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--> "''We can be heroes, just for one day.''"



* "''We can be heroes, just for one day.''"

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*The last thing Major Tom says to Ground Control? "Tell my wife I love her very much."
**"She knows."


* "Kooks" is a sweet, funny little ditty written by Bowie for his then-newborn son Duncan Jones. The lyrics really show how giddy and excited he was to be a father, and list all the ways in which he promises to be a good dad. It's hard not to be charmed.

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* "Kooks" is a sweet, funny little ditty written by Bowie for his then-newborn son Duncan Jones.Creator/DuncanJones. The lyrics really show how giddy and excited he was to be a father, and list all the ways in which he promises to be a good dad. It's hard not to be charmed.


* He was so upset when he heard Music/MottTheHoople, his favourite group of the time, were splitting up that he wrote "All the Young Dudes" for them so they could have a hit.[[note]]Bowie actually wrote ''two'' songs for Mott, since he first offered them "[[Music/TheRiseAndFallOfZiggyStardustAndTheSpidersFromMars Suffragette City]]".[[/note]]

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* He was so upset when he heard Music/MottTheHoople, his favourite group of the time, were splitting up that he wrote "All the Young Dudes" for them so they could have a hit.[[note]]Bowie actually wrote ''two'' songs for Mott, since he first offered them "[[Music/TheRiseAndFallOfZiggyStardustAndTheSpidersFromMars Suffragette City]]".[[/note]]%%
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** The ''David Bowie Is'' museum retrospective climaxes in a room in which concert performances of his are projected on as many as three walls at once (visitors wear special headphones and the music changes to fit the wall they are in viewing proximity to). One stretch features three different performances of this song, one for each wall: his 1985 Live Aid performance, his 2000 Glastonbury Festival performance, and his 2001 Concert for New York City performance. Seeing all the happy concertgoers at each venue, and knowing that two of these performances were part of charity benefits, stands as heartwarming proof of the song's endurance.
** "''We can be heroes, just for one day.''"
* Bowie paid for the education of his godson Rolan Bolan -- son of [[Music/MarcBolan Marc]] -- after Marc's death, a fact that wasn't known publicly for decades.

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** * The ''David Bowie Is'' museum retrospective climaxes in a room in which concert performances of his are projected on as many as three walls at once (visitors wear special headphones and the music changes to fit the wall they are in viewing proximity to). One stretch features three different performances of this song, one for each wall: his 1985 Live Aid performance, his 2000 Glastonbury Festival performance, and his 2001 Concert for New York City performance. Seeing all the happy concertgoers at each venue, and knowing that two of these performances were part of charity benefits, stands as heartwarming proof of the song's endurance.
** * "''We can be heroes, just for one day.''"
* Bowie paid for the education of his godson Rolan Bolan -- son of [[Music/MarcBolan Marc]] -- after Marc's death, a fact that wasn't known publicly for decades.
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** DAVID'S GONNA BE A GRANDAD EVERYONE.
*** Taken straight into TearJerker territory with his death.
* The ending to "Rock 'n' Roll Suicide". "[[YouAreNotAlone Oh no, love, you're not alone]]!"
** With many people coming to the video in the wake of his death, [[HeartwarmingInHindsight he was right]].
* It has been well-documented that Bowie has been trying to write a dystopian stage musical since at least the '70s (''Music/DiamondDogs'' came out of an attempt to write a musical based on ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' that was aborted by Creator/GeorgeOrwell's estate). In 2015, he finally got to see this dream realized with the opening of ''Lazarus'', which received overwhelmingly positive reviews.
* He managed to release one final album just prior to his death, leaving his fans with the message, "Donít believe for just one second Iím forgetting you."
-->'''Tony Visconti:''' His death was no different from his life - a work of Art. He made ''Music/BlackstarAlbum'' for us, his parting gift. I knew for a year this was the way it would be. I wasn't, however, prepared for it. He was an extraordinary man, full of love and life. He will always be with us. For now, it is appropriate to cry.
* Music/YokoOno revealed after his passing that in the 80's, after Music/JohnLennon died, Bowie would pick up Sean Lennon at his boarding school in Switzerland, take him around to museums, galleries, and to the recording studio, in essence being the ParentalSubstitute Sean needed.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x22swFn52Ng "You would think that a rock star being married to a supermodel would be one of the greatest things in the world. It is."]]
* The picture Duncan Jones chose to accompany [[https://twitter.com/ManMadeMoon/status/686441083648212992/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw his announcement of his father's death]], getting a piggyback ride as a baby. Bowie's adoration for his son just bursts from the image.
** [[http://www.ew.com/article/2016/05/29/warcraft-duncan-jones-david-bowie-screening Duncan showed him an early cut]] of the ''Film/WarCraft2016'' movie some time before his death.
* When the details of Bowie's will was revealed, that after leaving his estate to his wife and kids, he also made provisions for his personal assistant and Duncan's childhood nanny for all their years of service.

