Let’s Dance: 27 David Bowie Covers to Honor a Fallen Starman
Although he made it easy for us to believe otherwise, David Bowie was a mere mortal. That sad truth became clear yesterday (Jan. 10) when Bowie tragically succumbed to cancer just two days after his 69th birthday. But his music and his influence long ago exceeded the boundaries of what most humans could ever dream possible.
Although never quite as marketable to the mainstream as some of his contemporaries, Bowie was the quintessential musician's musician – one who was widely embraced by anyone who took a deeper look beyond his artistically antagonistic physical guises and fearless sonic experimentation.
Bowie might have been among the most-covered artists of the past four decades, perhaps most famously and faithfully by Nirvana – but often by musicians who stretched the source material to its limits. Take a listen below to just a fraction of the aural tributes to Bowie that have surfaced during the recent past.