The death of David Bowie has dominated much of social media over the last 24 hours. The most tweeted about of his songs yesterday was his 1977 song “Heroes” with tributes about how he inspired lives pouring in from the great and the good.
He certainly inspired some of our politicians with Alex Salmond quoting from “Heroes” and Johann Lamont replying with a popular (mis)quote from “Changes” during First Minister’s Questions on 20 February 2014. Perhaps Johann Lamont is a fan since she mentioned Bowie again at FMQs on 12 June that year. Keith Brown quoted Bowie twice when describing Gordon Brown during a debate on Local Government Finance Settlement 2009-10 in the Chamber on 11 December 2008.
We join those around the world paying tribute to such a legendary singer-songwriter.