Rock and Roll Hall of Famer David Bowie Passes Away
Early Monday morning just after 1:15 a.m. Central Time, ABC News reported that iconic musician David Bowie passed away at the age of 69 after a fight with cancer.
Bowie was a 1996 inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He released albums in six different decades, dating back to his first in 1967. His final album, which came out this past Friday, January 8, is called "Blackstar." Bowie's number one singles included 1985's "Dancing in the Street" with Mick Jagger.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame biography on Bowie noted his collaborations with numerous artists over his career:
David Bowie is rock’s foremost futurist and a genre-bending pioneer, chameleon, and transformer. Throughout his solo career and in his alliances with other artists - including Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Brian Eno and Nine Inch Nails - Bowie has positioned himself on the cutting edge of rock and roll. His innovations have created or furthered several major trends in rock and roll, including glam-rock, art-rock and the very notion of the self-mythologized, larger-than-life rock star.
Two of Bowie's more well known hits are embedded in this story: "Let's Dance" and "Heroes."