Why David Bowie was my business (and music) hero
The Rise of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars was a staple of my vinyl collection
I listened to the oh-so-naughty Sufragette City on high volume in my college apartment in 1976. His music disrupted in music world of twangy acoustics. Here are 7 other ways Bowie inspired me…for more than three decades:
- He constantly re-invented himself and wasn’t afraid to create radical new concepts.
- He was a personal branding genius. Here’s a feature from Forbes about just some of his identities over the years.
- He saw the future. And lived it. (Do you know who the first person was that “The Man Who Fell to Earth” sought out?) Answer is below.
- He was multi-talented…an actor, dancer, and composer. He collaborated too…he wasn’t afraid to seek out and work with other talent. See the links below for some of his many partnerships.
- He was a romantic. He exuded passion from his pores. (And he transcended and appealed to both genders.)
- He proved that 69 years old is still full of beginnings. He scored his first musical and produced his last album before he died.
- He kept his private life private…up until the end (although Blackstar may have contained clues.) He was one classy gent.
A little more Bowie trivia:
|Oh-so fashionable and fearless. And here’s the song to go along with it.|
|Here’s who the Man Who Fell to Earth met first.|
|Some of Bowie’s most interesting collaborations.|
|A haunting film about aging, beauty, vanity, and lust.|