David Bowie remembered in Vancouver
From the archives: Watch David Bowie perform in Vancouver in 1983
Tributes have been pouring in for iconic rock musician David Bowie, who was no stranger to Vancouver.
He played often and even spent time in the city rehearsing.
Watch the CBC archive footage from 1983, when Bowie performed at the PNE as part of his Serious Moonlight Tour.
The gender-bending, shape-shifting musician, actor and performer, who had a profound influence on popular culture and fashion in a career spanning five decades, has died after an 18-month battle with cancer.
Bowie has performed several times in Vancouver, including BC Place which shared an old poster on social media Monday.
One of the true legends to visit BC Place. Our thoughts are with his family, friends + millions of fans <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DavidBowie?src=hash">#DavidBowie</a> <a href="https://t.co/YB8NcoUnKC">pic.twitter.com/YB8NcoUnKC</a>—@bcplace
Tributes also came in from Vancouverites, such as radio host Kirk LaPointe and actor Arthur Darvill who is shooting in Vancouver for DC's Legends of Tomorrow.
So many artists wouldn't be who they are without <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DavidBowie?src=hash">#DavidBowie</a>. Few of such influence. Doubt there will be anyone like him again.—@kirklapointe
Devastating news about David Bowie.The man who sang so much about isolation and loneliness and in doing so - brought so many people together—@RattyBurvil
Saddened to hear of the death of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DavidBowie?src=hash">#DavidBowie</a>. For those of us who grew up in the '80's, his was a sound that cut through a lot of bad noise—@iainblack_vbot
A 1976 gem: Bowie rehearsing in Vancouver. <a href="https://t.co/DpRboCLkty">https://t.co/DpRboCLkty</a>—@bobmackin
Bowie dazzled many Vancouver venues: Coliseum, BC Place, Commodore, Plaza of Nations, even a condo sales promotion in '97. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/vanre?src=hash">#vanre</a>—@bobmackin