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After Bowie: 5 Years On

By Marc Zisman |

Five years after his death, the Thin White Duke continues to captivate fans and his albums remain a major source of inspiration for many artists...

On January 10, 2016, as David Bowie fades away into rock history, his fans are still listening to Blackstar, his 25th studio album released 48 hours prior, on his 69th birthday!

The man who had just been killed by a cancer he had been fighting for 18 months was not a "rock legend" like the others. The various fashion and musical styles through the decades have always given Bowie the status of a unique innovator, a singular artist who succeeded in perpetually reinventing himself, and questioning himself as well...



From glam rock to new wave, funk to soul, disco to electro, David Bowie embraced every genre; sometimes even ahead of the game. From Major Tom to Ziggy Stardust, from Aladdin Sane to Thin White Duke, he invented and reinvented himself, metamorphosed and exhibited his body as a show. A body that he has taken to the four corners of the world, from London to New York to Berlin.



A geographical, physical, intellectual, dense and quite fascinating itinerary that has made Bowie an icon of the world of modern culture and a pioneer of pop playing on a self-proclaimed androgyny. And five years after his death, his art is far from having ceased to influence the younger generations...







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