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.’
Listen to Cheap Trick Cover David Bowie's 'Rebel Rebel'
Band again turns to history for inspiration.
Freddie Mercury and David Bowie Inspire ‘British Bake Off' Cakes
Season premiere of popular cooking show asked contestants to replicate their heroes in edible form.
45 Years Ago: David Bowie Scores His First No. 1 Hit With 'Fame'
John Lennon collaboration grew out of worries that he might become a prisoner to his own career.
Reissue Roundup: Spring Sets From David Bowie, Rush and More
Archival releases included radio sessions, live shows, remasters and other goodies from the vaults.
Prince's Cloud Guitar, Beatles Lyrics, Bowie Tapes Up for Auction
Items from Guns N' Roses, Elvis Presley, Queen and the Rolling Stones are also up for bid.
Watch the First Clip From David Bowie Biopic ‘Stardust’
Film captures a pre-fame Bowie, striving to break through in America.
Iggy Pop Box Set to Focus on First Two David Bowie-Produced LPs
'The Bowie Years' previews with an alternate mix of "China Girl."