Links for January 11, 2016

David Bowie Dies at 69; He Transcended Music, Art and Fashion

David Bowie, the infinitely changeable, fiercely forward-looking songwriter who taught generations of musicians about the power of drama, images and personas, died on Sunday, two days after his 69th birthday.... His last album, “Blackstar,” a collaboration with a jazz quartet that was typically enigmatic and exploratory, was released on Friday — his birthday.

David Bowie- Space Oddity Original Video (1969)

David Bowie - 1980 Tonight Show - Life On Mars Ashes To Ashes

David Bowie: 1947 – 2016

But for these two fashion queens, David Bowie’s entire existence was a celebration of oddness; a seven-decade manifesto that taught us not only that we didn’t have to be normal if it didn’t suit us, but that the pursuit of abnormalcy in one’s life can be an aesthetic, philosophical and most importantly, moral choice with true value and rewards.

David Bowie SNL 1979 – “The Man Who Sold the World,” “TVC-15,” and “Boys Keep Swinging.”

David Bowie - Heroes - Live Aid 1985