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David Bowie

David Bowie in 2009.
Background information
Birth name David Robert Hayward Jones
Born 8 January 1947 (1947-01-08) (age 63)
Brixton, London, England, UK
Genres Rock music, glam rock, pop rock, art rock, blue-eyed soul, psychedelic rock, protopunk
Occupations Musician, actor, record producer, arranger
Instruments see below
Years active 1964 – present
Labels Deram Records
RCA Records
Rykodisc
EMI America Records
Virgin Records
EMI Records
ISO Records
Columbia Records
BMG
Parlophone Records
Pye Records
Hansa Records
Associated acts The Riot Squad, Tin Machine
Website Official Website
.David Bowie (pronounced /ˈboʊ.iː/, BOH-ee;[1] born David Robert Hayward-Jones,[2] 8 January 1947[3]) is an English musician, actor, record producer and arranger.^ Bowie released his first solo album in 1967 for Deram records, simply called David Bowie , an amalgam of psychedelia and easy listening .
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^ Stupire, d'altronde, è lo sport preferito di David Jones alias Bowie.
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^ He was born on Wednesday, 8th January 1947 at 22:59hrs at 40 Stansfield Road, Brixton, London, SW9 9RZ, England.
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.Active in five decades of popular music and frequently reinventing his music and image, Bowie is widely regarded as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s.^ Active in five decades of rock and roll , and frequently re-inventing his music and image, Bowie is widely regarded [1] as an influential innovator, particularly for his work through the 1970s.

^ Active in five decades of rock music and frequently reinventing his music and image, Bowie is regarded as an influential innovator, particularly for his work through the 1970s.
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^ David Bowie is widely regarded as one of the most influential writers...
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He has been cited as an influence by many musicians[4] and is known for his distinctive voice[5][6] and the intellectual depth of his work.[7][8]
.Although he released an album (David Bowie) and several singles earlier, David Bowie first caught the eye and ear of the public in the autumn of 1969, when the song "Space Oddity" reached the top five of the UK Singles Chart.^ The Best of David Bowie 1969/1974 .
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^ Which is David Bowie's biggest selling album?
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^ Television When was David Bowie's first ever television appearance?
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.After a three-year period of experimentation he re-emerged in 1972 during the glam rock era as the flamboyant, androgynous alter ego Ziggy Stardust, spearheaded by the hit single "Starman" and the album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.^ Bowie’s 1972 album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars , earned him this honor.
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^ After a three-year period of experimentation he re-emerged in 1972 during the glam-rock era as a flamboyant, androgynous alter ego Ziggy Stardust , spearheaded by the hit single " Starman " and the album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars .

^ Bowie's androgynous image was taken a step further in June 1972 with the seminal concept album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars , focusing on the career of an extraterrestrial rock singer.

.The relatively short-lived Ziggy persona epitomised a career often marked by musical innovation, reinvention and striking visual presentation.^ The relatively short-lived Ziggy persona epitomised a career often marked by musical innovation, reinvention and striking visual presentation.
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^ Active in five decades of rock music and frequently reinventing his music and image, Bowie is regarded as an influential innovator, particularly for his work through the 1970s.
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.In 1975, Bowie achieved his first major American crossover success with the number-one single "Fame", co-written with John Lennon,[9] and the hit album Young Americans, which the singer identified as "plastic soul". The sound constituted a radical shift in style that initially alienated many of his UK devotees.^ Young Americans [Single Version] lyrics .

^ In the US, Bowie achieved his first major commercial success as the album went to #5.
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^ The sound constituted a radical shift in style that initially alienated many of his UK devotees.
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[10] .He then confounded the expectations of both his record label and his American audiences by recording the minimalist album Low (1977)—the first of three collaborations with Brian Eno over the next two years.^ He then confounded the expectations of both his record label and his American audiences by recording the minimalist album Low – the first of three collaborations with Brian Eno .

^ Outside , supposed to be the first volume in a subsequently abandoned non-linear narrative of art and murder, reunited him with Brian Eno .

^ Berlin Trilogy 1977 released 'Low' was the first of three albums David BOWIE made in Berlin in collaboration with Brian ENO (production was done by David BOWIE and Tony Visconti), continuing with the Krautrock and Avant-Garde electronic genre.
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.The so-called "Berlin Trilogy" albums all reached the UK top five and garnered lasting critical praise.^ The last three were the 'Berlin Trilogy'!

^ His most experimental works to date, the so-called " Berlin Trilogy " nevertheless produced three UK top-five albums.

^ In so-called Berlin, work with Brian Eno is a part of the trilogy of known David Bowie.
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.After uneven commercial success in the late 1970s, Bowie had UK number ones with the 1980 single "Ashes to Ashes" and its parent album, Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps).^ After uneven commercial success in the late 1970s, Bowie had UK number ones with the 1980 single "Ashes to Ashes (song)|Ashes to Ashes" and its parent album, Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) .
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^ After uneven commercial success in the late 1970s, Bowie had UK number ones with the 1980 single " Ashes to Ashes " and its parent album, Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) .

^ Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) - RCA 1980 .

.He paired with Queen for the 1981 UK chart-topping single "Under Pressure", but reached a commercial peak in 1983 with the album Let's Dance, which yielded the hit singles "Let's Dance", "China Girl", and "Modern Love". Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Bowie continued to experiment with musical styles, including blue-eyed soul, industrial, adult contemporary, and jungle.^ He paired with Queen for the 1981 UK chart-topper " Under Pressure ", but consolidated his commercial – and, until then, most profitable – sound in 1983 with the album Let's Dance , which yielded the hit singles " China Girl ", " Modern Love " and, most famously, the title track .

^ The song was a hit and became Bowie's 3rd and Queen's 2nd #1 single.

^ Under Pressure (with Queen, November 1981).
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.His last recorded album was Reality (2003), which was supported by the 2003-2004 Reality Tour.^ A Virtual Ticket (Reality Tour 2003/2004) .
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^ In October 2004, Bowie released a live DVD of the tour, entitled A Reality Tour (film)|A Reality Tour of his performances in Dublin on 22 November and 23 November 2003, which included songs spanning the full length of Bowie's career, although mostly focusing on his more recent albums.
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^ His famous announcement - "Not only is this the last show of the tour, but it's the last show that we'll ever do" - was preserved as part of a live recording of the show, released as a double album under the title Ziggy Stardust - The Motion Picture .

.In the BBC's 2002 poll of the 100 Greatest Britons, Bowie ranked 29. Throughout his career he has sold an estimated 136 million albums,[11] and ranks among the ten best-selling acts in UK pop history.^ In the BBC's 2002 poll of the 100 Greatest Britons, Bowie ranked 29.
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^ Throughout his career he has sold an estimated 196 million albums, and ranks among the ten best-selling acts in UK pop history.
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^ Throughout his career he has sold an estimated 136 million albums, and ranks among the ten best-selling acts in UK pop history.

.In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him 39th on their list of the 100 Greatest Rock Artists of All Time[12] and the 23rd best singer of all time.^ In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him #39 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time .

^ In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him 39th on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
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^ Read the RYM Rough Guide for this artist (as suggested by Shrimp91 ) "If someone asked me who the greatest recording artist of all time was, I'd say: "That's a stupid question, but the closest I can get to a single definitive answer is David Bowie".
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Contents

History

1947–67: Early years

.David Bowie was born David Robert Jones in Brixton, London to parents who were married in September 1947 shortly after his birth.^ David Robert Jones was born in Brixton, London, to a father from Tadcaster in Yorkshire and a mother from an Irish people|Irish family; Bowie's parents were married shortly after his birth.
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^ David BOWIE is born David Robert Jones on January 8 1947.
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^ The couple have a daughter, Alexandria Zahra Jones (known as Lexi), born August 15, 2000, and live in Manhattan and London.
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[14][15] .His mother Margaret Mary "Peggy" (née Burns), of Irish descent[16] worked as a cinema usherette and his father Hayward Stenton "John" Jones was a promotions officer for Barnardo's.^ They first met at the Ritz Cinema in Tunbridge Wells where Peggy worked was a waitress in the restaurant.
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^ David's mother was Margaret Mary Jones (nee Burns) (known as 'Peggy'), born at 15 Meadow Road, Southborough, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 0HL, on 2nd October 1913.
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^ David's father was Haywood Stenton Jones (known as 'John'), born at 41 St. Sepulchre Gate, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN1 1TD, on 21st November 1912.
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[17] .Bowie attended a school in Stockwell until he was six years old, when his family moved from Brixton to the suburb of Bromley, Kent, where he attended Burnt Ash Junior School, Rangefield Road, Bromley which is now known as Burnt Ash Primary School.^ He lived in Brixton until he was six years old, when his family moved to Bromley in Kent (now part of Greater London ).

^ The success of the album made Bowie a star, and soon the one-year-old Hunky Dory album eclipsed Ziggy Stardust , when it peaked at #3 on the UK chart.

