12 Songs, 33 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

A testament to Bowie's refusal to repeat himself, PinUps is both a rockin' good time and a fearless artistic statement. He devotes the entire album to covering the mod-era British pop and R&B songs that informed England's glam-rock sound. And as you'd expect, these are far from karaoke renditions. His soaring tenor on Them’s "Here Comes the Night," his croon on The Merseys’ “Sorrow,” and Mick Ronson's slashing guitar on The Yardbirds’ "I Wish You Would" are explosively inspired.

EDITORS’ NOTES

A testament to Bowie's refusal to repeat himself, PinUps is both a rockin' good time and a fearless artistic statement. He devotes the entire album to covering the mod-era British pop and R&B songs that informed England's glam-rock sound. And as you'd expect, these are far from karaoke renditions. His soaring tenor on Them’s "Here Comes the Night," his croon on The Merseys’ “Sorrow,” and Mick Ronson's slashing guitar on The Yardbirds’ "I Wish You Would" are explosively inspired.

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About David Bowie

Everyone has a David Bowie that they fell in love with first—the otherworldly outsider Ziggy Stardust, the electronic adventurer, the wild-eyed glam pioneer, the enigmatic storyteller. But it was Bowie's ability to reinvent himself so vividly that captivated us again and again. Driven by boundless imagination, David Bowie was a multifaceted music icon, a social provocateur, a force in fashion, and a gifted actor whose unique personas and perspectives traveled with him through the decades. From the moment his homesick astronaut captured the spotlight in the late ‘60s to his exploratory, jazz-influenced Blackstar almost 50 years later, he excelled and innovated with turns in pop, glam, punk, soul, hard rock, and electronic music. And even though Bowie released vital albums throughout his life—and will forever embody the most artful edge of rock ’n’ roll—he was more than just the music he made. Bowie's fearlessness inspired us to celebrate the complexity and beauty of being completely ourselves.

HOMETOWN
Brixton, London, England
GENRE
Rock
BORN
January 8, 1947

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