On his birthday, we’re remembering the legendary David Bowie who passed away five years ago this Sunday (January 10, 2016), only two days after his 69th birthday.Bowie had just released the Blackstar album when he passed away of cancer.
Bowie was one of the most prominent artists in music history .Bowie was born David Robert Jones on January 8th, 1947 in South London. He rose to fame in 1969 with the British hit “Space Oddity,” after adopting surname Bowie to avoid confusion with Monkees singer Davy Jones, and went on to have a long influential career.
Bowie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame back in 1996. He was survived by his wife, model-turned-businesswoman Iman, their daughter, Alexandria Zahra Jones, and son Duncan Jones.
Bowie once talked about his influence on other artists, saying:
"Listen I'm very happy to have been an influence on anybody frankly. It's very cool, it's very exciting and terribly...I don't know it's fulfilling. It's nice to have contributed in some kind of way. It's nice to hear some kind of ideas and things that you've put out as seeds I suppose and it's nice to hear them coming back a different way with a new young band or some musical influence sort of like that. It's rewarding."
To mark this anniversary, Peter Frampton, Ian Hunter, Rick Wakeman, Joe Elliott, Adam Lambert, Trent Reznor, Billy Corgan and others will perform on A Bowie Celebration: Just for One Day!, a streaming concert, tonight at 8pm Central.
[courtesy of Classic Hits Today]