Bowie finally tops chart in U.S., his adopted home, after death

Jan 18, 2016

Bowie finally tops chart in U.S., his adopted home, after death

David Bowie’s final album on Sunday hit No. 1 in the United States, his adopted home, with the British music legend posthumously achieving a feat he never managed in life. “Blackstar,” which was released two days before Bowie’s Jan. 10 death from a secret ...

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| Jan 15, 2016

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One day in 1996, when I was working as an editor/writer on the features desk, I arrived at work and was told as I walked in the door that an unnamed person had called. They were looking for someone at The Japan Times to ...

| Jan 15, 2016

Ground control to Major Jack

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I first met David Bowie in August 1982 in Auckland, New Zealand, where the crew of Nagisa Oshima’s “Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence” had come together for the flight to the film’s location in Rarotonga, Cook Islands. From the outset he came across as a ...

| Jan 15, 2016

Bowie’s portable Japan

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I first learned that David Bowie had died while riding the Beetle jetfoil ferry from South Korea to Japan. Of the myriad thoughts that flooded through my mind during the crossing — for Bowie has been my lodestar, an absolutely determinant influence in my ...