David Bowie, the glam rock legend, comes out with the first new studio album in 10 years, in which he dedicates a single to his cherished Berlin. The album comes out this month and Berlin awaits it eagerly. The melancholic new track called “Where are we now?” names symbolic places around Berlin and adds a nostalgic nuance to its sound.

Although he live in West Berlin, Bowie was a crucial part of the city’s divided life and culture for 3 whole years in the 1970s. This is where he met Iggy Pop and they shared an apartment in Schöneberg; and this is where their friendship bloomed and blossomed. His work during those years brought him to titles such as “the innovator” and “the cult maker”. Those years have been called the Berlin era of David Bowie, mainly because of the Berlin Trilogy albums-“Low”, “Heros” and “Lodger”. He did his recordings in the famous Hansa studio.

The truth is that Berliners love, adore and proud on Bowie and his work done here. Fortunately the love and inspiration is mutual and shared. Interesting fact is that you can’t actually watch the video on youtube in Germany. In spite of the strong love of Berliners, GEMA (the German Society for musical performing and mechanical reproduction rights) has made his video unavailable due to copy rights.

Bowie ranked #29 in the BBC’s 2002 poll of the 100 Greatest Britons and #39 on the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”by the Rolling Stone; throughout his professional career he’s been awarded with numerous gold,silver and platinum album certifications.

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