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** DAVID'S GONNA BE A GRANDAD EVERYONE.
*** Taken straight into TearJerker territory with his death.
%% * The ending to "Rock 'n' Roll Suicide". "[[YouAreNotAlone Oh no, love, you're not alone]]!"
** With many people coming to the video in the wake of his death, [[HeartwarmingInHindsight he was right]].
* It has been well-documented that Bowie has been trying to write a dystopian stage musical since at least the '70s (''Music/DiamondDogs'' came out of an attempt to write a musical based on ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' that was aborted by Creator/GeorgeOrwell's estate). In 2015, he finally got to see this dream realized with the opening of ''Lazarus'', which received overwhelmingly positive reviews.
* He managed to release one final album just prior to his death, leaving his fans with the message, "Donít believe for just one second Iím forgetting you."
-->'''Tony Visconti:''' His death was no different from his life - a work of Art. He made ''Music/BlackstarAlbum'' for us, his parting gift. I knew for a year this was the way it would be. I wasn't, however, prepared for it. He was an extraordinary man, full of love and life. He will always be with us. For now, it is appropriate to cry.
* Music/YokoOno revealed after his passing that in the 80's, after Music/JohnLennon died, Bowie would pick up Sean Lennon at his boarding school in Switzerland, take him around to museums, galleries, and to the recording studio, in essence being the ParentalSubstitute Sean needed.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x22swFn52Ng "You would think that a rock star being married to a supermodel would be one of the greatest things in the world. It is."]]
* The picture Duncan Jones chose to accompany [[https://twitter.com/ManMadeMoon/status/686441083648212992/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw his announcement of his father's death]], getting a piggyback ride as a baby. Bowie's adoration for his son just bursts from the image.
** [[http://www.ew.com/article/2016/05/29/warcraft-duncan-jones-david-bowie-screening Duncan showed him an early cut]] of the ''Film/WarCraft2016'' movie some time before his death.
* When the details of Bowie's will was revealed, that after leaving his estate to his wife and kids, he also made provisions for his personal assistant and Duncan's childhood nanny for all their years of service.
alone]]!"



* [[http://people.com/celebrity/david-bowie-dead-see-final-instagram-photo-shoot/ These]] are probably the last known photos taken of Bowie, posted two days before his passing, when he certainly knew he had very little time left. [[GoOutWithASmile The look on his face]] says ''everything'' you need to know.
* [[http://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/feb/10/david-bowies-son-announces-late-father-was-to-become-grandad There's something]] heartwarming about the fact that David knew he would be a grandpa before he died.
** It's also quite lovely to hear that six months after he died, his grandson was born and [[https://twitter.com/ManMadeMoon/status/759171744590553088 Duncan gave]] him the middle name of David in honor of Granddad, and the first name [[https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/jul/30/david-bowies-son-announces-arrival-of-first-child Stenton]] after Duncan's own grandfather.
* While "Five Years" is primarily a TearJerker thanks to it being about the narrator and the people around him having the impending end of the world sprung on them, the intimacy of the sentiments and observations in it also make it touching and sweet.
-->''I never thought I'd need so many people.''
* He covered Music/IggyPop's "China Girl" because his old friend was having financial trouble at the time and he knew it would be a hit.
** His entire friendship with Iggy Pop is this, with David always helping out Iggy when he needed it. During the 70s, when Iggy Pop went solo, David Bowie joined him on his solo tour knowing his name would attract fans...and deliberately just stood at the back of the stage playing keyboards to allow Iggy Pop to soak up the glory.
* Trent Reznor talked about when Music/NineInchNails and Bowie went on tour together, and he felt ashamed being drunk and high all the time in front of his hero. When Reznor finally got sober and met Bowie again afterward, Bowie gave him a big hug before Trent could even get a word out and said "[[SoProudOfYou I knew you could do it]]."


