R.I.P. DAVID BOWIE 1947-2016

David Bowie

David Bowie has died at the age of 69 from cancer.

His son, film director Duncan Jones, confirmed the news and a statement was issued on his social media accounts:

David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.”

His new album, ‘Blackstar’, was released on January 8th, his birthday.

GRTR!’s Pete Whalley writes: “With the release of ‘The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars’ in 1972, David Bowie changed the concept of rock ‘stars’ forever.  It was about to become OK to wear make-up, dye your hair, wear flimsy clothes and record songs with titles like ‘Queen Bitch’.

A short promotional tour reached Liverpool on 4th September.  I was just 16 and it was my first ‘real’ gig – at The Top Rank Suite – a small, sold out, hot and sweaty, city centre club.

At 10 o’clock, as the lights went down and the Clockwork Orange soundtrack blared, a spike haired, made-up creature in a lurex jump-suit emerged into the spotlight as the Spiders kicked in at full volume. It was electric – like nothing I’d seen or heard before, and sealed a lifelong love affair with rock ‘n’ roll.

His passing marks a major milestone in the ever diminishing width of rock’s rich circle.”

The latest Josh Taerk live session was streamed on Sunday 21 November. Next session 12 December. The video above was a Halloween Special, streamed 31 October.

Check out the latest video here:

David Randall presents a weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sundays at 22:00 GMT, repeated on Mondays and Fridays), when he invites listeners to ‘Assume The Position’. This show was first broadcast on 31 October 2021 and includes the Top 10 albums at for that week.

UK Blues Broadcaster of the Year (2020 and 2021 Finalist) Pete Feenstra presents his weekly Rock & Blues Show on Tuesday at 19:00 GMT as part of a five hour blues rock marathon “Tuesday is Bluesday at GRTR!”. The show is repeated on Wednesdays at 22:00, Fridays at 20:00). This show was first broadcast 2 November 2021.

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From 1 December the Featured Albums and Power Play segments will reflect those artists and tracks featured during 2021.

Featured Albums w/c 15 November 2021 (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 MEMORIA AVENUE Memoria Avenue (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 FANS OF THE DARK Fans Of The Dark (Frontiers)
14:00-16:00 HANNAH JAMES & TOBY KUHN Sleeping Spirals (Jigdoll Records)

Power Plays w/c 15 November 2021 (Mon-Fri)

THE FORGOTTEN Interstellar (FiXT Noir)
QUILL Riding Rainbows (indie)
DEAD REYNOLDS Uninspired (The Fort)
CAVALCADE Dreaming About (Golden Robot)
HANNAH ALDRIDGE Sinking (indie)
GREYHAVEN All Candy (Rude Records)

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