FROM THE PAPER: David Bowie – A Legend Rests

By Caitlin Mclaren - Culture Editor

Music legend David Bowie

On the 11th January 2016, we said goodbye to a true hero of the music industry. David Bowie changed the world of music by going through so many different styles and genres which made him so authentic and genuine. The singer died at the age of 69 after an 18 month secret battle with cancer.
His first track to enter the UK top 5 was ‘Space Oddity’ and David focused his sound on his ability to experiment. After a three year silence fell, he remerged as the sensational glam rock alter ego ‘Ziggy Stardust’ where he triumphed in his visual presentation both on and off stage, even though it was short lived it was arguably Bowie’s real call to fame. It was then Bowie realised he could go international.
Next on the cards was Bowie’s trip to capture America where he left his glam rock period to focus on an electronic sound. During this period he even paired up with Queen to sing the song ‘Under Pressure’. Afterwards he went onto his pop phase this came with the success of ‘Let’s Dance’.
Not only did he make a massive impact on the music spectrum but also within the film industry. Featuring in the children’s film Labyrinth, he took the imagination of the character and moulded into his own. He also featured in ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’ which reflected his statements in his music.
Celebrities were out in droves to send their appreciations to what Bowie did for the music industry. From the prime minister, David Cameron, to a number of musicains who were out right influenced by the work of Bowie.
It’s a true loss that David Bowie has left the Earth to such a cruel disease but there’s no doubt he will live on forever through his own music but also through the music of others. Long live Ziggy Stardust!

About Caitlin Mclaren: Editor-in-Chief 119 Articles
I like writing, editing and making new mates. Newcomer of the Year 2016 Editor of the Year 2016 Editor of the Year 2017 Elected Media Officer of UCLan Students' Union 2017/18

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