Few artists maintain the enduring legacy of David Bowie. His death in 2016 rocked the planet but he was so much more than just earth. David Bowie’s interstellar vision and genius songwriting crafted entirely new worlds of music to explore and put him in the league of the undying.
His masterpiece The Rise and Fall Of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars was one of the first journey albums ever written. But not only that, his adaption of the titular alter-ego Ziggy Stardust allowed Bowie to push his music and writing into new realms while The Library of Congress later stated that it was “culturally, historically and artistically significant”.
One of the most iconic, cherished, and beloved musicians of all time, David Bowie was a pure artist living far beyond the orbit of earth.
David Bowie reinvented his career in the '80s, eschewing characters like Ziggy Stardust and the Thin White Duke and presenting himself to the world anew, with a glittering, electronic sound that was the hallmark of his albums like Let's Dance.
He continued to be influential in the following decades, pursuing myriad genres and collaborations and reconnecting with his longtime producer Tony Visconti for the recording of his final album, Blackstar.
David Bowie died in 2016, two days after the release of Blackstar. His legacy of adventurousness within a multitude of genres that traverses the depth and breadth of popular music is unmatched. From the 1960s, all the way until his death, his musical output was definitively his own - an artist who survived the travails of the music business by doing it completely his own way.