Record producer Tony Visconti has paid tribute to David Bowie on what would have been Bowie’s 70th birthday (January 8).
Bowie passed away on January 11, 2016 following an 18 month battle with cancer. He released his latest album ‘Blackstar’ on January 8, 2016 – his 69th birthday.
Tweeting a rare photo of Bowie at Hansa Studios in Berlin in 1980, Visconti wrote: “Happy Birthday dear old friend. Forever.” You can see the tweet below.
Happy Birthday dear old friend. Forever.
(Hansa Studios, Berlin, 1980) pic.twitter.com/RVUzZHnnrG
— Tony Visconti (@Tonuspomus) January 8, 2017
As well as the single ‘Lazarus’, the EP also features tracks recorded for the acclaimed musical of the same name – backed by the bittersweet melancholy of ‘No Plan’, the dark and menacing jazz-tinged scorched rock of ‘Killing A Little Time’ akin to his material from ‘Outside’ and the ambient acid rock of ‘When I Met You’.
A new 90 minute documentary ‘David Bowie: The Last Five Years’ aired on BBC 2 last night (January 7). Speaking of the programme, Boy George tweeted: “Loved the David Bowie doc. I cried. I’m still crying.”
Loved the David Bowie doc. I cried. I'm still crying.
— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) January 7, 2017
A special tribute concert to David Bowie is set to take place at Brixton Academy to mark his birthday tonight, featuring friend and actor Gary Oldman along with over 30 musicians that collaborated with Bowie throughout his career – and more ‘special guests’.