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The New Elizabethans: David Bowie

July 29 2012 at 3:18 PM

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The New Elizabethans: David Bowie

Broadcasting tomorrow on RADIO 4 - The New Elizabethans: David Bowie.

James Naughtie considers the musical influence of the man.

The New Elizabethans have been chosen by a panel of leading historians, chaired by Lord (Tony) Hall, Chief Executive of London's Royal Opera House. The panellists were Dominic Sandbrook, Bamber Gascoigne, Sally Alexander, Jonathan Agar, Maria Misra and Sir Max Hastings.

They were asked to choose: "Men and women whose actions during the reign of Elizabeth II have had a significant impact on lives in these islands and/or given the age its character, for better or worse."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01l7pv9

 


 
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sammy mcnight
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July 30 2012, 5:29 PM 

This is actually quite important which probably helps explain the lack of interest up here. But again, it is a glossed chronology of career touchstones. The cultural import of Bowie may require the passage of more time when the baton passes from pop culture to enduring culture (unless the former has finally vanquished the latter).

Were those interview snips archival? Probably. Though conceivably he might be coaxed out for a few nuggets for something of this stature. Probably not though, alas.


    
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July 30 2012, 7:56 PM 

A flying trip through about two-thirds of Mr. Bowie's career - although I must say I must violently disagree with Mr. Naughtie's appraisal of the Berlin period: They were arguably Mr. Bowie's best music and whether or not they charted is at this point in time irrelevant.

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July 30 2012, 8:04 PM 

He sang a duet with Bing in '82? I think with a bit more research they would have found that was when the record came out and he recorded it back in '77.

Tosh.

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August 1 2012, 11:05 PM 

Especially as Bing popped his clogs in '77!

New Elizabethans, I like that term. Allows me to comprehend how the present becomes history. My 6 year old daughter asked me "In the olden days, did they know it was the olden days?". "Do you realise that, in the future, now will be considered the olden days?" was my reply.


    
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