“This morning I woke up and listened to ‘Space Oddity.’ You can’t be a music fan and not understand how he’s connected to our collective conscious.” Says Michael Dorf of the late and certainly still magical David Bowie. He was always one for theatrics and loved to leave his fans feeling mystified. Even in his passing he has done so to Michael Dorf and some of the many musicians who had been for the last six months been planning on honoring the (then living) legend that is David Bowie. “This is obviously a tragic coincidence,” Dorf says, “This might be one of the only platforms for musicians who feel very touched by David to say goodbye in their own way.”
Michael Dorf had been in the midst of planning a tribute concert at Carnegie Hall. Music’s biggest powerhouses like Cyndi Lauper and The Roots were set to attend. As well as the lyrically Bowie-esque folk band The Mountain Goats, and even a band lead by Bowie’s own producer Tony Visconti. The tribute set to take place in New York City venue on March 31.
“The show will go on,” Dorf promises. He and his team are in the business of producing legendary tribute shows for legendary artists such as Bruce Springstein and Prince.
Michael Dorf “thought we were going to be paying tribute to a living legend” however now will be honoring the life of a true star if ever there was one. He was the “Piccasso of Pop” and the “Star Man” who blew our minds, the ever changing and always charming David Bowie.
The show’s proceeds will go towards musical charities (Young Audiences New York, Little Kids Rock, Church Street School of Music, the Center for Arts Education, the American Symphony Orchestra and Grammy in the Schools) so Bowie’s legacy can continue to contribute to the artistic outgrowth in music and theatrics as he has always been so passionate about.
In light of David Bowie’s passing Michael Dorf expects the list of artists in attendance and on the stage will grow.