Goodbye to David Bowie

10th January of 2016.

Today is a sad date for modern music, because of David Bowie’s death. David Bowie, who was born on 8th January 1947, was an English singer, songwriter, record producer, painter and actor. He has been a great icon in Pop music for over five decades. All his music is marked by the innovation, the visual presentation and the intellectual complexity. His music has had a really important impact in modern music.

During his lifetime, he sold 140 million records worldwide. He released about 26 studio albums, and he appeared in 22 films. In the United Kingdom, he was awarded 9 platinum, 11 gold and 8 silver albums, and in the United States, 5 platinum and 7 gold.

Space Oddity” (1969) became his first Top Five on the UK Single Charts. After a period of experimentation, he re-emerged in 1972 during the Glam Rock era, with his single “Starman” and he new album “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars”.

After his death, his new album “Blackstar”, that has been released 2 days before David Bowie’s death, is in the Top 1 Best-seller Albums in UK and in USA.

With that information, we realize that David Bowie’s music will never leave us.

Written by:

Enrique Aycart Maldonado.

4ºESO B

Te dejamos con una de las canciones más famosas de David Bowie en su versión original: Space Oddity

Y esta es la versión más famosa de esta canción, que el astronauta Chris Hadfield realizó más de 40 años después desde la Estación Espacial Internacional.

(Aquí tienes más información sobre la versión de Space Oddity de Chris Hadfield,
con la letra en inglés y en español)

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