Some of us hit mental or emotional roadblocks when creating music. Some of us succumb to these excuses and some of us work past them or use them as muses for our art. David Bowie was not only one of the most creative musicians in rock history, but also let no excuse get in the way of creating some of the most influential music. Released on his 69th birthday, Bowie’s final album “Blackstar”, was created in the late stages of terminal cancer in which he also suffered 6 heart attacks. Most of us would find that half a dozen heartattacks and terminal illness would be good reason to put your music on hold, but for David Bowie, it was the opportunity to give his fans his final masterpiece.
In his career, David Bowie recorded 27 studio albums, 9 live albums, 5 EPs and released 111 singles. In addition, he starred in numerous motion pictures and contributed to dozens of compilation and album projects. May all of us have this kind of tenacity, this ferociousness for our music…dying doing what we were born to do.
Watch his final music video here: