Happy Birthday David Bowie - Choose your Ultimate Bowie Playlist
Where to begin with David Bowie? Musician, actor, artist, style icon... There can’t be another musician who’s made such a profound and lasting impact on popular culture and who still resonates with artists today.
Although we haven’t heard anything from him since 2003’s Reality, the Thin White Duke seems more relevant than ever. Any 6 Music listeners who caught the ‘lost‘ footage of Bowie performing The Jean Genie on Top Of The Pops or found a copy of Peter Doggett’s The Man Who Sold The World under their tree over Christmas will understand why he continues to fascinate, whilst a cursory glance at the BBC’s Sound of 2012 long list sees Niki And The Dove and Spector channeling elements of his persona.
This weekend Davie Bowie turns 65, so on Friday January 6 from 7pm, Now Playing @ 6Music will be charging its glasses and compiling a playlist celebrating his music and influence over the last four decades . But we need YOU to choose what we play.
We need you to suggest your favourite Bowie - and Bowie related - tracks to play. It could be:
*Your favourite Bowie singles, album tracks and rarities
*Musicians who influenced Bowie - Marc Bolan, Syd Barrett, The Velvet Underground?
*Artists who he’s collaborated with during his career; maybe Iggy Pop, Mick Jagger, Brian Eno or Nile Rodgers?
*The bands Bowie’s influenced, from Visage to Roxy Music via Suede, Gary Numan, The Pixies and the New York Dolls, to name but a few.
* And, probably the most important question, do we dare play The Laughing Gnome?
You can get touch via Facebook, e-mail, Twitter (using the hashtag #Bowie6Music) drag a track to our shared Spotify playlist or leave a comment on the blog below. Whatever you do, if you’re a Bowie fan make sure you’re tuned in to Now Playing on BBC 6 Music this Friday from 7pm.