Song of the day
He speaks of senseless things
"Those old Fifties antirock movies were right. Rock-'n’-roll records are dangerous to the moral fibre. But then, records are a thing of the past now, so who knows?" — David Bowie, 1976
Watch that man
David Bowie - Under Pressure, 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?
The model Twiggy appeared alongside David Bowie on the cover of his 1973 album Pin Ups.