Today is: January 10
2016 British musician, singer and songwriter David Robert Jones, better known as David Bowie, dies in New York derived from medical complications from liver cancer. He died two days after turning 69 and having released his latest album Blackstar.
David Bowie, marked a whole generation in the 70s with songs like “Starman” and “Space Oddity”, which was also the first song to be played in space. But today his legacy continues to mark the youngest, who have discovered it thanks to streaming.
According to a report from the Deezer platform, the bulk of their wiretaps is among young people between 18 and 25 years old; While on Spotify there are people between 28 and 34 years old, with Mexico City being the place where it is played the most in our country.
Ricardo Bravo, a journalist specializing in rock, explained that this connection with the youngest is due to the fact that his vibrant personality makes him “an attractive figure in the musical aspect, but also as an image.”
“He is an icon, he became a benchmark, and the fact that he has contributed so much to rock theatricality does not take away from the musical innovation he had, but it was a whole. That component and that very visual part and its magnetism make it a very outstanding figure if one reviews the pages of rock history ”.
Within the top 5 on both platforms, there are “Heroes”, “Starman” and “Space Oddity” as some of the most listened to songs, all of them belonging to different musical stages of the singer.
According to Bravo, it is difficult to establish an ideal moment in his career to present his work for the first time to someone who has not heard him, since in each one he had an impact on the music industry, but it was in his opinion from his album number three, when he fully portrays that extravagance that characterized him.
“This stage of maturity between the third and fourth albums represents the part where Bowie opened this panorama that then continued walking for a long time. He imprints that personality that would take him throughout his career, that versatility and the idea of always surprising, and with those characters that he invented and embodied them throughout the development of a record ”.
Your footprint in music
On February 15, 2016, just over a month after Bowie’s death, Lady Gaga paid tribute to him on the red carpet and during the ceremony, and at that time she expressed that this was one of the greatest challenges of her career, as the British was one of her greatest influences, and helped her to form her identity as an artist.
But she has not been the only one, other figures such as Ian Curtis (leader of Joy Division), Kanye West and Madonna, have publicly declared to have taken as a basis some elements of the British’s work in their own work.
According to the journalist and vinyl collector, Hernán Gallardo, this influence is especially observed in the way they present themselves on stage, since they take up the theatrical character of Bowie, but above all in the style they have adopted.
“The most important place it leaves is in fashion, today we see that generations already dress how they want and each one takes their direction in terms of style, clothing and makeup, but David Bowie explored it for a long time. That is the most important place it has in pop culture “
In his opinion, the versatility he had when dressing makes him unmatched. “He had that androgynous fashion and not respecting standards, it was always him in his own way and how he wanted. Because we saw it sometimes extravagant and sometimes very normal, with different stages and characters ”.
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2012 Daniel Ortega is sworn in for the third time as President of Nicaragua and for the second consecutive term.
2016 British musician, singer and songwriter David Robert Jones, better known as David Bowie in New York, dies from medical complications from liver cancer. He died two days after turning 69 and having released his latest album Blackstar.
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Anniversary of January 10, 2016, British singer David Bowie dies – Informativo Ágora