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David Bowie

Singer
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Net worth 2018: $2 Million
Industry: Singers
Residence: Brixton
Country: British
BirthDay: 8 January 1947
Sigh: Aquarius
Died On: January 10, 2016
Education: Ravens Wood School
BIOGRAPHY

David Bowie was bornon 8 January 1947 in Brixton, British, is Singer. David Bowie was an English singer and songwriter famous for his musical innovation and visual presentation. A popular musical figure for over five decades, he was well-known for the creativity he infused into his works. He was a versatile personality who was also a talented multi-instrumentalist, arranger, painter and actor. Born and raised in Brixton, south London, he became interested in music at a young age and was especially influenced by Elvis Presley. He soon began performing to Presley’s numbers at the local Wolf Cub group and took up playing the ukulele, tea-chest bass, and piano. Soon there was no doubt in his mind that his calling was to become a singer. However, his claim to stardom did not come easy. Despite his talent and determination, he struggled a lot during his initial years as a singer before managing to establish himself. He reached the peak of his success with his Ziggy Stardust stage show—his flamboyant costumes and androgynous appearance became an iconic element of his image. A singing superstar in the late 1970s and early 1980s, he continued performing and experimenting with musical styles, including “industrial” and “jungle” throughout the 1990s and 2000s. He remained actively involved with music until the very end and died of cancer in 2016.

TIMELINE
2016

He breathed his last on 10 January 2016, two days after his 69th birthday after suffering from cancer for several months

2006

He last performed live at a charity event in 2006 and went on a long hiatus, eventually returning a decade later

1999

'(1999), ‘Heathen’ (2002), and ‘Reality ‘(2003)

1995

Some of his most notable albums from this period are ‘Outside’ (1995), ‘Earthling’ (1997), 'Hours

1992

Several years later, he married Somali-American model Iman in a private ceremony in Lausanne in 1992

1990

Throughout the 1990s and 2000s he continued to experiment with musical styles, including industrial and jungle

1983

Lawrence’ (1983), ‘The Hunger’ (1983), and ‘Jazzin' for Blue Jean’ (1984)

1980

His success as a singer and performer continued throughout the 1980s with hit albums like ‘Let's Dance’ (1983), ‘Tonight’ (1984), and ‘Never Let Me Down’ (1987)

1973

Some of his most successful albums for the decade include ‘Aladdin Sane’ (1973), ‘Pin Ups’ (1973), ‘Diamond Dogs’ (1974), ‘Young Americans’ (1975), ‘Station to Station’ (1976), and ‘Low’ (1977)

1972

In 1972, he released ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars’ in collaboration with the Spiders from Mars—Ronson, Bolder and Woodmansey

1970

The 1970s marked the most productive period of his career

1969

David Bowie received his first breakthrough in 1969 when he released the single ‘Space Oddity’

1967

Later in 1967, he met dancer Lindsay Kemp and enrolled in his dance class at the London Dance Centre

1960

During the mid-1960s, he changed his name to David Bowie in order to avoid confusion with Davy Jones of the Monkees

1947

He was born as David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947 in Brixton, London, England, to Margaret Mary "Peggy" and Haywood Stenton "John" Jones

1935

It has been consistently considered one of the greatest albums of all time, with ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine ranking it the 35th greatest ever

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