Monday, January 11, 2016

R.I.P. - David Bowie

David Bowie died yesterday, after an 18 month long battle with cancer.  He was just 69 years old.  It would be an understatement to say he was a rock icon because his influence on our society was so deep, so pervasive.  In a strange coincidence, I watched bits of "Ziggy Stardust" documentary last week, as it was on cable.

One of my favorite images of Bowie was in from 1985's Live Aid - and the duet video he did with Mick Jagger of "Dancing in the Streets."  He played the video at the end of his Live set.

Another favorite image I have of Bowie is from a decade later, mid-1990's - when he shook up the financial world with the issuance of "Bowie" bonds (in some sense the prototype of a certain class of asset backed securities).  He successfully borrowed money against the future stream of royalties from his music.

Read his full obituary from the New York Times.

Rest in Peace David Bowie

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