A Tribute to David Bowie (1947 – 2016)
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Oh Look Out You Rock ‘n’ Rollers, Pretty Soon You’re Gonna Get Older…

What could you say? Last night we lost an icon, innovator, genius. David Bowie will surely be long remembered as one of the most talented, creative and bizarre musicians of our lifetime!

Enjoy a bevy of tributes to David Bowie. The styles and genres of these cover songs are as diverse as the man himself.

Absolute Beginners

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Carla Bruni:

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Ashes to Ashes

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Paul Dempsey:

Hezekiah Jones:

Happy Rhodes:

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All the Young Dudes

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Billy Bragg & Jill Sobule:

World Party:

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Changes

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Echo and the Bunnymen with Sharleen Spiteri:

The Illinois State University’s Clef Hangers:

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Heroes

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Magnetic Fields:

The Coal Porters:

Nico:

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It Ain’t Easy

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Hazel:

Kelly Hogan & Robbie Fulks:

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Jean Genie

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Camp Freddy:

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Kooks

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Brett Smiley:

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Life on Mars

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Robyn Hitchcock:

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain:

And of course it would not be a proper tribute without … ABBA!!!:

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Moonage Daydream

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J. Hell:

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Oh You Pretty Things

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Jun Jun Clinic:

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Rebel Rebel

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Iggy Pop & Lenny Kravitz:

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Sound and Vision

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Beck:

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Space Oddity

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Real-Life Astronaut, Commander Chris Hadfield:

(Shatner cannot be happy over this infringement of his territory!)

John Otway:

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Starman

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of Montreal:

Arcadian Walnut:

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Under Pressure

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Flaming Lips:

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Watch that Man

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The Fur Ones:

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Ziggy Stardust

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Def Leppard:

Massacre:

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A Late Addition

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“Life on Mars” happens to be one of my favorite Bowie songs. So when I saw this interesting rendition, I just had to add it to the tribute. Reminds me of the classic Procol Harem church scene in “The Commitments”.

By the way, if anyone has a favorite Bowie cover that is not included then please let me know. If possible I will add it.
Nicholas Freestone (organ scholar at St Albans Cathedral in Hertfordshire):

The Commitments: Jimmy Rabbitte (Robert Arkins) and Steven ‘Soul Surgeon’ Clifford (Michael Ahern):

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Another Late Addition

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This next video is proof-positive of just how cool David Bowie was. From The Cher Show, Bowie and Cher begin a set collaborating on Young Americans, which is weird enough. But things turn completely bizarre as Young Americans morphs into a very long medley of bad songs. Bowie had to be suppressing laughter throughout yet on the exterior appears way-cool to the nth degree. Now I ask you, how many musicians could have pulled this off without looking completely ridiculous?

David Bowie on The Cher Show (November 23rd 1975):

 

Comments
  1. Cuspid says:

    the most remarkable thing about this is that Bowie is able to keep from laughing uncontrollably while looking at Cher wearing the most atrociously ugly wig in the history on human headwear.

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