#DavidBowie dies after a ‘courageous’ 18 month battle with cancer//Le chanteur David Bowie est mort des suites d’un cancer

  • Legendary Artist David Bowie Dies at 69 :

The singer-songwriter and producer dabbled in glam rock, art rock, soul, hard rock, dance pop, punk and electronica during his eclectic 40-plus-year career.

David Bowie has died after a battle with cancer.His son director Duncan Jones confirmed the news and a statement was released on his official social media accounts. He was 69.

“David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief,” read a statement posted on the artist’s official social media accounts.

The influential singer-songwriter and producer dabbled in glam rock, art rock, soul, hard rock, dance pop, punk and electronica during his eclectic 40-plus-year career. He just released his 25th album, Blackstar, Jan. 8, which was his birthday.

Bowie came to fame with the appropriately named “Space Oddity” in 1969. It was an ethereal outer space ballad that made Bowie — and the song’s main character, the enigmatic “Major Tom” — worldwide household names. In 2013, astronaut Chris Hadfield created a viral sensation when he recorded it aboard the International Space Station.

Three years later, Bowie returned to the cosmos with “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars,” a bizarre cabaret piece-slash-arena rock spectacle-slash-drug nightmare that essentially created the spangled and sequined world of glam rock. Rolling Stone magazine named it one of the 50 greatest rock albums of all time.

Other memorable songs included 1983’s “Let’s Dance” — his only other No. 1 U.S. hit — “Space Oddity,” “Heroes,” “Changes,” “Under Pressure,” “China Girl,” “Modern Love,” “Rebel, Rebel,” “All the Young Dudes,” “Panic in Detroit,” “Fashion,” “Life on Mars,” “Suffragette City” and a 1977 Christmas medley with Bing Crosby.

Source:BBC.com, The Hollywood Reporter

 

L’artiste de rock est mort dimanche à l’âge de 69 ans, annonce son compte Facebook.

Le chanteur britannique David Bowie est mort dimanche à 69 ans. Un message publié sur son compte Twitter et sur son compte Facebook l’a annoncé lundi matin.Blackstar, son dernier album, était sorti vendredi dans les bacs, jour de son anniversaire.

David Bowie venait de fêter son 69e anniversaire le 8 janvier dernier. Ce jour-là sortait également son dernier album intitulé Blackstar. Un retour salué par la critique où le chanteur se réinventait une nouvelle fois, oscillant entre jazz expérimental et new wave.

Un cancer. “David Bowie est mort paisiblement aujourd’hui, soutenu par sa famille et après un courageux combat de 18 mois contre le cancer”, annonce le message sur le compte officiel du chanteur.

Une carrière de 40 ans. De son vrai nom David Robert Jones, le chanteur était né en janvier 1947 à Londres, en Angleterre, il s’était fait connaître dès 1969 auprès du public. Mais c’était dans les années 1970 que sa popularité avait vraiment décollé.

Source: Europe1

Advertisements

One thought on “#DavidBowie dies after a ‘courageous’ 18 month battle with cancer//Le chanteur David Bowie est mort des suites d’un cancer”

Thank you for your contribution

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Advertisements

Des regards croisés sur l'Europe et le Moyen Orient

Advertisements
%d bloggers like this: