David Bowie

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David Bowie
David Bowie Promotional photo
David Bowie Promotional photo
Background information
Birth name David Robert Jones
Born 8 January 1947 in Brixton, London, England
Died 10 January 2016 (aged 69)

Manhattan, New York City, United States

Musician information
Genre(s) Rock, Alternative, Britpop, Funk
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, actor, painter
Instrument(s) Vocals
Years active 1964 (1964)–2016
Label(s) ISO, RCA, Virgin, EMI, Columbia, Deram, BMG, Pye, Vocalion, Parlophone

Associated acts Mansun, The Riot Squad, Arnold Corns, Tin Machine, The Hype, Iggy Pop, Brian Eno, Lou Reed, Adrian Belew, Mick Ronson, John Lennon, Queen, Nine Inch Nails, Mick Jagger, Tina Turner, Mott the Hoople
Web-site http://davidbowie.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/DavidBowieReal
Instagram https://instagram.com/davidbowie


Association with Mansun

Mansun were asked to join David Bowie on his 1997 Earthling Tour

Shortly after David Bowie passed away Paul Draper wrote a post on the Mansuns Only Long Song facebook group

Posted on the MOLS facebook group Tuesday 12th January 2016

Image posted by Paul Draper
Lquote.png He gave me one of his cigarettes while while we were chatting pre gig on tour, should have kept it. My brief experience of David was that he was a really nice person, so down to earth it really took you back because of the commitment he gave his performances, he simply turned it on when he walked out on stage, stunning stagecraft like all the greats. To achieve what he did with so many classic songs, tracks and albums is virtually impossible whist navigating the pitfalls of the industry, it took its toll on him. I played Lazarus as soon as I heard he died and cried. Blackstar will be up there with his best albums, it's so obvious when you listen now. I can't ever imagine there being any solo artist impact the culture so deeply ever again. Splendidly well done David Jones, you truly became one of the greatest there will ever be Rquote.png
Paul Draper Mansun's Only Love Song Facebook Group Post


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