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David Bowie

David Bowie


Famous as :

Rock musician, songwriter, actor

Birth Name :

David Robert Haywood Jones

Birth Date :

January 08, 1947

Birth Place :

Brixton, London, England, UK

Spouse :

Mary Angela Barnett (actress, 19-Mar-70 - 8-Feb-80), Iman (model, since 6-Jun-92)

Claim to fame :

Single "Space Oddity" (1969)


He is the man who elevated his music to what can only be described as an art form. Driven by an entirely deeper dynamic than most pop artists, David Bowie inhabited a very special world of extraordinary sounds and endless vision. Unwilling to stay on the treadmill of rock legend and avoiding the descent into ever demeaning and decreasing circles of cliche, Bowie wrote and performed what he wanted, when he wanted.

David Robert Jones was born in Brixton on January 8, 1947. At age thirteen, inspired by the jazz of the London West End, he picked up the saxophone and called up Ronnie Ross for lessons. Early bands he played with, The Kon-Rads, The King Bees, the Mannish Boys and the Lower Third, provided him with an introduction into the showy world of pop and mod, and by 1966 he was David Bowie, with long hair and aspirations of stardom rustling about his head.

Latest News

David Bowie Revives His 'Man Who Fell to Earth' Character for New Stage Musical

April 03, 2015 03:20:25 GMT

is bringing his iconic character from 1976's cult film "The Man Who Fell to Earth" to off-Broadway for 2015-2016 season. The musician has written new songs and reworked some previously-recorded material for the stage production.

David Bowie Debuts Jazzy New Song 'Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)'

October 13, 2014 02:04:34 GMT

has returned with a brand new song. Entitled "Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)", the seven-and-a-half-minute jazzy track was premiered on Sunday, October 12 on Guy Garvey's BBC Radio 6 show.

David Bowie Exhibition to Be Held in Chicago

September 20, 2014 02:53:04 GMT

exhibition is coming to Chicago next week. The event titled "David Bowie Is", which so far is the only stop in the U.S., will take place at the Museum of Contemporary Art starting from September 23 to January 4, 2015 and will display 400 artifacts related to the iconic musician's career including various costumes.

Susan Sarandon Reveals Affair With David Bowie

July 26, 2014 14:55:44 GMT

talked about past fling in a new interview with the Daily Beast. The 67-year-old Oscar winner opened up that she once slept with after they met on the set of 1983's film "The Hunger". She said, "Yeah. He's worth idolizing. He's extraordinary. That was a really interesting period."

David Bowie's 'Love Is Lost' Gets a New NSFW Visual Treatment

November 15, 2013 09:13:08 GMT

Late last month, dropped his low-budget video for James Murphy's remix of "Love Is Lost". Now, the British singer decides to treat fans with a new expensive-looking clip for the same track.

David Bowie's 'The Next Day' Video Back on YouTube After Short Ban

May 09, 2013 03:07:30 GMT

fans can now breathe a sigh of relief after the legendary glam-rock singer's controversial video for new single "The Next Day" has been put back on video hosting site YouTube. The three-minute clip was pulled shortly after it was released online on Wednesday, May 8 for reportedly violating YouTube's terms of service, but the site's bosses confessed to having made a "wrong call" and decided to reinstate the video with an adults-only rating.

Artist of the Week: David Bowie

March 25, 2013 07:52:39 GMT

After a long ten-year hiatus, came back with new music, surprising those who believed he had retired. As the first tease, he released new song "Where Are We Now?" which immediately became No. 1 on iTunes hours after it was made available for digital purchase. Led by the hit single, Bowie's new studio installment "", the twenty-seventh in the English musician's career, was set to be released on March 8.

Bobby Brown Begins Serving 55-Day Jail Sentence for DUI

March 21, 2013 04:36:42 GMT

's ex-husband handed himself over to authorities in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 20. He was taken into Van Nuys, California courtroom to serve a nearly two-month jail sentence following his most recent driving under the influence conviction.

Bon Jovi and David Bowie Lead Four Other Debuts in Billboard 200 Top 10

March 21, 2013 04:26:10 GMT

posts their fifth Billboard 200 chart-topper this week with their new album "", selling 101,000 copies based on sales results released by Nielsen SoundScan. It's also the rock band's third straight No. 1 album and 12th studio set to reach the top 10.

