Death of the Starman

I’ve been privileged to be old enough to witness the entire career of David Bowie. Ever since he came to prominence in the 60’s I have loved and followed his music through every twist in the way. But it took his unexpected death and the shock that goes with it (equalled only by that of the death of my father and John Lennon) to make me realise that he was more the complete artist than just a mere rock star. Like Lennon before him he has been a seer for his generation and was deeply loved by many older and younger – a real sign that he has touched the human in us all like few others. What a loss! Artistically I would say he was the Andy Warhol of his time but I fear that might undersell him. In time we will see.

RIP David Bowie, the only rest he will have known.