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Beck on David Bowie: 'He's Been A Guidepost And Inspiration For Me.’

Beck first saw David Bowie, his musical hero, in concert during the 1983 Let's Dance tour. He says he always felt like there was a Bowie record for a time in his life. The way he anchored a stage was striking. He could do so much with so little, he could just be there to hold the audience. I don't hear this mentioned a lot — maybe there's a hint of it in that clip of him with Bing Crosby — but I always thought of Bowie as kind of a bridge from the era of the crooner to the rock frontman. He somehow straddled those two worlds in a way that nobody else did, bringing that effortless worldliness and marry it with the rock frontman. Read more: Follow us: @rollingstone on Twitter | RollingStone on Facebook This video was produced by YT Wochit Entertainment using
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