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Fans pay tribute to 'eternal' Bowie on death anniversary

London - Fans paid emotional tributes to late rock legend David Bowie on Tuesday, the first anniversary of his death.

David Bowie art collection worth over $41 mn at auction

London - A London auction of music legend David Bowie's art collection has ended with sales totalling almost £33 million ($41.5 million), after exhibits of the works drew record crowds, Sotheby's said Saturday.

Bowie fans congregate for London tribute concert

London - Karaoke, electro, harp and even musical saw versions of David Bowie's greatest hits rang out in London on Sunday as fans gathered for a tribute concert a week on from the pop icon's death.

Jazz parades and glittery parties as fans mourn Bowie

New York - From an outrageously costumed parade to a bacchanalian party in heaps of glitter, memorial events to David Bowie are multiplying as fans find their own ways to mourn the rock legend.

Berlin bids farewell to David Bowie

Berlin - Hundreds of David Bowie fans flocked to a memorial event Friday for the pioneering rock artist in the Berlin studio where he recorded three of his landmark albums.

For David Bowie, the Thin White Duke, inspiration was black

New York - Slender and pale, David Bowie counted the dour Thin White Duke among his many incarnations. But his first love was African-American music and his views on race, like his music, were often ahead of their time.

Bowie finale soars on charts after death shock

New York - David Bowie's final album soared toward the top of the charts Tuesday after the music legend's death from cancer stunned the world, with the details still shrouded in mystery two days on.

Bowie's death leaves distraught fans with unanswered questions

London - Music legend David Bowie was famously private during his lifetime but also in his death, with a string of questions about the circumstances of his passing still unanswered Tuesday.

As bisexual alien, David Bowie broke barriers

New York - When David Bowie sang on British television in 1972, the newly famous rock star stretched out his arm and wrapped it around guitarist Mick Ronson.Yet this was not a macho display of male bonding of the sort seen among sports teams.

Angie Bowie to stay on UK reality show after ex-husband's death

London - The ex-wife of David Bowie, Angie, will remain on British reality television show "Celebrity Big Brother" following the death of the music legend, producers said Monday.

The wild, groundbreaking styles of David Bowie, fashion icon

Paris - His groundbreaking career was as much about style as it was about music -- David Bowie plundered a wild array of influences to redraw the boundaries of fashion and blur the lines between masculine, feminine and other-worldly.

The Man Who Sold His Songs: Bowie also rocked Wall Street

Paris - David Bowie was not just a musical visionary -- he also made history on financial markets two decades ago when he rocked Wall Street with a "celebrity bond", raising $55 million.

Bowie mysterious to the last on swansong 'Blackstar'

London - Few knew when David Bowie released "Blackstar" on Friday that it would be his final album -- but it is a mysterious and sombre testament which critics hailed as his best work in years.

Germany credits Bowie with 'helping to bring down' Berlin Wall

Berlin - Germany on Monday thanked the late British music legend David Bowie for what it called his role in helping topple the Berlin Wall in 1989."Good-bye David Bowie. You are now among #Heroes.

Iggy Pop hails Bowie as 'light of my life'

London - US rock musician Iggy Pop, a key collaborator of David Bowie on tracks including "China Girl", paid tribute Monday to the icon following his death, calling him "the light of my life"."David's friendship was the light of my life.

Bowie: The 10 key tracks

Paris - David Bowie has been repeatedly voted the most influential rock musician ever by his peers and music critics.

Tributes to music icon David Bowie, dead aged 69

London - The death of music icon David Bowie drew tributes from around the world Monday, with figures from music and showbusiness recalling his transformation of music and trailblazing, androgynous style.Here are some of the reactions:- Madonna: "Talented.

David Bowie: Chameleon of rock

London - From Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke and Aladdin Sane, David Bowie was rock's definitive chameleon.

Music legend David Bowie dies aged 69

London - British music icon David Bowie has died of cancer at the age of 69, drawing an outpouring of tributes for the innovative star famed for groundbreaking hits like "Ziggy Stardust" and his theatrical shape-shifting style.

Lou Reed retrospective

Sydney - Lou Reed’s death leaves a hole in American music. He was a musical nonconformist, a quirky/earthy songwriter, and an unwilling icon to a music scene full of too many icons. Reed’s bumpy road to “stardom” was never straightforward.

David Bowie drops new single: Where Are We Now?

The Thin White Duke releases his new single upon the occasion of his 66th birthday and adds a long player release which will drop in March 2013.

New York pushes WAZU around (and they like it) Special

New York - Electronic music has come to the fore over the last few years. Junior Boys, MGMT, and Sleigh Bells have ascended to the top of the charts. New York-based duo WAZU are riding that pop-dance wave.

48 Hours Neukölln largest festival of arts in Berlin Special

Berlin - Berlin's borough of Neukölln hosted the 12th edition of the 48 Hours Festival of the Arts, which took place in many venues from June 26 to 28.

Malaysian Spider Named After David Bowie

UK singer David Bowie has every reason to be proud of his famous name. But for it to be used to name a recently discovered specie of spider in Malaysia, it would most definitely entangle Bowie in a WEB of bewilderment.

Nokia signs up Bowie as it wages music war on the iPod

The Finnish mobile phone company has signed up David Bowie to promote its new service, which is to be launched tomorrow.
 

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