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David Bowie

Data di nascita: 8. Gennaio 1947
Data di morte: 10. Gennaio 2016
Altri nomi: Bowie

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David Bowie , pseudonimo di David Robert Jones è stato un cantautore, polistrumentista, attore, produttore discografico e pittore inglese.

La passione per la musica portò Bowie ad imparare a suonare il sassofono quando era ancora giovanissimo. Dopo aver partecipato alla formazione di varie band, raggiunse il successo da solista nei primi anni settanta, attraversando cinque decenni di musica rock e conquistandosi la fama di inventore del glam rock. La sua natura poliedrica e camaleontica lo portò a reinventare nel tempo il proprio stile e la propria immagine, creando numerosi alter ego come Ziggy Stardust, Halloween Jack, The Thin White Duke e Nathan Adler.

Significative le collaborazioni con Tony Visconti e Brian Eno, altro reduce con i Roxy Music dal glam rock dei primi settanta, con i quali instaurò una proficua e profonda amicizia che durò svariati anni.

Pur non essendo le sue attività principali, Bowie si dedicò anche alla pittura e al cinema. Tra i vari film in cui recitò, vi sono L'uomo che cadde sulla Terra, Furyo, Absolute Beginners, Labyrinth, Basquiat e The Prestige.

Nel 2008 fu inserito al 23º posto nella lista dei 100 migliori cantanti secondo Rolling Stone, che ha individuato tra i suoi migliori brani Life on Mars?, Space Oddity, Fame e "Heroes". Nel 2007 fu indicato dalla rivista Forbes come il quarto cantante più ricco al mondo.

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Frasi David Bowie

„Della musica leggera italiana mi piace tutto quello che ha fatto Lucio Battisti.“

—  David Bowie
citato in Leo Turrini, Battisti: la vita, le canzoni, il mistero, retrocopertina

„Sento che stiamo solamente annunciando qualcosa di più oscuro di noi stessi.“

—  David Bowie
[...] I feel that we're only heralding something even darker than ourselves.

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„Credo che il Rock and Roll sia pericoloso.“

—  David Bowie
I believe that Rock & Roll is dangerous.

„Il mio cantante preferito è di gran lunga Lucio Battisti.“

—  David Bowie
citato in Gianfranco Salvatore, L'arcobaleno. Storia vera di Lucio Battisti, p. 179

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„Turn and face the strange changes.“

—  David Bowie, Changes
Song lyrics, Hunky Dory (1971), Changes

„I had to resign myself, many years ago, that I'm not too articulate when it comes to explaining how I feel about things. But my music does it for me, it really does.“

—  David Bowie
Livewire interview (2002), Context: I had to resign myself, many years ago, that I'm not too articulate when it comes to explaining how I feel about things. But my music does it for me, it really does. There, in the chords and melodies, is everything I want to say. The words just jolly it along. It's always been my way of expressing what for me is inexpressible by any other means. What is very enlightening for me right now is that I sense that I'm arriving at a place of peace with my writing that I've never experienced before. I think I'm going to be writing some of the most worthwhile things that I've ever written in the coming years. I'm very confident and trusting in my abilities right now. But I've got to think of myself as the luckiest guy. Robert Johnson only had one album's worth of work as his legacy. That's all that life allowed him.

„The words just jolly it along. It's always been my way of expressing what for me is inexpressible by any other means.“

—  David Bowie
Livewire interview (2002), Context: I had to resign myself, many years ago, that I'm not too articulate when it comes to explaining how I feel about things. But my music does it for me, it really does. There, in the chords and melodies, is everything I want to say. The words just jolly it along. It's always been my way of expressing what for me is inexpressible by any other means. What is very enlightening for me right now is that I sense that I'm arriving at a place of peace with my writing that I've never experienced before. I think I'm going to be writing some of the most worthwhile things that I've ever written in the coming years. I'm very confident and trusting in my abilities right now. But I've got to think of myself as the luckiest guy. Robert Johnson only had one album's worth of work as his legacy. That's all that life allowed him.

„Still don't know what I was waiting for
And my time was running wild.“

—  David Bowie
Song lyrics, Hunky Dory (1971), Context: Still don't know what I was waiting for And my time was running wild. A million dead-end streets and Every time I thought I'd got it made It seemed the taste was not so sweet. So I turned myself to face me But I've never caught a glimpse Of how the others must see the faker I'm much too fast to take that test. Changes

„Nevertheless, I still don't know what the voice is saying, or even what language it's in.“

—  David Bowie
Livewire interview (2002), Context: It's odd but even when I was a kid, I would write about "old and other times" as though I had a lot of years behind me. Now I do, so there is a difference in the weight of memory. When you're young, you're still "becoming", now at my age I am more concerned with "being". And not too long from now I'll be driven by "surviving", I'm sure. I kind of miss that "becoming" stage, as most times you really don't know what's around the corner. Now, of course, I've kind of knocked on the door and heard a muffled answer. Nevertheless, I still don't know what the voice is saying, or even what language it's in.

„Ya wouldn't believe what I've been thru.“

—  David Bowie
Song lyrics, Cat People (Putting Out Fire) (1982), Context: Still this pulsing night A plague I call a heartbeat Just be still with me Ya wouldn't believe what I've been thru.

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