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Something happened on the day he died
Spirit rose a meter and stepped aside
Somebody else took his place, and bravely cried
"I'm a Blackstar, I'm a Blackstar"

As news of David Bowie's death ricocheted around the globe on the morning of January 11, 2016, many of us reacted by revisiting the scriptures of the recently released Blackstar in search of cryptic clues about the British icon's impending mortality.

David Bowie wasn't always a name readily associated with rock's great poets – Dylan, Cohen, etc. With his words piercing our hearts posthumously, however, it would appear that this self-proclaimed "chameleon, comedian, Corinthian and caricature" has at last earned his place in this most coveted of canons.

But how well do you know your Bowie lyrics? Take this quiz to find out.

    About the Author:

    Jess GrantJess is a music journalist based just outside of London, England. She started writing record reviews for her local newspaper at age 15, and has written for numerous arts publications, both online and in print. A fully fledged guitar geek, Jess plays music when she's not writing about it.More from Jess Grant
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Comments: 13

2 wrong...I'll take it. We lost too many in the last couple of years and he was one of the best!!! My generation for sure is one of the greatest ever!!! We had the best music, the best cars and the worst war!!!George from From Ohio
Had to guess the german oneMike from Middlesbrough
2wrong..but I really enjoyed the informative reading content given in the answers.Kay from Scotland
Better than I thoughtRob from Newcastle Upon Tyne
I got 6 cos i don't know his later stuffRob from New Orleans
Great!! All answers correct!Dascat from Italy
I am a better guesser than I thought, with just one wrong! Yay me!Zabadak from That London
I enjoyed taking part in the quiz on David Bowie, I did not know all the answers but found the explorations of the songs very informative.… I said, do it again, do it again. Turn most (around go backGraham from Newcastle Upon Tyne England
I missed two....Kathleen from Maryland
every lyric a master piece, even " ha ha ha he he he, I'm a laughing gnome and you can't catch me " !!!!Robbie from Huddersfield
As soon as I clicked the two I missed, I gasped knowing, what a hasty fool I'd been.
It's a God awful small affair...
Jed from Woodstock Va, United States
Just one wrong!Steve from Ottawa
I missed three. Not up on his newer stuff.Jim from Mobile, Al (formerly North Billerica)
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