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Spanish pop and rock legends pay tribute to David Bowie
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thinkSPAIN , Tuesday, January 12, 2016

TRIBUTES to the late David Bowie have flooded in from bands and artists from Spain, who called him a 'genius' and 'unforgettable', and expressed real pain at the loss of a musical icon of an entire generation.

Bowie, originally from Bromley, south London and just turned 69, passed away on Sunday night after an 18-month battle with cancer which he kept completely out of the public eye until the last minute.

Leiva – alias José Miguel Conejo Torres, who left the band Pereza five years ago after a decade – tweeted, simply, “Oh, no! Bowie!” and his ex-band mate Rubén Pozo added: “Have a good trip back to Mars, David Bowie.”

Half-British, Spanish-born actress Leonor Watling wrote, in English: “Forever singing, forever changing. Forever alive.”

We'll carry on singing all the verses of Heroes, because we need to,” said all-male rock band Love of Lesbian, whilst long-running but still-current indie-rock all-boy group M-Clan wrote: “How many planets and incredible landscapes have we discovered with you music and your art...”

Numerous artists thanked Bowie, 69, profusely for the experiences he gave them through his music and film, including rocker Loquillo – ex-member of the Trogloditas and born José María Sanz Beltrán, who posted the message: “David Bowie has died. Thank you for your music. Thank you for your attitude. Thank you for changing my life. Thank you for putting a soundtrack to my best moments. Thank you for existing. Thank you for telling us that we could be heroes, if just for one day.”

Thank you for such wonderful music. We'll never forget you,” tweeted Aragón-based husband-and-wife rock duo Amaral.

Rhumba guitarist and singer Manuel Malou, 54, wrote the first half of his online message in capitals, apparently 'shouting' his disbelief at the loss of a pop legend.

I've just found out one of my idols, David Bowie, has passed away at the age of 69 years – only yesterday I bought and listened with pleasure to his latest album, Blackstar – such sad news. RIP, and your immense works will remain with us. Thank you for having shown us and gifted us so many great moments and beautiful emotions,” Malou wrote.

Many of the messages were deeply personal and showed an unbridled outpouring of genuine emotion – such as the one tweeted by '80s pop soloist Ana Curra: “Sad, sad, sad Monday for music and for me. David Bowie gifted us his last gem and said goodbye [referring to the final album which came out on his 69th birthday, January 8]. A 20th-century genius has just left us, an essential and unrepeatable pillar. It hasn't sunk in for me yet...I'm scared, being left without a role model...I'm horrified at the thought.”

Early-'90s Basque rocker and former lead singer of Duncan Dhu, Mikel Erentxun said: “Nothing will ever be the same again. One of the greatest has gone.”

Singer and guitarist of the late '80s and early '90s Pancho Varona published a message on his site reading: “So sad! Terrible, I'm lost for words. Rest in peace, genius. We've got more difficult days like this to come, filled with devastating news – I'm as angry as I am sad. Well, sad more than anything. I'm hugging my cat, telling her, 'Bowie's died, sweetheart', and she's crying with me. I bought the album Space oddity as soon as it came out. I remember the excitement of listening to the first song. And I still feel it.”

This Monday couldn't be sadder – David Bowie has died,” wrote Madrid-based turn-of-the-Millennium indie-rock band of six, Vetusta Morla.

Jaén-born singer-songwriter Zahara, 32, who has been on the music scene for six years, recalled Bowie's children's fantasy film The Labyrinth, and said this would always be her favourite.

Santiago Auserón, 61, rock-jazz fusion musician and ex-lead singer of the band Radio Futura posted the tribute: “Bye bye, Ziggy...goodbye, Master David Bowie. Behind his mask of glamour was a valiant warrior, a huge artist, an admirable singer, and an author of loads of beautiful songs.”

So much sadness. Goodbye, Star-man; goodbye, Mr Bowie,” said 1980s' rocker Jaime Urrutia.

Other tributes spoke volumes in few words, like rocker Igor Paskual of the mid-'90s band Babylon Chat with his: “Silence. RIP Bowie;” or no words – like Enrique Bunbury, multi-faceted late-'90s solo artist, who merely published a large black rectangle on his Twitter site to depict the nothingness and darkness left behind by the loss of the great artist.

 

Photograph: David Bowie in 2002 (Adam Bielawski/Wikipedia)

 

 

 
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