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), known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a leading figure in the music industry and is considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, acclaimed by critics and musicians, particularly for his innovative work during the 1970s. His career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation, with his music and stagecraft having a significant impact on 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 ten platinum album certifications, eleven gold and eight silver, and released 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...

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David Bowie Performances & Interviews


David Bowie Tracks

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Life on Mars
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Letter To Hermione
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Letter To Hermione
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'Heroes'
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'Heroes'
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Let's Dance
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Let's Dance
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Ashes to Ashes
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Ashes to Ashes
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Changes
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Changes
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Space Oddity
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Space Oddity
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The Laughing Gnome
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The Laughing Gnome
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Under Pressure 
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Under Pressure 
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Starman
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Starman
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Rock 'n' Roll Suicide
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Rock 'n' Roll Suicide
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Modern Love
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Modern Love
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Sorrow
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Sorrow
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John, I'm Only Dancing
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John, I'm Only Dancing
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Life On Mars?
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Life On Mars?
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China Girl
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China Girl
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Five Years (BBC Session, 18 Jan 1972)
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Five Years (BBC Session, 18 Jan 1972)
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Absolute Beginners
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Absolute Beginners
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Young Americans
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Young Americans
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Diamond Dogs
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Diamond Dogs
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The Jean Genie
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The Jean Genie
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Sound And Vision
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Sound And Vision
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Oh! You Pretty Things
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Mercury Prize: 2016
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Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, London
2016-09-15T22:00:39
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Sep
2016

Mercury Prize: 2016

Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, London
Glastonbury: 2000
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
2000-06-23T22:00:39
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Jun
2000

Glastonbury: 2000

Worthy Farm, Pilton
Glastonbury: 1971
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
1971-06-20T22:00:39
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Jun
1971

Glastonbury: 1971

Worthy Farm, Pilton

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