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Thank you Mr. Bowie!

"Once there were mountains on mountains and once there were sunbirds to soar with..." - D. Bowie, Station to Station

I am a Bowie fanatic. My story I'm sure is not too dissimilar to many others. DB reached out to me across oceans and nations to impact my adolescent life in a Hobart suburb at the bottom of Australia. In fact Hobart's poorest and toughest suburb called Warrane. But when Bowie's latest 70s vinyl masterpiece spun on the turntable in my bedroom I was always transported to a world of astonishing potentials. Anything seemed possible.

Each Bowie album released in the 70s - Diamond Dogs, Low, Heroes, Station to Station etc - was an event we fans anticipated breathlessly. We also must include 1980's gem Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) in any list of Best Bowie Albums. Yes, these were the golden years of Bowie's groundbreaking innovation. A new record deal and the release of Let's Dance then brought Bowie mega-stardom and money, lots of it. I'm sure I wasn't the only early...

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