Back then we were Glam Rockers, unashamedly so. I had my hair cut and coloured like the above picture , actually, I think I may have done it myself, much to my mother's dismay! But he was such an influential figure in my teen years. I had most of his albums on vinyl and just loved the way he stood in his truth and was completely himself. He didn't care what others thought.
And so chameleon-like, changing his image and style when ever he fancied, and also his career. One minute a rock star, the next an actor, then a singer again. And then he became a recluse, giving up his rockin' way of life, for a stable and happy marriage with the beautiful Iman, in New York. My thoughts and heart felt feelings go out the her and his children, the extended family and his army of friends.
But what a reception he must have had when he crossed the rainbow bridge! Just think of all the legends that have gone before him: Keith Moon, John Lennon, Marc Bolan, George Harrison, Freddie Mercury... and the list goes on... and I loved them all and their music. And they all went to soon.
I can just imagine Bowie with Freddie Mercury now...... singing 'Under Pressure' , which was an amazing track. I sincerely hope that no one tries to remake this track, it could never be bettered, it is perfect just the way it is.
All of the rock legends left this world far too soon for us, but at the perfect time for themselves. But they leave an incredible legacy of the best music ever, what an obituary. What a way to be remembered, for influencing an entire generation and beyond.
When my children were young, I'd be playing Bowie and Queen tapes in the car and we'd all sing along. Yes, they knew all the words as well! Only a few weeks ago, my eldest son sent me a text, thanking me for influencing his taste in music, for he still loves the 70's Rockers.
His constant changing and evolving I see as a metaphor for those of us on a spiritual path; we change and evolve as we release, heal and grow.
I say thank you Bowie and Mercury, for daring to step outside the mould and be yourselves. An example for us all.
How can you stand in your truth today? Please leave a comment.