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HALA GORANI, CNN HOST: Tonight the world has lost a musical legend, a cultural icon and a rebel.
GORANI: I'm Hala Gorani, we're live from CNN London and this is THE WORLD RIGHT NOW.
A legend and in icon, the musician David Bowie has died at the age of 69 after an 18-month battle with cancer. It is almost impossible to truly
measure the influence Bowie had on the music world, the fashion world, the cultural world. And his fans as well, especially in an age when American
Idol instant hit makers, that's not what David Bowie was about. He was born in the London neighborhood of Brixton and these are live images coming
to us from Brixton, south of where we are here.
People there are celebrating his life tonight with a spirited street party. Nick Glass takes a look at the shape shifting creative genius of the rich
musical legacy he left behind.
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NICK GLASS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: The simple truth is, David Bowie was magnetically, agelessly cool.
DAVID BOWIE, SINGER-SONGWRITER: Through '84, I had the ride of my life, I mean with the whole "Let's Dance" kind of thing, being shoved into, you
know, that kind of out of a cult status into this kind of, you know, oh, the new Phil Collins, you know. It's like what is this. I'm on the radio,
GLASS: Bowie begun at school outside London in the early '60s. At 16 he already had careful hair and a band.
BOWIE: Ever since I was a kid the one thing I really wanted to do was to affect the medium, you know, that was like very important to me. And I
think if you fail, if you've contributed to the currency and change it a little. That's really good for the econ.
GLASS: This was the cover of his first album simply called David Bowie in 1967. Space Oddity followed in 1969 with its famous title song.
Translucent skin, great bone structure, physical, there was always something otherworldly about Bowie, an old schoolmate did some of his early
album covers they fought over a girl at school leaving Bowie with his left eye famously discolored and dilated.
GEORGE UNDERWOOD, ARTIST: I know that he wouldn't fight and that's so annoying and I just went rough like that and, you know, we made up and
friends afterwards and, he did said to me many years later that I did a favor. So, again that interplanetary look.
GLASS: The title track from the Ziggy Stardust album in 1972.
TONY VISCONTI. PRODUCER: I'd say what David's strength is, he's always making a movie in the sense, he's like a director. He sees, he's got a
vision of new kind of sound a new direction and he goes for it.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Nothing you have seen or heard about David Bowie will prepare for the impact of his first dramatic performance in "The Man Who
Fell to Earth."
GLASS: The movie was invariably a great entrance.
As teenager he signed his name with a flourish of a born star, Davie Jones, the name he was born with. Bowie's greatest talent was always his voice
and his ability to write songs for that voice.
Heroes from 1977.
[15:05:00] David Bowie, the outsider who became a legend on his own terms.
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GORANI: Well, a master of reinvention in the '80s, Bowie transformed from a rock star to a dance music icon. He choose Nile Rodgers to co-produce
this paradigm shift, Rodgers is the lead guitarist and co-founder of the band Chic and he brought his funk beat to album, "Let's Dance." His
influence very much under something title track.
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GORANI: Well, the amazing Nile Rodgers, very much in today's top music, he also play lead guitar in Daft Punk's "Get Lucky." His influence in the
industry continues and we're lucky to have him on the program. Nile Rodgers, thanks for joining us live from Westport, Connecticut.
First of all, I've got to ask you for your thoughts today. You were part of such a successful transition for David Bowie in the '80s. What went
through your mind when you heard the news?
NILE RODGERS, CO-PRODUCER "LET'S DANCE" WITH BOWIE: I was -- it felt like I was soccer punched. I -- first of all I had just come home, it was
really early in the morning and I just fallen asleep. And, I came back from California where my mom is very, you know, so when someone called and
said, my God what happened? I thought that something -- and my mom had taken a turn for the worst, and then the cobwebs cleared and I realized
they were talking about David Bowie.
I was just stunned and blown away. I mean, and just now, excuse me for sounding a little -- I don't know, a tear came to my eye when earlier on I
was listening to the interview and he says, "Mom on the radio." I think we're playing "Let's Dance," it was like, it was huge for me, and sorry
GORANI: No, no problem. We get it, I mean, you were really a part of this new chapter really for David Bowie, I mean, of course a rock icon that's
obviously he was that. And then you put your stamp on some of his musical compositions, Let's Dance, China Girl as well. Talk to us a little bit
about that collaboration because it really did change music history there.
