Song of the day
He speaks of senseless things
"Trust nothing but your own experience." — David Bowie, 2004
Watch that man
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust, 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?
Toni Basil, best known for her 1981 hit song Mickey, was David Bowie's choreographer for his Diamond Dogs and Glass Spider tours in 1974 and 1987 respectively.