The chameleon of rock has passed away.
After an 18-month battle with cancer, David Bowie passed away on Monday, Jan. 11 at the age of 69.
I discovered David Bowie about the same time I discovered rock. In fact, the first two albums I owned were Alice Cooper’s “Love It To Death” and Bowie’s “Space Oddity”. I remember my father looking at the two albums, both covers depicting androgynous men, and whether he should be worried about his 11-year-old son.
“What the hell kind of crap are you listening to?” asked my father, with a shake of his head.
It was an Archie Bunker moment from my father, but I just gave him my “you just don’t get it dad” look. Bowie’s anthem about space travel was hauntingly refreshing and I was hooked.
I wore out my copy of “Aladdin Sane” with hits like Cracked Actor, Panic In Detroit and Jean Genie and his under-achieving “David Live” remains (more…)