RODGERS: It changed everything, I mean, both he and I, we didn't have record deals at that time, so the record was basically done on our own.
And when I say that it was the easier record of my life, I don't mean that in a negative way at all, I fact very positive. It took only 17 days from
the first day we went into the recording studio until the day it was finished. Meaning, mixed and delivered.
Because we were on such a perfect wavelength and we just zip right through the songs. And some songs like the song "Shake It," we wrote right there
in the studio so it didn't even exist. So it was just a magical time for us both, I had come of six failures in a row and I -- it was the disco,
such thing had happened, and all of sudden David Bowie, whom I sort of idolized choose me as the guy to do the next level of his career.
GORANI: And one of the things he said was, and you're quoted of having said this, about him. I want an album of hits, he deliberately wanted a
bigger audience, he wanted that dance music audience. How did you -- I mean, because this wasn't his genre, so it was a huge challenge wasn't it,
to bring that to his music?
RODGERS: But it wasn't a challenge at all, it was actually, it went, as I say smooth as a gravy sandwich. He and I, before we did any music, before
we compose one note of music, we went out on a sort of exploratory expedition, looking at different rock and roll iconography, listening to
different music, we went to the museum natural history, we went to the New York, there's a link in center, it has a great library, where they have a
lot of music, because in those days we're dealing with vinyl.
And -- so we go to a repository where they had tons and tons and tons of item, and we would just listen and listen, and finally one day he came to
my apartment, he had something behind his back, and he says, Nile darling, I want my album to sound like this, and there was a picture of Little
Richard in a red suit getting into a red Cadillac convertible. And I knew exactly what he meant.
GORANI: So, he wanted the album to sound like what a picture of Little Richard in a red Cadillac looks like, which is awesome because this is what
David Bowie is about, it's the -- it's what you hear but it's also what you see.
[15:15:08] One of the things you said was about China Girl that he played to you, the acoustic version of that I guess, right, in Switzerland where
he was living.
RODGERS: No. No he played the acoustic version of Let's Dance.
RODGERS: China Girl would be the recording that he done with Iggy Pop.
GORANI: That's correct.
GORANI: And then, so when he played that, you were then kind of -- you needed, and you said it was easy, you turned that then into the dance, huge
dance hit that it become.
RODGERS: OK, that's the shortcut version.
RODGERS: Actually when he first played it, he came into my bedroom. I was at his place in Switzerland...
RODGERS: ... and he played it on a 12-string guitar which is typically for folk music, he played on 12-string guitar that only had 6-strings on, which
I thought was bizarre, why not just have a regular 6-string guitar? But anyway, he played it on 12-string guitar and it sounds like folks song to
me and meanwhile we had just spent the last month wholistically talking about what the album should be and this was not it.
So I just politely asked him if I could do an arrangement of the song. He said sure. I had manuscript paper next to my bed, brought out the
arrangement and David couldn't read the music but he trusted me enough to see what I would do with the arrangement. And, we called the band Queen,
Freddie Mercury, they had a studio in Switzerland, we rented that studio and he heard this new version of "Let's Dance for the First Time" and he
was blown away, he thought it was great.
GORANI: Well, I want to thank you as well for all the music he left us. And, I know it's an emotional day for you Nile Rodgers but thanks so much
on day for joining us on the program this evening. Really appreciate it, Nile Rodgers is in Connecticut and he's sharing his thought on this sad
day, the passing of David Bowie. But also, as you can see there such an amazing legend a man who reinvented himself, within the case of the '80s
album "Let's Dance" the help of the iconic Niles Rodgers, thanks very much.
Tributes to Bowie are pouring in, in Hollywood, candles lit up, the musician's star on the Walk of Fame. Bowie was also an actor, he appeared
in films like "The Man Who Fell to Earth" and "Labyrinth," we saw a little bit of that there in that piece at the top. Here in London the BT Tower,
believe it or not, this is a big landmark in London. It's paying homage to the singer with a digital message that reads, Rest in Peace David Bowie.
And, by the way, the London neighborhood of Brixton where Bowie was born, they're celebrating his life tonight as well, that's where we find Phil
Black. Phil, tell us a little bit about the mood there where you are this evening.
PHIL BLACK, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well Hala, it's pretty jubilant right now, there are rousing sing-alongs of David Bowie's greatest hits taking place,
just behind me here, it's so crowded, it's very difficult to move, I unfortunately can't really move the camera too much to show you too much of
what we can see here. But, hopefully what, you could see just behind me here, is the memorial that has been going throughout the day, while the
mood right now is pretty jubilant, earlier through the day it's been very emotional, very sad.
