowie (HQ) - YouTube

wfgodot
01-08-2012, 11:46 AM
25 September 1967: Bowie answers first American fan letter, aged 20:

My Real Name is David Jones (http://www.lettersofnote.com/2009/12/my-real-name-is-david-jones.html) (lettersofnote.com)

wfgodot
01-08-2012, 11:52 AM
David Bowie - Love You Till Tuesday - YouTube

wfgodot
01-08-2012, 12:01 PM
David Bowie - Lady Grinning Soul - YouTube
Bowie (in the Mail):
Mike Garson's piano opens with the most ridiculous and spot-on re-creation of a 19th Century music hall 'exotic' number. I can see now the 'poses plastiques' as if through a smoke-filled bar. Fans, castanets and lots of Spanish black lace and little else. Sexy, mmm? And for you, Madam?

This was written for a wonderful young girl whom I've not seen for more than 30 years. When I hear this song she's still in her 20s, of course.

A song will put you tantalisingly close to the past, so close that you can almost reach out and touch it. The sound of ghosts again.
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1030121/DAVID-BOWIE-I-went-buy-shoes--I-came-Life-On-Mars.html

wfgodot
01-08-2012, 12:05 PM
David Bowie- 01 & 02 Intro & Hang on to Yourself - YouTube

Ziggy and the Spiders had played around 50 UK shows total, and this Santa Monica performance, from October 20, 1972, would be our 12th in America.

Although of only bootleg quality and despite the drums and bass being casually miked, I hope you can feel our real thrill here of presenting the band to a radio audience for the first time. I necessarily took the most centre-stage position as easily as an old ham from Bromley Repertory would, though in reality I was deadly nervous.

This was our first live American radio broadcast, so it was a big deal. We fluffed a lot of stuff that night, but the enthusiasm and pride stand 10ft tall.

One astounding thing about Mainman, my management at the time, is that for the 18 months of the Spiders' life-cycle (and after, actually) they never arranged for us to play anywhere in Europe where Ziggy was a proverbial monster. No tours, no shows, not even Paris.

I never understood that and was pretty miserable about it at the time, but now realise how naive and unprepared my management was for the serious job of actually managing.
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1030121/DAVID-BOWIE-I-went-buy-shoes--I-came-Life-On-Mars.html

badhorsie
01-08-2012, 12:47 PM
Blue eyed soul period

David Bowie Young Americans Live Dick Cavett Show 1974 - YouTube

badhorsie
01-08-2012, 12:49 PM
More early stuff
David Bowie - Silly Boy Blue - YouTube

badhorsie
01-08-2012, 12:51 PM
David Bowie Join the Gang (Rare) - YouTube

essies
01-08-2012, 12:56 PM
DAVID BOWIE - HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MASTER !!! - YouTube
Baby Universal

wfgodot
01-08-2012, 12:57 PM
A Lennon cover from the much-despised Tin Machine interregnum:
David Bowie - Tin Machine - Working Class Hero - YouTube

wfgodot
01-08-2012, 12:59 PM
'No Control' by David Bowie and Brian Eno, 1995 - YouTube

badhorsie
01-08-2012, 12:59 PM
David Bowie - We are the dead - YouTube

essies
01-08-2012, 01:00 PM
Happy Birthday My White Duke - YouTube
Song: Jump (They Say)
Album: Black Tie White Noise

wfgodot
01-08-2012, 01:01 PM
David Bowie • Brian Eno • The Q Awards - YouTube

badhorsie
01-08-2012, 01:01 PM
David Bowie Velvet Goldmine - YouTube

essies
01-08-2012, 01:02 PM
David Bowie & Nine Inch Nails- I'm Afraid of Americans - YouTube

badhorsie
01-08-2012, 01:03 PM
Society for the prevention of cruelty to young men with long hair


