British Rock Legend David Bowie Dies At 69, Was Battling With Cancer

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British singer, songwriter and rockstar David Bowie breathed his last on 10th Jaunary, 2016. He was battling cancer for last 18 months. His spokesperson confirmed the news of his demise over Twitter and Facebook. Born on 8th January, 1947, Bowie’s musical career spanned 4 decades and ended with the release of his last studio album, ‘Blackstar’, just two days prior to his death on his 69th birthday. David was known as an innovator as he experimented with various styles of music and his own appearance throughout the career.

David Bowie Performing As Ziggy Stardust Photo scotsman
David Bowie Performing As Ziggy Stardust Photo scotsman

David Bowie had the first taste of success in 1969 with his single ‘Space Oddity’ that reached top 5 of UK Singles Chart. He followed up with songs like ‘Starman’, ‘Fame’, ‘Let’s Dance’ and ‘Ashes To Ashes’. He had experimented with many musical genres such as electronic, glam rock, blue-eyed soul, jungle and industrial.

David Bowie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. He had 5 platinum and 8 gold certifications from US while he amassed 9 platinum, 11 gold and 8 silver album certifications in UK. He is 39th on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” list and 23rd on the best singers of all time list.

 


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Soumyajit is an SAP technical consultant with a flair for writing. An avid blog reader, he started off with a free WordPress blog and slowly moved to his own personal news and blog site. Apart from writing he loves reading books, playing table tennis and long bike trips. He is currently trying to learn playing guitar and failing miserably.

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