^ The Deram Years and Beckenham Art Labs From 1966 until 1968 David BOWIE was under contract with Decca's Deram label.
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.Here he played for the football team in 1957/58. He then went on to attend Bromley Technical High School, now known as Ravens Wood School.^ Nel 1957 la famiglia Jones si sposta nel quartiere di Bromley; David studia alla Technical High School per diventare grafico pubblicitario.
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^ He was educated at Bromley Technical High School in Keston, Bromley and lived with his parents until he was eighteen.

[17]
.When Bowie was 15 years old, his friend, George Underwood, wearing a ring on his finger, punched him in the left eye during a fight over a girl.^ At one point, Bowie's friend George Underwood, while wearing a ring on his finger, punched him in the left eye during a fight over a girl.

^ When I was 5 or 6 years old I saw The Labryinth and decided I wanted to grow up and marry David Bowie, 16 years later I can watch the movie again and again and always remember why =) .
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^ Underwood and Bowie remained good friends; Underwood went on to do artwork for Bowie's earlier albums.

.Bowie was forced to stay out of school for eight months so that doctors could conduct operations to repair his potentially blinded eye.^ Bowie was forced to stay out of school for eight months so that doctors could conduct operations to repair his potentially-blinded eye.
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^ He was forced to stay out of school for eight months so that doctors could conduct operations in attempts to repair his potentially blinded eye.

^ Doctors could not fully repair the damage, leaving his pupil permanently dilated .

[18][19] .Doctors could not fully repair the damage, leaving his pupil permanently dilated.^ Doctors could not fully repair the damage, leaving his pupil permanently dilated .

^ He was forced to stay out of school for eight months so that doctors could conduct operations in attempts to repair his potentially blinded eye.

.As a result of the injury, Bowie has faulty depth perception.^ As a result of the injury, Bowie has faulty depth perception .

^ As a result of the injury, Bowie has faulty depth perception.
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.Bowie has stated that although he can see with his injured eye, his colour vision was mostly lost and a brownish tone is constantly present.^ Bowie has stated that although he can see with his injured eye, his colour vision was mostly lost and a brownish tone is constantly present.
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^ The colour of the irises is still the same blue, but since the pupil of the injured eye is wide open, the colour of that eye is commonly mistaken to be Heterochromia|different.
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^ The colour of the irises are still the same blue, but since the pupil of the injured eye is wide open, the colour of his eyes are commonly confused to be differing.

.Each iris has the same blue colour, but since the pupil of the injured eye is wide open, the hue of that eye is commonly mistaken to be different.^ The colour of the irises is still the same blue, but since the pupil of the injured eye is wide open, the colour of that eye is commonly mistaken to be Heterochromia|different.
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^ The colour of the irises are still the same blue, but since the pupil of the injured eye is wide open, the colour of his eyes are commonly confused to be differing.

^ Bowie has stated that although he can see with his injured eye, his colour vision was mostly lost and a brownish tone is constantly present.
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[19] .Despite the fight, Underwood and Bowie remained good friends, and Underwood went on to do the artwork for Bowie's earlier albums.^ Underwood and Bowie remained good friends; Underwood went on to do artwork for Bowie's earlier albums.

^ At one point, Bowie's friend George Underwood, while wearing a ring on his finger, punched him in the left eye during a fight over a girl.

^ Bowie's final dance album was Never Let Me Down (1987), where he ditched the light dance of his two earlier albums, instead producing harder rock with a dance edge.

[20]
.Bowie's interest in music was sparked at the age of nine when his father brought home a collection of American 45s, including Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, The Platters, Fats Domino and, most significantly, Little Richard.^ Bowie's interest in the growing German music scene, as well as his drug addiction, prompted him to move to (West-) Berlin to dry out and rejuvenate his career.

^ And, the activity of the music of David Bowie that rushed into in the 80's exactly included a revolution and an inevitable flow a lot.
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^ Nonetheless, most people were far more interested in Bowie's latest hair-style than his lyrics.
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[21] .Upon listening to "Tutti Frutti", Bowie would later say, "I had heard God".[22] His half-brother Terry introduced him to modern jazz and Bowie's enthusiasm for players like Charles Mingus and John Coltrane led his mother to give him a plastic saxophone for Christmas in 1959. Graduating to a real instrument, he formed his first band in 1962, The Konrads.^ The Konrads were David's first professional band.
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^ As with the single " Changes ", Hunky Dory was not a big hit but it laid the groundwork for the move that would shortly lift Bowie into the first rank of stars, giving him four top 10 albums and eight top ten singles in the UK in 18 months between 1972 and 1973.

^ It contained his first #1 hit in the US, " Fame ," co-written with John Lennon (who also contributed backing vocals) and one of Bowie's new band members, guitarist Carlos Alomar .

.He then played and sang in various blues/beat groups, such as The King Bees, The Manish Boys (cf.^ Il giovane David ne è affascinato: canta, suona il sax e prova a sfondare alla guida di gruppi underground come Manish Boys, The Konrads, King Bees e Buzz.
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^ He played with various blues/beat groups, such as The King Bees, The Manish Boys , The Lower Third and The Riot Squad in the 1960s.

."Mannish Boy"), The Lower Third and The Riot Squad in the mid-1960s, releasing his first record, the single "Liza Jane", with the King Bees in 1964. His early work shifted through the blues and Elvis-inspired music while working with many British pop styles.^ His early work shifts through the blues and Elvis -esque music while working with many British pop styles.

^ He started making music in the late fifties (saxophone) and eventually played in a number of blues/rock bands, releasing his first single Liza Jane with The King Bees in 1964, he also changed his stage name to David BOWIE to avoid confusion with Davy Jones from THE MONKEES. BOWIE demonstrates several traits that single him out as a song-writer of interest to followers of Progressive music: narrative story-telling & characterisation, non-standard song structures, musical eclecticism and a variety of singing styles that have a wide vocal range and mixture of different tones & timbres to suit individual songs and stage personas.
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^ Their name originated from a song title by the Louisiana blues singer Slim Harpo entitled 'I'm A King Bee'.
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.During the early 1960s, Bowie was performing either under his own name or the stage name "Davie Jones", and briefly even as "Davy Jones", creating confusion with Davy Jones of The Monkees.^ The "Sound + Vision Tour" (named after the Low single) was conceived and directed by choreographer Edouard Lock of the Québécois contemporary dance troupe La La La Human Steps , who Bowie collaborated and performed with on stage and in his videos.

^ The aspiring rock star needed to use a different stage name to avoid confusion with Davy Jones of The Monkees , so he chose the last name Bowie after the Alamo hero Jim Bowie and his famous Bowie knife .

^ The 1979 track 'Look Back In Anger' was used as the opening song for many of Bowie's stage performances between 1983 and 1997.
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.To avoid this, in 1966 he chose "Bowie" for his stage name, after the Alamo hero Jim Bowie and his famous Bowie knife.^ He chose the name 'Bowie' because it was "the ultimate American knife.
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^ The aspiring rock star needed to use a different stage name to avoid confusion with Davy Jones of The Monkees , so he chose the last name Bowie after the Alamo hero Jim Bowie and his famous Bowie knife .

^ Which was the first ever release under the name David Bowie 'Can't Help Thinking About Me' was the first single issued under the name David Bowie, 14th January 1966 on Pye Records (Pye 7N17020).
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[23] .During this time, he recorded singles for Parlophone under the name of The Manish Boys and Davy Jones and for Pye under the name David Bowie (and The Lower Third), all without success.^ Show all DAVID BOWIE videos (4) .
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^ David Bowie (IPA: ) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger and audio engineer.

^ Read the RYM Rough Guide for this artist (as suggested by Shrimp91 ) "If someone asked me who the greatest recording artist of all time was, I'd say: "That's a stupid question, but the closest I can get to a single definitive answer is David Bowie".
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.Bowie released his first album in 1967 for the Decca Records offshoot Deram, simply called David Bowie.^ Which is David Bowie's biggest selling album?
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^ Television When was David Bowie's first ever television appearance?
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^ Bowie released his first solo album in 1967 for Deram records, simply called David Bowie , an amalgam of psychedelia and easy listening .

It was an amalgam of pop, psychedelia, and music hall. .Around the same time he issued a novelty single, "The Laughing Gnome", which utilised sped-up Chipmunk-style vocals.^ At the same time the album went #1 in the UK, and a re-issue of his old single "Space Oddity" became his first #1 hit in the UK, only a few months after "Fame" had done the same in the US. .

^ The final layer of vocals added is sped up about three semitones, making Bowie's voice sound like that of a young boy's.
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^ This incident, along with similarly controversial racist remarks by Eric Clapton around the same time, were catalysts for the formation of the Rock Against Racism movement.

.None of these releases managed to chart, and he would not cut another record for two years.^ That same year, re-recorded tracks from the game and new music was released in the album 'hours...'

^ Five years later, the song would prove a worldwide festive hit, charting in the U.K at #3 on Christmas Day 1982.

^ None of these managed to chart; the 1967 album is hard to find today, although it exists in counterfeit copies.