This is where people had been coming to lay flowers, tributes, messages, candles, we've seen people here standing openly crying through the day.
Coming here to this moral, it's a work inspired by his 1973 album cover, Aladdin Sane. This is where they've been coming to, shocked initially by
the news this morning, once it broke no one was expecting this, they've been telling us. But tonight is more about a celebration, a street party
here, other parts of Brixton as well.
This morning it was, an unwillingness to accept the fact as they are, tonight, it is very much about a determination to remember, I think and
even celebrate the work of David Bowie and the man himself too, Hala.
GORANI: All right, thanks very much Phil Black in Brixton in London this evening. A lot more to come, this evening we'll have more on David Bowie a
little bit later in the program.
But after the break, help at last for starving Syrians. A USAID convoy arrived carrying much needed supplies. We'll hear from an aid worker in
the suffering city of Madaya, next.
Also ahead, dramatic new video shows the shootout that lead to the capture of drug lord El Chapo. Those images are still come this hour. We'll bring
you that as well, stay with us.
GORANI: Welcome back, you're looking at the many faces of incredible talent, this image has been widely shared on social media, I'm sure you've
seen in your Facebook feed or on Twitter. An animation of David Bowie's various looks over the years created by the artist Allen Greene.
Let's get more now on Bowie's unexpected death and enduring legacy, I'm joined by another legend of rock, the co-founder Kiss, Gene Simmons, he
joins me now from CNN Los Angeles. Thanks very much for being with us Jim Simmons. You Twitted something you said, "Changes" and the Ziggy story
were a major influence on me. Tell us a little bit more about how David Bowie influenced you music.
GENE SIMMONS, CO-FOUNDER, KISS: Well in 1975 in New York, both David and Kiss were in the same recording studio, and we had yet to sort of ascend
and play the stadiums and all that, we were still a new band, some people knew about us some not.
David Bowie, I don't know why, made it a point of inviting us into his recording session. And, you know, we were all nervous and stuff, and I
remember walking in, and even through we didn't know each other, he smiled and looked me right in the eye and stuck his hand out and said hello,
wonderful to meet you. And I was -- and was taken aback, I was all struck by, you know, a giant, this guy who changed the face of music, refused to
standstill and look over his shoulder while he was running his own race.
You know, and just continue to move as fast as he could forward, marching to the beat of his own drums. I, you know, Ziggy especially, the rise and
fall of Ziggy Stardust especially that record...
SIMMONS: Is deeply ingrained in my DNA. And I think, you know what? The past three days after his birthday at 69 and he released, just released a
brand new record called Blackstar, and I think it's worth noting that the first lyric in the first song says, "Look up here I'm in heaven." I mean,
what a giant.
GORANI: Yeah, unbelievable. And it's not, and we've been talking about this legacy, it's a musical legacy of course, but it's an artistic legacy
and Kiss knows something about, you know, costumes and on-stage personas. What is it about that that add or complements the music?
SIMMONS: He always, Bowie seems to me always understood that when people go to concerts, they're not just listening to music, they're listening with
their eyes, and that you've to give more. And heaven knows, Bowie gave his fans and everybody else much more. I think it's worth noting that unlike
us and unlike all the rest of the famous people out there, he refused to standstill.
And, which is why it's astonishing, when you look through the decades and through the years, you can never pinpoint who David Bowie was, because he
was so many famous, his musical image (ph), even in the line, "Wham bam thank you ma'am" in a song called Suffragette City is owed to Charlie
Mingus the great jazz artist and his drummer Max Roach used to say "Wham bam thank you ma'am."
[15:20:03] I mean, this guy was -- you just can't define exactly what he was. He was unique and it's worth noting that there a lot of famous rap
stars and pop stars and all that stuff, it ain't the same thing, the word icon, is reserved, the air up there is thin and there are very few up there
who deserves to up there and clearly David Bowie is.
GORANI: And he certainly is up there. We even heard from, you know, artist like Kanye West and others who said essentially, David Bowie was
this major influence on me. But when you heard about this passing today, what did you -- what was your reaction initially? I mean, it was a shock,
we weren't expecting it, everybody kind woke up to the news and each person has their own emotional response to it.
