David Bowie birth name David Robert Jones was born on January 8, 1947, in Brixton, London, United Kingdom and died on January 10, 2016.
He was an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger, painter, and actor.
He has been doing music for over 40 years and was known as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s.
David had an androgynous appearance was an iconic element of his image, particularly in the 1970s and 1980s.
His first hit song, “Space Oddity”, reached the top five of the UK Singles Chart after its release in July 1969.
Following his 3 yr experiments, he re-emerged in 1972 during the glam rock era with the flamboyant, androgynous alter ego Ziggy Stardust, spearheaded by the hit single “Starman” and the album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.
His influence, as said by biographer David Buckley, “challenged the core belief of the rock music of its day” and “created perhaps the biggest cult in popular culture”.
David Bowie achieved his first major American crossover success with the number-one single “Fame” and the hit album Young Americans, which the singer characterised as “plastic soul”.
His sound constituted a radical shift in style that initially alienated many of his UK devotees.
David Bowie then confounded the expectations of both his record label and his American audiences by recording the electronic-inflected album Low, the first of three collaborations with Brian Eno. Low (1977), “Heroes” (1977), and Lodger (1979)—the so-called “Berlin Trilogy” albums—all reached the UK top five and received lasting critical praise.
Following low commercial success in the late 1970s, Bowie had UK number ones with his 1980, single “Ashes to Ashes”, its parent album Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps), and “Under Pressure”, a 1981 collaboration with Queen.
Mr.Bowie then reached a new commercial peak in 1983 with Let’s Dance, which yielded several hit singles.
During the 1990s to 2000, Bowie continued to experiment with musical styles, including blue-eyed soul, industrial, adult contemporary, and jungle.
Bowie stopped touring after his 2003–2004 Reality Tour came to an end and last performed live at a charity event in 2006.
Bowie released the studio album Blackstar on 8 January 8, 2016, his 69th birthday, just two days before his death from cancer.
Throughout the period career, he has sold an estimated 140 million records worldwide.
In the UK, he has been awarded nine Platinum album certifications, eleven Gold and eight Silver, and in the US, five Platinum and seven Gold certifications.
In 2004, the Rolling Stone ranked him 39th on their list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” and 23rd on their list of the best singers of all time.
David was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.
His wife was Angie Bowie.
He had 2 children Duncan Jones, Alexandria and Zahra Jones.
David Bowie passed away at 69 years old.