David Bowie

Legend of pop music

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David Bowie performing Isle of Wight Festival 2004

One of the most influential music stars of our time, David Bowie left a long legacy of many hit songs that changed the music industry.

David Bowie was born in England, London and since a very young age was always interested in music.

Birth of a star

He started his career at the age of 15 when he put together his very own band The Konrads, but it wasn’t until the early 70s that he achieved great success with the eccentric alter-ego personality of Ziggy Stardust.

During the mid 70s he travelled to Switzerland to pursue painting and he dedicated a lot of time on self-improvement. In 1976 he moved to Berlin where he shared an apartment with Iggy Pop. There he released 3 albums including the one with the hit song “Heroes”.

David Bowie sold an astounding number of over 130 million records worldwide and has received many platinum and gold certifications for the release of his albums in United Kingdom as well as in USA.

Big Star on the Big Screen

The release of his fifth album “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars” eventually brought him onto the big screen where the documentary movie was release with the same name. The movie had been in the making for a decade until it was finally released in 1983 at the Edinburgh Film Festival. He continued to act in several movies until the year of 2006.

 

Music Chameleon

An unusual title for sure, but a well deserved when one things of David Bowie. The star was constantly experimenting with music and his looks, and he was well known to easily adopt to the music scene as it was ever fast changing.

During his career he performed with many famous bands like The Queen, with who he teamed up to record the world famous hit “Under Pressure”.

 

 

 

 

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Shreem Brzee