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 started his interest in music at a very young age.

Birth of a star

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

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

David Bowie sold an astounding number of over 130 million records worldwide and has received many platinum and gold certifications for his albums in both 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 for the release of a documentary movie with the same name. The movie had been in the making for a decade until its release 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 thinks of David Bowie. The star was constantly experimenting with music and his looks, and he was well known to easily adapt to the music scene as it was constantly changing.

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

 

 

 

 

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