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David Bowie

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David Bowie

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Full Name:

David Robert Jones

Born:

January 8, 1947

Birthplace:

London, England

David Bowie Quote:

"I always had a repulsive need to be something more than human."

Significant Facts About David Bowie:

  • Has adopted a variety of musical styles including folk rock, soul, new wave, and electronica
  • Starred in two feature films, The Man Who Fell To Earth and Labyrinth
  • Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996
  • Career album sales total more than 136-million

David Bowie Career History:

Started out playing saxophone, and became a vocalist by accident when he filled in for a singer at a London club. First album, released in 1967, contained an eclectic mix of psychedlic rock and easy listening. His most recent album, Reality was released in 2003. He began mixing feminine and masculine elements in his wardrobe, hairstyles and makeup in the early 70s. Over the years, he has managed to adapt his musical style and public persona to fit current trends.

Essential David Bowie CD:

Heroes
"Changes" and "Fame" are among his more popular songs, but this album's title cut is considered by many to be his best original composition.

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