When word came across the news, late last night, that David Bowie had died, I thought “Wow!” Then I thought about it. I knew he was a singer. I knew about his looks back in the 70’s and I had heard that he was in movies and doing soundtracks. That was all. I tried to come up with the title of a song of his. Nothing. Blank. Then I went online to search for a list of song titles that he recorded. Nothing. I must be the only person over 20 that has no idea what songs he sang. None of the titles look familiar. I clicked on the titles to get to the lyrics. None of them sounded familiar either.
And yet, I knew he was an iconic performer. What did he perform? I guess there are a lot of people that I just sort of missed over the years. I know they are icons in their genre and I recognize their name when I see/hear it, but I really don’t know who they are or what they perform. It’s interesting to me that these people inspire such adoration for such a wide range of ages and lifestyles, yet remain almost unknown to so many others. That’s a good thing. We are all different; with different likes and dislikes so we are not all going to identify with every single performer or celebrity out in the world, even if we know the name when we hear it.
Who do you know, just by name, yet not know much about? With which iconic performer do you just not identify? With which DO you identify?