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David Bowie

Nobody in rock ‘n’ roll history has changed his public persona with as much success as David Bowie. He started in the mid ‘60s as a British folksinger before shifting course, becoming a psych-pop rocker with a thing for space aliens. By the early ‘70s, he had made another change, this time taking on a character – a drug-snorting narcissistic rock star from outer space named Ziggy Stardust who looked and acted a lot like David Bowie – who became the center of the glam-rock movement and Bowie’s greatest creation. He tried on other roles over the years, including American soul man and European electronic-music pioneer, while shaping the careers of Mott the Hoople, Iggy Pop and Lou Reed. He had the biggest-selling album of his career in 1983 with ‘Let’s Dance’ as a New Wave pop star. In 2013, after a 10-year break, he made a triumphant return with ‘The Next Day.’

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Alex Livesey / Jamie McCarthy / Drew Angerer, Getty Images

Listen to the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2′ Cast Mixtape Featuring David Bowie, ZZ Top and Paul Simon

Part of the fun of Marvel's first Guardians of the Galaxy movie was its classic rock soundtrack — and that looks like it'll continue in the sequel, due in theaters May 5.

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Record Store Day Releases Highlighted by David Bowie, Def Leppard, Paul McCartney, Fleetwood Mac and Others

Record Store Day 2017 promises another treasure trove of exclusive and limited-run items from some of classic rock's biggest names.

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Parlophone

New David Bowie Live Album and Rare EP Slated for Record Store Day

A concert from 1974 and songs from an extremely rare 1971 EP comprise David Bowie's contributions to Record Store Day in 2017.

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Vimeo

David Bowie’s Hometown Could Erect a Giant Lightning Bolt in His Honor

If a recently launched crowdfunding campaign is successful, David Bowie's hometown will greet millions of visitors a year with a 30-foot lightning bolt paying tribute to his life and legacy.

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Mark Mainz, Getty Images

David Bowie Goes Five for Five in the 2017 Grammys

Before this 59th annual Grammy ceremony, David Bowie had somehow only claimed a lone award.

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David Bowie, Beatles and Bob Dylan Among Early Grammy Winners

David Bowie, the Beatles and Bob Dylan took home Grammys, as Bowie ultimately won five for his 2016 farewell album 'Blackstar.'

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Vimeo

Watch the Lego Remake of David Bowie and Mick Jagger’s ‘Dancing in the Street’ Video

After being mocked for decades, David Bowie and Mick Jagger's video for their cover of "Dancing in the Street" has finally found its true purpose: inspiring a Lego remake.

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RochesterSubway.com

40 Years After Being Arrested With David Bowie, Chi Wah Soo Tells Her Story

Chi Wah Soo, the Rochester, N.Y., woman who ended up in the clink with David Bowie in 1976, has finally broken her silence about the experience.

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RCA

40 Years Ago: David Bowie Cleans Up and Branches Out on ‘Low’

David Bowie was a mess in 1976.

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Theo Wargo / Peter Kramer / Matthew Eisman, Getty Images

Paul Simon, the Monkees and David Bowie Among Big Ultimate Classic Rock Award Winners

You filled out your ballots, we tallied 'em up and the results of the 2016 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards are in.

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