David Bowie

David Bowie

Rock Singer

David Robert Jones, known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer-songwriter and actor. A leading figure in the music industry, he is regarded as one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Bowie was acclaimed by critics and musicians, particularly for his innovative work during the 1970s.

Full Name
David Robert Jones
Jan 8, 1947
Jan 10, 2016
5′ 10″
Net Worth


David Robert Jones, known by his stage name David Bowie, was born on January 8th, 1947 in Brixton, London. He was an English singer-songwriter and actor who rose to fame during the 1970s with his distinctive voice and flamboyant style of dress.

He began playing music at a young age, learning the saxophone while attending Stockwell Infants School. He then became interested in rock & roll and began playing guitar. At the age of 15, he formed his first band called The Konrads. He later changed his name to David Bowie after being inspired by the American frontiersman Jim Bowie.

Bowie achieved commercial success with his fifth album, 1972's “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars” which featured hit singles like “Starman” and “Suffragette City”. This was followed up with 1973's “Aladdin Sane” which included hits like “Jean Genie” and “Drive-In Saturday”. Throughout the rest of the 70s Bowie released several more albums including 1975's “Young Americans” which featured the hit single “Fame” as well as 1980's “Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)".

David Bowie continued performing into the 1990s and 2000s with albums such as 1997's Earthling and 2003's Reality before releasing his final studio album Blackstar in 2016 shortly before passing away due to liver cancer on January 10th, 2016 at the age of 69.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1947</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">David Bowie is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Born David Robert Jones in Brixton, London on January 8, 1947.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1969</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">David Bowie Releases His Debut Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bowie's self-titled debut album is released and he begins to gain recognition.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1972</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Aladdin Sane is Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bowie releases his fifth album Aladdin Sane, which is considered one of his best works.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1975</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">First American Tour</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bowie embarks on a nine month tour across America, playing sold out shows to adoring fans.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1983</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Let's Dance Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bowie releases his fifteenth studio album Let's Dance, which becomes an instant success.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1996</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Earthling Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bowie releases his twenty first studio album Earthling, which marks a return to more experimental music.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Blackstar is Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bowie releases his twenty fifth and final studio album Blackstar, two days before his death on January 10, 2016.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Iconic Musician</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">David Bowie is one of the most iconic musicians in the world. He is known for his groundbreaking sound, which helped shape and define multiple generations of music. His ability to stay ahead of trends and create new ones has made him an inspiration to many.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He Broke Boundaries</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">David Bowie broke down musical boundaries with his unique sound that blended several genres together. His willingness to explore different musical styles and sounds made him one of the most innovative artists of our time.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He was Fearless</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">David Bowie was always fearless when it came to expressing himself through his music. He never shied away from exploring new ideas and pushing the boundaries of what music could be. His fearlessness and passion for his art continue to influence new generations of musicians today.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Changed His Name</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">David Bowie's real name was David Robert Jones, but he changed his name to avoid confusion with the Monkees' Davy Jones.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Achieved Stardom at a Young Age </h3><p id="" class="facts-text">David Bowie achieved stardom at the young age of 16 when his single “Space Oddity” reached the top five in the UK singles chart.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> The Thin White Duke</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 1975, David Bowie created the rock persona “The Thin White Duke” which marked a new era of music for him.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Box Office Hit</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">David Bowie appeared in several films, most notably the cult classic Labyrinth where he played the Goblin King. The movie went on to become a box office hit.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Music Hall of Fame</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">David Bowie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, becoming one of the first artists to be inducted into the Music Hall of Fame.</p></div>


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