SIMMONS: Very, very sad day, but like, Bowie always has been throughout his life, he just didn't use his private life as another headline for CNN
or anybody else. He understood that he was, I'm assuming he understood that he wasn't well and decided not to drag the media into it, and quietly
and humbly and yeah, loyally went to his own way. You know, he was a giant.
GORANI: And Gene Simmons, I want to ask you before we leave it here. If you had to speak to younger music fans, I mean of the generation where the
"Let's Dance" album came out, I was a teenager, et cetera. But, some of the younger music fans know his name of course, they know some of the top
hits, but if you were to tell them about his legacy, about this iconic status, what would you tell the younger one?
SIMMONS: You know perhaps, the best thing I could advice that, the next 15-year-old kid because, trust me, there are new undiscovered talents out
there, and while you're listening to your pop stars and your rap starts and they're famous, that's great, more power to them. Quietly look the doors,
turn off your cellphone, listen to a group called Mott the Hoople, there's a song called "All the Young Dudes."
Bowie wrote it, played almost all the instruments, produced it and really made Mott the Hoople into a big band because he cared about them. This was
the time that he showed, new bands, other people, and even a knuckle head like me who walked in, who was nobody put his hand out and said, hello,
wonderful to meet you. Just, you know, just...
GORANI: I love you remember that all these years later because it's easy to forget how one kind gesture can change someone whole sort of life and
outlook and it did with you. Gene Simmons, thanks so much, joining us from L.A., we really appreciate it.
And, we are not done with goodbye, we're not done with David Bowie, coming up, how the artist reinvented his life and his music, time and time again.
And later I'll speak to a critic to calls him the greatest pop star of all time. Do you agree with the time chief rock artist? We'll discuss the
highlights of Bowie's career launched into the spotlight with this music.
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GORANI: We want to bring you an update now on a disturbing story we've first reported last week the plight of starving civilians in Madaya, Syria.
Now an aid convoy carrying food and medical supplies have finally made it inside the besieged town. These images just to remind you show civilians
in Madaya waiting for aid trucks to arrive, Madaya is a rebel-held town that has been choked off by military blockade and land mines for months.
Aid is also being delivered to two other towns Fua and Kefraya, they are loyal to the regime by besieged by rebels. We have both scenarios there,
the images coming out of Madaya in recent days has been graphic, you may find them upsetting, they've drawn international attention and
condemnation, doctors in Madaya are reporting dozens of civilians like this boy, malnourished and starving and we're hearing people there have been
trying to survive by eating glass and leaves.
It's important to show the images of the impact of these sieges (ph). Powel Krzysiek is a spokesperson with the International Committee of the
Red Cross, he is inside Madaya right now and traveling with the aid convoy into the city. Power, thanks for being with us. Tell us what you are
seeing, you're inside Madaya, correct?
All right, Powel you are inside Madaya -- go ahead
POWEL KRZYSIEK, INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS: Yes, we are inside Madaya, has been very, very delay, yes, after very long delay we
finally managed to bring all 44 trucks together with our partners. Are Syrian are addressing that the U.N., that those trucks are bringing, you
know, medical assistance from the ICRC (inaudible) that they (inaudible) from the Syrian-Arab request and the food from U.N.
It's the middle of the night here right now, it's very cold, there is no electricity, the cities are dark, we are working really the clock to make
this thing happen, to finish offloading. We expect to, and we hope that that in the coming days we will be able to bring more supplies here. Maybe
couple of words, when we enter they were on the streets, there were crowds, you know, waiting for us, you know, starting from the very first
checkpoint, those people were, you know, you could see really, relief in their eyes when we are, you know, entering.
Some of them were definitely angry and were asking why did it take you so long but some, many of them, most of them were basically telling, they're
saying, thank you, thank you for coming, did you bring food?
GORANI: Yes, and let me ask you about the people Powel, the people that you were able to see at that very first check point, do desperate clearly
they went and waited at the checkpoint for some of these aid, describe to us what you saw, what was their sort of, you know, what did they look like
what -- how are they, in terms of illnesses or how thin they were et cetera, tell us what you saw.
KRZYSIEK: Well, definitely, you know, I can tell you what I've seen. And, so we will have to come up here to get a whole picture. What I've seen
are, that the faces of really, people who are tired who definitely, they didn't have enough, you know, food for many, many days. People coming,
talking to us, many of them, you know, they're just, they just basically explained simply what they have eaten, you know, in the past few days.
