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Ace of Dance

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

Posted January 12, 2016
R.I.P. Lemmy and Bowie
Dearly departed: Bowie (left) and Lemmy (right). (Check bottom for credits)

Lemmy and Bowie, a musical tribute.

The last few weeks have been pretty dire for the world of decent music, with cancer claiming the lives of Lemmy (28/12/15) and then David Bowie (10/1/16).

Both deaths, from the public's point of view at least, were sudden and came just days after each marked a birthday (Lemmy's 70th and Bowie's 69th).

As fans of both, all here at the Rake & Herald are truly saddened by their physical deaths.

Naturally, we hope to run full obituaries shortly.

In the meantime, here's an excellent Bowie/Lemmy mash-up, embedded here on the tune-tastic Rake & Herald from sinclairZX81's YouTube channel, which you can check out here.

For the original versions of the two songs used, have a click of this and this.

RIP Ian Fraser 'Lemmy' Kilmister, 24/12/45 to 28/12/15, and David Robert 'David Bowie' Jones, 8/1/47 to 10/1/16.

Hat tip: Wolfgang Bang.

See also RIP Phil Taylor, posted 14/11/15.

Ignatius Rake
is a freelance journalist, geographer, illustrator and world traveller who has visited more than 70 countries on six continents. He has written on numerous subjects for various publications and is available for hire and commissions. He can be contacted by email here.

Picture credits

Top and thumb: Bowie and Lemmy by, respectively, Arthur from Westchester County north of NYC, USA, at and Mark Marek Photography.

For licensing information, click the above links.

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