David Bowie (born David Robert Jones, 8 January 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger, and actor. He is also a painter and collector of fine art. Bowie has been a major figure in the world of popular music for over four decades, and is renowned as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s. He is known for his distinctive baritone voice as well as the intellectual depth and eclecticism of his work. Aside from his musical abilities, he is recognised for his androgynous beauty, which was an iconic element to his image, particularly in the 1970s and 1980s.
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- Bowie at the Beebhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01czf95.jpg2013-07-18T14:18:00ZAndy Peebles follows Divid Bowie's relationship with the BBC from 1967 to 1972.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/5441c29d-3602-4898-b1a1-b77fa23b8e50?clipfocus=p01czfb7Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 19 mins
Bowie at the Beeb
- Bowie on successhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02clzpy.jpg2013-04-03T23:00:05ZDavid Bowie describes how early success affected him.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/5441c29d-3602-4898-b1a1-b77fa23b8e50?clipfocus=p0177ydpSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 1 min
Bowie on success
- Bowie on Americahttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02clzq2.jpg2013-04-03T23:00:00ZDavid Bowie explains how the country reinvigorated him creatively.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/5441c29d-3602-4898-b1a1-b77fa23b8e50?clipfocus=p0177yj3Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 2 mins
Bowie on America
- Bowie in the 1980'shttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0176dq7.jpg2013-04-03T11:20:00ZDavid Bowie and Nile Rodgers discuss the making of the hit album, Let's Dance.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/5441c29d-3602-4898-b1a1-b77fa23b8e50?clipfocus=p0176dqrSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 2 mins
Bowie in the 1980's
- The Berlin Trilogyhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0176d8p.jpg2013-04-03T11:15:00ZDavid Bowie, Brian Eno, Tony Visconti and Iggy Pop reflect on their time in Berlin, recovery from drug addiction and recording some of the most influential albums of the time.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/5441c29d-3602-4898-b1a1-b77fa23b8e50?clipfocus=p0176db7Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 8 mins
The Berlin Trilogy
- Simon Goddard on 'Ziggyology'http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0174nvl.jpg2013-04-02T11:22:00ZSimon Goddard chats to Shaun about the cultural impact of Ziggy Stardust.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/5441c29d-3602-4898-b1a1-b77fa23b8e50?clipfocus=p0174nztSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 11 mins
Simon Goddard on 'Ziggyology'
- Making David Bowie's Hunky Doryhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0174ny5.jpg2013-04-02T11:21:00ZA look back at the beginnings of Bowie's classic album, Hunky Dory.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/5441c29d-3602-4898-b1a1-b77fa23b8e50?clipfocus=p0174nzrSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 3 mins
Making David Bowie's Hunky Dory
- David Bowie on Andy Warhol and Lou Reedhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0174jxb.jpg2013-04-02T10:15:00ZDavid Bowie reflects on his first encounters with Andy Warhol and Lou Reed, one of his main musical influences.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/5441c29d-3602-4898-b1a1-b77fa23b8e50?clipfocus=p0174jxrSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 5 mins
David Bowie on Andy Warhol and Lou Reed
- David Bowie and Iggy Pop's Berlin Adventureshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p016y4jz.jpg2013-03-31T11:00:00ZDanny Robins goes on a guided tour with former recording engineer Thilo Schmied around some of David Bowie and Iggy Pop's old haunts and the Hansa studios.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/5441c29d-3602-4898-b1a1-b77fa23b8e50?clipfocus=p01733fxSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 10 mins
David Bowie and Iggy Pop's Berlin Adventures
- David Bowie: Vintage Key Of Life interview with Mary Anne Hobbshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0172cqy.jpg2013-03-31T09:00:00ZDavid talks to Mary Anne about selecting his name and Warhol, Bolan, Jagger and Stardust.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/5441c29d-3602-4898-b1a1-b77fa23b8e50?clipfocus=p0172crlSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 7 mins