You know grass, water with spices, you know, basic rice, so those rice, really like, things like, luxury here. We just came back from a visit in a
very basic makeshift, you know, dispensary, I wouldn't call it hospital. The whole situation here is tragic Hala, I mean, it -- I cannot really
describe how bad the conditions of this hospital, of this basic structure are, I mean, it's just, I don't know, it's just heartbreaking to see
We hope that the medicine that we are bringing will make a decent relief of different, but, there are really severe cases here that needs to be
treated, and again, I mean we need to be allowed back on a regular basis because otherwise we won't be able to help and this is not only, and not
speaking here only for Madaya but for other besieged places. I strongly believe the situation is very similar.
[15:30:00] GORANI: Powel, the message is coming across laud and clear, the desperation of these people and any other areas need similar help.
Powel Krzysiek of the ICRC and the Syrian Red Crescent making a brave and essential trip to Madaya and other besieged towns with medicine, baby milk,
food delivered to people so desperate they were eating grass and leaves of trees, it's hard to fathom in this day and age. Thanks very for joining
The United States is taking a new approach in the fight against ISIS, targeting the extremist group's finances. Two U.S. defense officials say
American warplanes dropped bombs on a building in Mosul that contains large amounts of cash controlled by ISIS, we're being told. They could not say
how much money was destroyed but estimate it was in the millions of dollars.
A lot more coming up after a quick break on THE WORLD RIGHT NOW. Mexican drug kingpin El Chapo is back behind bars, a new video of the deadly raid
that led to his capture has been released. Dramatic footage is still ahead, stay with us.
GORANI: Welcome back, let's look at our top stories this evening.
GORANI: Let's return now to the death of music legend David Bowie. Will Hodgkinson, Chief rock and pop critic for The Times newspaper is my guest
in the studio. And I've been asking everyone this, we spoke to Gene Simmons, we spoke to Nile Rodgers, you know, when you heard this morning,
presumably when you woke up that David Bowie had died, what went through your head?
[15:35:08] WILL HODGKINSON, CHIEF ROCK & POP CRITIC, THE TIMES: First thing, I thought I didn't hear it properly, I thought that didn't happen.
Two days ago I've written my review of Blackstar, it's such a fantastic, I thought, I must be something to do with the album. I thought he's still
connected. And, I was trying to get my kids to school, and then it sunk in. And it was -- I felt this immense grief, I never meet David Bowie, it
was bizarre, it felt, you know, but it tells -- this person means so much to my life and my son, he's 14, said, "Dad, it's awful, all the greats are
dying, who are we going to be left with?"
GORANI: Your 14-year old said that?
HODGKINSON: Yes, he said that, and I thought...
GORANI: That actually surprises me that a 14-year old would say that, it might be a fake.
HODGKINSON: I mean they...
GORANI: Well obviously through you they experience...
HODGKINSON: (Inaudible) David Bowie throughout their life.
HODGKINSON: But on the other hand, you know, it made me think, you know, it's not my generation, you know, it doesn't matter, it's -- this music is
so special and they're such a huge legacy, you know, just phenomenal songs which is so -- I think the thing, what he did is he captured what's going
on at that time, but he was always very personal, even if he didn't answer that in the lyrics...
HODGKINSON: ... there's something about it which connects to him emotionally.
GORANI: What's your favorite, do you have?
HODGKINSON: Very much. So my favorite album will be "Hanky Dory,' which I think is an absolute masterpiece. And, my favorite song is probably "Life
GORANI: Oh mine too. Well, "Changes" and "Life on Mars."
HODGKINSON: It keeps changing, I mean "Life on Mars," "Change," "Starman," but "Life on Mars" maybe "Oh you pretty thing."
HODGKINSON: It's somewhere between those two.
GORANI: Is it also because he's basically created the soundtrack to all of our lives over the last four decades regardless of your age, you sort of at
some point had a defining moment in your life with David Bowie playing in the background.
HODGKINSON: It's inevitable, but the remarkable thing is that he stayed relevant while totally reinventing himself, while always being Bowie. This
is the incredible thing, there's not much connection between Hunky Dory and even Ziggy Stardust which came a year later.
GORANI: Or "Let's Dance."
HODGKINSON: "Let's Dance," total reinvention. You know, of, you know, the classing soul (ph) period of young Americans. It's just -- it's remarkable
but it's always Bowie, it's always otherworldly. It's always very elegant.
