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.’
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.
Listen to Joe Elliott’s Bowie-Inspired Song ‘Goodnight Mr. Jones’
Song arrives on the fifth anniversary of Bowie's death.
Hear David Bowie's Newly Released Lennon and Dylan Covers
Versions of "Mother" and "Tryin' to Get to Heaven" were recorded in 1998.
Listen to Duran Duran’s Cover of David Bowie’s ‘Five Years’
Song arrives on what would have been Bowie's 74th birthday.
David Bowie Tribute Concert to Feature All-Star Lineup of Artists
Streaming event's lineup includes Duran Duran, Nine Inch Nails, Peter Frampton, Def Leppard's Joe Elliott and a supergroup featuring members of Foo Fighters, Slipknot and Jane's Addiction.
David Bowie’s Son Finds Christmas Present From Dad Years Later
Scarf worn by star for introduction to TV special ‘The Snowman’ was intended as gift for Duncan Jones.
Sammy Hagar and the Circle Prep New 'Lockdown 2020' LP
Check out new cover of David Bowie's "Heroes" from a project that also includes updates of songs by Van Halen, AC/DC and others.
What David Bowie Movie ‘Absolute Beginners’ Did for Its Director
Julien Temple calls 1986 flop his “albatross” but has “mixed feelings” over the changes it forced.
Does David Bowie Biopic ‘Stardust’ Benefit From Being Unofficial?
Star Johnny Flynn says he had freedom to explore “responsible” story - but admits he wanted to refuse role at first.