The Man Who Fell to Earth

The Man Who Fell to Earth
January 11, 2016 LearnMusic.Guide


By now, most of you would have read the sad news that David Bowie has lost his 18 month battle with cancer. His impact on the world will remain forevermore.

January 10 2016 - David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with...

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Well known for his alter ego Ziggy Stardust, David Bowie’s hits include Starman, Space Oddity, Heroes, Under Pressure, Rebel Rebel and Life on Mars and many many more.

David Bowie, 1973. Express / Getty Images

David Bowie, 1973. Express / Getty Images

Follow his obituary page on the BBC news website.

See a special report on the singers death.

For now, we take a look at his latest work, which, according to his producer and friend Tony Visconti is intended to be a parting gift to the world.

Our personal favorite here in the LMG office is Space Oddity. Which hearing it now sends shivers down our spines.

To get a real sense of David’s haunting vocals listen to the ‘vocal only’ section taken from his 1972 hit ‘Starman’ below.

Breathtaking work!

Then listen to the original recording below. Wow!

Artwork at the top of the page (animated gif) by Helen Green Art

RIP David Bowie 1947 – 2016

  • LJ Moran

    A genuine artist in every sense of the word, I was scanning my social media as I often do the day after Blackstar was released and there were,of course pictures of the great man here and there on my timelines..I had assumed because of his album, then I saw the word ‘dead’ and my heart literally sank, I grew up with David Bowie, although I never met him, I was with him all through the eighties, dancing in the street, In the cinema I was with the Goblin King through the pits of eternal stench, as I grew older I learnt to appreciate his lyrics and art and explored his jaw-dropping back catalogue, like most I had little idea of his health problems, I am going to make sure I enjoy his legacy, he certainly left a good one.