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David Bowie: Drugs, Music, and Fashion Icon

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david bowieDavid Bowie, who was born David Robert Jones on January 8, 1947,  passed away January 10, 2016 after an 18 month battle with cancer.

Bowie wasn’t just any kind of musician; he was a fashion-forward artistic rock icon. He will be dearly missed, but never forgotten. Bowie just celebrated his 69th birthday on January 8, 2016.

Let’s take a look at what this legendary man has given us throughout the decades.

David Bowie: Drug Abuse and Recovery

In the 70’s, Bowie was addicted to cocaine among other drugs and it nearly killed him. At 28 he had thought about killing himself.  “Drugs had taken my life away from me. I felt as though I would probably die and it was going to be all over,” Bowie said. His assistant at the time, Coco, helped him relocate to Berlin from America where he was able to kick his cocaine addiction and begin a new life.

Top 10 David Bowie Songs

David Bowie was known for his mix of rock, jazz, cabaret, and what he would call “plastic soul.” His music had depth that wasn’t just heard, but felt.

Starman (1972)

Rebel Rebel (1974)

Young Americans (1974)

Moonage Daydream (1972)

Ashes to Ashes (1980)

Changes (1971)

Ziggy Stardust (1972)

Space Oddity (1969)

Life on Mars (1971)

More: Top 20 Songs Hardcore Fans Would Know By Rolling Stone

Fashion and Art

Bowie was one of the top glam rock era gender-bending fashion icons the world had ever seen. He was fearless, passionate, and progressive – and we loved it. Not only was his fashion and music artistic, but Bowie himself was a piece of art.

Take a look at his top trending fashions here: David Bowie’s Fashion Evolution

David Bowie was a true inspiration to all his fans and he will be greatly missed.  We hope that his story will also help inspire others to kick their drug abuse habit and live the life they were always meant to live.

“I always had a repulsive need to be something more than human.” – David Bowie

If you are struggling with drugs, you don’t have to do it alone. Please contact us today for more information on how you can recover.

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