David Bowie has been called upon by his fans to return to the road. The Ziggy Stardust performer turned 65 on Monday, January 9, 2012 prompting his supporters to reach out to him.
Several notable fans, including Boy George and Gary Barlow, sent their birthday wishes via Twitter.
Comedian David Baddiel added that he remains hopeful for a Bowie comeback:
“I know David Bowie is 65 today but god I wish he’d come out of retirement.”
A poll on digitalspy.com asked readers to vote on the top ten Bowie tracks of all time. “Life on Mars?” topped the poll with “Heroes,” “Ashes to Ashes,” “Let’s Dance” and “Starman” rounding out the top five.
Bowie’s last album, Reality, was released in 2003. For his part, the Thin White Duke did not comment on the internet buzz surrounding his birthday.
An icon’s story told through truly rare and unseen archival footage
The next title in the Rare and Unseen series looks at the British actor, producer and musician for five decades: David Bowie.
Most famous for his alter-ego, the ostentatious, androgynous “Ziggy Stardust” during the glam-rock era of the early 1970s, Bowie has continually reinvented his music and image and is regarded as an influential innovator, particularly in rock music. He has had numerous top ten hits, most notably China Girl, Modern Love, Starman, Space Oddity, Under Pressure and Let’s Dance, amongst others. Bowie is also a multi-instrumentalist, singing vocals as well as playing Electric, Acoustic, and Twelve String Guitar, Keyboards, Alto, Tenor, Piano, Harmonica, Xylophone, Tambourine, Drums, Percussion and many other instruments, making him one of the most multi-talented musicians in the world.
Told through missing-believed-wiped archive interviews and rare and unseen footage, this insightful DVD is a worthy addition to any Bowie collection. Items genuinely unseen and never before appeared on DVD including film from the ITN archive. Includes lost and now restored TV interviews from the past and rare film of the singer talking about his career.