David Bowie

Daft celebrity mourners have made 2016 the year of the ‘Tearleader’

19 December 2016 15:27

Despite my ‘difficult’ reputation, I am a cheery cove in real life, all the more so as I get older.…

David Bowie had sex with underage girls. Is that creepy or cool?

15 January 2016 13:52

Though I adored David Bowie as a teenybopper, I felt that one would have had to have a heart of…

There’s nothing wrong with public grieving

14 January 2016 11:28

One of the things that repeatedly comes up with David Bowie fans talking about their hero is how much he…

The Spectator Podcast: Cameron’s ‘Project Fear’, David Bowie’s politics and Brighton’s Brideshead set

14 January 2016 9:02

In this week’s issue, James Forsyth reveals the strategy that David Cameron will use to campaign for Britain to stay in…

David Bowie’s dignified death is a reminder of the sanctity of private life

11 January 2016 20:34

Everyone is paying tribute to David Bowie’s musical feats, as well they should. Seldom, if ever, has one man made…

Listen: newsreader announces death of Cameron instead of Bowie

11 January 2016 14:22

As the nation goes into mourning over the death of David Bowie today, one radio presenter appeared to be having trouble…

Please spare us the sob signalling over David Bowie

11 January 2016 13:32

By 9am this morning, I’d turned down two offers from two newspapers to write about the freshly-dead David Bowie. I told…

Jan Moir predicts a ch-ch-change to David Bowie’s peace of mind

11 January 2016 12:00

This morning the nation has gone into Twitter mourning after news broke that David Bowie had passed away following a…

David Bowie, 1947 – 2016: the only Englishman to have landed on the moon

11 January 2016 8:20

David Bowie has died at the age of 69. In 1972, Duncan Fallowell was quick to highlight his merits in…

How Kraftwerk did more to shape modern music than anyone since the Beatles

19 January 2015 9:00

Normally, few things in life are quite so tedious as listening to a bunch of academics discussing pop music. However…

Frieze Week Diary: Will my marbles be the first to go, or my liver?

22 October 2014 18:47

This diary first appeared on Apollo Magazine’s website. Monday, 13 October There was something weird in the London air, and it wasn’t…

Paul McCartney telling me to vote No makes me want to vote Yes

4 September 2014 17:14

‘Scotland, stay with us!’ David Bowie declared back in February. And what Bowie says (or doesn’t, quite – attentive readers…

Spectator Play: what’s worth watching, listening to or going to this weekend

12 April 2013 17:53

When Lara Pulver hit our screens brandishing a whip and wearing little more than a pair of high heels in…