Life on Mars – RIP

Fame / 11th January, 2016

Unknown-6I woke to the news on Radio 5 just before 7am that David Bowie had died.

Difficult to believe the news – his music was always around us even though he preferred the quiet life and privacy of Switzerland.

I grew up with a close friend and namesake who bought any Bowie material that was published – and I remember swaying to and fro to Life on Mars at our garage party holding tightly to a female form.  That song still turns me over.

Later, I was fortunate enough to see him live in London Docklands ripping through his greatest hits on the Sound & Vision Tour. I remember him standing between the legs of giant portrait of himself which seemed perfectly natural !

Will miss you Aladdin Sane – “Battle cries & champagne just in time for sunrise” – part of my youth was just wiped away on Monday.

Sound & Vision Tour Docklands (March 1990) Set List

Space Oddity
Life on Mars?
Queen Bitch
Ziggy Stardust
Suffragette City
Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide
Panic in Detroit
The Jean Genie
I’m Waiting for the Man
White Light/White Heat
Rebel Rebel
Young Americans
Station to Station
Golden Years
TVC 15
Sound and Vision
Be My Wife
Ashes to Ashes
Modern Love”
China Girl
Let’s Dance
Blue Jean

He also loved his art – David Bowie the art buff

Posted by: Fawkes