Song of the day
He speaks of senseless things
"I needed to sing because nobody else was singing my songs." — David Bowie, 2002
Watch that man
David Bowie - Let's Dance, Live at Glastonbury 2000 (Official Audio)
Ten key dates
- 8 January 1947: David Bowie is born
- 1 January 1967: his debut album is released
- 20 March 1970: David marries Angela Barnett
- 22 January 1972: 'I'm gay and always have been'
- 6 June 1972: Ziggy Stardust album released
- 3 July 1973: Bowie breaks up the band
- 8 January 2013: Where Are We Now? single released
- 24 April 1992: David marries Iman
- 7 December 2015: Bowie's final public appearance, at the Lazarus musical premiere
- 10 January 2016: David Bowie dies
Did you know?
In 1980 David Bowie played the part of John Merrick in the Broadway stage production of the Elephant Man.
Album of the month
The album with which David Bowie became a fully-fledged star, Ziggy Stardust was a loose concept album about a bisexual, androgynous rocker who became a conduit for alien beings in a dystopian alternate reality.
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