I was never a major David Bowie fan – but I do remember with fondness some of his songs – Major Tom, China Girl and Heroes. China Girl even had a New Zealand connection.
But yesterday I read an article about him and found out some special things about him which would have made me much more focused on him.
Did you know that he was a huge fan of books – he used to take boxes and boxes of books on tour. In 2013 he shared a list of his top 100 reads on Facebook. A music photographer who worked with him said that Bowie would recommend reading Plato – not exactly what I normally expect of a superstar!
He co-founded an independent art book publisher called 21.
He was also an artist in the sense of painting and print making.