David Bowie would have turned 74 this past Friday, but sadly we lost him five years ago Sunday.
In celebration and in tribute, some of his friends, including Ian Hunter, Rick Watkeman, Peter Frampton and Trent Reznor came together over the weekend forA Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day!, a virtual tribute concert organized by Bowie’s longtime keyboardist Mike Garson.
Originally scheduled to start streaming on Friday, it was postponed to Saturday due to technical difficulties. Highlights included:
- Duran Duran– "Five Years"
- Billy Corgan– "Space Oddity"
- PerryFarrell– "The Man Who Sold the World"
- Corey Glover– "Young Americans"
- Joe Elliott– "Win" and "Ziggy Stardust"
- Peter Frampton– "Suffragette City"
- Trent Reznor– "Fantastic Voyage" and "Fashion"
- Ian Astbury– "Lazarus"
- Boy George– "Lady Grinning Soul," "Time" and "Aladdin Sane"
- Ian Hunter– "Dandy" and "All the Young Dudes"
- Adam Lambert– "Starman"
Two dollars from every ticket will be donated to Save the Children.
Def Leppard's Joe Elliott and his side band, the Down 'N' Outz, has released "Goodnight Mr. Jones," a new song inspired by Bowie. Bowie's real name is David Jones, but he changed it to avoid confusion with Monkees singer Davy Jones.
Modern Love, a David Bowie tribute album celebrating his lesser-known contributions to soul, R&B, jazz, funk and gospel will be released on May 28th. It features Jeff Parker, We Are KING, Meshell Ndegeocello and others covering "Life on Mars," "Sound & Vision," “Panic in Detroit, "The Man Who Sold the World," “Modern Love,” "Heroes," "Space Oddity" and more.