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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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Hulton Archive / Evening Standard, Getty Images

Previously Unreleased Queen and David Bowie Collaborations Could Be Coming

According to guitarist Brian May, some particularly interesting previously unreleased Queen recordings could be on the way.

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RCA

45 Years Ago: David Bowie Releases His Masterpiece, ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars’

David Bowie put rock 'n' roll on an exciting course for the new decade.

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Deram

50 Years Ago: David Bowie Releases Self-Titled Debut Album

Even though it may seem like David Bowie arrived fully formed, that was hardly the case.

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45 Years Ago: The Tangled Web of David Bowie, Mott the Hoople and ‘All the Young Dudes’

When it comes to David Bowie, Mott the Hoople and “All the Young Dudes,” it can get a little bit difficult to separate fact from fiction.

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YouTube / RCA

Listen to King Crimson’s Cover of David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’

The current King Crimson lineup has unveiled its new cover of the David Bowie classic "Heroes," in advance of the upcoming concert EP Heroes: Live in Europe 2016.

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YouTube / RCA

King Crimson Include David Bowie Cover on New Live EP

King Crimson leader Robert Fripp pays tribute to his old friend and collaborator David Bowie on the band's upcoming live EP, which includes a recent cover of Bowie's classic "Heroes."

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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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