.His Deram material from the album and various singles was later recycled in a multitude of compilations.^ However, the materials of the album, the single, and several other works were later recycled in a multitude of compilation albums.

^ Two clips of Bowie appear in U2 's video for their song " Window in the Skies ", from the 2006 compilation album U218 Singles .

.Influenced by the dramatic arts, he studied with Lindsay Kemp—from avant-garde theatre and mime to Commedia dell'arte—and much of his work would involve the creation of characters or personae to present to the world.^ Influenced by the dramatic arts he studied at this age with Lindsay Kemp — from avant-garde theatre and mime to Commedia dell'arte — much of Bowie's work has involved the creation of characters or personae to present to the world.

^ Together with Mick Ronson, he help Bowie to create a soundscape between the "folk rock" of David Bowie" (aka Space oddity) and the more avant garde influences from the Velvet underground.
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^ My whole life would be transformed into this bizarre nihilistic fantasy world of impending doom, mythological characters and imminent totalitarianism.
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.During 1967, Bowie sold his first song to another artist, "Oscar" (an early stage name of actor-musician Paul Nicholas).^ During 1967, Bowie also had minor success with a single he wrote for another artist, "Oscar" (an early stage name of actor-musician Paul Nicholas ).

^ In 2003, a report in the Sunday Express named Bowie as the second-richest entertainer in the UK (behind Sir Paul McCartney ), with an estimated fortune of £510 million.

^ The 1979 track 'Look Back In Anger' was used as the opening song for many of Bowie's stage performances between 1983 and 1997.
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.Bowie wrote Oscar's third single, "Over the Wall We Go", which satirised life in a British prison.^ Bowie wrote Oscar's third single, "Over The Wall We Go", which gained a degree of notoriety because it satirised a series of highly-publicised breakouts from British prisons.

^ Bowie wrote songs for the film, some of which became singles.

^ The album also has a pair of dance version rewrites of " Neighborhood Threat " and " Tonight ", old songs Bowie wrote with Iggy Pop which had originally appeared on Lust for Life .

[24] In late 1968, his then-manager, Kenneth Pitt, produced a half-hour promotional film called Love You till Tuesday featuring Bowie performing a number of songs, but it went unreleased until 1984.

1969–73: Psychedelic folk to glam rock

.Bowie's first flirtation with fame came in 1969 with his single "Space Oddity," written the previous year but recorded and released to coincide with the first moon landing.^ Space Oddity (Rca 1969) .
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^ Early success In 1969 BOWIE had his first major success with his 'Space Oddity' hit single, (released to coincide with the first moon landing), where the character of Major Tom is introduced (later to re-appear on the 1980s hit single 'Ashes to Ashes').
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^ Which was the first ever song written and released by David?
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[25] .This ballad told the story of Major Tom, an astronaut who becomes lost in space, though it has also been interpreted as an allegory for taking drugs.^ This ballad was the story of what was often called Bowie's first dual-subject and role, Major Tom, an astronaut who becomes lost in space.

^ The Operator then says 'Ground Control to Major Tom' which is the opening lyric to Bowie's first hit song 'Space Oddity'.

^ He reacted to an earlier persona, Major Tom who sang in 1969: "I think my spaceship knows which way to go" (in 'Space Oddity').
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[26] .It became a Top 5 UK hit.^ It became a UK hit record.

^ 'Arnold Layne' (with David Gilmour) was released on 25th December 2006, making it his 38th 'top twenty' UK hit single.
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^ How many top ten hits has David had in the UK? Twenty Three Space Oddity (No.
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.Bowie put the finishing touches to the track while living with Mary Finnigan as her lodger.^ Eno still haunts this track from afar, as methods he introduced to Bowie have been put in place.
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^ DAVID BOWIE Stereo 8 Track Tape DAVID LIVE .
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.Finnigan and Bowie joined forces with Christina Ostrom and the late Barrie Jackson to run a Folk Club on Sunday nights at The Three Tuns pub in Beckenham High Street, south London.^ Organised by David and Mary Finnigan, the Folk Club was in reality a room at the back of the Three Tuns public house on Beckenham High Street.
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^ Starting on the 10th April through to 12th June, David and The Buzz appear at The Marquee Club, Soho, London for a series of six Sunday afternoon shows (3.00pm - 6.00pm) entitled 'The Bowie Showboat'.
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^ Together with some friends he decided to organise a Folk Club at the Three Tuns.
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[27] .This soon morphed into the Beckenham Arts Lab and became extremely popular.^ There was a lot more than music at the Beckenham Arts Lab.
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^ Between 1969 and 1973 The Beckenham Arts Lab was a crucible for artistic talent and the launch pad for David Bowie's rise to stardom.
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^ The Deram Years and Beckenham Art Labs From 1966 until 1968 David BOWIE was under contract with Decca's Deram label.
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.In August 1969, The Arts Lab hosted a Free Festival in a local park, later immortalised by Bowie in his song "Memory of a Free Festival".[28] In 1969 and 1970, "Space Oddity" was used by the BBC during both its Apollo 11 moon landing coverage and its coverage of Apollo 13.^ Space Oddity (Rca 1969) .
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^ Space Oddity 1969 .
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^ Space Oddity (videoclip da Space Oddity , 1969) .
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.The corresponding album, his second, was released in November 1969 and originally titled David Bowie, which caused some confusion as both of Bowie's first and second albums were released with that name in the UK. In the US the same album originally bore the title Man of Words, Man of Music to overcome that confusion.^ DAVID BOWIE discography of albums and videos .
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^ Bowie reviews not to throw some mudpies at the second side of this album.

^ This is a discography of David Bowie's studio albums.

.In 1972, the album was re-released on both sides of the Atlantic by RCA Records as Space Oddity, the title it has kept ever since.^ Space Oddity (Rca 1969) .
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^ Space Oddity - RCA 1969 .

^ In 1972, the second album was re-released as Space Oddity .

.In 1970, Bowie released his third album, The Man Who Sold the World, rejecting the acoustic guitar sound of the previous album and replacing it with the heavy rock backing provided by Mick Ronson, who would be a major collaborator through to 1973. Much of the album resembles British heavy metal music of the period, but the album provided some unusual musical detours, such as the title track's use of Latin sounds and rhythms.^ Later that year, Bowie released The Man Who Sold the World , rejecting the acoustic guitar sound of the previous album and replacing it with the heavy rock backing provided by Mick Ronson , who would be a major collaborator through to 1973.

^ Much of the album resembles British Heavy metal of the period, but the album provided some interesting musical detours, such as the title track's use of Latin sounds to hold the melody.

^ From Glam to Experimentation In 1974 BOWIE released 'Diamond Dogs', a loose concept album partly based on George Orwell's 1984 features another messianic character (the 'Candidate') in a dystopian (post apocalyptic) world.
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.The original UK cover of the album showed Bowie in a dress, an early example of his androgynous appearance.^ The cover of the first release of this album, on which Bowie is seen reclining in a dress, was an early indication of his interest in exploiting his androgynous appearance.

^ The album — and an NBC television special, the 1980 Floor Show , broadcast at around the same time — demonstrated Bowie headed toward the genre of soul / disco music, the track "1984" being a prime example.

^ Also, Syd Barrett freaks won't be very happy with Bowie's cover of "See Emily Play", since it lacks the subtlety of the Pink Floyd original.
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.In the US, the album was originally released in a cartoonish cover that did not feature Bowie.^ From Glam to Experimentation In 1974 BOWIE released 'Diamond Dogs', a loose concept album partly based on George Orwell's 1984 features another messianic character (the 'Candidate') in a dystopian (post apocalyptic) world.
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^ Also, Syd Barrett freaks won't be very happy with Bowie's cover of "See Emily Play", since it lacks the subtlety of the Pink Floyd original.
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^ The US version of this collection was released as The Singles 1969 To 1993 on Rykodisc, and featured a different tracklisting (see below).
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Bowie with acoustic guitar
His next record, Hunky Dory in 1971, saw the partial return of the fey pop singer of "Space Oddity", with light fare such as the droll "Kooks". Elsewhere, the album explored more serious themes on tracks such as "Oh! .You Pretty Things" (a song taken to UK number twelve by Herman's Hermits' Peter Noone in 1971), the semi-autobiographical "The Bewlay Brothers", and the Buddhist-influenced "Quicksand". Lyrically, the young songwriter also paid unusually direct homage to his influences with "Song for Bob Dylan", "Andy Warhol", and "Queen Bitch", which Bowie's somewhat cryptic liner notes indicate as a Velvet Underground pastiche.^ You Pretty Things " (this song was also taken to UK #12 by Herman's Hermits ' Peter Noone in 1971), the semi-autobiographical " The Bewlay Brothers " and the Buddhist -influenced " Quicksand ".

^ Queen Bitch lyrics .

^ Andy Warhol lyrics .