David Bowie Slammed by Ex-Wife on Eve of His Album Release

March 11, 2013 04:34:41 GMT

's ex-wife opens up about his sexual exploits during their tumultuous relationship as the rocker launches a musical comeback with a new album "". Mary Angela Barnett known as Angie Bowie says in a new interview with The Sun that they're almost late to their own wedding following a night of wild threesome.

David Bowie's 'The Stars (Are Out Tonight)' Video Features Tilda Swinton

February 26, 2013 08:44:40 GMT

After releasing the first single "Where Are We Now" last month, iconic superstar premieres the music video of "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)", the second track off his new album "". Set to be released on March 12, "The Next Day" is his first album since his 2003 studio recording "Reality" and will be Bowie's 30th career album.

David Bowie Draws Positive Reactions to His Surprising Comeback

January 09, 2013 02:25:15 GMT

Within only a few hours after releasing his new single "Where Are We Now", news of 's return to the music scene spread like wildfire. Although he got mixed reviews from followers regarding his new track, the world was all agog over the return of The Thin White Duke. They just simply excited that the flamboyant artist, whom everyone thought has already retired and gone into seclusion, has finally returned to wow old fans and gain new followers.

David Bowie Releases New Single and Album After a Decade-Long Hiatus

January 08, 2013 09:00:02 GMT

World-renowned artist returns to the spotlight after ten years of absence by releasing new single "Where Are We Now" on January 8. That same day, which happened to be his 66th birthday, Bowie gave his multitude of fans a surprise treat by announcing that a new album "", his first album since 2003's "", was set to be released on March 12.

Video Premiere: 'Glee' Cast Cover David Bowie's 'Fashion'

August 25, 2011 07:58:58 GMT

along with and the other "" regulars get makeover in a "Fashion" video. The actress playing Rachel Berry takes the lead singing 's classic. She looks dazzling in a sequinned silver minidress and black ankle heeled boots.

David Bowie Art Exhibition Opening in New York

April 28, 2011 18:12:01 GMT

The rock icon will be the focus of , Artist at the Museum of Arts and Design for a two-month display.

Star Auction Boosts Relief for Japan

April 21, 2011 18:12:00 GMT

The 35 of 's albums sold for $9,921 (GBP6,201), while the top bid for the oil painting was $1,633 (GBP1,021).

Iman Not Rushing Husband David Bowie Back to Work

November 10, 2010 06:49:19 GMT

Fashion icon Iman isn't rushing husband back to work - because he's a great house-husband and father. The "Let's Dance" rocker has been on hiatus from music for a decade and his wife reveals he has no plans for a return to the spotlight and she's fine with that.

Carla Bruni and Duran Duran Pay Tribute to David Bowie

August 26, 2010 08:37:43 GMT

France's First Lady Carla Bruni and have submitted covers of songs for a new charity compilation. The artists are among those contributing to new War Child double album "We Were So Turned On: A Tribute to David Bowie".

Lady GaGa's New Album Will Be 'Shocking', David Bowie Collaboration Denied

August 18, 2010 04:13:44 GMT

Although hasn't spilled too much beans on her new studio album, producer RedOne promised it is all worth waiting for. To Billboard, the top-notch music maker said the upcoming effort is "going to be shocking, shocking, shocking!"

David Bowie's Ex-Wife Says She Shouldn't Give Up Her Son Custody

March 22, 2010 04:17:48 GMT

's ex-wife regrets giving up custody of the former couple's son, moviemaker Duncan Jones - and wishes she could now be part of his life. Angie Bowie married the rocker in 1970 and they welcomed Duncan Zowie Haywood Jones in 1971. They divorced in 1980 and Angie agreed to give up custody of her son and accepted $750,000 in a settlement deal.

Marc Bolan and David Bowie Nearly Became Bandmate

February 20, 2010 07:30:56 GMT

Marc Bolan and would have been bandmates had it not been for the T-Rex star's wife, who disliked her husband's musical pal. Legendary producer Tony Visconti has revealed Bowie and Bolan worked together in the late 1960s and came very close to forming their own supergroup.

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