David Bowie spent his life in the spotlight, shifting form and musical style from one album to the next. His death was announced on January 11, 2016 after an 18-month battle with cancer. Bowie toured Hong Kong in 1983 and 2004 but his links with the city run much deeper. The video for his song Fashion was filmed in the city, he spent time practising Buddhism and was active in the cause of Tibetan sovereignty. It would be hard to find another pop artist who could claim to have had so much impact across so many genres in so many regions of the world as David Bowie.
Designers including Ennio Capasa and Peter Dundas salute the Starman’s influence on culture at Milan Fashion Week menswear shows
People still come in asking, ‘Is this the pub where Bowie sang?’ says owner of only bar in dusty Carinda, to which musician drove 650km from Sydney in 1983 to shoot video for one of his biggest hits
Video shoot and brief romance with ‘beautiful, just beautiful’ Bowie that followed were like a dream, says Geeling Ching, who last saw him in 2004 when he toured her native New Zealand
Blur appear to have discovered their inner Chinese. The quintessentially British indie-rock band looked East for inspiration for their new album.
The watchword for David Bowie has always been "change": from Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke, from soul crooner to stadium rocker, his very career has been an evolving performance copied by many, matched by none. Changing characters, changing music and changing appearance - stylistically Bowie has never stood still.