BOWIE: A BIOGRAPHY by Marc Spitz An assertion that David Bowie (nee Jones) has been the biggest influence on new bands and new music of the last four decades, would not draw much objections from rock scholars. But is that enough to fill a voluminous biography of the great man? Continue Reading
Back in 1980, singer-songwriter Billy Joel was already railing against the stratification of rock & pop music.
The legendary David Bowie passed away on 10th January 2016, mourned by music lovers worldwide. On what would have been his 70th birthday (i.e. 8th January), the No Plan EP was released.
On this day last year, Davie Bowie celebrated his 69th birthday by releasing Blackstar. Two days later, he was gone …
Bowie in his element – as captured by his 1977 hit single – and as usual, in full control of what he wants his audience to see and hear. “Space Oddity” https://youtu.be/cYMCLz5PQVw
The legendary David Bowie thrilled all his fans with his fabulous comeback album The Next Day back in 2013 and diehards have been hoping and praying that the LP was not a one-off. Thankfully, Bowie is back with a new album for 2016 – Blackstar!
Haven’t done this for quite a while but it’s time to get stuck into new music that is coming out this year. First up, January!
“I’m a Blackstar” Two years ago, David Bowie returned to the spotlight with the release of The Next Day, his magnificent comeback album. On 8th January 2016, Bowie drops his new LP, Blackstar.
Rock legend David Bowie was a bit of a late bloomer in the business of rock ’n’ roll. Even though he was only 17 years old when he released his debut single in 1964, he would never achieve commercial success and critical acclaim till the 70s. His first three solo Continue Reading
Last year David Bowie shocked the world with the release of a new single (“Where Are We Now?”)/album (The Next Day) after years of silence and relative inactivity. Well, it didn’t take long for Bowie to return with another new single/album did it? The single is “Sue (Or In a Continue Reading
Regular PoP visitors will be aware of the fact that I am a huge Bowie fan and was greatly disappointed when I missed the David Bowie Is exhibitions organized by the Victoria & Albert Museum, when I was in London last year with TypeWriter. So imagine my delight when I Continue Reading
Was 2013 a good year for popular music? It all depends on your definition of a ‘good year’. I believe that since the end of the 90s, the decline in the quality of popular music being written and recorded has been alarming. Compared to the previous 40 years, it’s fair Continue Reading