David Bowie bid me farewell before death, says longtime friend
“My entire career, I’ve only really worked with the same subject matter, ” Bowie told The Associated Press in a 2002 interview.
I had the chance to see Bowie a number of times over the following years, and his show at the Rosemont Theater in 2004 is still one of my favorite concert experiences of all time.
No one – with the possible exception of Iman (who, in retrospect, seemed to be trying to soften the blow on social media last week) – was prepared for the news of David Bowie’s death Sunday.
It’s unsure when and where his funeral will be held, but no doubt his family are now making preparations in New York City.
Just days later the then USA president Ronald Reagan called for the wall to be torn down, while it was also suggested that Bowie’s performance may have inspired those in East Berlin to also demand its removal.
Bowie kept a low profile in recent years after reportedly suffering a heart attack in the 2000s. The song begins with the line – Look up here, I’m in heaven.
On whether he had relationships with the men in his life, he said: “Not if I could help it. I was incredibly promiscuous, and I think we’ll leave it at that”. It ended with this sentence: ‘Thank you for our good times, brian. they will never rot.’ And it was signed ‘Dawn’. “I feel a huge gap now”, he added. “I realise now he was saying goodbye”. Streaming service Spotify said streams of Bowie’s music were up 2,700 per cent on Monday.
“As the sad news of David Bowie’s death broke this morning, the iconic singer’s new album Blackstar is charging to No. 1 this week”, OfficialCharts.com said in a statement. Is it because it’s his 69th birthday or that he has released his 28th studio album today and it’s a corker?
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is famous for performing Bowie’s “Space Oddity” while floating around the space station.
Blackstar, co-produced by Visconti, features only seven songs, but critics praised the latest work, with Britain’s Guardian newspaper calling it “a spellbinding break with (Bowie’s) past”.