David Byrne (Talking Heads)
Hall of Fame Essay
David Bowie’s revolutionary career is that he has bent rock & roll convention in so many imaginative and contradictory ways during the last quarter century that he has left many pop observers asking themselves if he was ever really a rock & roller at all.
It’s one thing for an artist to move between musical genres - in Bowie’s case, from the radical art-rock edges of Ziggy Stardust to the anxious soul strains of Young Americans to the icy techno rock of Low. But this English singer/songwriter didn’t simply explore musical genres.
When David Bowie came along, rock and roll needed a shot in the arm
Photography: Janet Macoska
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