David Bowie: 10 Times He Surprised Everyone (WhatCulture)

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David Bowie was often capable of the unbelievable, but nothing has refused to quite sink in like his untimely death. He simultaneously lived in the moment, yet also appeared to exist on another level altogether. He was constantly innovating, but had a timeless quality. We thought he’d be here forever. We were wrong.

However the sheer impact his work had on popular culture, like a diamond-studded glove busting against glass, ensures he’ll always be part of our universe. Musician, singer, actor, artist… he could turn his hand to anything but, more importantly, he wasn’t afraid to fail. In doing so, he inspired generations of performers, throwing open doors and challenging perceptions. Bowie became an icon without becoming a brand. He never lost his nerve to try new styles or approaches and enjoyed some great commercial success because of that.

Though the world knew what to expect from him (the unexpected, usually) he was still capable of delivering genuine surprises, even toward the close of his sixtieth decade. Join me in celebrating the best of Bowie’s curveballs from across the decades…

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