People throw the term ‘legend’ around far too liberally these days.
Just because someone is famous or has a million Twitter followers does not make them a legend.
But David Bowie really deserved such a title. This week the world lost a true legend.
One of the all-time greatest music stars, David Bowie passed away following a battle with cancer.
That dreaded ‘C’ word again. I hate it and hate hearing about people losing their fight to cancer.
If only a cure could be found, then people like Bowie would still be alive to grace us with their talents for another day.
but I found it rather awkward that her tears were broadcast to the nation to watch
I reckon Bowie can quite easily be put in a category along with names such as Madonna and Michael Jackson.
Perhaps it’s me just being an old fuddy-duddy, but I wonder who from our generation or the next generation can/will be legitimately hailed as a legend?
Lady GaGa? Beyoncé? One Direction? Are they legends?
Talented, yes. Amazing performers, absolutely.
But legends? Hmm, I wonder.
Is the term ‘legend’ totally dependent on the memories you have from a particular era?
Am I just being nostalgic hailing the likes of Madonna and Michael Jackson as legends because I have fond childhood memories of this music in what was a very happy household?
Naturally, music is one of those topics that completely divides people.
But I doubt many would argue that Bowie was one of the biggest names in music.
I was surprised and, how can I put this, rather disturbed by what happened in the Celebrity Big Brother house this week when his ex-wife Angie Bowie found out what had happened.
Obviously people deal with it in different ways, but I found it rather awkward that her tears were broadcast to the nation to watch.
Quickly turning it into a circus performance within the house and with the other contestants was rather distasteful.