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.’
Rescued David Bowie Painting Will Sell for 10,000 Times its Price
Woman bought 90’s canvas at landfill center for $5 CAD - auction bids have topped $50,000.
35 Years Ago: Even David Bowie Couldn't Save ‘Absolute Beginners'
Julien Temple’s ambitious teenage musical flopped despite best efforts of Ray Davies, Patsy Kensit and others.
New David Bowie LP 'Width of a Circle' Includes Unreleased Songs
Album collects recordings from 1970 sessions.
How Alice Cooper ‘Opened Up a Huge Door’ for David Bowie
Shock-rock legend recalls British rising star telling the Spiders From Mars, “This is what we should be doing.”
Queen and David Bowie May Have Recorded Cream Covers
Roger Taylor hints at what might be in the vault from “Under Pressure” sessions.
Tony Kaye’s Hopes for David Bowie ‘Station to Station’ Live Tapes
Former Yes keyboardist has “fantastic performances” that are “so much better” than official release from Thin White Duke era.
David Bowie Producer Thought ‘Hunky Dory’ Would Flop
Ken Scott took courage from the idea that 1971 album was an opportunity to “make mistakes.”
When David Bowie and Martin Barre Hid From ‘Ego’ Party
Former Jethro Tull guitarist recalls hours of talking about “anything but music” in kitchen.
Watch: Trent Reznor, Duran Duran, Billy Corgan Cover David Bowie
Rockers were among the long list of performers at the "A Bowie Celebration: Just for One Day!" virtual concert event.
5 Years Ago: David Bowie Transforms Once More, Then Vanishes
He orchestrated this departure with a familiar sense of mystery and panache.