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He speaks of senseless things
"A lot of my concept albums, like Aladdin Sane, Ziggy and Diamond Dogs, were only 50 percent there. They should have been visual as well. I think that some of the most talented actors around are in rock. I think a whole renaissance in filmmaking is gonna come from rock. Not because of it, though, despite it." — David Bowie, 1976
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?
In 1969 David Bowie appeared in a Lyons Maid ice cream advertisement, and unsuccessfully auditioned for another by Kit Kat.