GORANI: But of course every legend, every icon sort of leaves his legacy and, you know, at some point he's going to shape the music that comes after
him, how do you think David Bowie did that?
HODGKINSON: I think he started, I think the main impact in the world happen with Ziggy Stardust.
HODGKINSON: You know, he made glanular, not just bunch of, you know, filters and makeup, there's something more, you know, he's an Andre giant
HODGKINSON: He, I think that was hugely significant. I also thing that the entire new romantic movement, and of course a lot of what happened in
the 80's is down to what Bowie did in the '70s. And it continued, you know, and then by the time we get to "Let's Dance," he sort of predicted
the MTV generation.
GORANI: Yeah, yeah. OK, last word then I got -- today and going forward, now that he's gone sadly, what will his impact, his sort of lasting impact,
now that he's not going to be creating any music anymore?
HODGKINSON: His lasting impact is to show how it's possible to turn your life into art without loosing your life, you know, without loosing your...
GORANI: He's quite private actually.
HODGKINSON: He was private. You know, we also knew him or our own version of him. You know, and I think that was thing. I remember girls in school
saying, "David understands me." You know...
GORANI: And in the age of reality and television, to maintain that privacy, it gives so much (inaudible) at the same time is amazing, amazing.
Will Hodgkinson, thanks so much, we really appreciate your time with us this evening. And social media as well of course has been a forum for the
tribute, they've been pouring in since the news of Bowie's death.
Everone from former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, the Astronaut Tim Peake have offered their condolences.
Phil Black has it.
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BLACK: Tears and shock for the loss of an artist loved by so many across generations. But this moral in Brixton south London where David Bowie was
born band to came to honor their hero and grief.
21-year-old Rosae Larry (ph) was visibly heartbroken by news. It came to remember the joy Bowie brought to the world.
ROSAE LARRY (ph): I think the important thing is to, you know, not to be sad, we have to celebrate what he lived through and that, you know, he had
such a great influence in our life.
BLACK: The people here say David Bowie, his art, played a defining role in their lives.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I spent my teenage life growing up listening to Bowie, I live to stop the road in Brixton Hill, and so, you know, he feels a part
of our culture.
BLACK: Prime Minister David Cameron also paid tribute to a British performer who become a global icon.
DAVID CAMERON, BRITISH PRIME MINISTER: He musically, creatively, artistically David Bowie was a genius for someone of my age. He provided a
lot of the soundtrack of our life from the first time I heard "Space Oddity" to -- watching athletes appear in those wonderful Olympics, the
strains of "Heroes."
BLACK: That song also has special meaning to the people of Germany. In 1987 Bowie sang "Heroes" at the Berlin Wall, performance heard by people on
both sides of the divided city. The German foreign ministry, twitted, "Goodbye David Bowie, you are now among heroes. Thank you for helping to
bring down the wall."
Across the world artist from Madonna to the (inaudible) has remembered Bowie and his influence on their work. The Vatican spokesperson honored
the performance by quoting his lyrics, "May God's love, be with you."
And this was shared widely on social media, a short animation cycling through the many extraordinarily various reinventions of Bowie's image over
his five-decade career.
Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield who recorded his own spectacular version, Bowie's "Space Oddity' onboard the international space station. He said
Bowie's brilliance inspired us all. A sentiment shared by people on a crowded street in Brixton. For all the shock and sadness here, his fans
wanted to share one overwhelming emotion, gratitude.
Phil Black, CNN, London.
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GORANI: And, don't forget, you can get all the latest news, interviews and analysis, we'll be posting some of the best on our program, from our
program this evening on our Facebook page, facebook.com/halagoranicnn.
Dramatic new images have emerged showing the moments before Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was recaptured.
Well, it sure went down on a hail of gunfire, six of Guzman's associate died in the violent raid. Mexican agents nabbed El Chapo in his home state
of Sinaloa. He's been on the run since his escape from prison back in July. Meanwhile the U.S. has begun extradition proceedings against him.
We're learning more about the violent raid, CNN's Martin Savidge joins us now. He's live in Almoloya de Alquisiras, Mexico at this hour. Tell us
more about what happened and what we know, new information about what happened during the raid Martin.
