Emmy and Grammy Award-winning British director Bruce Gowers american idol Countless TV shows, specials, music videos and more queenThe promo for the timeless classic “Bohemian Rhapsody” died Sunday (15th) in Santa Monica at the age of 82. The cause was a complication from an acute respiratory infection.
In a statement, Gowers’ family said, “He has always brought endless enthusiasm, energy, passion and joy to his work. Widely known for his generosity, he constantly encouraged and promoted talented people on his team.
“Funny, irreverent and astonishingly outspoken, he will be remembered in countless legendary tales and his charming spirit will live on for years to come. I was happiest at home with my boat and of course my dog, friends and family.”
Gowers directed 234 episodes american idol, from its first series in 2002 to its tenth series in 2011, the show won an Emmy Award for Best Musical Variety Director in 2009. He won a Grammy Award in 1986 for directing a music video for Huey Lewis and the News. Rock ‘n’ roll. In 1994, he won the DGS Award for Directing a CBS Special. Genius: A Night Four Ray Charles.
As a music video director, Gowers was at the forefront of the rise of the medium. directed a clip of Queen It greatly contributed to the band’s rise to international prominence. “It changed the way I perceive music,” he said. daily mail in 2018.
Born in New Kilbride, Scotland on December 21, 1940, Gowers has directed many of the best-loved and most-watched music videos in the history of the genre. prince‘1999’ and Michael jackson‘s “Rock With You”.He was also at the helm of rolling stone“Fool to Cry” clip, rod stewart‘Hot Legs’ bee gees‘ “how deep is your love,” hurry up‘s “Tom Sawyer” and “Limelight” videos, 10cc‘I’m Not In Love’ and Chaka Khan’s ‘I’m Every Woman’. His other credits include super playing cardsELO, Mike Oldfield, genesistoto, StyxJourney, John Cougar (Mellencamp), kissREO Speedwagon.
As a TV specials specialist, he has worked with Michael Jackson, Brian Wilson, Britney Spears, fleetwood mac, Paul McCartneyHis television credits include Jerry Seinfeld, Eddie Murphy, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, as well as 57th and 59th Emmy Awards, ACM, VH1, Billboard, MTV Awards, and many more.
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