R.I.P David Bowie my all time legend… Wow I am shell shocked to wake up to such devastating news, my all time hero, his music has been with me and influenced my life for as long as i can remember, and I have a very long time to remember.
My whole teenage and early adult (before life got serious) years revolved around David Bowie s music, I remember being about 14 with long baby blonde hair, going to the hairdressers and getting it done like Ziggy Stardust, i was so delighted with it, i certainly wasn’t expecting the crazy reaction i received when i got home, my parents went ballistic, rang the hairdresser demanding they tone it down, they obviously couldn’t get it back to the baby blonde colour without serious bleaching so i ended up a spiky carrot for months.
Seeing this legend for the first time at the Milton Keynes Bowl for the serious moonlight tour will always be a special memory, even though i ended up in an ambulance, with heat issues as i was 5 months pregnant, the hairs on my arms stood on end and i was covered in goosebumps as his helicopter came into land. When he sang China Girl i had shivers down my spine, as he whispered “oh baby just you shit your mouth” just for me 🙂 the thousands of other fans melted away.
My all time favourite track, We Are The Dead which 41 years after its release still stirs emotions I didn’t even know I had, so many other favourites all memories of my often tumultuous life. Queen Bitch made me always want a frock coat and bipperty bobberty hat, whatever a bipperty bopperty hat may be 🙂
I remember listening to Kooks when pregnant, imagining a fabulous hippy dynamic, that didn’t pan out as disillusionally imagined 🙁
Today the world has lost a genius, yes ok he was occasionally A LAD INSANE Aladdin Sane but wasn’t that the beauty of Bowie. R.I.P. my hero xx