David Bowie Elvis

David Bowie Elvis Presley Connection
Bowie and Elvis shared the same Birthday
Elvis born 8 Jan 1935 – Bowie born 8 Jan 1947

David-Bowie-Elvis-PresleyLike most children of the 1950s, David Bowie considered Elvis Presley a mythic hero. The pair, who would go on to share a record label, RCA, in the 1970s, also happened to be born on the same day. “I couldn’t believe it,” Bowie said. “He was a major hero of mine. And I was probably stupid enough to believe that having the same birthday as him actually meant something.”

Elvis Presley David BowieFollowing Bowie’s final album “Blackstar,” which was released on his 69th birthday, 8 January 2016 and the musical “Lazarus” has led back to Elvis. On New York Times Popcast, the philosopher Simon Critchley, whose book “Bowie” was released in 2014, points to the rare Elvis song “Black Star,” an alternate version of “Flaming Star” 1960 Western of the same name.

FlamingStar-BlackStarThe lyrics speak for themselves

Every man has a black star
A black star over his shoulder
And when a man sees his black star
He knows his time, his time has come

Black star don’t shine on me, black star
Black star keep behind me, black star
There’s a lot of livin’ I gotta do
Give me time to make a few dreams come true, black star…     

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