Sounds of Pride: “Heroes” by the metamorphic, David Bowie

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Decades before the contemporary concepts of sexual and gender fluidity, David Bowie embraced nonconformity, androgyny and self-expression into a career with over 140M albums sold worldwide.  His 1972 alter ego persona, Ziggy Stardust, a bisexual, glam rock messenger for extraterrestrials, was a break through both musically and socially.

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Bowie spoke about his sexuality in the 70’s and later “made over” that reality the way he reinvented himself and his music.  He was a master of metamorphosis who defied convention and genre, giving inspiration and courage for generations to do the same.

 

Bonus cut– “Fame” performed on “The Cher Show” from 1975

 

Previous posts from theOUTfront series “Sounds of Pride –The Music of Community, Love, and Equality”

Bette Midler at the Gay Baths

Fanfare for Gay Pride

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