MARTIN SAVIDGE, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Hala, we were up there in Los Mochis where this all took place. It was Friday morning when this raid happened,
we know the outcome. This had already been reported. But, this video actually takes you inside the raid at the time it happens, it a way that,
well, the only way you could have seen something like this was whether you are part of the raid itself, it is helmet camera and it is clearly coming
from one of the officers or one of the soldiers that was directing those inside, you see them breach to get inside.
And then you see the very difficult, the very dangerous room to room clearing operation while under fire from Guzman's gunman there. So, it's
astounding video to watch and at times it's exceedingly violent, but it also seems to be a very well-crafted and very well-conducted operation for
the most part on the inside.
Remember, no one on the outside was hurt despite all of the gunfire. The bad guys essentially are the ones that were killed, those who are members
of the cartel, you had one soldier that was slightly wounded and of course eventually later you had the capture of Joaquin Guzman himself.
So, it worked and it went down according to plan and it's clear it was carefully planned, Hala.
GORANI: And do we know how they got to him, is it that Sean Penn interview or the fact that, arranging the interview that led them to Guzman?
SAVIDGE: You know, that's the question that everybody is asking. Was it the surveillance, maybe Sean Penn because somehow Mexican authorities
become aware of the fact that he was doing their interview? Was it the shadowing perhaps of the Mexican Actress Kate del Castillo? Because, the
feeling is, that she had perhaps a closer relationship to El Chapo. But the reality is, we don't know and authorities aren't going to tip their
We do know that they had been watching that house for sometime. It's not a spur of the moment operation. This isn't something that was just of
planned and quickly carried out in a matter of hours, they had very good intel.
And remember, they launched a raid against El Chapo back in October, that's why I was up in the mountain shortly there after that raid. So we know
that authorities had an idea of where he was in Sinaloa and at once they got very close, this time, they got him.
GORANI: All right, Martin Savidge, thanks very much with the very latest on the raid. This is THE WORLD RIGHT NOW.
[15:45:04] Coming up, CNN's Will Ripley sits down with a prisoner in North Korea who has an incredible story to tell.
GORANI: North Korean leader Kim Jung-un has held a celebration of sort, just days after the country claimed to have tested a hydrogen bomb. He
told soldiers, scientist and officials that the test was "a great event," which would be recorded in history according to state media.
Meanwhile North Korea has given CNN access to a man they claim is an American prisoner. They say Kim Dong-chul was detained in October 2015 on
spying charges, this hasn't been confirmed by the U.S. State Department.
Will Ripley is inside North Korea and sent in this exclusive report.
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WILL RIPLEY, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Days after North Korea's nuclear test shocked the world, a new diplomatic bombshell. Kim Dong-chul
says he's an American citizen who used to live in Fairfax, Virginia. North Korea calls him a spy, accused of stealing nuclear and military secrets.
Pyongyang authorities ordered Kim to speak to us in Korean, he seems aware our conversation is likely being listened to.
KIM DONG-CHUL, NORTH KOREAN PRISONER: I committed an act of espionage against North Korea he says. I gathered information about its nuclear
program and military facilities.
Kim says North Korean agents arrested him three months ago, ceasing a USB drive, camera and documents with details of North Korea's nuclear program.
CNN cannot determine whether Kim is making his statement under duress, he says he was not spying for the United States but for South Korean
conservative element, with the goal of undermining North Korean leader Kim Jung-un's regime. The South Korean government calls the claims groundless.
RIPLEY: How did it worked. How did you pass on the information you collected?
I drive the local resident an, ex-soldier with military access he says. He handed over information. I hid it in my car and secretly brought it to
China. Kim says he drove back and forth from China everyday as president of a company that operates in Rason, a special economic zone where foreign-
owned businesses operate just inside North Korea.
The businesses helped to cash-strapped regime make money to pay for things like its nuclear program.
It's time for the U.S. government to withdraw its hostile policy against North Korea Kim says. Using the same language often found in Pyongyang
propaganda. We're allowed to photograph Kim's American passport, he says he was born in South Korea but become a U.S. citizen almost 30 years ago.
So far the state department has refused to comment or even confirm his U.S. citizenship. Telling CNN, "Speaking publicly about specific purported
cases of the detained Americans can complicate our tireless efforts to secure their freedom."
I'm asking the U.S. or South Korean government to rescue me, Kim Says.
[15:50:05] Neither country has diplomatic relations with North Korea. For now this professed U.S. citizen is detained, no trial date, no idea if
he'll ever see his family or country again.
Will Ripley, CNN, Pyongyang, North Korea.
