Sembra quasi surreale questa mattina leggere “È morto il Duca Bianco”. Tre giorni fa, l’8 gennaio, David Bowie aveva festeggiato il suo 69esimo compleanno e l’uscita del suo ultimo – ora definitivamente l’ultimo – album, Blackstar. Il giorno precedente era stato pubblicato anche il nuovo video Lazarus in cui Bowie appare come l’amico di Gesù che avvolto dalle bende risorge dalla morte. Non potrà essere fisicamente così, ma la sua presenza sarà ovviamente eterna nella tradizione musicale.

L’annuncio è stato dato questa mattina sui vari social. “David Bowie è morto il pace circondato dalla sua famiglia dopo una coraggiosa battaglia di 18 mesi contro il cancro”. Anche il figlio ne dà il triste annuncio.
Eh sì, il cancro. È questa la bestia nera che avrebbe stroncato la contagiosa e rivoluzionaria energia di Bowie.
Tutto è iniziato a metà degli anni Sessanta, periodo in cui Bowie ha iniziato a invadere il mondo con la sua musica per ben cinque decenni, dando ogni volta un tocco nuovo sia al suo stile e alla sua immagine, da Ziggy Stardust a Halloween Jack,  da Nathan Adler al The Thin White Duke – Duca Bianco. Dal folk acustico all’elettronica, passando attraverso il glam rock, il soul e il krautrock, David Bowie ha lasciato la sua impronta nella storia musicale mondiale, da cui hanno molti artisti.

January 10 2016 – David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with…

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Ecco come lo ricordano gli altri cantanti:

Kim Gordon – So sad to hear of David Bowie dying x

Dave Sitek – this man means more to me than I can say.he will be truly missed. love you dear brother. may you rest in peace. xo D

Frances Cobain – R.I.P. David Bowie. You were an icon, you changed the idea of what a man should be, your musical genius will live on

Anton Newcombe – Not David Bowie…

Brian Eno – Words cannot express: RIP David Bowie

Marc Almond – It’s not often I truly cry at the loss of an artist but I’m devastated. He meant so much. Goodbye David Bowie and our youth. We loved you. X

Rancho de la Luna – sweet dreams david bowie, RIP. thank you for all your inspiration

Karen O – Couldn’t imagine the world without the man who changed it. Thank you for your tremendous sound and vision. Love to you and those you leave behind.

Elliphant – Rice a glas for The king. Rest in, u Will never be forgoten, bless him. 1947-2016 David Bowie ….

St Vincent – pubblica un grande NO

Dillon Francis – Omg RIP David Bowie … You seriously were the biggest legend sad

Gary Numan – A True Legend. David Bowie. RIP

David Cameron – grew up listening to and watching the pop genius David Bowie. He was a master of re-invention, who kept getting it right. A huge loss.

Alison Moyet – David Bowie. Our greatest, gone and here forever. A world’s heart breaks.

Billy Idol – Nearly brought to tears by sudden news of @DavidBowieReal David Bowie‘s passing RIP

La Toya Jackson – Just hearing about #DavidBowie! My condolences to his family and love ones! Your music will remain with this always!

Best Coast – I am at a loss for words. Dedicating the chalkboard in my kitchen to you tonight, sir. Thank you for your genius and originality

Madonna – Im Devastated! This great Artist changed my life! First concert i ever saw in Detroit! R.IP

Kanye West – David Bowie was one of my most important inspirations, so fearless, so creative, he gave us magic for a lifetime.

Joey Castillo – RIP

Troy Van Leeuwen – I’m stunned

Dum Dum Girls – drank a martini for my mum last night and jukebox-worshipped “Heroes” the night before. The ones you love live on.

Graham Coxon – Bye david, and thanks!

Silversun Pickups – Nooooooooio. Horrible. R I P to David Bowie. He was only the best..

Hardwell – RIP

Noel Gallagher – Ashes to ashes… The king is Dead. RIP

Slowdive – Shocked

Mia Tyler – Saddened to hear David Bowie has passed on. I was never a huge Bowie fan, but my mama was. And he was a good friend to her. Putting her in his Gene Genie video. I grew up hearing all sorts of stories about how wonderful Bowie was. I remember when my mom was sick with her cancer and we had a benefit for her hospital bills, Bowie donated a signed guitar for the auction. I’ll always have a space in my heart towards him for always being so good to my mama. I’d like to think Cyrinda had her brightest red lipstick and highest hi heals on waiting for him to join her wherever spirits go to hang out in the next world. Hopefully they are sharing smiles like these again, watching over all the people they love. Rest In Power cool one.

Ricky Gervais – I just lost a hero. RIP David Bowie

Curt Smith – Devastated to hear about David Bowie

The Cult/Ian Astbury – My heart is absolutely broken the sky has fallen so much love to David’s family and fans we love you David

Simple Minds – Difficult to imagine a world without the presence of David Bowie. A fan forever. Jim Kerr

Gerald Casale – Long Live Bowie!! My gut is wrenched! He stayed true to his art as I wanted Devo to do. Not like Hollywood possuers making their dreck ho $!

Lol Tolhurst – RIP. David Bowie: “Low” was the genius soundtrack to my youth. Thank you

The Fixx – Sad News. RIP David Bowie

The Alarm – God bless David Bowie – Ashes to Ashes Dust to Dust

Jehnny Beth – Can’t sleep… Listening to Bowie RIP. We knew this day would come. We talked about it several times amongst friends. How would we feel to live in a world without Bowie? We were never quite sure how we would feel, because the pain was so great it was simply unimaginable.

Michael Stipe – David Bowie

Alan McGee – The King RIP

Geoff Barrow – To me The most perfect record by the most perfect musical hero

Mark Lanegan – Fuck. Totally Heartbroken

Mike Joyce – Bowie was a singer that truly fulfilled the role of what all great frontmen should be.

Lou Doillon – RIP starman

Simone Marie – Heartbreaking . X

Giorgio Moroder – What a great loss… I was fortunate to work with a genius on ‘Cat People’



Stefania Fausto