David Bowie: Vintage Key Of Life interview with Mary Anne Hobbs
- David Bowie "Size seven and a half"http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p016wnzh.jpg2013-03-30T10:00:00ZDavid Bowie speaks about Ziggy and his disastrous first encounter with Andy Warhol.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/5441c29d-3602-4898-b1a1-b77fa23b8e50?clipfocus=p0172bmwSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 4 mins
David Bowie "Size seven and a half"
- David Bowie - Archive Interview with Mark Radcliffe (1995)http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0171fmd.jpg2013-03-29T15:00:00ZDavid Bowie speaks to Mark Radcliffe in an exclusive archive interview, recorded in 1995.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/5441c29d-3602-4898-b1a1-b77fa23b8e50?clipfocus=p0171fn5Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 7 mins
David Bowie - Archive Interview with Mark Radcliffe (1995)
- Bob Solly on Bowie - Archive Interview with Marc Rileyhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0171jhd.jpg2013-03-29T14:07:00ZBob Solly of The Manish Boys talks to Marc Riley about David Bowie.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/5441c29d-3602-4898-b1a1-b77fa23b8e50?clipfocus=p0171jjkSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 7 mins
Bob Solly on Bowie - Archive Interview with Marc Riley
- Ken Scott on Bowie and The Beatleshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0170427.jpg2013-03-28T15:10:00ZArchive interview with producer Ken Scott talking about working with Bowie & The Beatles.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/5441c29d-3602-4898-b1a1-b77fa23b8e50?clipfocus=p0170429Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 9 mins
Ken Scott on Bowie and The Beatles
- Cerys Matthews tours "Bowie Is..."http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p016v4lh.jpg2013-03-28T13:56:00ZCerys takes you on an audio visual tour of the new "David Bowie Is..." exhibition.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/5441c29d-3602-4898-b1a1-b77fa23b8e50?clipfocus=p016zz0cSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 3 mins
Cerys Matthews tours "Bowie Is..."
- Bowie Star Special sneak peekhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p016y4jz.jpg2013-03-27T15:00:00ZDavid Bowie presents some of his favourite tracks in a programme from 1979.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/5441c29d-3602-4898-b1a1-b77fa23b8e50?clipfocus=p016y827Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 1 min
Bowie Star Special sneak peek
- Photographer Mick Rock on Bowiehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p016yltp.jpg2013-03-27T14:27:00ZArchive interview with photographer Mick Rock talking to Marc Riley about David Bowie.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/5441c29d-3602-4898-b1a1-b77fa23b8e50?clipfocus=p016y5zbSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 10 mins
Photographer Mick Rock on Bowie
- David Bowie vs The Sweethttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0168ttd.jpg2013-03-13T12:20:00ZContributor David remembers the pros and cons of being a glam fan in the early '70s. While Bowie was 'cool', liking bands like The Sweet led to disapproval from school mates!http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/5441c29d-3602-4898-b1a1-b77fa23b8e50?clipfocus=p0168twmSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 21 s
David Bowie vs The Sweet
- Bowie on Top of the Pops in 1972 - "Who is this pervert?"http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0168svr.jpg2013-03-13T12:14:00ZNigel recalls his parents' reaction to seeing David Bowie and the Spiders From Mars's legendary performance of 'Starman' on Top of the Pops in 1972http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/5441c29d-3602-4898-b1a1-b77fa23b8e50?clipfocus=p0168zp4Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 1 min
Bowie on Top of the Pops in 1972 - "Who is this pervert?"
- An Introduction to Ziggy...http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02chbg1.jpg2012-06-17T23:00:45ZAn introduction to the world of Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie's alien rockstar who shocked Britain and forever changed the lives of teenagers across the country.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/5441c29d-3602-4898-b1a1-b77fa23b8e50?clipfocus=p00tzbnhSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 1 min
An Introduction to Ziggy...
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