David Bowie |  Artist

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David Robert Jones aka David Bowie, was an English singer, songwriter and actor born 1947 in Brixton, London. Bowie was a promising musician and actor from an early age and formed his first band at age 15 called the Konrads. His first solo single "The Laughing Gnome" was released April 1967 snd his debut album David Bowie was released six weeks later. Both releases were poorly received and Bowie went quiet for two years. On the 11th July 1969 the single "Space Oddity" was released and that went to number five on the UK singles chart. His second solo album, again titled David Bowie but later renamed Space Oddity, was released in Nov 1969. Wanting a fuller sound Bowie assembled a backing band called "Hype" with John Cambridge (drums), Tony Visconti (bass) and Mick Ronson (guitar). This was the genesis of The Spiders From Mars, with the replacement of Cambridge by Mick Woodmansey on drums. The Man Who Sold the World was released in 1970, Hunky Dory in 1971 and the masterpiece The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars in 1972. The rest, as they say, is history. Bowie as a writer, performer and producer, was one of the most influential rock musicians of his time. Outstanding albums include Hunky Dory, Ziggy Stardust, Station to Station, Low, Heroes and Blackstar.

Artist Website: legacy.davidbowie.com

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