1/05/2017

KEXP Celebrates the Life of David Bowie

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KEXP Celebrates the Life of David Bowie



Seattle – January 5, 2017   It was a year ago this week that KEXP both celebrated the birth and then shockingly, mourned the death of David Bowie at the age of 69.  With the help of both those who knew him best and the man himself, KEXP will dig deep into his influential catalog of music spanning nearly 50-years.

Beginning Sunday, January 8th, on what would have been David Bowie's 70th birthday, and culminating Tuesday, January 10th on the one year anniversary of his passing, KEXP DJs John Richards, Cheryl Waters, Stevie Zoom, Larry Rose and Evie Cooke will share the songs of Bowie, and we'll hear from those who knew him best, including producers and friends Brian Eno, Tony Visconti and Nile Rodgers, as well as, Robert Smith of the Cure, Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor and even the former Thin White Duke himself. Clips from these interviews will be featured on the KEXP Blog, alongside videos, news, and a list of Bowie-related events around Seattle. 

"Last year we celebrated 12 hours of Bowie on his birthday and the release of Blackstar. Little did we know he was near death. Days later when we woke up to the terrible news, we turned around and did 12 more hours of nothing but Bowie," said KEXP Morning Show host John Richards. "There may not be another artist who has influenced and informed every aspect of the KEXP mission more than David Bowie. His music has not only influenced nearly every broadcast day that we've been on the air, but clearly his art has propelled so many of the artists we love. Thank you David Bowie. We miss you every day." 

About KEXP
KEXP is a nonprofit arts organization serving music lovers and artists through in-person, broadcast, and online programming. KEXP operates one of the most influential listener-supported music radio stations in the world, 90.3 KEXP-FM Seattle, with online and on-air service reaching over 200,000 global listeners each week. On KEXP's YouTube channel, videos of exclusive live performances garner more than 2.1 million views per week. From their home at Seattle Center, KEXP hosts community events and produces hundreds of live performances each year, many of which are open to public audiences at no charge. For more information, please visit www.kexp.org.

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