January 10th 2021 marked 5 years since David Bowie passed away.
Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott decided to mark the anniversary with the release of a song by his side project Down ‘N’ Outz.
The song “Goodnight Mr. Jones” was inspired by Bowie.
According to Ultimate Classic Rock Elliott said ““I’ve been a fan ever since I saw Bowie perform ‘Starman’ on Top of the Pops in 1972 and was devastated when he passed away five years ago, “Goodnight Mr. Jones” was written as my sendoff / thank you song to a hugely influential artist. I wanted to mark the fifth anniversary of his passing with something that would celebrate the artistry of someone who remains a huge part of my life.”
The piano ballad that includes a chorus that says Goodnight Mr. Jones / The stars have your spirit, the Earth has your flesh and your bones / Goodnight Mr. Jones / You showed us that we’re not alone.”
The animated video shows a timeline of Bowie’s career along with the lyrics referencing many albums and songs of Bowie’s .
Watch the video for the song below.
Below that check out Joe talking to me about David Bowie the week that he had passed.