David Bowie
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1947-01-08
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David Bowie Biography (Wikipedia)

David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as 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 starred in the cult film The Man Who Fell to Earth and released Station to Station. 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". "Heroes"

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Golden Years
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Ziggy Stardust
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Starman
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Starman
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Suffragette City
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Suffragette City
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Sound And Vision
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Sound And Vision
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All The Young Dudes
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All The Young Dudes
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Young Americans
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John, I'm Only Dancing
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John, I'm Only Dancing
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Wild Is The Wind
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Wild Is The Wind
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Fashion
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Fashion
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I Can't Give Everything Away
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I Can't Give Everything Away
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Ashes to Ashes
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Changes
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Changes
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Rebel Rebel
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Rebel Rebel
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Let's Dance
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Let's Dance
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Space Oddity
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Space Oddity
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Absolute Beginners
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Absolute Beginners
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'Heroes'
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Absolute Beginners
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Absolute Beginners
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Underground Labyrinth OST
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Underground Labyrinth OST
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Lazarus
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Lazarus
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Drive-In Saturday
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Drive-In Saturday
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Oh! You Pretty Things
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Oh! You Pretty Things
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China Girl
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China Girl
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Fascination
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Fascination
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Kooks
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Kooks
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Modern Love
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Modern Love
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Cat People
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