Song of the day
He speaks of senseless things
"I suppose for me as an artist it wasn't always just about expressing my work. I really wanted, more than anything else, to contribute to the culture I was living in." — David Bowie, 2002
Watch that man
David Bowie - Let's Dance, Live at Glastonbury 2000 (Video Clip)
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?
David Bowie played FBI agent Philip Jeffries in David Lynch's 1992 film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me.