David Bowie about long hair for men (1964) - YouTube

wfgodot
01-08-2012, 01:05 PM
"If David Bowie was the Jesus Christ of glam, then Marc Bolan was John the Baptist." - Mick Rock
David Bowie • Walk on the Wildside Documentry - YouTube

wfgodot
01-08-2012, 01:06 PM
Velvets cover (of course).
David Bowie - Waiting For The Man (1970) - YouTube

wfgodot
01-08-2012, 01:09 PM
David Bowie : Man Who Sold The World (BBC radio sessions) - YouTube

essies
01-08-2012, 01:10 PM
David Bowie & Pet Shop Boys - Hallo spaceboy - YouTube

wfgodot
01-08-2012, 01:11 PM
David Bowie - BBC Live - Diamond Dogs & John, I'm Only Dancing (January 1975) - YouTube

essies
01-08-2012, 01:26 PM
David Bowie 'New Killer Star' (NYC Version). - YouTube

wfgodot
01-08-2012, 01:38 PM
Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me: Weird David Bowie scene - YouTube

badhorsie
01-08-2012, 02:02 PM
Another great cover
See Emily Play - Pin Ups [1973] - David Bowie - YouTube

wfgodot
01-08-2012, 02:08 PM
David Bowie's 65 birthday: 65 crazy facts and bizarre myths (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2012/01/08/david-bowie-s-65-birthday-65-crazy-facts-and-bizarre-myths-115875-23684999/) (Mirror)

wfgodot
01-08-2012, 02:25 PM
Both from Sunday Telegraph:

Happy Birthday David Bowie, the pop star everyone wanted to be (http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/culture/lucyjones/100059421/happy-birthday-david-bowie-the-pop-star-everyone-wanted-to-be/)

David Bowie fans call for comeback tour as star reaches 65 (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/9000812/David-Bowie-fans-call-for-comeback-tour-as-star-reaches-65.html)

wfgodot
01-08-2012, 03:04 PM
David Bowie's lost 1973 Top of the Pops performance of The Jean Genie - YouTube

wfgodot
01-08-2012, 09:11 PM
Without these two guys - wow, would the early '70s have been boring for me in Kansas:
David Bowie & Lou Reed - White Light, White Heat ( Live New - YouTube

ziggy
01-11-2012, 06:27 PM
I was SO into Bowie in junior/senior high. Just call me Ms. Stardust. :)

"Changes" is still one of my favorite songs, but with Bowie it's so hard to pick a favorite song. I heard "Pressure" last night in the car and am continually amazed at the beauty of classic rock music. Love you David Bowie!

badhorsie
01-11-2012, 07:24 PM
He even looks cool in a mugshot

http://i734.photobucket.com/albums/ww345/horsie9/bowiemug.jpg

wfgodot
01-11-2012, 07:32 PM
His birthday's past but his influence lives on. An example from twenty years ago:
Suede - The Drowners - YouTube

daisy.faithfull
01-12-2012, 01:19 AM
Best cover of a Bowie song:
MOTT THE HOOPLE - All The Young Dudes [ remastered audio ] - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWPeL_m327I)

With great respect, may I submit this one for consideration of another breathtaking cover :blushing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fregObNcHC8

EDIT: And as to those influenced, here's a little Hedwig and Angry Inch, "The Origin Of Love":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zU3U7E1Odc
I guess David was even involved in producing one of the productions of the stage version.


EDIT: This thread has been an extraordinary tribute, many thanks to all who posted. David Bowie is such an incredible artist! I'm always so envious of you British, and props to wfgodot for bringing our stars Iggy and Lou into the mix.

wfgodot
01-12-2012, 11:00 AM
With great respect, may I submit this one for consideration of another breathtaking cover :blushing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fregObNcHC8

EDIT: And as to those influenced, here's a little Hedwig and Angry Inch, "The Origin Of Love":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zU3U7E1Odc
I guess David was even involved in producing one of the productions of the stage version.


EDIT: This thread has been an extraordinary tribute, many thanks to all who posted. David Bowie is such an incredible artist! I'm always so envious of you British, and props to wfgodot for bringing our stars Iggy and Lou into the mix.
Thanks daisy.faithfull, I started the thread as a tribute to the taste of the wondrous badhorsie, and people seemed to find and like it. Re: the Mott v. Nirvana covers, I'll give it to Ian Hunter's boys on the "It saved their careers and Bowie did write it for them in the first place" tie-breaker, while allowing that Kurt & Co.'s sterling, stirring effort also occupies great pride of place in my record collection.

wfgodot
01-12-2012, 02:55 PM
Sending this one out to all Bolan / T. Rex fanatics as Marc B. would have turned 65 this 30 September - born in the same year as Bowie, then. Am attempting to turn thread into glam rock appreciation society.

