On the Occasion of Dennis Davis’s 70th Birthday. Let All the Children Boogie

Were there more effective treatments and cures for cancer, Dennis Davis, Bowie’s drummer for the DAM rhythm section (Davis-Alomar-Murray) on the quintet of albums from Station to Station through Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) could have been celebrating his seventieth birthday today. Now what is left are memories and music. So we have a few of […]

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The Drummer’s Son meets Sterling Campbell, Bowie’s Last Touring Drummer

When Sterling Campbell  was a little older than Hikaru Davis, son of Dennis Davis (1974-1981 drummer for Bowie), the young drummer met Dennis Davis, who invited him to a David Bowie concert at Madison Square Garden. Thus began Sterling Campbell’s path to becoming Bowie’s drummer the for the last times Bowie toured with Heathen and Reality. […]

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Readings: The Ziggy Stardust Companion and Bowie Golden Years

When I was researching my posts on the ways Bowie traveled when he didn’t fly, two sites were indispensable: The Ziggy Stardust Companion and Bowie Golden Years. I’m humbled when I come across such thoroughly researched and valuable sites and grateful for their creators’ generosity. The Ziggy Stardust Companion Mike Harvey of Wellington, New Zealand, […]

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Readings: Bowie Blogs

Given David Bowie’s longtime enthusiasm for the internet, it seems fitting that there are a number of highly intelligent, perceptive,  provocative, and entertaining sites exploring his work and personas. Here are a few of my favorites. I know I will be adding more. Pushing Ahead of the Dame: An incredibly impressive, literate, thoroughly researched blog with a post […]

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Readings: “Heroes”

Further reading on “Heroes” Pushing Ahead of the Dame’s posts on each of Bowie’s songs are consistently excellent, but the “Heroes” tribute is one of the very best of all. Thorough appreciation of the song “Heroes” from what the lyrics may mean to how the music works, and links to 18 versions. Patti Smith. Heroes: […]

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