Like you all, we woke up this morning to the sad news about the death of David Bowie. We have our own memories, I’m working from home today and have been hearing some wonderful stories of how he affected peoples lives. I can’t remember the first time I heard his music, it was just always there. Even when I was small, I loved his music, his other worldliness and the glamour and it continued to help guide and inspire me as I grew up.
I was lucky enough to fight my way to the front of his Glass Spider Tour in Cardiff in 1987 and his music has always been the sound track to my life.
I had the opportunity to help in a small way with the 2013 V&A “David Bowie Is” Exhibition film. It was incredible to be immersed in his body of wildly varied work. Here’s the trailer it’s worth watching, he was very involved in the exhibition. I hope the film is released again soon.
He was universally loved and a true artist of all disciplines. His art, creativity and genius made the world a better place and inspired millions of people to dare to let their imaginations run wild.
So today we simply say thank you for the music, the art, the style, the glamour, the free thinking and for giving us a glimpse into your wonderful fantastical vision of the world. RIP David Bowie 1947- 2016.
We’ve lost a true Hero, it is down to us all now to make the world a more beautiful place.