We go back to the beginning of the 1980's to hear the legend that is David Bowie.
In a career spanning four decades, The Thin White Duke, as he was labelled by the music industry, influenced the course of pop music by reinventing himself several times over, always ahead of his time and his contemporaries.
In the process he influenced several generations of musicians
A struggling artist through the 60's, Bowie had to wait until 1969 and the release of his song 'Space Oddity' to gain any success.
Major Tom, whose trip into space disorientates him so much that he chooses to remain adrift, rather than return to Earth, was released at the time of the moon-landing.
Further use of it by the BBC helped it become a top 5 hit.
However, the two albums which followed 'Space Oddity' failed to produce another hit single and most critics dismissed him as a one hit wonder.
In 1972 he made his comeback with Ziggy Stardust, a concept album about a space-age rock star, and by the mid 70's he had changed tack again with the release of 'Young Americans', a 'plastic soul' record, as he described it.
Bowie also appeared in his first major film, The Man Who Fell To Earth.
With a skeletal frame, due to his increased drug use, and miss-matched eyes he looked the part of an alien.
When his drug problem heightened he fled to Berlin where he changed musical direction, yet again, and recorded an electronic trilogy with Brian Eno, they became three of the most influential albums of all time - Low, Heroes and Lodger.
Bowie finally kicked his drug habit as the 70's drew to a close and recorded the album many of his fans consider his best, 'Scary Monsters'.
And as the 80's began he took to the stage to play the Elephant Man on Broadway.