01 November 2016

Posthumous Praise: David Bowie

Hello listeners of WNJR, today our praise goes to David Bowie.

Courtesy of: Roger Ebert

David Bowie was born in South London and was exposed to music by his older half-brother, who later committed suicide, becoming the focal point of Bowie's later song Jump They Say.  Bowie gained recognition overseas and in America in 1969 with the single Space Oddity. Bowie was a musical genius, but his love was not limited to music. With the sales of his albums going through the roof, Bowie appeared in The Man Who Fell To Earth in 1970.  To learn more about Bowie and his later years go here. To try and catch some tunes by Bowie, tune into 91.7FM or go here. Below is Bowie's hit Space Oddity.