7 Things You Didn’t Know About David Bowie



Some sad news to wake up to today, the loss of musical icon David Bowie. He succumbed to an 18-month battle with liver cancer on Sunday, January 10th, just two days after his 69th birthday, also two days after the release of his latest album, ‘Blackstar’. Many people are reflecting today on the kind of person David Bowie was, or what kind of influence his music had on their life. Here are 7 interesting things about David Bowie that you may not have known:

1- He got into a fight over a girl when he was fifteen…it resulted in him being punched in the face, and his left eye seemed like a different color because of it.

2- His role model was Little Richard.

“I always wanted to be Little Richard—he was my idol.” David Bowie

3- He was afraid of flying.

“I’m coping with it to a certain extent, he told GQ in an interview, I got my phobia before 11 September — it started when my baby was born.”
David Bowie

4- He painted and collected art.

“I’d find that if I had some creative obstacle in the music that I was working on, I would often revert to drawing it out or painting it out.”
David Bowie

5- He’s rumored to have had an affair with actress Susan Sarandon.
“Bowie’s just a really interesting person, and so bright.”Susan Sarandon

6- ‘Godspeed You! Black Emperor’ and ‘Arcade Fire’ were two of his favorite bands.

7- He was excited to turn 50.

“I cannot express to younger people how great it is to be this age,” he told USA Today. “It’s like describing the taste of a peach. They’ll find out when they get here.”

Rest easy Mr. Bowie.

– Loren Petisce is the Midday Host on 99.9 The Q, and Afternoon Host on Cape Country 104.

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Loren Petisce is the Midday Host on 99.9 The Q and Afternoon Host on Cape Country 104.

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