The passing of Eagles’ Glenn Frey and of Dale Griffin

Dr Richard Alan Miller posted on his site ……………..

Sounds like Bowie’s getting a top notch band together out there. Today brings news of the passing of Eagles’ Glen Frey and of Dale Griffin, drummer from Mott the Hoople. Here’s an extract from Wikipedia about this song, written by Bowie…

“…..Bowie himself once claimed that the song was not intended to be an anthem for glam, that it actually carried a darker message of apocalypse. According to an interview Bowie gave to Rolling Stone magazine in 1973, the boys are carrying the same news that the newscaster was carrying in the song “Five Years” from Ziggy Stardust; the news being the fact that the Earth had only five years left to live. Bowie explains: “All the Young Dudes’ is a song about this news. It’s no hymn to the youth, as people thought. It is completely the opposite.”

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