Ah here it is. "] Bowie received a serious injury at school in 1962 when his friend George Underwood punched him in the left eye during a fight over a girl. Doctors feared he would become blind in that eye. After a series of operations during a four-month hospitalisation, his doctors determined that the damage could not be fully repaired and Bowie was left with faulty depth perception and a permanently dilated pupil."
Admired his talent. Loved quite a few of his songs - would not pretend to know them all and I don't own any of his albums. Quite unbelievable how quiet he kept his imminent demise. He left the world the way he did most things (other than his work) quietly and privately. Major Tom has taken his Starman home and I say RIP.
I don't know. He was strange. He was a great musician and artist. He was a creative type and just because I don't get his creativity doesn't make it a bad thing.. I did enjoy his music very much and the whole music fraternity say he is quite a gentleman. He lived in Australia for many years, which I didn't know. He had a long and happy marriage, which is rare in celebrity circles. Bravo Davy Jones!!!
I was rather saddened by the death of this brilliantly talented and much respected man.I grew up with his work a soundtrack of my youth,and then into my adult years. He was humble to the very end,and the fact that he kept his very serious illness so private,(just as he had lived his personal life with his second wife for 24 years,actually),is testament to the innate decency of his character. As well as a musician he was a great actor,producer, director.Whatever he put his mind to,he did well! My most loved of all his performances though was as the Goblin King in the movie Labyrinth,made in 1986,and directed by the inimitable Jim Henson! What a timelessly entertaining story brought to us by such a timelessly talented team!! Yes indeed,David Bowie shall be very sorely missed!
This sad loss is definitely a 'Where were you when...' occasion.May we continue to have our favourite memories of this talented man's varied and numerous works.
It seems to be that as WE get older,so do all the people who have influenced our lives,and of course most of them are even older than us. I recall my dad telling me that this time of losing people would come all too soon, and I am just glad to know that HE is still here at almost 86!!
As long as we gain something,no matter how big or small,important or almost useless,from all the steps along our curvaceous journeys,then we are indeed the luckiest people in all the world! I have plenty to be so grateful for,despite the fact that I am always being told I have been dealt a tough hand! If life was easy,then I don't think that I would enjoy so many aspects of it even half as much! My cup is definitely half FULL,and I go through life feeling cheerful and rather fortunate.Little wonder that I can always smile and also have so many smiles to share with others! It's always going to be only as good as we ourselves make it!!
I was a keen follower of David Bowie, and watched and listened to the wide range of music he wrote and sang.
Genius is not enough of a word to call him, but he was that and much more.
He will be missed but will remain in our lives due to the excellence of his music.
Goodbye David Rest in Peace.
I thought I really liked David Bowie, mainly from his role in the Labrynth. I really loved that movie when I was younger.
In memory of Bowie I was listening to some of his top tracks on YouTube, the day of his passing. Honestly, there are only a few songs, like star man, which I actually admire or even enjoy...... sorry Bowie, I wont be buying anything from you..... not actually that much of a fan..... but respect to him for his career and artist character.
I was very sad to hear that David Bowie had died. I liked his music, but had never bought any of it.
I knew he made a music video out in some Australian country town, years & years ago, but I didn’t know he’d ever lived here in Australia.
Don't be sad... celebrate the many phases that this iconic personality whose only demeanour was to have a Goulois stuck permanently in his lips. His shtick was slick, sassy and oh-so stylish. He was no London fop, no ordinary kid off the streets, but a suave gent who pushed personal boundaries with an explosive verve and panache. He is not dead. He lives in our collective memories through the meriad of songs, films, fashion statements and that smooth, reedy ,smokey voice.