David BowieBorn 8 January 1947. Died 10 January 2016
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 leading figure in popular music for over five decades, acclaimed by critics and other musicians for his innovative work. 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 albums 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 nine gold certifications. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.
Born in Brixton, 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, directed by Nicolas Roeg, 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...
- Jon Culshaw to play Bowie in new BBC radio dramahttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05ss52f.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05ss52f.jpg2018-01-07T09:05:00.000ZMary Anne speaks to Dead Ringers star Jon Culshaw about his role in a new BBC radio drama about David Bowie.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05ss3sk
Jon Culshaw to play Bowie in new BBC radio drama
- David Bowie, Elvis Presley and the collaboration that never washttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05ss9rq.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05ss9rq.jpg2018-01-07T09:05:00.000ZBowie fan Jon Culshaw talks to us about the time Elvis Presley wanted to work with David Bowie.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05ss8dt
David Bowie, Elvis Presley and the collaboration that never was
- R.E.M. on meeting David Bowiehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p053577c.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p053577c.jpg2017-12-08T12:23:00.000Z"He did not stop talking for 3 hours."https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0532jx5
R.E.M. on meeting David Bowie
- Denis O'Regan: Backstage Photographing David Bowiehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05pyky1.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05pyky1.jpg2017-12-03T12:51:00.000ZMary Anne speaks to David Bowie's official tour photographer Denis O'Regan, as part of Art is Everywhere 2017.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05pyg73
Denis O'Regan: Backstage Photographing David Bowie
- Bowie on Eno on Bowie; both talking in 1977, a proper pair of 'Heroes'https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05l2m8p.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05l2m8p.jpg2017-10-28T00:50:00.000ZFascinating interviews with Bowie and Eno talking about each other in 1977 as they both released key albums; Heroes and Before and After Science.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05l24h0
Bowie on Eno on Bowie; both talking in 1977, a proper pair of 'Heroes'
- The Story of 'Let's Dance' - Nile Rodgershttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05dx39f.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05dx39f.jpg2017-09-02T08:20:00.000ZNile Rodgers talks to us about how a photo of Little Richard inspired the sound of his hit with David Bowie, 'Let's Dance'.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05dwt7b
The Story of 'Let's Dance' - Nile Rodgers
- Nile Rodgers chats to Mary Anne Hobbshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05dx64m.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05dx64m.jpg2017-09-02T08:20:00.000ZMary Anne chats to music legend Nile Rodgers about happiness, David Bowie, family, survival and the future.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05dx4l4
Nile Rodgers chats to Mary Anne Hobbs
- Goldie: Key of Life Interview with Mary Annehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05d7my8.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05d7my8.jpg2017-08-27T08:31:00.000ZThe full, brilliant interview with musician and artist Goldie.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05d7mn0
Goldie: Key of Life Interview with Mary Anne
- 'I'm painting 12 Bowie portraits' - Goldiehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05d7ky5.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05d7ky5.jpg2017-08-26T08:15:00.000ZMusician and artist Goldie opens up to us about a new painting project he is working on.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05d7kfk
'I'm painting 12 Bowie portraits' - Goldie
- Bowie and Goldie: The Making of 'Truth'https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05d7k1k.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05d7k1k.jpg2017-08-26T08:10:00.000ZMusician and artist Goldie on his experience of making 'Truth' with David Bowie, for his 1998 album 'Saturnz Return'.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05d7jth
Bowie and Goldie: The Making of 'Truth'
- Rick Wakeman - Space Oddity (David Bowie tribute)https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04p6y9k.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04p6y9k.jpg2017-05-31T08:05:00.000ZRick Wakeman, keyboardist on the original Space Oddity, performs the song in BBC Radio 2's Piano Room in memory of David Bowie.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p053pbs7
Rick Wakeman - Space Oddity (David Bowie tribute)
- What happened when Angie met David Bowie?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0538jvl.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0538jvl.jpg2017-05-21T16:03:00.000ZAngie Bowie shares stories of ex-husband, David Bowie.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0538mtq
What happened when Angie met David Bowie?
- Angie Bowie discusses her decade!https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0538jvl.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0538jvl.jpg2017-05-21T16:02:00.000ZDavid Bowie’s ex-wife, designer and muse chats about her 70s memorieshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0538m08
Angie Bowie discusses her decade!
- Iggy Pop chats to Mary Anne Hobbshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p050qmv8.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p050qmv8.jpg2017-04-23T08:30:00.000ZMary Anne Hobbs speaks to 6 Music presenter and music icon Iggy Pop, as part of his 70th Birthday celebrations.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p050qlhl
Iggy Pop chats to Mary Anne Hobbs
- Iggy Pop talks about the flat he shared with David Bowiehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p050rj4z.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p050rj4z.jpg2017-04-23T08:25:00.000ZIggy Pop describes the flat he shared with David Bowie in Berlin, and how that home shaped them both as artists.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p050r9d0
Iggy Pop talks about the flat he shared with David Bowie
- John Uren's 'Her Own Dying Moments' - a thank you letter to David Bowie from a palliative care doctorhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04zsgn9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04zsgn9.jpg2017-04-11T15:59:00.000ZJohn Uren discusses Dr Mark Taubert's letter to David Bowie which inspired his piecehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04zs6yb
John Uren's 'Her Own Dying Moments' - a thank you letter to David Bowie from a palliative care doctor
- The legendary producer Tony Visconti tells 6 Music Breakfast about his working relationship with David Bowiehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04t2dxj.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04t2dxj.jpg2017-02-16T08:47:00.000ZTony Visconti tells us about his working relationship with David Bowie.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04t2dxv
The legendary producer Tony Visconti tells 6 Music Breakfast about his working relationship with David Bowie
- Adam Buxton: Why I love David Bowiehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04q83zq.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04q83zq.jpg2017-01-21T09:11:00.000ZEveryone knows Adam Buxton loves Bowie. Who doesn't? Here he is to explain why...https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04q840t
Adam Buxton: Why I love David Bowie
- The story behind the naming of David Bowie’s Blackstarhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04ny4nt.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04ny4nt.jpg2017-01-09T16:32:00.000ZFrancis Whately might have the answer to this much asked question.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04ny4v5
The story behind the naming of David Bowie’s Blackstar
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