~~February 26, 2016~~
HONORING DAVID BOWIE
BRIT MUSICAL ICON
David Bowie’s death stunned all of those aware of his career.
He was a member of the British culture but he was a citizen of the world. As such, his work played a major role in the world’s music scene.
His loss is huge.
Even though, it was known that he was ill, the news traveled the world faster than the speed of light.
We ALL lost a master at his trade, an incredible musician and performer, a wonderful father and an unique human being.
It’s only fitting … this tribute.
The video is a bit long but it’s worth a watch.
Fare thee well, Starman!
We ALL are connected through MUSIC!!
~Emotional tribute to David Bowie~
“On the 10th of January this year, the world was stunned and shaken by the news that David Bowie had suddenly passed away. I suspect that everyone is still trying to process this sadly unexpected event. Even if they didn’t know him personally, many people must feel as if things will never be quite the same again. He had that special kind of significance.
“For me, it’s almost impossible to mention Bowie’s name in the past tense. Everything he represented as an artist was, and always will be, vital and incredibly present. As a cutting-edge artistic genius, he continues to live on through his music. David Bowie is deeply embedded in the heart of British culture, as a fixture within our collective inner psyche, influencing every decade from the moment he first appeared on the airwaves with ‘Space Oddity’ in 1969 right up to the present day.
“The Brits Icon Award is only presented to unparalleled artists whose writing, recording and performance set them apart as having made a lasting impact on the nation’s culture, recognizing the very highest level of British music achievement. To accept the award, I’d now like to invite David’s dear friend Gary Oldman to the stage.”
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“We are all coming to terms with the magnitude of David’s passing. The Jones family lost a husband and a father. Those closest to David lost a dear friend and the world lost a man, an artist of transcendent talent. As Annie so gracefully said, David’s contribution, his influence on popular music – on culture itself – has no equal. He was the very definition, the living embodiment of that singular word, ‘icon’. I am so deeply touched and honored to be here tonight to accept this award for David and his family.
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~~David Bowie Tribute~~
The BRIT Awards 2016
~~Published on Feb 25, 2016~~
Watch the full David Bowie tribute from The BRITs 2016. Annie Lennox and Gary Oldman pay moving tribute to the late, great David Bowie as he is honoured with a BRITs Icon award. Bowie’s band are joined by Lorde for a performance of ‘Life on Mars’.