To music lovers around the world David Bowie was the Starman immortalised in a song from 1972.
His death, reportedly from liver cancer, on January 10 provoked widespread shock and grief at the loss of one of the most influential singers, songwriters and musicians of the last 50 years.
In a special Post Music podcast we talk to some of those Bowie worked with or knew him during the course of his remarkable career.
We look at some of his Yorkshire connections with the likes of Scarborough guitarist John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson, with whom he collaborated in the 1960s and 70s, and Woody Woodmansey, the Driffield-born drummer in the group the Spiders From Mars.
And also speak to the singer Lisa Ronson, whose father Mick Ronson, from Hull, played guitar in the Spiders From Mars.
Author Mick McCann and Ian De Whytell, owner of Crash Records in Leeds, discuss what it was like being longtime Bowie fans and there are anecdotes from guitarist Reeves Gabrels, who worked with Bowie in Tin Machine and beyond between 1989 and 1999, synth pop star Howard Jones and Billy Duffy of The Cult.
Finally James Brown of Leeds band Pulled Apart By Horses tells why his group have recorded a version of the Bowie song Ziggy Stardust for charity.