As with the single "Changes", Hunky Dory was not a big hit but it laid the groundwork for the move that would shortly lift Bowie into the first rank of stars, giving him four top-ten albums and eight top ten singles in the UK in eighteen months between 1972 and 1973.
.Bowie further explored his androgynous persona in June 1972 with the seminal concept album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, which presents a world destined to end in five years and tells the story of the ultimate rock star, Ziggy Stardust.^ "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust", and the film contains numerous references to Bowie's career.

^ The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars è un concept-album su ascesa e (auto)distruzione di un "plastic rocker".
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^ Bowie’s 1972 album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars , earned him this honor.
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.The album's sound combined the hard rock elements of The Man Who Sold the World with the lighter experimental rock of Hunky Dory and the fast-paced glam rock pioneered by Marc Bolan's T. Rex.^ The album's sound returns to the Heavy metal line-up of The Man Who Sold the World , but the feel is lighter and faster, typifying glam rock as pioneered by Marc Bolan .

^ From Glam to Experimentation In 1974 BOWIE released 'Diamond Dogs', a loose concept album partly based on George Orwell's 1984 features another messianic character (the 'Candidate') in a dystopian (post apocalyptic) world.
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^ The album had a hard rock edge with many innovations, including conspicuous guitar contributions from King Crimson's Robert Fripp and The Who 's Pete Townshend .

Many of the album's songs have become rock classics, including "Ziggy Stardust," "Moonage Daydream," "Rock & Roll Suicide" and "Suffragette City."
.The Ziggy Stardust character became the basis for Bowie's first large-scale tour beginning in 1972, where he donned his famous flaming red mullet and wild outfits, designed by Kansai Yamamoto.^ When and where was the first performance of Ziggy Stardust?
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^ Bowie e Ronson sul palco dello Ziggy Stardust Tour.
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^ Bowie's Ziggy Stardust character became the basis for his first tour beginning in 1972, where Bowie donned his famous red, flaming hair and wild outfits.

.The tour featured a three-piece band representing The Spiders from Mars: Mick Ronson on guitar, Trevor Bolder on bass, and Woody Woodmansey on drums.^ Drums, bass and, above all, Mick Ronson's lead guitar are as effective as they should be.
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^ Ronson, infatti, porta con sé il bassista Trevor Bolder e il batterista Mick "Woody" Woodmansey: i futuri Spiders From Mars.
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^ The tour featured a three-piece band representing the 'Spiders from Mars': Ronson on guitar, Trevor Bolder on bass, and Mick Woodmansey on drums.

.This was Bowie’s first tour to visit the US, making his first appearance on 22 September 1972 at Music Hall in Cleveland, Ohio.^ Television When was David Bowie's first ever television appearance?
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^ With a renewed access of enthusiasm, Bowie did mammoth tours through Europe, appearing in a new Pierrot suit, and the red hairstyle from 1972.
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^ Outside' between January and May 1994, while Bowie, Eno and their friend Andr Heller only visited Gugging in September of that year.
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[29] .The album made number five in the UK on the strength of the number ten placing of the single "Starman". Their success made Bowie a star, and soon the six-month-old Hunky Dory eclipsed Ziggy Stardust, when it peaked at number three on the UK chart.^ The success of the album made Bowie a star, and soon the one-year-old Hunky Dory album eclipsed Ziggy Stardust , when it peaked at #3 on the UK chart.

^ The album flew to #5 in the UK on the strength of the #10 placing of the single " Starman ."

^ In 1975, he achieved his first major U.S. crossover success with the number-one single "Fame", which was co-written with former Beatle John Lennon.
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.At the same time the non-album single "John, I’m Only Dancing" (not released in the US until 1979) peaked at UK number twelve, and "All the Young Dudes", a song he had given to, and produced for, Mott the Hoople, made UK number three.^ Outside' was the only album that was actually produced.
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^ John I'm Only Dancing (sax version) .
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^ Show: all songs non-album songs .

.Around the same time Bowie began promoting and producing his rock and roll heroes, two of whom he met at the popular New York hangout Max's Kansas City:[30] former Velvet Underground singer Lou Reed, whose solo breakthrough Transformer was produced by Bowie and Ronson; and Iggy Pop, whose band, The Stooges, signed with Bowie's management, MainMan Productions, to record their third album, Raw Power.^ He currently lives in New York City.
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^ Iggy Pop and his band The Stooges signed with Bowie's management, MainMan Productions , and recorded their ultimate album, Raw Power , in London.

^ Former Velvet Underground singer Lou Reed 's solo breakthrough Transformer was produced by Bowie and Mick Ronson .

.Though he was not present for the tracking of the album, Bowie later performed its much-debated mix.^ Though he was not present for the tracking of the album, Bowie later performed its much debated mix .

^ The song Win featured a hypnotic guitar riff later cribbed by Beck for the track/live staple "Debra" off his Midnight Vultures album.

^ Unfortunately, that's pretty much all I've got for songs that I would classify as 'good', though more of this album is decent than otherwise.

[31] .Bowie sang back-up vocals on both Reed's Transformer, and Iggy's The Idiot.^ Former Velvet Underground singer Lou Reed 's solo breakthrough Transformer was produced by Bowie and Mick Ronson .

^ Bowie is name-checked in the lyrics to Kraftwerk 's " Trans-Europe Express " ("From station to station /Back to Dusseldorf City/Meet Iggy Pop and David Bowie").

^ The album also featured a spoken word performance by Lou Reed, making it the second project involving both Bowie and Reed in two years, since Reed's 2003 The Raven .

.The Spiders From Mars came together again on Aladdin Sane, released in April 1973 and his first number one album in the UK. Described by Bowie as "Ziggy goes to America",[32] all the new songs were written on ship, bus or trains during the first leg of his US Ziggy Stardust tour.^ In 1973 BOWIE further developed the Ziggy character with 'Aladdin Sane', BOWIE himself referred to the album as "Ziggy goes to America" with most songs written on the 1972 Ziggy Stardust American tour.
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^ I told them, “David Bowie off the Aladdin Sane album.” .

^ The Spiders From Mars came together again on 1973's Aladdin Sane , another conceptual work about the disintegration of society, and Bowie's first #1 album in the UK. The album is sometimes called Bowie's "On the Road" album, because he wrote all the new songs on ship, bus or trains during the American Ziggy Stardust tour.

.The album's cover, featuring Bowie shirtless with Ziggy hair and a red, black, and blue lightning bolt across his face, has been described as being as "startling as rock covers ever got."^ The album's cover, featuring Bowie shirtless with Ziggy hair and a red, black, and blue lightning bolt across his face, is impressive.

^ Bowie’s 1972 album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars , earned him this honor.
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^ Bowie's song " Ziggy Stardust " was featured in the PS2 game Guitar Hero , developed by Harmonix .

[33] .Aladdin Sane included the UK number two hit "The Jean Genie", the UK number three hit "Drive-In Saturday", and a rendition of The Rolling Stones' "Let's Spend the Night Together". Mike Garson joined Bowie to play piano on this album, and his solo on the title track has been cited as one of the album's highlights.^ I told them, “David Bowie off the Aladdin Sane album.” .

^ Mike Garson joined Bowie to play piano on this album, and his performance has been called the album's highlight [ unverified ] .

^ Il Bowie che non t'aspetti è invece quello della title track (ispirata al romanzo "Corpi Vili" di Evelyn Waugh), una sorta di curioso avant-lounge-jazz sperimentale che deraglia del tutto nell'assolo di piano conclusivo di Mike Garson, e di "Drive-In Saturday", bislacca commistione di sci-fi , doo wop e glam.
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[33][34]
.Bowie's later Ziggy shows, which included songs from both Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane, as well as a few earlier tracks like "Changes" and "The Width of a Circle", were ultra-theatrical affairs filled with shocking stage moments, such as Bowie stripping down to a sumo wrestling loincloth or simulating oral sex with Ronson's guitar.^ Bowie e Ronson sul palco dello Ziggy Stardust Tour.
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^ Bowie's later Ziggy shows, which included songs from both the Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane records as well as a few earlier tracks like "Changes" and " The Width of a Circle ", were ultra-theatrical affairs, filled with some rather shocking stage moments, such as Bowie stripping down to a sumo wrestling loincloth or simulating oral sex with Ronson's guitar.

^ Bowie took the character to extremes, touring and giving press conferences as Ziggy before a dramatic and abrupt on-stage "retirement" at London's Hammersmith Odeon in 1973.

[35] .Bowie toured and gave press conferences as Ziggy before a dramatic and abrupt on-stage "retirement" at London's Hammersmith Odeon on 3 July 1973. His announcement—"Of all the shows on this tour, this particular show will remain with us the longest, because not only is it the last show of the tour, but it's the last show that we'll ever do.^ Show all DAVID BOWIE videos (4) .
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^ Bowie took the character to extremes, touring and giving press conferences as Ziggy before a dramatic and abrupt on-stage "retirement" at London's Hammersmith Odeon in 1973.

