Quietus: David Bowie

Emma Connolly

Emma Connolly

Emma lives in England. Ace the dog keeps her feet and heart warm while she writes about music and culture.
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Something happened on the day he died
Spirit rose a metre and stepped aside
Somebody else took his place, and bravely cried
I’m a blackstar, I’m a blackstar
Blackstar, David Bowie

On 8th January, David Bowie celebrated his 69th birthday and released the album Blackstar to critical acclaim.

On 10th January he died.

David Bowie’s official Facebook page announced “January 10 2016 – David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.”

David Bowie  January 8, 1947 – January 10, 2016

Goodbye, Major Tom | Still from the video for Blackstar

Still from the video for Blackstar

When you rock ‘n’ roll with me
No one else I’d rather be
Nobody here can do it for me
I’m in tears again

When you rock ‘n’ roll with me
Gentle hearts are counted down
The queue is out of sight and out of sounds
Me, I’m out of breath, but not quite doubting
I’ve found a door which lets me out
Rock and Roll With Me, David Bowie