T.Rex " The Slider " - YouTube

daisy.faithfull
01-13-2012, 07:31 AM
Sending this one out to all Bolan / T. Rex fanatics as Marc B. would have turned 65 this 30 September - born in the same year as Bowie, then. Am attempting to turn thread into glam rock appreciation society.

T.Rex " The Slider " - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ayDFbZJ1qQ)

AWESOME!

I'm a rock and roll junkie. I loooove to go on adventures on the internet between youtube, wiki and in the last couple of days here watching, listening and learning about the artists, in influence they've has on one another, the way the art has influenced us normies :) etc.

Maybe I'm more of a rock and roll geek as much time as I spend explore, thinking about and captivated by it. :) You all don't even know how cool it is to see what is the most significant to people that were there.... its like with the "All The Young Dudes" stuff, I'd never heard of that and learning about it added to my appreciation of Bowie, rock and roll etc.

essies
01-13-2012, 08:15 AM
David Bowie 65th birthday: Why glam rock legend is content to have retired from the limelight

snip-
It is thought Bowie real name David Robert Jones has not written a new song in nine years.

Hes no longer interested, says a friend. His days are very sedate. He reads a lot, he watches movies, he paints. He picks up his daughter from school most days and has a great air of contentment.

He has nothing to prove and living a normal, functioning life for the first time is to him very exotic and attractive.

Nobody worked and played harder than David. He feels hes earned the right to do exactly as he pleases. Last month lost footage of Bowie performing The Jean Genie on Top Of The Pops resurfaced after 38 years.


While he champions new bands like Arcade Fire and TV On The Radio and enjoys classical concerts at New Yorks Lincoln Center, music is no longer a critical part of his life. His first public piece of creative activity in a decade will be in October when he publishes Bowie Object, a typically quirky project.

He has chosen 100 significant objects from his life which will be photographed and accompanied by his text on why there were an influence. A Bowiesque twist on the autobiography concept.



Read more: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2012/01/07/david-bowie-celebrates-his-65th-birthday-115875-23685287/#ixzz1jLLhOIvH

badhorsie
01-13-2012, 04:22 PM
Another band influenced by Bowie, Bauhaus. This is a great cover

Bauhaus - Ziggy Stardust - YouTube

badhorsie
01-13-2012, 04:54 PM
Marc Bolan in all his glam glory
T-Rex - Children of The Revolution - YouTube

and the only song featuring my name but I don't look like a zebra lol

Mark Bolan and T Rex (Debora) - YouTube

wfgodot
01-13-2012, 05:00 PM
Bowie-glam influence made manifest in this catchy li'l Lords of the New Church - which, among others, featured Stiv Bators of the Dead Boys and Brian James of the Damned - number:
Lords Of The New Church - Russian Roulette - YouTube

badhorsie
01-13-2012, 05:01 PM
T.Rex - Metal Guru (HQ) |Christmas TOTP '72| - YouTube

badhorsie
01-13-2012, 05:02 PM
Pure glam- look at his clothes!
T. Rex ~ Solid Gold Easy Action - YouTube

badhorsie
01-13-2012, 05:07 PM
Cuddly Toys found a bootleg tape of an unreleased, half-written song by David Bowie & Marc Bolan (written around the time of the 'Marc' TV show) - and made it their own!


CUDDLY TOYS 'Madman' (David Bowie / Marc Bolan song) video promo - YouTube

badhorsie
01-13-2012, 05:08 PM
Bowie and Bolan


Bolan & Bowie on TV show "Marc" - YouTube

wfgodot
01-13-2012, 05:09 PM
Given new life by Bowie's "All the Young Dudes," Mott the Hoople prospered: All the Way from Memphis (http://bit.ly/zG7uAN) (YouTube)

badhorsie
01-13-2012, 05:09 PM
Bolan on guitar is wondrous

The Prettiest Star (http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=fvwp&v=XGOSY6QHgJA), and they were both very pretty

wfgodot
01-13-2012, 05:11 PM
Slade - one of life's guilty pleasures:
Slade - Mama weer all crazee now - YouTube

wfgodot
01-13-2012, 05:17 PM
Mott again, same great album as "All the Young Dudes":

