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.’
Did Roger Taylor Record More Music With David Bowie?
Queen drummer reflects on working with “extraordinary person.”
David Bowie Studio Moment Hinted at 'Special Mental Powers'
Producer Tony Visconti recalls "goose bumps" experience as they worked on 'Low' track "Weeping Wall."
25 Years Ago: David Bowie Shares 50th Birthday Stage With Friends
An all-star cast of rockers helped the Starman ring in his 50th birthday in 1997.
David Bowie Recorded ‘Five Years’ in Tears
Co-producer Ken Scott says emotional ‘Ziggy Stardust’ take is example of how much late musician gave.
Spoon Cover David Bowie's 'I Can't Give Everything Away'
Song is streaming exclusively on Amazon Music.
David Bowie's Estate Sells His Entire Publishing Catalog
Rock legend's catalog reportedly fetches more than $250 million.
David Bowie's 'Hunky Dory': A Track-by-Track Guide
He'd already released three studio albums, but this LP introduced him to the world.
David Bowie's 'Hunky Dory' 50th Anniversary Picture Disc Out Soon
Check out an alternative mix of “Changes,” created from the original masters.
Reissue Roundup: Fall Sets From David Bowie, Billy Joel and More
Deluxe box sets, expanded classic LPs and other treasures highlight the latest batch of archival releases.