David Bowie

David Bowie (born David Robert Jones on 8th January 1947 in Brixton, London, UK) was an English rock singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. Active during six decades of popular music and frequently reinventing his music and image, Bowie is widely regarded as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s. Shortly after releasing his 25th studio album Blackstar, it was announced Bowie died on 10 January 2016, following an eighteen-month battle with cancer. At the 59th Grammy Awards on Sun, February 12, 2017, Bowie took the award for "Best Rock Song" for "Blackstar". As a multi-instrumentalist, he was famous for playing the guitar, piano, and saxophone, but also plays the harmonica, drums, cello, marimba, bass guitar, koto, and stylophone. His first single was released in 1964, but he rose to fame with the 1969 single "Space Oddity" and the 1972 album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. Subsequent albums have explored blue-eyed soul, electronica, and new wave, often pre-dating these genres' popularity or even the point at which they were defined as genres. Bowie was one of the most influential rock musicians from the 1970s to the present. He has sold an estimated 136 million albums in his career and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In addition to his musical career, Bowie has had success as a painter, web-designer, sculptor, Broadway actor starring in The Elephant Man, and film actor starring in many films. Bowie is also credited as being a major inspiration behind the new romantic, futurist movement, and subsequent development of electronic/electronica music. Bowie frequently brought the worlds of high art, mime, and straight theatre to his stage acts. His most famous on-stage look was that of Ziggy Stardust; other personae include Halloween Jack, Aladdin Sane, and the Thin White Duke. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

From

Brixton, United Kingdom

Born

Jan 8th, 1947

Member

The Manish Boys

David Bowie & The Lower Third

The Arnold Corns

Tin Machine

Feathers

Davy Jones & The Lower Third

Bewlay Bros.

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Blackstar

Music Albums

Release Date: Jan 8th, 2016
(P) 2015, 2016 ISO Records, under exclusive license to Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment
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The Next Day

Music Albums

Release Date: Mar 8th, 2013
(P) 2013 ISO Records, under exclusive license to Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment
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Scary Monsters

Music Albums

Release Date: Sep 12th, 1980
1999 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC This Label Copy information is the subject of Copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 1999 Parlophone Records Ltd
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Heathen

Music Albums

Release Date: Jun 11th, 2002
(P) 1979, 1997 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co., LLC Under exclusive license to EMI Records Ltd. UK., 2002 ISO Records under license to Sony Music Entertainment Inc. WARNING: All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicabl
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Best Of Bowie

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Release Date: Oct 21st, 2002
2002 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2002 Parlophone Records Ltd
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Changesbowie

Music Albums

Release Date: Mar 12th, 1990
1990 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 1990 Parlophone Records Ltd
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The Best Of David Bowie 1969-74

Music Albums

Release Date: Oct 27th, 1997
1997 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 1997 Parlophone Records Ltd
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The Best Of David Bowie 1974-79

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Release Date: Apr 20th, 1998
1998 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 1998 Parlophone Records Ltd
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The Best Of 1980/1987

Music Albums

Release Date: Mar 19th, 2007
2007 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2007 Parlophone Records Ltd
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Golden Years [david Bowie Vs. Kcrw]

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Release Date: Jun 3rd, 2011
2011 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2011 Parlophone Records Ltd
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Sound And Vision (2013)

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Release Date: Oct 4th, 2013
2013 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2013 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company
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Jump They Say

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Release Date: 1993
2010 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2010 Parlophone Records Ltd
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In Bertolt Brecht's Baal

Music Albums

Release Date: 1982
2007 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2007 Parlophone Records Ltd
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Real Cool World

Music Albums

Release Date: 1992
2010 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2010 Parlophone Records Ltd
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Miracle Goodnight

Music Albums

Release Date: 1993
2010 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2010 Parlophone Records Ltd
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