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Sound and Groove — David Bowie Memorial, Part One: Bowie's Influences

David Bowie passed away from an 18-month battle with cancer on January 10, 2016 — two days after his 69th birthday and the release of his newest studio album, Blackstar. He kept his illness a closely-guarded secret so his death was met with shock, especially since he'd just released his new project with a music video to go with it. As it turned out, his dying days artistically were carefully planned out and when studied in the illumination of his passing, discovered to be a statement/commentary on his own mortality. Once a pioneering multi-media genius, always a pioneering multi-media genius. Here on the S&G Podcast, in this two-parted theme we explore the music that influenced Bowie at times of his career in part 1. 

Track Listing:

Intro- "Stay Clean" by Motorhead (1979)

1. Till The End Of The Day- The Kinks (1965)
2. Don't Bring Me Down- The Pretty Things (1964)
3. Wild Is The Wind- Nina Simone (1966)
4. See Emily Play- Pink Floyd (1967)
5. I'm Waiting For The Man- Velvet Underground (1967)
6. Amsterdam- Jacques Brel (1966)
7. Burning Airlines Give You So Much More- Brian Eno (1974)
8. Believer- Chic (1981)

Outro- "No Voices In The Sky" by Motorhead (1991)