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Bruce Gowers Useless at 82, Reason for Demise

Bruce Gowers, an Emmy and Grammy winner who directed tons of of music movies, together with the landmark “Bohemian Rhapsody” from Queen, and 9 seasons or extra of American Idol, has handed away. He was 82.

In accordance with his household, Gowers handed away on Sunday in Santa Monica because of issues from an acute respiratory an infection.

Alongside together with his spouse, Carol Rosenstein, Gowers additionally directed and co-wrote the favored Kidsongs sing-along video sequence for Warner Bros. Information.

Gowers, an knowledgeable in reside occasions and TV specials, directed and/or produced quite a few award exhibits, together with the ESPYs, the Folks’s Alternative Awards, the Billboard Music Awards, the MTV Music Video and Film Awards, the Emmys, and lots of others.

In accordance with IMDb, he directed 234 episodes of American Idol from the primary season to the tenth from 2002 to 2011, and in 2009, he acquired an Emmy for finest directing for a range, music, or comedy sequence.

His work on the music video for Huey Lewis and the Information’ “Coronary heart of Rock and Roll” earned him a Grammy award in 1986. He gained a DGA award for steering the CBS particular Genius: A Evening for Ray Charles eight years later.

He has directed music movies by Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears, in addition to comedy specials from Richard Lewis, Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Eddie Murphy, and Paula Poundstone.

Gowers’ interpretation of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which was recorded in about three hours at London’s Elstree Studios in November 1975 for the BBC’s High of the Pops, helped Freddie Mercury and his bandmates obtain superstardom and served as a turning level within the historical past of the music video trade.

He claimed he was paid $590 for the gig, which noticed the premiere of the influential High of the Pops’ debut music video.

“It modified the best way music was perceived; everybody was doing movies and bands had been seeing their gross sales and chart positions rise if their movies had been good,” he informed the Every day Mail in 2018.

“The one factor that upsets me is that they’ve been utilizing my video for 40 years, they usually have by no means paid me a dime or mentioned thanks.”

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