^ DAVID BOWIE tour & shows, news & press / forum topics .
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.Thank you."—was preserved in a live recording of the show, filmed by D. A. Pennebaker and belatedly released under the title Ziggy Stardust - The Motion Picture in 1983 after many years circulating as an audio bootleg.^ Ziggy Stardust (live, da Ziggy Stardust - The Motion Picture , 1972) .
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^ Ziggy Stardust - Live in Usa 72 .
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^ His famous announcement - "Not only is this the last show of the tour, but it's the last show that we'll ever do" - was preserved as part of a live recording of the show, released as a double album under the title Ziggy Stardust - The Motion Picture .

[36]
.Pin Ups, a collection of covers of his 1960s favourites, was released in October 1973, spawning a UK number three hit in "Sorrow" and itself peaking at number one, making David Bowie the best-selling act of 1973 in the UK.[37] By this time, Bowie had broken up the Spiders from Mars and was attempting to move on from his Ziggy persona.^ The Best of David Bowie 1980/1987 .
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^ Pin Ups 1973 .
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^ The Best of David Bowie 1974/1979 .
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.Bowie's own back catalogue was now highly sought: The Man Who Sold the World had been re-released in 1972 along with the second David Bowie album (Space Oddity).^ Get the David Bowie widget We're hiring!
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^ DAVID BOWIE discography of albums and videos .
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^ The Man Who Sold the World had been re-released in 1972 along with the second David Bowie album ( Space Oddity ), whilst Hunky Dory' s " Life on Mars?

.Hunky Dory's "Life on Mars?" was released as a single in 1973 and made number three in the UK, the same year Bowie's novelty record from 1967, "The Laughing Gnome", hit number six.^ After retiring Ziggy in 1974, Bowie moved from dystopian rock to Philly soul to cutting-edge experimental pop, all within the span of three years.
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^ His next record, Hunky Dory (1971) saw the partial return of the fey pop singer of "Space Oddity", with light fare such as the droll " Kooks " (dedicated to his young son known to the world as Zowie Bowie ).

^ In the same year Bowie made a cameo appearance in the German movie Christiane F. Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo , the real-life story of a 13 year-old girl in Berlin who becomes addicted to heroin and ends up prostituting herself.

1974–76: Soul, R&B, and The Thin White Duke

Bowie, 1976, Toronto
.1974 saw the release of another ambitious album, Diamond Dogs, with a spoken word introduction and a multi-part song suite ("Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing (reprise)").^ Diamond Dogs - RCA 1974 .

^ Diamond Dogs , with a spoken word introduction and a multipart song suite (" Sweet Thing / Candidate /Sweet Thing (reprise)").

^ Diamond Dogs 1974 .
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.Diamond Dogs was the product of two distinct ideas: a musical based on a wild future in a post-apocalyptic city, and setting George Orwell's 1984 to music.^ Diamond Dogs was the product of two distinct ideas: a musical based on a wild future in a post- apocalyptic city, and setting George Orwell 's 1984 to music (" 1984 ", " Big Brother ", " We Are the Dead ").

^ From Glam to Experimentation In 1974 BOWIE released 'Diamond Dogs', a loose concept album partly based on George Orwell's 1984 features another messianic character (the 'Candidate') in a dystopian (post apocalyptic) world.
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^ Like the apocalyptic 'Diamond Dogs' tour of summer 1974 (which was based on Orwell's 'Nineteen Eighty-Four'), which had in turn inspired the bleak tone of the 'Outside' tour in the winter of 1995, the business of dealing with a death-wish was resolved for Bowie in dance-music; after the depressing summer 1974 tour, there was the 'Philly Dog' tour in autumn 74, that culminated in Bowie's disco album 'Young Americans' in 1975.
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.Bowie also made plans to develop a Diamond Dogs movie, but didn't get very far.^ Bowie also made plans to develop a Diamond Dogs movie, but didn't get very far.

^ 'Diamond Dogs' is also the end of BOWIE's Glam Rock period, with a harder rock sound and none of the glitz and glitter of his previous incarnation.
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^ It is rumored that Bowie began developing a Tutankhamun stage project in the early 1970s, but it never got beyond the planning stage.
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.Bowie had originally planned on writing a musical to 1984, but his interest waned after encountering difficulties in licensing the novel.^ Bowie had planned on actually writing a musical to 1984 , but his interest waned after encountering difficulties in licensing the novel, and he used the songs he had written for Diamond Dogs .

^ Soundtrack to an English-language version of a musical originally written by Bertolt Brecht , presented by the BBC. The songs are performed by Bowie, but all composed by Brecht.
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^ Bowie's interest in the growing German music scene, as well as his drug addiction, prompted him to move to (West-) Berlin to dry out and rejuvenate his career.

.He used some of the songs he had written for the project on Diamond Dogs.^ Diamond Dogs , with a spoken word introduction and a multipart song suite (" Sweet Thing / Candidate /Sweet Thing (reprise)").

^ Bowie had planned on actually writing a musical to 1984 , but his interest waned after encountering difficulties in licensing the novel, and he used the songs he had written for Diamond Dogs .

^ Song: Diamond Dogs .
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.The album—and an NBC television special, The 1980 Floor Show, broadcast at around the same time—demonstrated Bowie headed toward the genre of soul/funk music, the track "1984" being a prime example.^ The album — and an NBC television special, the 1980 Floor Show , broadcast at around the same time — demonstrated Bowie headed toward the genre of soul / disco music, the track "1984" being a prime example.

^ A close analysis of the songs will show that all of the tracks on the album contain elements of 'art music'.
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^ They might have been the challenges of the music character to the 90's at the same time as pursuit's as new Bowie starting with Tin Machine.
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.The album spawned the hits "Rebel Rebel" (UK number five) and "Diamond Dogs" (UK number twenty-one), and itself went to number one in the UK, making him the best-selling act of that country for the second year in a row.^ The album spawned the hits " Rebel Rebel " (UK #5) and " Diamond Dogs " (UK #21), and itself went to #1 in the UK, making him the best-selling act of that country for the second year in a row.

^ The album, however, met the number one spot on the UK charts with singles such as "Jump They Say" and "Miracle Goodnight".

^ How many top ten hits has David had in the UK? Twenty Three Space Oddity (No.
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.In the US, Bowie achieved his first major commercial success as the album went to number five.^ In the US, Bowie achieved his first major commercial success when the album went to #5.

^ With the album at #3 in the US, his greatest success there ever, and the single " Golden Years " becoming a transatlantic Top Ten hit, Bowie was at a commercial peak, yet his sanity — by his own admission later — was twisted by cocaine and he overdosed several times during the year.

^ In 1975 Bowie achieved his first major American crossover success with the number-one single " Fame " and the hit album Young Americans , which the singer identified as “plastic soul”.

.To follow on the release of the album, Bowie launched a massive Diamond Dogs tour in North America from June to December 1974. Choreographed by Toni Basil, and lavishly produced with theatrical special effects, the high-budget stage production broke with contemporary standard practice for rock concerts by featuring no encores.^ Diamond Dogs - RCA 1974 .

^ Diamond Dogs 1974 .
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^ Diamond Dogs (Rca 1974) .
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.It was filmed by Alan Yentob for the documentary Cracked Actor.^ It was filmed by Alan Yentob for the documentary Cracked Actor .

.The documentary seemed to confirm the rumours of his cocaine abuse, featuring a pasty and emaciated Bowie nervously sniffing in the backseat of a car and claiming that there was a fly in his milk.^ "Andy Warhol's Velvet Underground featuring Nico", 1969] There is an overall marvel at David Bowie's stamina.
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^ Another, violently paranoid appearance on "The Dick Cavett Show" seemed to confirm rumours of Bowie's heavy cocaine use at this time.

.Bowie commented that the resulting live album, David Live, ought to have been called "David Bowie Is Alive and Well and Living Only In Theory," presumably in reference to his addled and frenetic psychological state during this period.^ Which is David Bowie's biggest selling album?
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^ DAVID BOWIE discography of albums and videos .
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^ Where does David Bowie live?
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.Nevertheless the album solidified his status as a superstar, going number two in the UK and number eight in the US. It also spawned a UK number ten hit in a cover of "Knock on Wood". After the opening leg of the tour, Bowie mostly jettisoned the elaborate sets.^ After the opening leg of the tour, Bowie mostly jettisoned the elaborate sets.

^ Nevertheless the album solidified his status as a superstar, going #2 in the UK and #8 in the US. It also spawned a UK #10 hit in a cover of " Knock on Wood ".

^ With the album at #3 in the US, his greatest success there ever, and the single " Golden Years " becoming a transatlantic Top Ten hit, Bowie was at a commercial peak, yet his sanity — by his own admission later — was twisted by cocaine and he overdosed several times during the year.

.Then, when the tour resumed after a summer break in Philadelphia for recording new material, the Diamond Dogs sound no longer seemed apt.^ Then, when the tour resumed after a summer break in Philadelphia for recording new material, the Diamond Dogs sound no longer seemed apt.

^ 'Diamond Dogs' is also the end of BOWIE's Glam Rock period, with a harder rock sound and none of the glitz and glitter of his previous incarnation.
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^ The Diamond Dogs material is the best stuff on here .

