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Song of the day for January 8 2024

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David Bowie, a legendary English singer, songwriter, and actor, released his final album, "Blackstar," on his 69th birthday just two days before he passed away from liver cancer in 2016. The album, recorded in secret, drew from diverse influences and became a critical and commercial success, topping global charts and winning numerous awards.

Today’s song is from David Bowie. The song is called Rebel Rebel and it is from Live Aid 1985

David Bowie English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, painter and actor. His first UK Top 40 single was the 1969 ‘Space Oddity’ which became a UK No.1 in 1975, plus over 50 other UK Top 40 hits including five No.1’s. Bowie has also scored two US No.1 singles, the 1975 ‘Fame’ and 1983 ‘Let’s Dance’. His music and stagecraft significantly influencing popular music and during his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at 140 million worldwide, made him one of the world’s best-selling music artists. Bowie died from liver cancer at his New York home on 10 January 2016.

On this day in 2016 Bowie released his 25th and final album Blackstar. Recorded in secret with his longtime producer, Tony Visconti, the record – which coincided with Bowie’s 69th birthday – served as a final gift to fans, arriving just two days before his death from liver cancer. Drawing from a diverse array of influences, including electronic music, hip-hop, jazz, and art rock, Blackstar is considered a highlight in an already celebrated discography. The album was a critical and commercial success, topping charts around the globe, and becoming Bowie’s only No.1 in the US. It went on to win multiple Grammy Awards and a BRIT for British Album of the Year.

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