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Bay's biggest Bowie fan comes to terms with his passing

LONG-TIME DAVID BOWIE FAN: Jamie Jacobs reflects on his appreciation of the artistic contributions Bowie has made to music.
LONG-TIME DAVID BOWIE FAN: Jamie Jacobs reflects on his appreciation of the artistic contributions Bowie has made to music. Valerie Horton

HERVEY Bay's number one David Bowie fan has spoken about the heartache he felt when he heard his hero died.

The 69-year-old singer was announced dead on Monday after a long battle with cancer.

It took some convincing for Urangan man Jamie Jacobs, who has more than 150 of Bowie's albums, to take in the news.

"When I found out I didn't believe it at first," he said.

Jamie said he went online and searched and found articles saying reports of his death was a hoax.

But, less than five minutes later the news of his hero's death was confirmed..

"It was pretty devastating," he said.
 

Which of David Bowie’s biggest Billboard hits is your favourite?

This poll ended on 30 January 2016.

Let’s Dance (1983) - 10%

Fame (1975) - 1%

Golden Years (1976) - 5%

Dancing in the Street ft. Mick Jagger (1985) - 3%

Blue Jean (1984) - 0%

China Girl (1983) - 3%

Space Oddity (1973) - 23%

Modern Love (1983) - 4%

Day-In Day-Out (1987) - 1%

I never liked David Bowie - 4%

My favourite track is not listed here because I'm a real fan - 40%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Jamie first started listening to the prolific artist's music in the mid-1990s when the album Outside was released.

"With that album it's very industrial sounding when you sit down and listen to it," he said.

Jamie said to commemorate his hero's death he had posted on social media and also made a posting on popular Bowie fan site Bowie Wonderland.

"He had 50 years of music and he was only 69," he said. "To me that means he was pretty good."

Bowie released 29 albums throughout his career.

Topics:  david bowie, hervery bay




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