.Bowie cancelled seven dates and made changes to the band, which returned to the road in October as the Philly Dogs tour.^ Bowie cancelled seven dates and made changes to the band, which returned to the road in October as the Philly Dogs tour.

^ Buy David Bowie tickets, get tour dates, and read concert reviews.
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^ To follow on the release of the album, Bowie launched a massive Diamond Dogs tour of North America, lasting from June to December 1974.

.For Ziggy Stardust fans who had not discerned the soul and funk strains already apparent in Bowie's recent work, the "new" sound was considered a sudden and jolting step.^ For Ziggy Stardust fans who had not discerned the soul and funk strains already apparent in Bowie's recent work, the "new" sound was considered a sudden and jolting step.

^ Bowie’s 1972 album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars , earned him this honor.
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^ His live performances 'looked the business' again - they were now commercial transactions between him and the audience - who got a precisely-measured dosage of ecstasy, and a share in Bowie's evolving stock-market activities, with his Ziggy Stardust songs.
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1975's Young Americans was Bowie's definitive exploration of Philly soul—though he himself referred to the sound ironically as "plastic soul." It contained his first number one hit in the US, "Fame", co-written with Carlos Alomar and John Lennon (who also contributed backing vocals). .It was based on a riff Alomar had developed while covering The Flares' 1961 doo-wop classic "Foot Stompin'", which Bowie's band had taken to playing live during the Philly Dogs period.^ It was based on a riff Alomar developed when covering The Flares's 1961 doo-wop classic "Footstompin'," which Bowie's band had taken to playing live during the Philly Dogs period.

^ Bowie commented that the resulting live album David Live ought really to be called "David Bowie Is Alive and Well and Living Only In Theory," presumably referring to his addled psychological state during this frenetic period.

^ Also, Syd Barrett freaks won't be very happy with Bowie's cover of "See Emily Play", since it lacks the subtlety of the Pink Floyd original.
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.One of the backing vocalists on the album is a young Luther Vandross, who also co-wrote some of the material for Young Americans.^ One of the backing vocalists on the album is a young Luther Vandross , who also co-wrote some of the material for Young Americans .

^ It contained his first #1 hit in the US, " Fame ," co-written with John Lennon (who also contributed backing vocals) and one of Bowie's new band members, guitarist Carlos Alomar .

^ The album was recorded with a new backing band to replace the Spiders and saw the return of Tony VISCONTI as producer, who would stay onboard to co-produce most of the following albums.
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.The song "Win" featured a hypnotic guitar riff later taken by Beck for the track/live staple "Debra" off his Midnite Vultures album.^ In the next year, Bowie and Page cooperated on the Bowie track I Pity the Fool, and Bowie received the guitar riff for the 1970 song The Supermen from Page.
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^ The second track on the album, "Breaking Glass", comes off at first as one of the more 'traditional' pop songs of the album.
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^ The remastered 1991 Rykodisc (US) and EMI (UK) CD reissues added the track Alabama Song (live)(a cover of a Kurt Weill song).
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Despite Bowie's unashamed recognition of the shallowness of his "plastic soul," he did earn the bona fide distinction of being one of the few white artists to be invited to appear on the popular "Soul Train." Another violently paranoid appearance on ABC's The Dick Cavett Show (1974 5 December) seemed to confirm rumours of Bowie's heavy cocaine use at this time.[38] .Young Americans was the album that cemented Bowie's stardom in the US; though only peaking there at number nine, as opposed to the number five placing of Diamond Dogs, the album stayed on the charts almost twice as long.^ Young Americans was the album which cemented Bowie's stardom in the US; though only peaking there at #9, as opposed to the #5 placing of Diamond Dogs , the album stayed in the charts for almost twice as long.

^ From Glam to Experimentation In 1974 BOWIE released 'Diamond Dogs', a loose concept album partly based on George Orwell's 1984 features another messianic character (the 'Candidate') in a dystopian (post apocalyptic) world.
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^ With the album at #3 in the US, his greatest success there ever, and the single " Golden Years " becoming a transatlantic Top Ten hit, Bowie was at a commercial peak, yet his sanity — by his own admission later — was twisted by cocaine and he overdosed several times during the year.

.At the same time, the album achieved number two in the UK while a re-issue of his old single "Space Oddity" became his first number one hit in the UK, only a few months after "Fame" had achieved the same in the US. Around this time, Bowie performed with Cher on her second variety tv program, The Cher Show doing a medley of his songs and popular hits, as well as a version of his song Fame.^ The song was a hit and became Bowie's 3rd and Queen's 2nd #1 single.

^ It became a UK hit record.

^ At the same time the album went #1 in the UK, and a re-issue of his old single "Space Oddity" became his first #1 hit in the UK, only a few months after "Fame" had done the same in the US. .

.Station to Station (1976) featured a darker version of this soul persona, called "The Thin White Duke". Visually the figure was an extension of Thomas Jerome Newton, the character Bowie portrayed in The Man Who Fell to Earth.^ Station to Station featured a darker version of this soul persona, called The Thin White Duke .

^ Visually the figure was an extension of Thomas Jerome Newton, the character Bowie portrayed in The Man Who Fell to Earth .

^ File:David Bowie as Nikola Tesla.jpg Bowie as Nikola Tesla in the movie The Prestige Bowie's first major film role in The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) earned acclaim.

.Station to Station was a transitional album, prefiguring the Krautrock and synthesiser music of his next releases, while further developing the funk and soul music of Young Americans.^ Station to Station was a transitional album, prefiguring the Krautrock and synthesiser music of his next releases, while developing the funk and soul music of Young Americans .

^ Young Americans was 'plastic soul'!

^ In 1973 BOWIE further developed the Ziggy character with 'Aladdin Sane', BOWIE himself referred to the album as "Ziggy goes to America" with most songs written on the 1972 Ziggy Stardust American tour.
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.By this time, Bowie had become heavily dependent on drugs, particularly cocaine; many critics have attributed the chopped rhythms and emotional detachment of the record to the influence of the drug, to which Bowie claimed to have been introduced in America.^ By this time Bowie was heavily dependent on drugs, especially cocaine , and many critics have attributed the chopped rhythms and emotional detachment of the record to the influence of the drug, which Bowie claimed to have been introduced to in America.

^ How many times has David Bowie appeared live on Top Of The Pops?
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^ Bowie claims 'It's not a side effect of the cocaine, I think it must be love', and hell, I don't believe him, but I'll thank him for the ride nonetheless.

.Bowie refused to relinquish control of a satellite, booked for a worldwide broadcast of a live appearance preceding the release of Station to Station, at the request of the Spanish Government, who wished to put out a live feed regarding the death of Spanish Dictator Francisco Franco.^ His emotional disturbance and megalomania at this time reached such a fever pitch that David Bowie refused to relinquish control of a satellite, booked for a world-wide broadcast of a live appearance preceding the release of Station to Station , at the request of the Spanish Government, who wished to put out a live feed regarding the death of Spanish Dictator Francisco Franco .

^ Rumor has it that Bowie kept his hair and fingernail clippings in the fridge of Michael Lippmans home where he was living then, so they could not fall into the hands of those he thought wished to put spells on him.
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^ The cover of the first release of this album, on which Bowie is seen reclining in a dress, was an early indication of his interest in exploiting his androgynous appearance.

.His sanity—by his own later admission—became twisted from cocaine: he overdosed several times during the year.^ With the album at #3 in the US, his greatest success there ever, and the single " Golden Years " becoming a transatlantic Top Ten hit, Bowie was at a commercial peak, yet his sanity — by his own admission later — was twisted by cocaine and he overdosed several times during the year.

^ Still recuperating from his operation, Bowie worked off-stage and relaxed from studio work for the first time in several years.

Additionally, Bowie was withering physically after having lost an alarming amount of weight.
.Nonetheless, there was another large tour, the Isolar - 1976 Tour, which featured a starkly lit set and highlighted new songs such as the dramatic and lengthy title track, the ballads "Wild Is the Wind" and "Word on a Wing", and the funkier "TVC 15" and "Stay". The core band that coalesced around this album and tour—rhythm guitarist Alomar, bassist George Murray, and drummer Dennis Davis—would remain a stable unit through the 1970s.^ It is largely focussed on rhythm, as the shared credits to drummer Davis and bassist Murray suggests.
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^ The backing band consisted of: Carlos Alomar (rhythm guitar), Stacey Heydon (lead guitar), Dennis Davis (drums, percussion), George Murray (bass) and Tony Kaye (keyboards, synthesisers).
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^ The snare was sent to the Harmonizer, dropping the pitch, and was fed back to drummer Dennis Davis live, so that he could hear the distortion as he played and interact with it.
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The tour was highly successful but also mired in political controversy. .Bowie was quoted in Stockholm as saying that "Britain could benefit from a Fascist leader", and detained by customs in Eastern Europe for possessing Nazi paraphernalia.^ I believe Britain could benefit from a Fascist leader.
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^ At around this time, Bowie became embroiled in a controversy caused by his comments to Playboy magazine apparently praising Hitler , and his statement that "Britain is ready for a fascist leader."