Mott The Hoople One Of The Boys - YouTube

badhorsie
01-13-2012, 05:19 PM
This was a fun band
The Sweet 'Blockbuster' on Top of The Pops 25/1/1973 - YouTube

badhorsie
01-13-2012, 05:21 PM
It's no good, I cannot resist it

The Sweet: Wig Wam Bam - YouTube

badhorsie
01-13-2012, 05:23 PM
The Slade - 19.Coz I Luv You - YouTube

wfgodot
01-13-2012, 05:25 PM
Too good. An embarrassment of riches, was glam:
The Sweet - The Ballroom Blitz 1973 - YouTube

wfgodot
01-13-2012, 05:54 PM
The great Nick Lowe's two mock-tribute efforts, laced with a sort of bubble-glam, deliciously twee, and dedicated to the boy band of the time - the Bay City Rollers:

nick lowe roller show - YouTube
Bay City Rollers We Love You / TARTAN HORDE ‚ƒ‚ƒƒƒ›ƒƒ‰ - YouTube

my_tee_mouse
01-13-2012, 06:31 PM
Bowie influenced the look of Golden Earring back in "the day":

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d4/George_Kooymans_-_Golden_Earring_-_1974.jpg/220px-George_Kooymans_-_Golden_Earring_-_1974.jpg

Golden Earring - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Speaking of GE: They've been doinittoit for 50 years now, and they can still put on a heluva show.

Exhibit A.....1985:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXXhlZl8Ofc

Exhibit B......2006:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIRB38fQb2o

And they still tour in Europe on a regular basis. If you haven't checked out their body of work, do yourself a favor and do so!

21merc7
01-14-2012, 06:33 AM
This is from 5 years ago, wonder what happened to 21? Thanks everyone for reminding me of Bowie's great music, and metamorphosing appearances throughout the years. He really did love to slap you, the audience, in the face. Love it!

Charlie Rose - BOWIE / 21 PANEL

daisy.faithfull
01-14-2012, 10:53 AM
David Bowie and John Lennon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFupC4Qe308&feature=related

daisy.faithfull
01-14-2012, 11:35 AM
Here's Bowie with Iggy on the Dinah Shore show. Its the second part of the interview and DS asked Iggy if he has influenced anyone and he says that he "helped wiped out the sixties." :)

But the cool part of this clip is when Bowie talks about what drew him to Iggy. I could be wrong, but it doesn't seem like many artists these days collaborate for the purpose creative exploration.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-IK5Fb725c&feature=related

daisy.faithfull
01-14-2012, 12:19 PM
Piece of another interview with DS-- totally different David Bowie. Bowie talks about how he is inspired by other artists and his environment and what inspired him to be a musician.

At about 4:50 he talks about being a "self invented man", its interesting it really impressed upon me what he goes through continuously destructing and building himself up again.

He also talks about love.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hvftdfvh2w4&feature=BFa&list=ULSXMdHi_QwYw&lf=mfu_in_order

wfgodot
01-14-2012, 12:36 PM
*Top Of The Pops 70s*-#15. Roxy Music-Virginia Plain - YouTube

wfgodot
01-14-2012, 12:59 PM
One catches a glimpse or two of Eno in the Roxy Music video above.
Both essential names in glam/post glam, and, with Eno, in what was to come later.

Brian Eno Baby's On Fire (Dance de Los Muertos) - YouTube

daisy.faithfull
01-14-2012, 01:28 PM
Jimmy Fallon Merges Tim Tebow and David Bowie

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/jimmy-fallon-merges-tim-tebow-david-bowie-163308764.html

wfgodot
01-14-2012, 02:48 PM
Dolls at the Whiskey c. '74
New York Dolls - Looking For A Kiss (Live) - YouTube

Gozgals
01-15-2012, 06:35 AM
Bowie brought much joy to my younger years with his music and
performances.. Love him.

Thanks and Happy Birthday David.

