Greatest Hits Space Oddity Changes Life on Mars Sound and Vision Ziggy Stardust Heroes Fashion Suffragette City Ashes to Ashes The Jean Genie Lets Dance Rebel Rebel Modern Love Diamond Dogs China Girl Young Americans Blue Jean Fame Golden Years TVC15
Best Albums Space Oddity Hunky Dory The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars Aladdin Sane Pin Ups Diamond Dogs Young Americans Station to Station Heroes Scary Monsters Let’s Dance
Influences Lou reed Iggy pop Jim Morrison Brian Eno Marc Bolan Robert Fripp Angie Bowie Mick Jagger Alice Cooper Syd Barrett Terry Jones
Who He Influenced Ed OBrien Marilyn Manson Lady Gaga Bono
Musical Background He learned how to play many instruments such as guitar, keyboard, saxophone, viola, cello, percussion, and koto.
Early Years 1969-1974 Bowie’s first hit song “Space Oddity”. His transformation into “Ziggy Stardust” which lasted from 1972-1974. He had friendships with many other musical artists such as Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, and Mick Jagger. He started the second British music crave in this time carving a path for artist such as The Clash, Pink Floyd, and Queen.
The Middle Years 1975-1980 Wrote the song “Fame” with John Lennon. Killed off the Ziggy Stardust persona for The Thin White Duke. His old band, The Spiders from Mars, left him.
Later Years 1983-2004 He went for a more pop music in this era leaving his weird performance ways behind. Besides making music he was in movies, the biggest of all the films he was in, “Labyrinth”, came out in this time. In 2004 during “The Reality Tour”, he had a heart attack on stage.
Family Life His First Family:He married Angela Barnett in 1970. They had one son, DuncanJones. They divorced in 1980. His Second Family:He married Iman Abdulmajid in1992. They had one daughter,Alexandria Jones.
Fun Facts He shares the same birthday as Elvis. January 8 His right pupil is permanently dilated - due to his friend George Underwood punching him in the eye while the pair were still at school. The fight was over a girl. Director Nicolas Roeg cast Bowie in his first leading role, as a stranded alien in The Man Who Fell to Earth, in 1976.
References• http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/62 30201.stm• David Bowie: Any Day Now book• David Bowie: Starman book• The Man Who Sold the World: David Bowie and the 1970s book
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