[39] .Matters came to a head in London on 2 May 1976, in what became known as the 'Victoria Station incident', when Bowie, arriving in an open-top Mercedes convertible, waved to the crowd in a gesture that some alleged was a Nazi salute, which was captured on camera and published in NME.^ However, Bowie's statements were accompanied by some theatrics involving an open-top vintage Mercedes and what some claimed was a Nazi salute staged outside Victoria Station .

^ At this stage Bowie also distanced himself from any taint of fascism - three years before, in 1976 he had been photographed giving something that looked suspiciously like a Nazi salute, and had been overheard muttering "I am the only alternative for Premier in England.
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^ In 1976, the 'Thin White Duke', alias Bowie opened his live performances with a mask covering his face.
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.Bowie said the photographer simply caught him in mid-wave,[40] and later blamed his addictions and the character of The Thin White Duke for his troubles at this time.^ 'Station to Station' again saw a change in direction for BOWIE, introducing the Thin White Duke as his new stage-persona, and is musically a fusion between funky soul and Krautrock-inspired electronic music (KRAFTWERK, NEU!).
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^ In 1976, the 'Thin White Duke', alias Bowie opened his live performances with a mask covering his face.
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^ David Bowie - Five Years Live 1972 (5 min 40 sec ) Added by micky « one of my favorites from him...
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1976–79: The Berlin era

.Bowie's interest in the growing German music scene, as well as his drug addiction, prompted him to move to West Berlin to dry out and rejuvenate his career.^ Bowie's interest in the growing German music scene, as well as his drug addiction, prompted him to move to (West-) Berlin to dry out and rejuvenate his career.

^ It was a departure from Scary Monsters for which Bowie received a bit of inside criticism; rather than revolting against 1980s dance music, he had in fact joined the scene.

^ Bowie had planned on actually writing a musical to 1984 , but his interest waned after encountering difficulties in licensing the novel, and he used the songs he had written for Diamond Dogs .

.Sharing an apartment in Schöneberg with his friend Iggy Pop, he co-produced three more of his own classic albums with Tony Visconti, while aiding Pop with his career.^ Sharing an apartment in Schöneberg with his friend Iggy Pop , he co-produced three more of his own classic albums with Tony Visconti, as well as aiding Pop in his career.

^ He's been everything from inoffensive pop singer to glam icon to white soul man to art-rocker and more in the course of his long, prolific career.
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^ Iggy Pop and his band The Stooges signed with Bowie's management, MainMan Productions , and recorded their ultimate album, Raw Power , in London.

.With Bowie as a co-writer and musician, Pop completed his first two solo albums, The Idiot and Lust for Life.^ With Bowie as a co-writer and musician, Pop completed his first two solo albums, The Idiot and Lust for Life .

^ This tune is credit of two people of Iggy Pop and David Bowie.
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^ Bowie's final dance album was Never Let Me Down (1987), where he ditched the light dance of his two earlier albums, instead producing harder rock with a dance edge.

.Bowie joined Pop's touring band in the spring, simply playing keyboard and singing backing vocals.^ More unusually, Bowie joined Pop's touring band in the spring, simply playing keyboard and singing backing vocals.

^ Iggy Pop and his band The Stooges signed with Bowie's management, MainMan Productions , and recorded their ultimate album, Raw Power , in London.

^ It contained his first #1 hit in the US, " Fame ," co-written with John Lennon (who also contributed backing vocals) and one of Bowie's new band members, guitarist Carlos Alomar .

The group performed in the UK, Europe, and the US from March to April 1977.[42]
The brittle sound of Station to Station proved a precursor to Low, the first of three albums that became known as the "Berlin Trilogy". Partly influenced by the Krautrock sound of Kraftwerk and Neu! Bowie journeyed to Neunkirchen near Cologne to meet the famed German producer Conny Plank. .The album provided him with a surprise number three hit in the UK when the BBC picked up the first single, "Sound and Vision", as its 'coming attractions' theme music.^ The album provided him with a surprise #3 hit in the UK when the BBC picked up the first single, " Sound and Vision ", as its 'coming attractions' theme music.

^ He paired with Queen for the 1981 UK chart-topper " Under Pressure ", but consolidated his commercial – and, until then, most profitable – sound in 1983 with the album Let's Dance , which yielded the hit singles " China Girl ", " Modern Love " and, most famously, the title track .

^ As with the single " Changes ", Hunky Dory was not a big hit but it laid the groundwork for the move that would shortly lift Bowie into the first rank of stars, giving him four top 10 albums and eight top ten singles in the UK in 18 months between 1972 and 1973.

The album was produced in 1976 and released in early 1977.
.Much of the band were present for the first five days only, after which Eno, Alomar and Gardiner remained to play overdubs.^ Much of the band were present for the first five days only, after which Eno, Alomar and Gardiner remained to play overdubs.

^ David had first worked with the Sales brothers on Iggy Pop's 'The Idiot' world tour in 1977 when David played keyboards and backing vocals in the band.
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^ Remember how the days used to last so much longer when you were five than they do when you're fifty?
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.By the time Bowie wrote and recorded the lyrics everybody but Visconti and studio engineers had departed.^ Find the lyrics of Bowie at BASSMANSBOWIEPAGE To buy rare Bowie records contact Marshall Jarman .
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.The next record, "Heroes", was similar in sound to Low, though slightly more accessible.^ The next record, "Heroes" , was similar in sound to Low , though slightly more accessible.

^ There's nothing as great as 'Heroes' on the first side, but the pop songs on Low are much more consistent.

^ I actually listen to this album more often than I do probably any Bowie record other than Low or Station to Station , though for the life of me I can't explain from a critical standpoint why that is.

.The mood of these records fit the zeitgeist of the Cold War, symbolised by the divided city that provided its inspiration.^ The mood of these records fit the zeitgeist of the Cold War , symbolised by the divided city that provided its inspiration.

.The title track, a story of two lovers who met at the Berlin Wall, is one of Bowie's most-covered songs.^ The title track remains one of Bowie's best known, a classic story about two lovers who met at the Berlin Wall .

^ In the next year, Bowie and Page cooperated on the Bowie track I Pity the Fool, and Bowie received the guitar riff for the 1970 song The Supermen from Page.
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^ The 1979 track 'Look Back In Anger' was used as the opening song for many of Bowie's stage performances between 1983 and 1997.
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.In 1977, Bowie also appeared on the Granada music show Marc, hosted by his friend and fellow glam pioneer Marc Bolan of T. Rex, with whom he had regularly socialised and jammed before either achieved fame.^ Also in 1977, Bowie appeared on the ITV music show Marc , hosted by his friend and fellow glam pioneer Marc Bolan of T. Rex , with whom he had regularly socialised and jammed since before either became famous.

^ The music character that he has done before is followed and the dash feeling and the melody of "You've Been Around" are being offered to the listener as music of completely new David Bowie.
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^ Customers who bought music by David Bowie also bought music by these artists Ref: 30012 The Who Placebo Marc Bolan & T Rex Elton John Rolling Stones .
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.He turned out to be the show's final guest, as Bolan was killed in a car crash shortly afterward.^ He turned out to be the show's final guest, as Bolan was killed in a car crash shortly afterwards.

^ His 'Always Crashing in the Same Car' (now in an unplugged version) of 1977 turned "Crowley's uniform of imagery" into "Crowley's uniform of symmetry" (October 97, live on the Internet).
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^ In terms of structure, "Always Crashing In The Same Car" is rather conventional again; it is the first track, also, to have a proper ending, instead of just fading out.
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[44] .Bowie was one of many superstars who attended the funeral.^ Bowie was one of many superstars who attended the funeral.

^ This is reportedly the one track which was carried over in part from Bowie's abandoned sountrack for The Man Who Fell To Earth .
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^ How many number ones has David Bowie had in the UK? How many top ten hits has David Bowie had in the UK? How many number ones had David Bowie had in the USA? How many albums has David Bowie sold worldwide?
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[45]
Bowie performing in Oslo on 5 June 1978
.For Christmas 1977, Bowie joined Bing Crosby, of whom he was an ardent admirer, at the ATV Television Studio in Herts England to do "Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy", a version of "Little Drummer Boy" with a new lyric.^ David Bowie and Bing Crosby duet on a Christmas classic during a 1977 television special.
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^ Bowie felt the song did not showcase his voice very well, so the writers added 'Peace On Earth', which suited Bowie's voice quite well.
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^ His hair was a normal human color, for one thing, and he sang 'Little Drummer Bow' on television with Bing Crosby, for another.

