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.’
Bowie's 'Ziggy Stardust' Gets Reggae Makeover on New Tribute LP
Easy Star All-Stars preview forthcoming 'Ziggy Stardub' with an infectious rendition of "Starman."
Iman Says David Bowie's Death Put a Target on Her Head
They married in 1992, long after both had established their own identity.
Reissue Roundup: Fall Sets From David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, More
Box sets, lost archival recordings and expanded reissues highlight the pre-holiday bonanza.
Peter Frampton Didn’t Know How Much David Bowie Helped Him
Guitarist still regrets releasing “painful” 1977 album ‘I’m In You.’
David Bowie's 'Hunky Dory' Era Explored With Expansive Box Set
'Divine Symmetry' includes 48 previously unreleased recordings and new alternate mixes.
29 Wildly Different Covers of David Bowie's 'Heroes'
Iconic song has been reimagined by a long list of incredible artists ... and David Hasselhoff.
How Familiar Lovers at Berlin Wall Sparked David Bowie's 'Heroes'
Classic song reached only No. 24 on the U.K. chart and failed to chart at all in the U.S.
Lesson From David Bowie Helped Complete ‘Moonage Daydream’ Script
Filmmaker Brett Morgen said he ended up on a train, and then "the floodgates opened."