From the Vault: David Bowie
October 14th will be a big day for David Bowie fans all round the world.
It will mark the 35th anniversary of one of Bowie's most classic albums, Heroes. The album was one of three albums Bowie conceptualized around Berlin and the second of the infamous Brian Eno/David Bowie trilogy. Not only have critics highly praised the record to be one of his best, but Beatles member John Lennon also considered the it to be the influence for his solo album Double Fantasy and is quoted saying that his ambition was "to do something as good as Heroes."
The famous title track about two lovers meeting at the Berlin Wall — the "wall of shame" — remains an epic rock anthem to this day. "Heroes" has been covered by numerous artists including Peter Gabriel, The Wallflowers and also made it into a pop-rock medley in Baz Luhrmann's film Moulin Rouge. The song will also be featured on the forthcoming soundtrack for movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
If David Bowie is one of your heroes, celebrate this milestone by checking out our string quartet tribute to Bowie, which features' "Heroes" as well as other hits like "Ashes to Ashes," "Changes" and "Space Oddity."