35 David Bowie

There was deep sadness all over the world when another iconic performer died on January 10th 2016.  David Bowie had been diagnosed with liver cancer in late 2014 but told few people outside his immediate family.  He had successfully kept his public and private lives separate for most of his career, and did not want to change that now.  He continued to work on his final album, ‘Blackstar’, until the end of 2015 and it was released on his 69th birthday, just two days before his death.  Blackstar is a very deliberate final album and it (and its associated videos) contains many images and references that people more knowledgeable than I have identified as death rituals, references to his past and his family.

We felt that it was not possible to do justice to the breadth of his career and appeal on our own, so asked the forum to give us their suggestions too.  Many thanks to Acorn1, Max and Boywhith (Tom) for their help.

We finished the set with Blackstar (if you haven’t seen the video, go and look for it.  Sit down first) and start with Changes.  Postshow went on for longer than usual too, and finished with Changes as well.  Edison was not at his desk, so this was another show broadcast by AlanDJ with Malaclypse in attendance on the plaza.

Preshow – stash diving as usual, in the middle of the ‘B’s

Title Artists Album Year
101 Empty Pages Blood, Sweat & Tears No Sweat 1973
102 Touchdown Bob James Touchdown 1978
103 Another Night in Tunisia Bobby McFerrin+The Manhattan Transfer Vocalese 1985
104 What Can I Say Boz Scaggs Silk Degrees 1976
105 Jump Street Boz Scaggs Silk Degrees 1976
106 Pinball Brian Protheroe Pinball 1974
107 Levitate Bruce Hornsby And The Noisemakers Levitate 2009
108 Dancing In The Dark Bruce Springsteen Born In The U.S.A. 1984

The Show

201 Changes David Bowie Hunky Dory 1971
202 Andy Warhol (T) David Bowie  Hunky Dory 1971
203 Heroes (A) David Bowie  Heroes 1977
204 Ziggy Stardust David Bowie  Ziggy Stardust 1972
205 Loving the Alien (M) David Bowie  Tonight 1985
206 Kooks David Bowie  Hunky Dory 1971
207 Queen Bitch David Bowie  Hunky Dory 1971
208 Big Brother/Chant of the Ever Circling Skeletal Family (T) David Bowie  Diamond Dogs 1974
209 Peace on Earth David Bowie and Bing Crosby  TV show 1977
210 New Career in a New Town (M) David Bowie  Low 1977
211 Yassassin (T) (M) David Bowie  Lodger 1979
212 Under Pressure (A) Queen and David Bowie  single 1981
213 This Is Not America (A) Pat Metheney Group and David Bowie  single 1985
214 Buddha of Suburbia (M) David Bowie  The Buddha of Suburbia 1993
215 The Wedding Song (M) David Bowie  White Tie, Black Noise 1993
216 John, I’m Only Dancing David Bowie  single 1972
217 Suffragette City (A) David Bowie  Ziggy Stardust 1972
218 Diamond Dogs David Bowie  Diamond Dogs 1974
219 Fashion David Bowie  Scary Monsters 1980
220 Modern Love David Bowie  Let’s Dance 1983
221 Fame (T) David Bowie  Young Americans 1975
222 Golden Years David Bowie  Station to Station 1976
223 Let’s Dance David Bowie  Let’s Dance 1983
224 Rebel Rebel David Bowie  Diamond Dogs 1974
225 Blackstar (T) David Bowie  Blackstar 2016


301 Sound and Vision David Bowie  Low 1977
302 The Jean Genie David Bowie  Aladdin Sane 1973
303 Space Oddity David Bowie  Space Oddity 1969
304 Station to Station David Bowie  Station to Station 1976
305 Young Americans David Bowie  Young Americans 1975
306 Oh! You Pretty Things David Bowie  Hunky Dory 1971
307 Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed (M) David Bowie  Space Oddity 1969
308 Let’s Dance David Bowie  Let’s Dance 1983
309 1984 (M) David Bowie  Diamond Dogs 1974
310 Rock’n’Roll Suicide David Bowie  The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust 1972
311 Life on Mars? David Bowie  Hunky Dory 1971
312 Elegy Colosseum  Valentyne Suite 1970
313 The Weaver’s Answer Family  Family Entertainment 1971
314 Sweet Thing David Bowie  Diamond Dogs 1974
315 Somebody Up There Likes Me David Bowie  Young Americans 1975
316 Word on a Wing David Bowie  Station to Station 1976
317 Letter to Hermione (M) David Bowie  Space Oddity 1969
318 Kooks David Bowie  Hunky Dory 1971
319 Starman David Bowie  The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust 1972
320 Do Anything You Say David Bowie  1966 1966
321 Ricochet David Bowie  Let’s Dance 1983
322 Word on a Wing (Live) (M) David Bowie  Station to Station 1976
323 Changes David Bowie  Hunky Dory 1971