Thursday 8 December 2016

Take a bow, Mr Bowie, you've surprised legions of fans yet again

Published 09/01/2013 | 17:00

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.

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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.

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