The definition of a true artist in every sense of the word and an inspiration to countless fans all over the planet, the great David Bowie gave the world an amazing 50 year career that was always 'chuh-chuh-chuh' changing with every project.

He was a singer, a songwriter, a record producer, an arranger, an actor and a painter born David Jones in Brixton, London, England on January 8, 1947. Was there anything this guy couldn't do?

David Bowie's Glass Spider Tour In Sydney
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We started off the New Year in 2016 with the shocking news that he had died after a battle with cancer.  Portland, Maine celebrated his life and artistry with an incredible sold-out tribute show at the State Theatre on a cold January night soon after his passing.  David Bowie had such a tremendous positive impact in our lives.  Three years later, and it's still hard to accept that we live in a world without him in it.

Happy 72nd Birthday to the Thin White Duke from the Big Blue Blimp.


Listen to Local Bass Player John Kumnick of Southern Maine tell the story of what is was like performing with David Bowie on the Tonight Show in the early Eighties.

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