Coffee Break: The world of Bowie

Rock legend David Bowie performs
Rock legend David Bowie performs on stage at the Forum in Copenhagen, Oct. 7, 2003. (NILS MEILVANG/AFP/Getty Images)

Three years ago today, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, artist and actor David Bowie died from liver cancer at his New York home two days after releasing the album 'Blackstar' and two days after his 69th birthday.

Bowie was a legend and a force of nature, giving us five decades of innovative pop hits, stagecraft, best-selling albums and unforgettable films.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from the world of Bowie - originals, covers of of his music, songs he had a hand in, etc.?

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

Have an idea for a Coffee Break topic? Submit your idea for a future theme and browse past Coffee Breaks in our archive. Or, when you register for a Minnesota Public Radio account, you can send requests via Alexa, too Just say "Alexa, ask The Current to play Song by Artist" e.g. "Alexa, ask The Current to play Left of the Dial by The Replacements."

Songs played

Seu Jorge - Life On Mars
Nirvana - The Man Who Sold the World
David Bowie - Cactus
Mott The Hoople - All The Young Dudes
Lou Reed - Satellite of Love
Tegan And Sara ft. Grace Nocturnal - Rebel Rebel
Flight Of The Conchords - Bowie
Tin Machine - Under the God
David Bowie - Star


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