Video: David Bowie | Wikipedia audio article

Video: David Bowie | Wikipedia audio article

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00:04:00 1 Early life
00:08:38 2 Career
00:08:47 2.1 1962–1967: Early career to debut album
00:11:56 2.2 1968–1971: iSpace Oddity/i to iHunky Dory/i
00:20:16 2.3 1972–1974: iZiggy Stardust/i
00:24:57 2.4 1974–1976: “Plastic soul” and the Thin White Duke
00:33:16 2.5 1976–1979: Berlin era
00:40:30 2.6 1980–1988: New Romantic and pop era
00:46:28 2.7 1989–1991: Tin Machine
00:49:52 2.8 1992–1998: Electronic period
00:54:48 2.8.1 Bowie Bonds
00:55:47 2.8.2 BowieNet
00:56:16 2.9 1999–2012: Neoclassicist Bowie
01:02:09 2.10 2013–2016: Final years
01:09:46 3 Acting career
01:15:11 4 Legacy and influence
01:21:57 4.1 iStardust/i biopic
01:22:58 5 Musicianship
01:25:33 6 Painter and art collector
01:27:46 7 Personal life
01:27:55 7.1 Family
01:29:35 7.2 Sexuality
01:32:45 7.3 Spirituality and religion
01:35:50 7.4 Politics
01:38:11 8 Death
01:40:03 9 Awards and recognition
01:43:32 10 Discography
01:43:41 10.1 Studio albums
01:45:16 10.2 Soundtrack albums
01:45:31 10.3 with Tin Machine
01:45:47 11 Filmography
01:45:58 12 See also

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David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie ( BOH-ee), was an English singer-songwriter and actor. He was a leading figure in the music industry and is considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, acclaimed by critics and musicians, particularly for his innovative work during the 1970s. His career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation, with his music and stagecraft having a significant impact on popular music. During his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at 140 million albums worldwide, made him one of the world’s best-selling music artists. In the UK, he was awarded ten platinum album certifications, eleven gold and eight silver, and released eleven number-one albums. In the US, he received five platinum and nine gold certifications. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.
Born in Brixton, South London, Bowie developed an interest in music as a child, eventually studying art, music and design before embarking on a professional career as a musician in 1963. “Space Oddity” became his first top-five entry on the UK Singles Chart after its release in July 1969. After a period of experimentation, he re-emerged in 1972 during the glam rock era with his flamboyant and androgynous alter ego Ziggy Stardust. The character was spearheaded by the success of his single “Starman” and album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, which won him widespread popularity. In 1975, Bowie’s style shifted radically towards a sound he characterised as “plastic soul”, initially alienating many of his UK devotees but garnering him his first major US crossover success with the number-one single “Fame” and the album Young Americans. In 1976, Bowie starred in the cult film The Man Who Fell to Earth, directed by Nicolas Roeg, and released Station to Station. The following year, he further confounded musical expectations with the electronic-inflected album Low (1977), the first of three collaborations with Brian Eno that came to be known as the “Berlin Trilogy”. “Heroes” (1977) and Lodger (1979) followed; each album reached the UK top five and received lasting critical praise.
After uneven commercial success in the late 1970s, Bowie had UK number ones with the 1980 single “Ashes to Ashes”, its parent album Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), and “Under Pressure”, a 1981 collaboration with Queen. He reached his commercial peak in 1983 with Let’s Dance; the album’s title track topped both UK and US charts. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Bowie continued to experiment with musical styles, including industrial and jungle. He also continued ac …


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