David Bowie - Port Of Amsterdam - YouTube

badhorsie
03-28-2012, 08:04 AM
... his coolness has now got a plaque to commemorate the location of the cover of Ziggy Stardust.

More at link (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2112047/Here-landed-Starman-Plaque-marks-London-street-David-Bowies-Ziggy-Stardust-touched-down.html)but I have nicked the photo

http://i734.photobucket.com/albums/ww345/horsie9/ziggy.jpg

wfgodot
01-08-2013, 09:46 AM
Happy birthday again Mr DB. 66.

Kat
01-08-2013, 07:12 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FOyDTy9DtHQ


http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/where-are-we-now-david-bowie-breaks-decade-of-silence-with-new-single-on-his-66th-birthday-8441973.html

Where are we now? David Bowie breaks decade of silence with new single on his 66th birthday

Music idol David Bowie broke years of silence and speculation today to release his first new single in a decade - with an album to follow.

His voice touches me more now than it has ever done. I guess because I'm now 51 and I can hear the wistfulness in his voice that only comes when we've reached a point in our life where we pause and reflect on what has passed and how little time there is left in comparison.

hollyblue
01-08-2013, 09:03 PM
Happy Birthday David.

wfgodot
02-10-2013, 11:14 AM
Another station is heard from (Angie Bowie in Sunday Mail):

'David's new single is so tired. It takes me back to when he was flirting with
Nazi Germany': Ex wife's deeply personal critique the star may NOT want to read (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2276337/David-Bowie-Ex-wifes-deeply-personal-critique-star-NOT-want-read.html#axzz2KSY5dujl)

badhorsie
02-10-2013, 01:21 PM
A terrible smell of sour grapes emits from the above quoted article

wfgodot
02-10-2013, 01:24 PM
A terrible smell of sour grapes emits from the above quoted article
Ange's right about that single though, lol.

killarney rose
02-10-2013, 01:46 PM
Aaahhh....the days of Bowie and Mott. Still love listening to these guys! Still have my vinyl LPs....saw Bowie the summer of '74 on the Diamond Dogs tour....Jai lai(sp) fronton in Altamonte Springs...got tickets the day they went on sale. I was so into the glitter rock scene back then. It was so much fun getting all dressed up in our wildest clothes for the concert....memories....Aladin Sane is my favorite album.

wfgodot
02-10-2013, 01:49 PM
1975: Wore Glam-referencing silver glitter nail polish while serving as best man at my friend's wedding.

killarney rose
02-10-2013, 02:17 PM
My boyfriend at the time wore it too. :)

wfgodot
02-10-2013, 02:22 PM
I remember the whole scene - record store, people I was with, all of it - when I bought the "All the Young Dudes" LP 40+ years ago (egad!).

killarney rose
02-10-2013, 03:16 PM
I remember the whole scene - record store, people I was with, all of it - when I bought the "All the Young Dudes" LP 40+ years ago (egad!).

choices...who does it best-Bowie or Mott?:rocker: Tough choice.....

wfgodot
02-10-2013, 03:20 PM
choices...who does it best-Bowie or Mott?:rocker: Tough choice.....Mott's (Bowie-produced, of course!).

killarney rose
02-10-2013, 04:32 PM
Mott's (Bowie-produced, of course!).

Ian Hunter's guitar and vocals. I do favor Mott's version too.

badhorsie
02-10-2013, 06:47 PM
Mott's version does it for me too

wfgodot
02-17-2013, 10:19 AM
David Bowie to release new song 'The Stars (Are Out Tonight)' on February 26? (http://www.nme.com/news/david-bowie/68748) (nme.com)
David Bowie is seemingly set to release a brand new track titled 'The Stars (Are Out Tonight)' later this month.

The singer, who will release his first new album in 10 years in March, posted a message on his official Facebook page at midnight today (February 17). The post did not include any concrete release details, but instead simply listed the date '02.26.13' and the title of the song along with a new picture, which you can see at the top of the page.
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more at the link

daisy.faithfull
05-29-2013, 01:29 PM
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/david_bowie_bbcs_five_years_doc_watch_it_while_you _can

BBC's Bowie Documentary, Five Years... Love it!