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David Bowie

David Bowie

 

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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 other 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).

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Live In Berlin
Album
Live In Berlin is an album by musical artist David Bowie, released on September 26, 2017.
Live In Berlin
Song
Live In Berlin is a song by musical artist David Bowie, released on September 26, 2017.
Helden
Song
Helden is a song by musical artist David Bowie, released on September 22, 2017.
Cracked Actor
Album
Cracked Actor is an album by musical artist David Bowie, released on April 22, 2017.

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Exhibition dedicated to rocker David Bowie will come to NYC
  –  October 8, 2017
The exhibition, “David Bowie Is,” opened at London’s Victoria and Albert ... including handwritten set lists and musical scores. Bowie’s music will play throughout the exhibit. The show will run from March 2, 2018 to July 15, 2018.
Seu Jorge bringing David Bowie favorites to Broward Center
  –  October 8, 2017
Brazilian musician and actor Seu Jorge, known most widely for his work in Wes Anderson's cult-classic film “The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou,” brings his tribute to David Bowie to Fort Lauderdale ... concert will feature music from the soundtrack ...
Edward Bell’s Unusual Acquaintance With David Bowie
  –  October 8, 2017
Edward Bell first encountered David Bowie when the rock chameleon turned up unexpectedly ... at Bell’s Earl’s Court basement flat/studio, where they listened to music and discussed art and fashion. Occasionally the pair would adjourn to Bell’s ...
David Bowie Minimalist Poster Print - Music Icon - A2 Large Wall Art
  –  October 7, 2017
"I always had a repulsive need to be something more than human. I felt very puny as a human. I thought, 'Fuck that. I want to be a superhuman." - David Bowie You have 14 days, from receipt, to notify the seller if you wish to cancel your order or exchange ...
How 'Ashes To Ashes' Put The First Act Of David Bowie's Career To Rest
  –  October 6, 2017
The music was jagged, jarring, and richly textured in a completely ... Your brain tells you this isn't supposed to work." In The Complete David Bowie by Nicholas Pegg, Bowie said that Davis "had in incredibly hard time with it, trying to play it and ...
David Bowie’s 'Heroes' 40th Anniversary celebrated by Florence Welch
  –  October 6, 2017
BBC World Service, Saturday 07 October 1400-1500 BST Florence will feature archive of the late David Bowie explaining why he chose to live ... which are situated in a huge former chamber music concert hall, contributed to the album’s influential sounds.
David Bowie exhibition to make final stop at N.Y. museum
  –  October 6, 2017
NEW YORK — A record-breaking museum exhibition dedicated to musician David Bowie is making its final stop at New York ... including handwritten set lists and musical scores. Bowie’s music will play throughout the exhibit.
David Bowie V&A exhibition headed to New York
  –  October 5, 2017
Titled David Bowie Is, the collection debuted in London in 2013 and featured ... drawings and oil paintings, while more than 40 music videos and TV clips will be available to view. Bowie's longtime collaborator Tony Visconti has also created a custom ...

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