David Bowie is being remembered by a Kentucky guitarist as one of the most influential and innovative rock stars ever.
Bowie died at the age of 69 Sunday after a bout with cancer.
Kentucky Headhunters guitarist Greg Martin told WKU Public Radio he’s been in awe of Bowie’s music for decades. But Martin admitted he didn’t immediately understand everything Bowie was doing musically.
"There were some things that just went over my head early on,” Martin said. “But there's been some times in the past ten years, when my mind was a little more open like it should be, and I'd catch some things on the radio, and I’d think this guy is right up there with the Beatles."
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Martin says he and his band mates were honored to meet Bowie at a record convention in the early 1990s.
“I'm happy to say we did have a brush with him early on in our career, and that's something we will always cherish, getting to talk to him."
Bowie passed away just two days after releasing a new album called Darkstar.