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Biography

Bowie during the Heathen Tour in 2002

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David Bowie (/ˈboʊ.i/; born David Robert Jones, 8 January 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger, painter, and actor. Bowie has been an influential figure in popular music for over four decades, and is renowned as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s. He is known for his distinctive baritone voice as well as the eclecticism and intellectual ambition of his work. His androgynous appearance was an iconic element of his image, particularly in the 1970s and 1980s.

Fact file

  • Born: David Robert Jones 8 January 1947 (age 68) Brixton, London, England
  • Occupation: Singer songwriter record producer actor artist
  • Years active: 1962–present
  • Spouse(s): Angie Bowie (m. 1970–80, divorced) Iman (m. 1992)
  • Children: Duncan Jones (born 1971) Alexandria "Lexi" Zahra Jones (born 2000)
  • Genres: Rock pop experimental glam rock
  • Instruments: Vocals guitar saxophone keyboards
  • Labels: Deram RCA Virgin EMI ISO Columbia BMG Pye Vocalion Parlophone
  • Associated acts: Carlos Alomar The Riot Squad Arnold Corns Tin Machine The Hype Iggy Pop Brian Eno Lou Reed Adrian Belew Mick Ronson John Lennon Queen Mick Jagger
  • Website: davidbowie.com

Read more about David Bowie at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

chrislwillman
Variety, 2019-07-12 00:01:56
David Bowie is getting all dolled up for the 50th anniversary of “Space Oddity,” whether he likes it or not. Mattel has announced plans to commemorate the occasion by releasing a Barbie doll dressed as Bowie’s early ’70s alter ego, Ziggy Stardust. The $50 doll is being marketed for the ...

A David Bowie Barbie: Mattel Unveils Ziggy Stardust Doll
NY Times Music, 2019-07-11 21:58:19
The new Barbie sports a skintight metallic outfit and a golden circle on her forehead, mimicking the image of the rock icon onstage in the early 1970s.

Mattel Unveils David Bowie-Inspired Barbie to Celebrate 'Space Oddity' 50th Anniversary: Exclusive
Billboard, 2019-07-11 10:00:00
David Bowie's vibrant spirit lives on -- now in Barbie form. Mattel revealed Thursday (July 11) that Barbie will honor the legendary singer...

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