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Your evening longread: David Bowie’s legacy five years on

Erik G

EVERY WEEK, WE bring you a round-up of the best longreads of the past seven days in Sitdown Sunday.

And now, every weeknight, we bring you an evening longread to enjoy which will help you to escape the news cycle. 

We’ll be keeping an eye on new longreads and digging back into the archives for some classics.

David Bowie’s legacy

It’s been five years since David Bowie’s death – here’s a look at his legacy and how he continues to affect music. 

(Esquire, approx 6 mins reading time)

Unforgettably, the announcement of Bowie’s death (after a lengthy private battle with liver cancer, unknown even to most of those working with him) came just two days after he put out his magnificent album Blackstar, a bracing meditation on mortality released on his 69th birthday. Whatever the fateful combination of intention and coincidence, it made for a flawless exit, and helped secure his reputation even further. Despite—and partially because of—his missteps and inconsistencies over an almost 50-year career, he would remain eternally cool, perpetually modern, unlikely to grow stale or old-fashioned like most of his peers.

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