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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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Hulton Archive / Monty Fresco, Getty Images

David Bowie Producer Tony Visconti Recalls the Meeting That Killed Bowie’s Springsteen Cover

It's well-known among David Bowie fans that a cover of Bruce Springsteen's "It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City" was among the tracks initially intended for Bowie's 1975 Young Americans LP.

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Parlophone

Producer Tony Visconti Talks ‘Too Personal’ Material on David Bowie’s Unreleased ‘The Gouster’ LP

When the new David Bowie box Who Can I Be Now? (1974 – 1976) arrives on Sept. 23, it'll give fans a long-awaited look at his "lost" album The Gouster.

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Michael Loccisano, Getty Images

David Bowie’s Grandson is Named After Him

Stenton David Jones was born to David Bowie's son, Duncan Jones, and his wife, on July 10.

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Parlophone

David Bowie Box Set to Include Unreleased Album, ‘The Gouster’

A new David Bowie box set covers the mid-'70s and includes an original version of what became the 'Young Americans' album.

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Patrick Riviere / Drew Angerer / Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Republican National Convention Features Music by David Bowie, Queen and the Turtles

Using music without the artist's permission has been a hallmark of the 2016 campaign season.

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Peter Kramer, Getty Images

David Bowie’s Art Collection to Be Exhibited and Auctioned

David Bowie fans will have a chance to see — and even possibly own — pieces from his personal art collection later this year.

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TriStar Pictures

30 Years Ago: David Bowie Plays the Goblin King in Jim Henson’s ‘Labyrinth’

If you're making a movie that needs a Goblin King, who better to call than the Thin White Duke?

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45 Years Ago: First Glastonbury Festival Features David Bowie and Traffic

The first Glastonbury Festival began on June 20, 1971 and featured David Bowie, Traffic, Joan Baez, Fairport Convention and Hawkwind.

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YouTube

10 Years Ago: David Bowie Joins David Gilmour Onstage at London’s Royal Albert Hall

The Thin White Duke sat in with the Pink Floyd guitarist in what would be his last-ever performance in the U.K.

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Michael DiDonna
Michael DiDonna

Marco Benevento Talks About David Bowie and His Mountain Jam Show: Exclusive Interview

On the first day of Mountain Jam, keyboardist Marco Benevento and Superhuman Happiness are set to do a tribute to David Bowie.

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