History Awesome / DavidBowie

5th May '16 12:59:35 PM aye_amber
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** "Heroes" also prominently features Robert Fripp of KingCrimson on several tracks, which is impressive because he hadn't played professionally for three years before Bowie recruited him. Bowie essentially brought Robert Fripp out of retirement. Aside from his amazing work on the title track, he also nailed the guitar part for "Beauty & The Beast" in one take (while jet-lagged no less).

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** "Heroes" also prominently features Robert Fripp of KingCrimson Music/KingCrimson on several tracks, which is impressive because he hadn't played professionally for three years before Bowie recruited him. Bowie essentially brought Robert Fripp out of retirement. Aside from his amazing work on the title track, he also nailed the guitar part for "Beauty & The Beast" in one take (while jet-lagged no less).
30th Apr '16 1:41:09 PM aye_amber
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* "Under Pressure" from the Freddie Mercury tribute concert...performed by Bowie and Annie Lennox. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9ICO-RfjAU Chills guaranteed every time.]]

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* "Under Pressure" from the Freddie Mercury tribute concert...performed by Bowie and Annie Lennox. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9ICO-RfjAU Chills guaranteed every time.]]
18th Feb '16 3:30:52 PM SPBurke
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** "Heroes" also prominently features Robert Fripp of KingCrimson on several tracks, which is impressive because he hadn't played professionally for three years before Bowie recruited him. Bowie essentially brought Robert Fripp out of retirement. Aside from his amazing work on the title track, he also nailed the guitar part for "Beauty & The Beast" in one take (while jet-lagged no less).
18th Jan '16 11:41:58 AM Quag15
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* His DyingMomentOfAwesome: After battling cancer for 18 months and keeping it a complete secret from his fans, he came out of retirement to release the ''Blackstar'' album, an insanely dense puzzle box for the fans to pick apart as they remembered him, dying just three days later.

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* His DyingMomentOfAwesome: After battling cancer for 18 months and keeping it a complete secret from his fans, he came out of retirement to release released the ''Blackstar'' album, an insanely dense puzzle box for the fans to pick apart as they remembered him, dying just three days later.
18th Jan '16 9:55:55 AM CassandraLeo
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** ''Blackstar'' débuted at #1 on the charts in a wide variety of countries worldwide, many of them (including the U.S.) countries in which Bowie had never had a #1 album before.
16th Jan '16 2:10:19 PM Pren
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* Just a week after his death, [[http://www.avclub.com/article/david-bowie-getting-constellation-230852 he got his own constellation]].

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* Just a week after his death, [[http://www.avclub.com/article/david-bowie-getting-constellation-230852 he got his own constellation]]. How's that for a real Starman?
16th Jan '16 2:10:05 PM Pren
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* Just a week after his death, [[http://www.avclub.com/article/david-bowie-getting-constellation-230852 he got his own constellation]].
15th Jan '16 8:53:20 PM Zadia
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** In a similar vein, part of the reason why he chose to shoot the video for "Let's Dance" in the pub of a small town (Carinda) in country New South Wales was to call attention to the racism faced by Australian Aborigines. He also called Australia one of the most racially intolerant countries in the world, also in 1983.
14th Jan '16 1:20:46 PM CassandraLeo
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* He criticised Creator/{{MTV}} for not giving enough attention to black and minority artists. This was in ''1983'', mind you.
14th Jan '16 12:33:31 PM CassandraLeo
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* His DyingMomentOfAwesome: After battling cancer for 18 months and keeping it a complete secret from his fans, he came out of retirement to release the Blackstar album, an insanely dense puzzle box for the fans to pick apart as they remembered him, dying just three days later.

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* His DyingMomentOfAwesome: After battling cancer for 18 months and keeping it a complete secret from his fans, he came out of retirement to release the Blackstar ''Blackstar'' album, an insanely dense puzzle box for the fans to pick apart as they remembered him, dying just three days later.later.
** And after recording that, he ''kept working''. He made demo recordings of five additional songs, and called his producer Tony Visconti a week before his death saying he wanted to make another album. The fact that he kept working until the very end is even more of a DyingMomentOfAwesome. Of course, it also makes his death into even more of a TearJerker.
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