Can You Guess the Artist in This Yearbook Photo?
Quite a handsome young boy pictured in this yearbook photo, don't you think? Do you know who it is or do you need some hints?
As a student at London's Burnt Ash Junior School, this future star's singing voice was considered merely "adequate" by the school choir, but he formed his first band by age 15 and released his debut album by 20. His first British hit was inspired by the Stanley Kubrick movie '2001: A Space Odyssey,' and was released to coincide with the 1969 Apollo 11 launch moon landing.
From there he would go on to become a pioneering force in the '70s glam rock movement, recording several of the genre's most popular albums. Since then, he's been known for his chameleon-like ways, releasing consistently successful albums through the decades that have touched on everything from rock and pop to soul, adult contemporary and even industrial genres.
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 and, after undergoing an emergency heart surgery in 2003, has maintained a low public profile. These days he only performs the occasional one-off concert and makes rare guest appearances on other artist's recordings.