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Iconic singer David Bowie dies of cancer at 69

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Larger than life, larger than imagination, he may have passed on but he will never die. RIP, Ziggy.

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Loved the various stages of his work. You will be missed.

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I'll always have 'Rebel Rebel' in my head when I think of Bowie. A great track among many.

A sad couple of weeks with the news about Lemmy a few weeks ago.

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OMG...that was fast. Sorry to see him go. Now the only thing we have left of that voice is recordings, CDs, etc.

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Geat talent lost. You weren't An Absolute Beginner Major Tom, you were also great in Fury(Merry X-Mas Mr. Lawrence) and Labyrinth.

RIP you will be missed.****

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Will miss you like a great Friend David. Grew up with you. Saw you in Southampton Guildhall when you did your last set in a pink Jock Strap. First album I ever brought was Rise and Fall Of Ziggy Stardust. Saw you in NZ along with 70,000+ fans for Serious Moonlighr tour. Last saw you in Tokyo at the International Forum when you walked on stage and said "Hello Tokyo, you crazy Mother F888ers". And the crowd roared in delight even though most did not understand what he said. Next day on morning TV the talento's were asking him air head questions and he interupted and asked could he get a day ticket for the subway. Talento's, used to limos had no idea. But he got one and popped up all over the place in Tokyo.

You have given me so much pleasure over nearly five decades David. Special place forever with me.

We can be Hero's, just for one day.

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First Lemmy, now Bowie. All since Christmas. My youth is falling apart.

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Sad news. Thank you Mr Jones for so many years of wonderful music. You were a one-off and will not be forgotten. RIP

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Turn and face the strange .... Devastated :(

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*"I look at my clock and it's 9.25,

I should be dead by now"*

David Bowie - Time, from Alladin Sane.

RIP David

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The passing of an era. Very sad news.

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David Bowie - Starman (Top Of The Pops, 1972) HQ ........

you can still enjoy........xxxxx

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXSGocWifAg >

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Terribly sad - he was my education to great music and always great to listen to. He is missed.

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Ashes to ashes...

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What a shocker. David, love your music!

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"Pictures of Jap girls in synthesis and I ain't got no money and I ain't got no hair"

Dear JT Moderators,

David Bowie was English an he was a genius. This is how English geniuses speak. Our words mean NOTHING but at the same time they mean EVERYTHING.

So if you don't understand the work of a genius, don't cry, it's ok, just give it THIRTY YEARS and you may finally get it.

RIP Bowie-san!! ;-)

Moderator: The word "Jap" is unacceptable, no matter who says it.

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Thank You David B. RIP, you will never b forgotten.

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Didn't know he was ill. RIP to a great one.

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Sorry mods just two more ......

David Bowie- Young Americans ....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydLcs4VrjZQ

David Bowie - Starman (1972) HD 0815007 ....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B5zmDz4vR4

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Bowie, stunned. Ziggy, the man who fell from earth space oddity let's dance

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...may God's love be with you, David. Thank you for all the wonderful music and movies... Never forgotten.

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Freddy and Bowie Under Pressure the last promise ....

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoDh_gHDvkk >

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Deepest condolences to Iman.

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This is Not America, Great song from David, my 3 years old daughter love that song and like to sing alone.

God keep you in a great place David!!

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A great loss. RIP David Bowie.

By the way, "Fame" was co-written with John Lennon (and Carlos Alomar), not "Young Americans".

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The man who fell to earth has now fallen from earth. He will be missed.

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The guy was a legend and was a huge influence on many other future artists, not to mention his listeners.

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Yes, serendipitous, Bowie REALLY deserves the title "legend", which is used too freely these days.

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"Cat People (Putting Out Fires)" was one of my favorites. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpdHMaccjw4

RIP Mr. Bowie. Your fame spanned generations.

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My student saw him dancing in a nightclub in Kyoto, some decades ago. He seemed to be cool with mixing with regular people. I hope he liked Japan.

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Earlier I was listening to "Let's Dance" on Youtube when I saw a comment saying he passed away. I thought it was some kind of sick joke, as checking on Wikipedia mentioned nothing. I checked his Facebook page and his demise was announced merely 2 hours previously. I was at a loss for words.

From "Ziggy Stardust" to many of his 80s hits like "Modern Love," "China GIrl," "Blue Jeans," "This is Not America," etc., he was the consummate, ever-creative, ever-experimental artist. He and his music will be missed. R.I.P., Ziggy.

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A true artist and musician unlike 99% of the space-wasters employed by the entertainment industry. He made a massive contribution and he could make music that connected with people which is why so many people have been impacted by his passing. The quality and variety of his greatest hits is staggering. With the music industry being what it is now, just another business, it is unlikely that there will ever be such an artist. Unfortunately popularity gets confused with quality these days, nowhere more so than Japan.

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RIP Major Tom

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Shocked beyond words. One of THE greatest. RIP to a true legend, Mr. Bowie.

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"Ziggy played gui taaaaaa ar "

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@itsonlyrocknroll - "Freddy and Bowie Under Pressure the last promise..."

You should've posted the ORIGINAL VIDEO. The one from 1981. The one showing the CONTROLLED DEMOLITIONS. The one that I post on Facebook every September. On the 11th. For those who need THIRTY YEARS to recognize true genius.

"It's the terror of knowing what this world is about... watching some good friends scream 'get me out'"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gpn8MANhdLU

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Cheers TheGodfather never viewed that before, sadly before my time.

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Well I hope you appreciate Bowie's genius even more now... :-)

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I've heard a rumor from Ground Control... Oh no, don't say it's true

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I was quite shocked and greatly saddened. He has left us with an enormous legacy to remember him by. I wore out a vinyl copy of Scary Monsters when it came out and have been enjoying the remastered catalogue since it was released. It will be a bit hard to listen to these for a while, I guess I'll start with the new one.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VLS-P9m0BM

RIP both Freddie and Bowie....but the rehearsal with Annie Lennox has to be one of my favorite videos of all time.

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I'm still in shock, never thought "Blackstar" would be his farewell gift to us.

...and the stars look very different today

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What impresses me about Bowie was his willingness to re-invent himself multiple times over his long career to keep his musical output fresh and interesting. Bowie belongs with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones are among the most influential British popular musicians of the second half of the 20th Century, in my humble opinion.

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I see Bowie on the same level as Freddy Mercury, Brian Eno, Elton John and similar musicians.

I grew up with most of that music, Natalie Cole recently passing on was also a big loss.

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I loved Bowie especially as his androgynous style was influenced by Japanese art, fashion, and aesthetics (he was a practicing Buddhist in the 60's). Bowie always seemed to have a bond with Japan, having performed there multiple times long before it was trendy to do so. RIP.

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There iß one person I would have loved see him perform with 2 really. Al Stewart and Alan Parsons. Both very talented. Does anyone know if he worked with Mike Oldfield?

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Does anyone know if he worked with Mike Oldfield?

I don't think so. Closest they got was at an open air festival in June 1983 (Waldbühne Berlin).

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Thanks, too many of my favourite musicians are passing on Gary Moore, Gerry Rafferty, Freddy Mercury, ...

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Another legend gone. RIP.

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