Most of the media yesterday informed us about the death of a legend. David Bowie died on 10. January 2016 of cancer at the age of 69. His last album, ‘Blackstar’, which was released just three days before he died, received outstanding reviews and has already been lauded as one of the best achievements in his career. Neither critics nor fans were aware of the seriousness of Bowie’s medical condition.
The most popular album by David Bowie is considered to be ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars’ which is ranked number 18 in the overall greatest album chart.
During his lifetime David Bowie performed 472 times in the US, 291 in the United Kingdom and 61 in Germany. There were 3 concerts in the Czech Republic.
The most frequently performed songs by Bowie during his concerts were ‘Fame’ (575 times), ‘The Jean Genie’ (512) and ’Heroes’ (508).
Special guests invited most often to perform at Bowie’s concerts were the Polyphonic Spree, Lou Reed and Charlie Sexton. Artists covered by David Bowie the most are Iggy Pop, the Velvet Underground and Queen.
Many artists covered Bowie’s songs, the top three being Peter Murphy, Tina Turner and Holy Holy.