I woke up to the news today that David Bowie died last night after a long battle with cancer. I wasn’t aware that he had been sick. It was only a few days ago a friend and I were discussing him because it was his birthday.
David Bowie was one of those artists where I enjoyed them but was never OOOOH MUST HAVE about when a new album came out. He was always in the background. He was an artist you had to respect even if you didn’t like his music.
I grew up with David Bowie music. His career spanned decades and ranged in style. He showed up on soundtracks often, and a few movies as well. I think part of me thought he’d be putting out new music for a few more decades. So today with his passing, it seems like there is a hole in the fabric of music.
One of my favorite childhood movies was Labyrinth where he starred as Jareth, the king of the Goblins. The soundtrack is also one of my favorites and he wrote most of the songs on the album if I remember correctly
Here are a pair of my favorite songs from the movie:
RIP David Bowie. You will be missed.