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Happy Music Monday! Roughly one year ago today, the wonderful David Bowie passed away. Today Scott's recapping with some tributes that happened across the world as we all came to terms with the loss.

The Brit Awards

 

If you could only pick one tribute, this would be it. Featuring Bowie's friends, Bowie's touring band, and an up-and-coming artist the man himself called the future of British music, it was as close to a funeral as a Bowie fan could want. And how moving to just let the vocals be so loud in their absence.

We got more, coming up. Then hit up our Facebook page and see if you can win a Blackstar vinyl.

Bruce Springsteen

 

The Boss was just some guy who had to take a bus to the studio when Bowie got into his sound. Now, of course, Springsteen is a global megastar. And, like all the rest of the world, he mourned too. It's just that when you mourn on stage, you gotta make it rock.

Elton John

 

Sir Elton does a lot of singing so it's easy to forget he's really an incredible piano player. Here he takes "Space Oddity" and pays tribute to a song that he, well, swiped the hell out of at the start of his career. But let's be honest here, when it comes to swiping, the one person who had totally had it coming was Bowie.

Donny McCaslin

 

You might be saying "Who?" and "Why does this guy matter?" Then you'll listen. Donny McCaslin and his band handled all the non-Bowie instruments on Blackstar. Additionally, they're touring around America right now on what might be the closest thing to a Blackstar tour we're ever gonna get. Even without Bowie, this song carries all the weight it should. It's theirs now, because they were holding it when it was born.

The Gift feat. Brian Eno

 

The greatest tribute to David Bowie is what other people made from him. You can't not feel a little Bowie in this video from The Gift and Eno. But there's one more polite goodbye at about 2:53. No big fuss, just a quiet nod. Just the way the man himself did to us as he left.

If you didn't get it yet, we've got a Blackstar on Facebook and it's maybe waiting for you. Let us just remind you: some images come from the corresponding Wikipedia page and are here under fair use. See you next week.

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Bowie is gone but not finished. He just released a new EP called No Plan.

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wow

so many

gotta start somewhere

I heard Bowie's original on the radio in the car last week and cried...





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The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) had a 'Music of David Bowie' show at Meadow Brook Theater on July 10, 2016. I wish I could have attended, but luckily some of it is on YouTube from people likely filming on their phones (so the sound probably isn't as good as in person).

"Life on Mars" was the finale.



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bat2008 wrote:Bowie is gone but not finished. He just released a new EP called No Plan.



There's an album worth of leftover tracks from Blackstar still in the vault too. His biographer was given access and he says they're amazing. I'm hoping they come out before I die.

Hi, I'm one of the writers. My powers are limited but I'll do what I can.

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Slydon wrote:There's an album worth of leftover tracks from Blackstar still in the vault too. His biographer was given access and he says they're amazing. I'm hoping they come out before I die.



That would just be incredible...his album from the afterlife...



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Add your own stardust far

The homage to the 'Starman' is linked to an online action "Stardust for Bowie" developed on Google Sky. Listeners and fans of Bowie can create a personal tribute in the Bowie constellation on www.stardustforbowie.be. Each visitor may assign a favourite song and leave a short personal text in the shape of a star.


http://stardustforbowie.be/

Me...

http://stardustforbowie.be/?share=11656



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Iman Pays Tribute to David Bowie With Photo of a Rainbow on One-Year Anniversary of His Death

http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/iman-pays-tribute-to-david-bowie-on-one-year-anniversary-of-death-w460242



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