Take a bow, Mr Bowie, you've surprised legions of fans yet again
IT hardly needs to be said, but David Bowie is one of the most significant figures in popular music history, a visionary who rewrote the rule book time and time again.
From long-haired hippy to glam rock god and from avant-garde experimentalist to million-seller with his finger on the commercial pulse, he has captivated generation after generation – and coloured the lives of so many of us in the best possible way.
He is also a man of surprise. That much became apparent at 5am yesterday when, without any prior announcement, the birthday boy released a brand new song, 'Where Are We Now?' – an apt title for an artist who had seemingly dropped off the face of the Earth.