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In Memoriam: David Bowie

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Celebrating the life of rock legend David Bowie.

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David Bowie, An Icon Who Wrote Anthems For The Alienated

1/11/2016
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Bowie died Sunday after a long battle with cancer, according to a representative. He released his latest album, the critically acclaimed Blackstar, on Friday, which was also his 69th birthday. (NPR - January 11, 2016)

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Music Review: 'Blackstar,' David Bowie

1/10/2016
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Music critic Will Hermes reviews the new album from David Bowie which is being called Blackstar. (NPR 2016)

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All Songs +1: David Bowie Fulfills His Jazz Dream 2015 (NPR)

1/7/2016
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Saxophonist Donny McCaslin and longtime David Bowie producer Tony Visconti talk Blackstar and Bowie's deep dive into jazz.

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David Bowie 2002 (NPR)

12/15/2015
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Early in his life, David Bowie spent time in a monastery, tried playing the saxophone and founded a mime company. He decided to focus on music in the 1970s, depriving the world of a miming talent that may have rivaled that of Marcel Marceau. With his new album "Heathen," Bowie enters his fourth decade as a rock star. Host Renee Montagne speaks with him about his new album, being a father again and the birthday of one of his earliest creations: Ziggy Stardust.

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David Bowie: On Abandoning Characters And Embracing 'Reality' 2003 (NPR)

12/15/2015
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It's been more than 30 years since the legendary rock performer created the gender-bending Ziggy Stardust, and produced the now classic album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars. With it, Bowie helped invent glam-rock. Over the years he has produced albums for Lou Reed and Iggy Pop and collaborated with Brian Eno. He also starred in the films The Man Who Fell to Earth, Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence and Basquiat. Bowie has a new album, Reality. The interview...

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'David Bowie: Platinum Collection' 2006 (NPR)

12/15/2015
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Rolling Stone critic Christian Hoard reviews a new three-CD anthology from one of pop music's most enduring artists, David Bowie.

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David Bowie Turns 60 2007 (NPR)

12/15/2015
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On the occasion of his 60th birthday, we rebroadcast an excerpt of a 2002 interview with David Bowie. More than 30 years ago, Bowie created the gender-bending Ziggy Stardust, and produced the now classic album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. With it, Bowie helped invent glam-rock. This interview originally aired on Sept. 4, 2002.

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'Starman' Tracks David Bowie's Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes 2011 (NPR)

12/15/2015
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David Bowie might just be rock's most famous chameleon. He's been a folk singer, a soul singer, a rock star and a pop icon — and now he's the subject of a new biography.

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David Bowie, Rock's Shape Shifter, Returns 2013 (NPR)

12/15/2015
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After 10 years out of the public eye, the new album from Bowie, The Next Day, proves he's still a compelling pop star in today's music world.

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David Bowie Awakens To 'The Next Day' Of His Career 2013 (NPR)

12/15/2015
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The icon's new album plays like a collection of discrete singles, with each performed in a different style, genre and mood. In this way, the album isn't a return to form, in part because David Bowie never took one form to begin with.

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New David Bowie, Phoenix, Wavves, My Morning Jacket Covers John Denver, More 2013 (NPR)

12/15/2015
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On this edition of All Songs Considered, Bob Boilen crushes co-host Robin Hilton's little heart in a disagreement over the music of John Denver. Plus brand new music from David Bowie, Phoenix, Wavves and more.

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Glam Rock: Why It Matters 2013 (Word of Mouth)

12/14/2015
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David Bowie, Lou Reed, and bands like T-Rex and Roxy Music, were some of the forerunners of the glam rock movement between the early and late 1970s. Mark Dery, author of “All the Young Dudes: Why Glam Rock Matters,” explains why glam rock matters.

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Rolling Stone Review: 'Platinum Collection' 2006 (Day to Day)

12/14/2015
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Rolling Stone critic Christian Hoard reviews David Bowie's three-CD anthology.

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A Salute to Ziggy Stardust 2013 (RNZ)

12/14/2015
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On 3 July 1973 on stage in London, David Bowie killed his creation Ziggy Stardust. In honour of the 40th anniversary of the death of Bowie's most famous invention, a lunchtime Ziggy Stardust concert was held at Otago University, New Zealand, on September 5, 2013.

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'Changes': Iconic Images of Bowie 2012 (ABC)

12/14/2015
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Since 1972, capturing Bowie's many personas on film was Japanese photographer Masayoshi Sukita. In 2012, Sukita opened an exhibition in Melbourne, Australia with some of those images, many of which David Bowie handpicked himself.

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Robert Forester on Bowie's Legacy 2013 (Word of Mouth)

12/14/2015
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Robert Forster, of the seminal Australian rock group The Go-Betweens, looks back at David Bowie's career and explains why his contribution to music is still important.

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British Musician David Bowie Dies After Battling Cancer

12/1/2015
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David Bowie died Sunday at age 69. David Greene talks to Simon Warner, author and lecturer at the University of Leeds, about Bowie's contribution to music and pop culture. (NPR - January 11, 2016)

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