-->'''Tony Visconti:''' His death was no different from his life - a work of Art. He made ''Music/{{Blackstar}}'' for us, his parting gift. I knew for a year this was the way it would be. I wasn't, however, prepared for it. He was an extraordinary man, full of love and life. He will always be with us. For now, it is appropriate to cry.

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-->'''Tony Visconti:''' His death was no different from his life - a work of Art. He made ''Music/{{Blackstar}}'' ''Music/BlackstarAlbum'' for us, his parting gift. I knew for a year this was the way it would be. I wasn't, however, prepared for it. He was an extraordinary man, full of love and life. He will always be with us. For now, it is appropriate to cry.


* He was so upset when he heard Mott The Hoople, his favourite group of the time, were splitting up that he wrote All The Young Dudes for them so they could have a hit.

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* He was so upset when he heard Mott The Hoople, Music/MottTheHoople, his favourite group of the time, were splitting up that he wrote All The "All the Young Dudes Dudes" for them so they could have a hit.[[note]]Bowie actually wrote ''two'' songs for Mott, since he first offered them "[[Music/TheRiseAndFallOfZiggyStardustAndTheSpidersFromMars Suffragette City]]".[[/note]]

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* He was so upset when he heard Mott The Hoople, his favourite group of the time, were splitting up that he wrote All The Young Dudes for them so they could have a hit.


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** His entire friendship with Iggy Pop is this, with David always helping out Iggy when he needed it. During the 70s, when Iggy Pop went solo, David Bowie joined him on his solo tour knowing his name would attract fans...and deliberately just stood at the back of the stage playing keyboards to allow Iggy Pop to soak up the glory.


* [[http://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/feb/10/david-bowies-son-announces-late-father-was-to-become-grandad There's something]] heartwarming about the fact that David knew he [[spoiler:would be a grandpa before he died.]]

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* [[http://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/feb/10/david-bowies-son-announces-late-father-was-to-become-grandad There's something]] heartwarming about the fact that David knew he [[spoiler:would would be a grandpa before he died.]]


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-->''"Don't pick fights with the bullies or the cads,''
-->''Cause I'm not much good at [[PapaWolf punching other people's dads]],''
-->''And if the homework brings you down,''
-->''Then we'll throw it on the fire and take the car downtown!"''

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-->''"Don't pick fights with the bullies or the cads,''
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cads,\\
'Cos
I'm not much good at [[PapaWolf punching other people's dads]],''
-->''And
dads]],\\
And
if the homework brings you down,''
-->''Then
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Then
we'll throw it on the fire and take the car downtown!"''


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-->''I never thought I'd need so many people.''


* Music/TrentReznor talked about when Music/NineInchNails and Bowie went on tour together, and he felt ashamed being drunk and high all the time in front of his hero. When Reznor finally got sober and met Bowie again afterward, Bowie gave him a big hug before Trent could even get a word out and said "[[SoProudOfYou I knew you could do it]]."

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* Music/TrentReznor Trent Reznor talked about when Music/NineInchNails and Bowie went on tour together, and he felt ashamed being drunk and high all the time in front of his hero. When Reznor finally got sober and met Bowie again afterward, Bowie gave him a big hug before Trent could even get a word out and said "[[SoProudOfYou I knew you could do it]]."


* TrentReznor talked about when NineInchNails and Bowie went on tour together, and he felt ashamed being drunk and high all the time in front of his hero. When Reznor finally got sober and met Bowie again afterward, Bowie gave him a big hug before Trent could even get a word out and said "[[SoProudOfYou I knew you could do it]]."

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* TrentReznor Music/TrentReznor talked about when NineInchNails Music/NineInchNails and Bowie went on tour together, and he felt ashamed being drunk and high all the time in front of his hero. When Reznor finally got sober and met Bowie again afterward, Bowie gave him a big hug before Trent could even get a word out and said "[[SoProudOfYou I knew you could do it]]."

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