David Bowie
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1947-01-08
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David Bowie

David Bowie Biography (Wikipedia)

David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), better known by his stage name David Bowie, was an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a figure in popular music for over five decades, regarded by critics and musicians as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s. His career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation, his music and stagecraft significantly influencing popular music. During his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at 140 million worldwide, made him one of the world's best-selling music artists. In the UK, he was awarded nine platinum album certifications, eleven gold and eight silver, releasing eleven number-one albums. In the US, he received five platinum and seven gold certifications. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.

Born and raised in south London, Bowie developed an interest in music as a child, eventually studying art, music and design before embarking on a professional career as a musician in 1963. "Space Oddity" became his first top-five entry on the UK Singles Chart after its release in July 1969. After a period of experimentation, he re-emerged in 1972 during the glam rock era with his flamboyant and androgynous alter ego Ziggy Stardust. The character was spearheaded by the success of his single "Starman" and album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, which won him widespread popularity. In 1975, Bowie's style shifted radically towards a sound he characterised as "plastic soul", initially alienating many of his UK devotees but garnering him his first major US crossover success with the number-one single "Fame" and the album Young Americans. In 1976, Bowie began a sporadic acting career, starring in the cult film The Man Who Fell to Earth. The following year, he further confounded musical expectations with the electronic-inflected album Low (1977), the first of three collaborations with Brian Eno that would come to be known as the "Berlin Trilogy". "

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Barrett, David Bowie & David Gilmour
ARNOLD LAYNE
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ARNOLD LAYNE
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The Man Who Sold The World
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The Man Who Sold The World
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Ashes to Ashes
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Ashes to Ashes
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Dancing In The Street
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Dancing In The Street
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Rebel Rebel
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Rebel Rebel
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Oh! You Pretty Things
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Oh! You Pretty Things
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I Can't Give Everything Away
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I Can't Give Everything Away
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I Dig Everything
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I Dig Everything
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Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
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Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
Bolder
Star
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Star
Alomar, Carlos, David Bowie, David Bowie, Davis, Dennis, Brian Eno, Brian, Fripp, Robert, Murray, George & David Bowie
Heroes
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Heroes
Playlists featuring David Bowie
EastEnders: The Queen Vic Jukebox
EastEnders: The Queen Vic Jukebox
People's History of Pop
People's History of Pop
Long Time No Hear
Long Time No Hear
Lauren Laverne: People's Playlist
Lauren Laverne: People's Playlist


Past BBC Events

2000 Glastonbury
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
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2000

2000 Glastonbury

Worthy Farm, Pilton
1971 Glastonbury
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
1971-06-20T14:51:07
20
Jun
1971

1971 Glastonbury

Worthy Farm, Pilton

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