Words and Edit by: Alexia Kapralos
It’s been a week since the world lost a legend: David Bowie.
In this week, fans and celebrities alike have expressed their sadness in losing the superstar. But instead of feeling the sadness, why not celebrate some of Bowie’s most memorable moments?
There are so many to choose from, but here are a few that we thought we’re notable.
Making A Splash On The Scene
David Bowie began his career in the mid 1960s. But these early years, he was known as “Davy Jones,” which was a stage name playing up on his birth name “David Robert Jones.” He dropped that alias since he kept getting confused with Davy Jones of The Monkees. Either way, he released his first song called “The Laughing Gnome” and it failed to chart. That didn’t stop Bowie from getting back into the game. In 1969 he released his second self-titled album with his first major hit – “Space Oddity.” That was definitely a win!
Ziggy Stardust Lands On Earth
The Starman is one of David Bowie‘s first personas that he created. With a pinch of sci-fi and a dash of glam, Ziggy Stardust was born. This character was part of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, his fifth album. The creation of this persona was definitely a highlight of his career.
Dance Magic Dance!
Aside from being an internationally renowned musician, David Bowie also dabbled in the wonderful world of acting. In 1986, he starred in Labyrinth as Jareth, the Goblin King. A highlight of his role in this movie was when he did the “magic dance” to the song of the same name. It’s such a catchy song and definitely one of the highlights of this role. Children’s movie? Psh – does anyone really grow out of Labyrinth?
In a 1999 interview, the pop culture icon predicted the rise of the Internet, among other things like the future of the music industry. Bowie somehow knew that music would become tied to a digital age. Wowza.
The Last Great Release
David Bowie released his final album on his 69th birthday, two days before his death – Blackstar. It was seen as a parting gift to fans since he knew that the cancer was killing him. Either way, he went out with a bang. This album was his first to reach number one on the Billboard 200 chart. With amazing songs like “Lazarus” and “Blackstar,”it’s no surprise that this piece of art charted at one. For real, there should be a ranking higher than number one because this 12th and last David Bowie album is truly magnificent.
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