Monday, 28 November 2016



I really didn't know what else to call this. But, this is a research assignment I needed to do for English, and I focused on David Bowie (I have been REALLY interested in him since I started listening to his music).
This piece of writing is going to answer three open questions about David Bowie (or David Robert Jones), answered through some research.

1. To what extent did he influence and revolutionize part of the music in later years?
David's been known from many as the man who changed the image of rock n' roll, and was one of the pioneers of "Glam rock", a music genre combining glitter and makeup with rock n' roll. But, in later years, he wouldn't consider himself as a "rock n' roller", but an "artist".In the mid-1970s, after the Stardust period, he also showed how music couldn't be restricted to one association of people – for example, he was one of the first white male musicians who performed "soul" music, a genre only African-American musicians dominated in previous years.

2. What qualities in his music made D.R.J an inspiration to many?
David's music through the decade made an influence on the world for its melody, its lyrics, and its performance in live concerts. His androgynous image shocked many on a television appearance, which influenced many youths and people to attend his concerts. His changing appearance through the years influenced his music, expanding his range of music and his voice.

3. What legacy did David leave behind?
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David Bowie, 1977

His legacy showed his influence on music during from his career, from the decade of rock, soul, experimental – the 1970s - to the mainstream decade - the 1980s - then the grunge and punk - the 1990s - and then industrial and experimental years in the 2000s. Also, David left his legacy in the music world, as being one of the most influential musical artists in his lifetime, expressing his creativity through different genres of music through the changing decades. David also left some of his legacy in Germany during his Berlin Era (when his albums Low, "Heroes", and Lodger were released), and was recognized by German officials after his passing, as a contribution to bringing down the Berlin Wall in 1989.

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