Today in History: David Bowie Passes Away at Age 69

David Bowie Carrier Dome 1983. Photo: Standard

David Bowie Carrier Dome 1983. Photo: Standard

On January 10th, 2016, David Bowie died of cancer at the age of 69. Bowie was one of the most influential musicians of his generation.

On September 6th, 1983, after a two month delay, David Bowie graced the stage the Carrier Dome in front of 28,000 people. Part of his international Serious Moonlight tour, Bowie performed for two hours and played hits such as Space Oddity and Young Americans. According to an article on, in his review of the concert for the Herald-Journal, Dale Kasler called Bowie’s show “the concert event of the summer.”

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David Bowie was born in South London’s Brixton neighborhood on January 8, 1947. His first hit was the song “Space Oddity” in 1969. The original pop chameleon, Bowie became a fantastical sci-fi character for his breakout Ziggy Stardust album. He later co-wrote “Fame” with Carlos Alomar and John Lennon which became his first American No. 1 single in 1975. An accomplished actor, Bowie starred in The Man Who Fell to Earth in 1976. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. Bowie died on January 10, 2016 from cancer at the age of 69.