A Quiet Birthday For David Bowie

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David Bowie will celebrate his birthday this weekend, but it will be a small party, far away from the spotlight of years ago.  These days Bowie occasionally strolls the streets of Manhattan often unnoticed. He’s seemingly traded in his rock star identity for two other roles he relishes much more, now that he’s in his mid 60′s.

[photogallerylink id=78161 align=right]David Bowie – singer/songwriter, actor, artist, producer, musician.  David Bowie has done it all countless times over.

The “Thin White Duke” is nine years removed from any songwriting or recording.  David Bowie turns 65 Sunday and is loving his life, living it quietly and focusing on his cherished roles as father and husband.  Some of his most memorable songs including “Fashion”, “Space Oddity”, “Star Man”, “Rebel Rebel”, “This Is Not America”, “China Girl”, “Let’s Dance” and many others have crossed several genres and entertained a wide and diverse audience of music fans all over the world.

Scotland’s Daily Record published a fantastic piece about Bowie this weekend, with info on what he’s been doing these last years. You can check it out here.  As the article indicates,  ”The Man Who Fell To Earth is now relaxing in his Golden Years”.

I’ve always been a Bowie fan.  Being born in 1971,  the Bowie I remember best were his songs of the mid 1970′s like “Suffragette City”, to the early and mid 80′s material like “Ashes to Ashes” and the timeless “Let’s Dance”.

Below are some of my favorites from Bowie plucked from the website no one can live without: YouTube. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do. And on the off-chance that David Bowie himself is sitting in a Starbucks in Lower Manhattan on his laptop, doing a little “ego-surfing” (googling one’s own name to see what comes up), a very happy birthday to you, sir.  I have enjoyed your music very much!






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