January 10, 2017
Grieving is never easy, but WXPN 88.5 is making the first anniversary of David Bowie's death a little bit easier.
The member-supported, public radio station is playing everything Bowie, including "hits, deep cuts, live tracks and more" from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, according to the station's music blog, "The Key."
Even the station's children's program, "Kids Corner," will be paying homage. "Kids Corner" will play songs from "Let All the Children Boogie: A Tribute to David Bowie," an album that features interpretations of the star's music and benefits the It Gets Better project, which aims to help LGBTQ youth.
You can live-stream the station here.
The city is also celebrating Bowie's life with its "Philly Loves Bowie" weeklong celebration, which continues until Saturday. Bars, venues and organizations – including Johnny Brenda's and The Free Library of Philadelphia – will be holding events to pay homage to the artist.
Bowie died last year after an 18-month battle with cancer.
When the week's over, try not to be too sad. Philadelphians will always to be able to say they're from a city where "David Live" and "Young Americans" were recorded.
Watch him play the title track live on "The Dick Cavett Show" in 1974 below.