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David Bowie

  1. 1. David Bowie
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. Influences Lou reed Iggy pop Jim Morrison Brian Eno Marc Bolan Robert Fripp Angie Bowie Mick Jagger Alice Cooper Syd Barrett Terry Jones
  5. 5. Who He Influenced Ed OBrien Marilyn Manson Lady Gaga Bono
  6. 6. Musical Background He learned how to play many instruments such as guitar, keyboard, saxophone, viola, cello, percussion, and koto.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. 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