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David Bowie

David Bowie



David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie (/ˈbi/),[2] was an English singer-songwriter and actor. He was a leading figure in popular music for over five decades, acclaimed by critics and fellow 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 Trilogy". "Heroes" (1977) and Lodger (1979) followed; each album reached the UK top five and received lasting critical praise.

After uneven commercial success in the late 1970s, Bowie had UK number ones with the 1980 single "Ashes to Ashes", its parent album Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps), and "Under Pressure", a 1981 collaboration with Queen. He then reached his commercial peak in 1983 with Let's Dance, with its title track topping both UK and US charts. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Bowie continued to experiment with musical styles, including industrial and jungle. He also continued acting; his roles included Major Celliers in Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983), the Goblin King Jareth in Labyrinth (1986), Pontius Pilate in The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), and Nikola Tesla in The Prestige (2006), among other film and television appearances and cameos. He stopped concert touring after 2004 and his last live performance was at a charity event in 2006. In 2013, Bowie returned from a decade-long recording hiatus with the release of The Next Day. He remained musically active until he died of liver cancer two days after the release of his final album, Blackstar (2016).



A New Career in a New Town
A New Career in a New Town is a box set by David Bowie, released on 29 September 2017.
Live In Berlin
Live In Berlin is an album by musical artist David Bowie, released on September 26, 2017.
Helden is a song by musical artist David Bowie, released on September 22, 2017.
Cracked Actor
Cracked Actor is an album by musical artist David Bowie, released on April 22, 2017.

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News Articles18

World’s First David Bowie Statue Unveiled In England
  –  March 26, 2018
Just over two years after his shocking death, a statue tribute to David Bowie has been unveiled ... with a speaker playing his music every hour. The location Aylesbury has also been petitioned to change it’s name to Aylesbowie, as the rock star had ...
The World’s First David Bowie Statue Is Unveiled
  –  March 26, 2018
In the mood for more David Bowie? Just travel to England to check out his new ... Calling the statue “beautiful,” Sony Music CEO Rob Stringer discussed his initial reaction to Sinclair’s work. “I thought it would be one figurine and it’s ...
World’s First David Bowie Statue Unveiled In U.K. Town Where Ziggy Stardust Was Debuted
  –  March 26, 2018
The David Bowie statue was unveiled in Aylesbury’s Market Square ... a large portion of the funds for Earthly Messenger came from a £100,000 crowdfunding campaign led by local music promoter David Stopps. However, this is not the only Bowie ...
UK's first David Bowie statue unveiled in Aylesbury
  –  March 26, 2018
With David also intending the statue to have lighting, music and a web cam, planning permission from ... So despite taking over two years, the world's first statue of David Bowie is here. Immortalised, for better or worse, in Aylesbury.
David Bowie statue unveiled in English town
  –  March 26, 2018
The world's first-ever statue of rock legend David Bowie was unveiled in Aylesbury, England –– two years after his death. Sony Music chief executive Rob Stringer, an Aylesbury native whose company released Bowie’s final two ...
David Bowie Statue Unveiled in Town Where Singer Debuted Ziggy Stardust
  –  March 26, 2018
The English town of Aylesbury, which lies just northwest of London, on Sunday unveiled a David Bowie statue called "Earthly Messenger." It features several likenesses of Bowie and his alter egos over the years, with Ziggy Stardust, a character the music ...
Tim Pope, Music Video Director Known for Work With David Bowie and The Cure, Readies New Feature Film
  –  March 26, 2018
Tim Pope, best known for directing music videos and documentaries with musicians such as David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Neil Young and The Cure, is to direct “Drone,” his first narrative feature film in more than 20 years. Speaking Monday at r7al, a new film ...
Watch Unveiling of World’s First David Bowie Statue
  –  March 26, 2018
The world’s first statue to David Bowie has been unveiled in the English town where he ... Rob Stringer, the CEO of Sony Music, said he expected the memorial to be a single image of Bowie, but was surprised to discover it depicted several different ...
First David Bowie Statue In The World Unveiled
  –  March 26, 2018
The statue of David Bowie is officially unveiled at the Aylesbury Market Square ... The money to create the statue came from grants and donations launched by David Stopps, a music promoter. "The reaction to the statue has been so positive.
World's first ever David Bowie statue unveiled
  –  March 26, 2018
Music fans gathered Sunday to witness the unveiling of a statue of late British rock star David Bowie in Aylesbury. Bowie died in January 2016.
Your Guide to Mustique, the Private Caribbean Island Where You Can Stay in David Bowie's Former Villa
  –  March 25, 2018
Later, it was an invitation to Margaret’s pleasure-seeking parties that attracted current resident Mick Jagger, who in turn inspired fellow musician David Bowie to purchase a ... entire island for dancing and live music by an admittedly very good cover ...
World's first David Bowie statue unveiled in Aylesbury
  –  March 25, 2018
Music fans gathered to witness the unveiling of the world's first David Bowie statue in Aylesbury today. The word-renowned singer, who died in January 2016, made his debut as Ziggy Stardust at Friars music club in the Buckinghamshire town.
Kat Robichaud’s “Song for David Bowie” is a tear-jerking tribute
  –  March 22, 2018
From the first feeling of being radically accepted by David Bowie's music, to the devastation of learning of his death, the incredibly talented Kat Robichaud and her Misfit Cabaret team capture it all in a moving tribute.
The return of Ziggy Stardust: a David Bowie tribute band with Santa Clarita Valley ties
  –  March 21, 2018
All ages, all abilities, all ethnicities gather in the same space, to fawn over David Bowie, to be immersed in the world of the music he created. “Music—good music—can heal. Music can heal people,” Brighton said. “People come up after shows and ...
What You Could Take Away From 'David Bowie Is'
  –  March 21, 2018
Music exhibitions of its type were practically non-existent ... Launched in March of 2013 and co-curated by Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh, David Bowie Is treats its subject not merely as a pop star, but as an artist who, in the spot-on words of the curators ...
Ziggy Played Guitar (And Critiqued Art): David Bowie's Far-Out Influence on the Fine-Art World
  –  March 20, 2018
and Keith Richards), David Bowie went to art school. Studying art, music, and design, Bowie would continue to paint throughout the course of his life. In discussing going public with his paintings in 1994, Bowie remarked: "I kind of went public in about ...
David Bowie ‘Lazarus’ film & original Off-Broadway band playing live in Brooklyn (ON BV PRESALE NOW)
  –  March 19, 2018
David Bowie and Enda Walsh’s musical ... the silver screen—they will have the unique and unprecedented experience of seeing the film with the music played in its entirety by the seven-piece band that backed Michael C. Hall and the Lazarus cast beginnin ...
Celebrating David Bowie tour keeps the artist’s music and legacy alive
  –  March 16, 2018
Keyboardist Mike Garson was a member of David Bowie’s band for the duration of his career. Garson is the bandleader on the Celebrating David Bowie tour, which wraps in Atlanta March 18, 2018. Photo: Jamie Trumper When Mike Garson looks into the audience ...


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