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.’
Earl Slick 'Wasn’t a Bowie Fan' When He Got Life-Changing Gig
Longtime guitarist only owned one David Bowie album prior to his “strange” audition.
Drugged-Up David Bowie was Managed Like Elvis, says Earl Slick
Longtime guitarist recalls manipulation that led to his departure before ‘Station to Station’ tour.
David Bowie Painting Found in Thrift Store Breaks Auction Record
The 90’s canvas, purchased at a donation center for $5 CAD, sold at auction for more than $100,000 CAD.
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.”