David Bowie died last night after an 18-month battle with cancer. He was 69. Bowie’s unparalleled influence and incredibly innovative nature have inspired and continue to inspire so many of us. So whatever you’re doing today, take a minute and listen to one of his songs. A bright light has gone out, but his music will always remain. —Maya Eslami
An alternate version of Bowie’s breakthrough hit “Space Oddity,” from the 1969 film Love You Till Tuesday.
1970 BBC acoustic session of “The Man Who Sold the World”
“Starman,” performed live in 1972 on Top of the Pops.
“Moonage Daydream” performed live, from the 1973 film Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars