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David Bowie (1947 - 2016)

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Zondag overleed David Bowie, artiest, muzikant, zanger, acteur, componist aan de gevolgen van leverkanker. Een popicoon, voorspeller van de tijdgeest misschien wel. Hij kwam in vele gedaanten tot ons. Een terugblik.





Foto: Nico van der Stam (1971)

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Foto: CA/Redferns

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Let the wind blow through your hair, be nice to the big blue sea
Don't be afraid of the man in the moon, because it's only me


(Uit: Love me till Tuesday, 1967)





Foto: King Collection/Photoshot/Getty Images

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Foto: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images  

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I searched for form and land, for years and years I roamed
I gazed a gazeless stare and all the millions here
We must have died alone, a long long time ago

(uit: The Man who Sold the World, 1971)





Foto: Nico van der Stam

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Now Ziggy really sang, screwed up eyes and screwed down hairdo
Like some cat from Japan, he could lick 'em by smiling
He could leave 'em to hang
'Came on so loaded man, well hung and snow white tan.

(uit: Ziggy Stardust, 1972)





Foto: Mick Rock

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So inviting - so enticing to play the part

I could play the wild mutation
as a rock & roll star


(Uit: Star, 1972)








Foto: Mick Rock

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Foto: Mick Rock

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In het beroemde pak dat Kansai Yamamoto ontwierp voor de Aladin Sane-tournee











Foto: Masayoshi Sukita  

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People stared at the makeup on his face
Laughed at his long black hair, his animal grace

The boy in the bright blue jeans
Jumped up on the stage
And lady stardust sang his songs
Of darkness and disgrace

(Uit: Lady Stardust, 1972)





Foto: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

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David Bowie in Nederland om een Edison in ontvangst te nemen voor zijn album Ziggy Stardust.










Foto: ANP

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I'm an alligator, I'm a mama-papa coming for you

I'm the space invader, I'll be a rock 'n' rollin' bitch for you
Keep your mouth shut, you're squawking like a pink monkey bird
And I'm busting up my brains for the words

(uit: Moonage Daydream, 1972)






Foto: ANP

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Acteert in The Man who Fell to Earth.


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Last night they loved you, opening doors and pulling some strings, angel
Come get up my baby
In walked luck and you looked in time
Never look back, walk tall, act fine
Come get up my baby






Uit: Golden Years, 1976)







Foto: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

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There's no sign of life
It's just the power to charm
I'm lying in the rain
But I never wave bye-bye





(uit: Modern Love, 1983)


Foto: Philippe Wojazer / AFP  

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Funny how secrets travel
I'd start to believe if I were to bleed
Thin skies, the man chains his hands held high
Cruise me blond, cruise me babe
A blond belief beyond, beyond, beyond
No return, no return


(uit: I'm deranged, 1995)










Foto: Kevin Cummins/Getty Images

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Look up here, I’m in heaven
I’ve got scars that can’t be seen  
I’ve got drama, can’t be stolen
Everybody knows me now




(uit: Lazarus, 2015)

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Lees Chris Buur over de stijl van David Bowie: 'Bowie vestigde pop definitief als, we zeggen het maar gewoon: Gesammtkunstwerk.'

En dit postuum van Gijsbert Kamer: Muzikaal Kameleon met geniale trekjes

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