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GORANI: We're going to take a very quick break on THE WORLD RIGHT NOW.
Coming up, it was a great night for this man, Leonardo DiCarpio at the Golden Globes. Stay with us to find out who else did well in Hollywood's
first big award show of the year.
And the world is mourning the loss of an icon from bland (ph) rock to pop rock David Bowie made songs that sound tracked people's life, soundtrack
people's life I should say and fashion statements that inspired generations. More on that shortly (ph).
GORANI: David Bowie was of course a real chameleon, he had a phase with Ziggy Stardust in '73, he was that flame-haired alien rockstar. He wanted
to bring a message of hope to young people on earth. Then there was his thin white duke face, the period when Bowie was reportedly addicted to
drugs and existing on strange diet of red and green peppers washed down with milk, he got out of that phase.
David Bowie achieved legendary status long before his death of course, pop culture has already paid homage to him. From a New Zealand band Flight of
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This is a dream Brent (ph), it's all part of you freaky dream.
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GORANI: Well, Cartoon Network has an animated version of him the series "The Venture Brothers", take a look at that.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No way, is that David Bowie?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Well Simpson (ph) it's been a while.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Not long enough.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You know, I'll kill right here after what you pulled in Berlin.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You're welcome to try.
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GORANI: From an animated world, the outer word. Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield once killed some time on the ISS by lip syncing "Space Oddity."
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GORANI: All right, now from David Bowie to the art and cultures world in L.A., awards season is up and running Hollywood but the 63rd annual Golden
Globes taking place on Sunday night, "The Revenant" starting Leonardo DiCarpio was the night's big winner. It took home three top prices in
film, including best drama and best actor DiCarpio. David Daniel has the recap.
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RICKY GERVAIS, GOLDEN GLOBES 2016 HOST: ... all these rich beautiful celebrities having the time of their lives.
[15:55:05] Let's hope no spoils that.
DAVID DANIEL, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais did his best of course, taking aim at everyone from Sean Peen to Caitlyn Jenner and
of course the Hollywood foreign press itself, especially for nominating "The Martian" as a comedy.
GERVAIS: To be fair "The Martian" was a lot funnier than Pixels. Then again so Schindler's list.
DANIEL: Comedy or not, "The Martian" got the last laugh winning best picture in its category while Matt Damon won best actor.
MATT DAMON, ACTOR: Thank you, thank you, thank you.
DANIEL: Gervais also found himself introducing an old target Mel Gibson who got a measure of revenge.
MEL GIBSON, ACTOR: I love seeing Ricky once every three years because it reminds me to get a colonoscopy.
DANIEL: Two presenters weren't kidding when they reminded critics that Latina actresses are not interchangeable.
EVA LONGORIA, ACTRESS: Hi, I'm Eva Longoria, not Eva Mendez.
AMERICA FERRERA, ACTRESS: And hi, I'm America Ferrera, not Gina Rodriguez.
LONGORIA: Yeah. And neither one of us are Rosario Dawson.
FERRERA: No. Well said, Salma.
LONGORIA: Thank you, Charo.
DANIEL: BFF's Andy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence, (inaudible) on stage together, before the "Joy" star return to pick up her 3rd career Golden
Globes all for David O. Russell movies.
JENNIFER LAWRENCE, ACTRESS: Every time I'm here is because of you.
DANIEL: Two winners received standing ovations, Denzel Washington who received the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime achievement award and best
supporting actor winner Sylvester Stallone.
SYLVESTER STALLONE, ACTOR: I want to thank my imaginary fried Rocky Balboa for being the best friend I ever had.
GERVAIS: This show is way too long ain't it?
DANIEL: But some people were on no hurry for the night to end, like best T.V. Actress Taraji P. Henson.
TARAJI P. HENSON, ACTRESS: Wait a minute. I waited 20 years for this. You're going to wait.
DANIEL: The night's big winner was "The Revenant," which won best movie drama, best director and best actor in a drama Leonardo DiCarpio.
LEONARDO DICARPIO, ACTOR: Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this journey with you.
DANIEL: The awards season journey has just begun, Oscar nominations are announced Thursday morning.
In Hollywood, I'm David Daniel.
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GORANI: OK. This has been THE WORLD RIGHT NOW. I'm Hala Gorani. "QUEST MEANS BUSINESS" is up next.
As we leave you tonight I hope you enjoy one of my favorite David Bowie songs, as we play this show out, Changes.