[46] The resultant video in a Christmas seasonal setting was actually recorded during a late summer heatwave with the air conditioning breaking down. .The two singers had originally met on Crosby's Christmas television special two years earlier (on the recommendation of Crosby's children—he had not heard of Bowie) and performed the song.^ Soundtrack to an English-language version of a musical originally written by Bertolt Brecht , presented by the BBC. The songs are performed by Bowie, but all composed by Brecht.
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^ Their name originated from a song title by the Louisiana blues singer Slim Harpo entitled 'I'm A King Bee'.
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^ In the next year, Bowie and Page cooperated on the Bowie track I Pity the Fool, and Bowie received the guitar riff for the 1970 song The Supermen from Page.
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One month after the record was completed, Crosby died.[47] .Five years later, the song would prove a worldwide festive hit, charting in the UK at number three on Christmas Day 1982.[48] Bowie later remarked jokingly that he was afraid of being a guest artist, because "everyone I was going on with was kicking it", referring to Bolan and Crosby.^ In the next year, Bowie and Page cooperated on the Bowie track I Pity the Fool, and Bowie received the guitar riff for the 1970 song The Supermen from Page.
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^ Bing told an interviewer four days later that he considered Bowie "a clean cut kid and a real fine asset to the show.
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^ But the thing is - he actually made three pretty decent big chart hits for 1983.

[49]
.Bowie and his band embarked on an extensive world tour in 1978 (including his first concerts in Australia and New Zealand) which featured music from both Low and Heroes.^ (Bowie recalls constantly listening to Eno's Discreet Music and Another Green World ) [ 13 ] They had met several times before; Eno's old band, Roxy Music had opened for Bowie in 1972, but it wasn't until Bowie's 1976 tour for Station to Station that the two met up and began to seriously discuss collaborating.
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^ There's nothing as great as 'Heroes' on the first side, but the pop songs on Low are much more consistent.

^ It might be proof that is followed the idea to which David Bowie exactly did this tune and creates new music.
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.A live album from the tour was released as Stage the same year.^ Of course, that means that we'll have to put up with the 50,000 new Norah Jones clones that will release debut albums this year.

^ A 'tour edition' included the bonus track Waterloo Sunset and added a DVD with a version of the entire album recorded live in the studio.
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^ They recorded two studio albums 'Tin Machine' and 'Tin Machine II', as well as releasing the live album 'Oy Vey Baby'.
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.Songs from both Low and Heroes were later converted to symphonies by minimalist composer Phillip Glass.^ Low , particularly its second side, was influenced by minimalist composers such as Philip Glass.
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^ Philip Glass also wrote a Symphony based on Bowie's follow-up album, "Heroes" .
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^ Minimalist composer Philip Glass, in his introduction to his 1992 symphonic orchestration of Low [ 19 ] , writes, "The record consisted of a number of songs and instrumentals and used techniques which were similar to procedures used by composers working in new and experimental music.
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.1978 was also the year that saw Bowie narrating Sergei Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf.^ David Bowie Narrates Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" .
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.Lodger (1979) was the final album in Bowie's so-called "Berlin Trilogy", or "triptych" as Bowie calls it.^ In so-called Berlin, work with Brian Eno is a part of the trilogy of known David Bowie.
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^ Berlin Trilogy 1977 released 'Low' was the first of three albums David BOWIE made in Berlin in collaboration with Brian ENO (production was done by David BOWIE and Tony Visconti), continuing with the Krautrock and Avant-Garde electronic genre.
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^ It is a so-called trilogy that he announced in Berlin if it thinks as a time series to say nothing of it.
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[50] .It featured the singles "Boys Keep Swinging", "DJ" and "Look Back in Anger" and, unlike the two previous LPs, did not contain any instrumentals.^ The 1979 track 'Look Back In Anger' was used as the opening song for many of Bowie's stage performances between 1983 and 1997.
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^ One might "look back in anger" at a deal signed in haste or in a period of personal distress.
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^ My favorite Bowie song Look Back In Anger http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEJjASV20kc .
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.The style was a mix of New Wave and world music, which included pieces such as "African Night Flight" and "Yassassin". A number of tracks were composed using the non-traditional Bowie/Eno composition techniques: "Boys Keep Swinging" was developed with the band members swapping their instruments while "Move On" contains the chords for an early Bowie composition, "All The Young Dudes", played backwards; the song "Red Money" took backing tracks from the Iggy Pop/David Bowie composition "Sister Midnight" from Pop's album The Idiot.^ How many bands has David been a member of?
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^ Does David Bowie have any brothers or sisters?
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^ Which is David Bowie's biggest selling album?
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[51] This was Bowie's last album with Eno until 1. Outside in 1995.

1980–89: From superstar to megastar

.In 1980, Bowie's style retrogressed, integrating the lessons learnt on Low, Heroes, and Lodger while expanding upon them with chart success.^ Overall, I say if you only get a few Bowie albums make it Low, Station To Station or "Heroes", I recommend "Heroes" a bit above the others.

^ Ross was surprised when he learnt that the David Bowie in the control room was the same David that he had first given lessons to when David was only 13 years of age.
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^ It is possible to chase it from "Low", "Heroes", and "Lodger".
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[52] .Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) included the number one hit "Ashes to Ashes", featuring the textural work of guitar-synthesist Chuck Hammer, and revisiting the character of Major Tom from "Space Oddity". The imagery Bowie used in the song's music video gave international exposure to the underground New Romantic movement and, with many of the followers of this phase being devotees, Bowie visited the London club "Blitz"—the main New Romantic hangout—to recruit several of the regulars (including Steve Strange of the band Visage) to act in the video, renowned as being one of the most innovative of all time.^ We should all try being Bowie.

^ Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) - RCA 1980 .

^ Steve Strange , (aka Steve Harrington), later of music act Visage.
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[53]
.While Scary Monsters utilised principles that Bowie had learned in the Berlin era, it was considered by critics to be far more direct musically and lyrically, reflecting the transformation Bowie had gone through during his time in Germany and Europe.^ One more Bowie's album with post-80-th music.
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^ "Scary Monsters" announced in 1980 can be counted as one of the important albums where the act and the necessity of nature are included for David Bowie.
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^ This instrumental is likely as far from pop music as Bowie has ever got, which likely has something to do with the shared writing credit Eno recieves on the track.
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.By 1980 Bowie had divorced his wife Angie, stopped the drug use of the "Thin White Duke" era, and radically changed his concept of the way music should be written.^ Soundtrack to an English-language version of a musical originally written by Bertolt Brecht , presented by the BBC. The songs are performed by Bowie, but all composed by Brecht.
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^ It should be the clown, the Pierrot medium" and so he introduced his androgynous gender-bender persona, as his lovers Romy Haag, Amanda Lear, as well as his wife Angie Bowie were able to observe at first hand - and to the admiration of his audiences.
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^ Like music, drugs may serve as providers of creativity and productiveness, by inducing changed constants of perception and behaviour - which in turn leads to changes in expressions of creativity.
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.The album had a hard rock edge that included conspicuous guitar contributions from King Crimson's Robert Fripp, The Who's Pete Townshend, and Television's Tom Verlaine.^ Ziggy himself supposedly died at the end of the first album, but this is still hard-chargin' sci-fi glam rock.

^ Off we go with the the first track Rosalyn originally performed by The Pretty Things and he approaches it with fervour and one hard rocking song gets this album going.
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^ 'Heroes' (the only album in the Trilogy that was entirely created in West Berlin), released in the same year, followed suit, but has a more optimistic sound compared to the gloomy desperation on 'Low' and features Robert FRIPP on lead guitar.
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[52] As "Ashes to Ashes" hit number one on the UK charts, Bowie opened a three-month run on Broadway starring in The Elephant Man on 24 September 1980.[54]
.In 1981, Queen released "Under Pressure", co-written and performed with Bowie.^ Under Pressure (with Queen, November 1981).
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^ Soundtrack to an English-language version of a musical originally written by Bertolt Brecht , presented by the BBC. The songs are performed by Bowie, but all composed by Brecht.
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^ During the Song 'TVC15' Bowie performed a Golden Dawn Posture, called "The Enterer" The first song he ever had written, 'I'm tired of my life' (in c.
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.The song was a hit and became Bowie's third UK number one single.^ The classic example is, of course, the massive title track, probably one of David Bowie's most easily recognizable and artistically resilient songs.

^ Other than 'Child' and 'Seven', there isn't a single thing on this record that advances Bowie's catalog one bit.

^ 'Arnold Layne' (with David Gilmour) was released on 25th December 2006, making it his 38th 'top twenty' UK hit single.
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.In the same year Bowie made a cameo appearance in the German movie Christiane F. Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo, the real-life story of a 13 year-old girl in Berlin who becomes addicted to heroin and ends up prostituting herself.^ The audience were made up mainly of David Bowie fan club members.
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^ Well, shit, man, it's Bowie, and he spent two years with the same poofy orange mullet!

^ Bowie tries to hit arty pop and ends up in the Eighties ether.

.Bowie is credited with "special cooperation" in the credits and his music features prominently in the movie.^ The complete list of David Bowie appearances on Top Of The Pops can be viewed in the Special Features section.
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.The soundtrack was released in 1982 and contained a version of "Heroes" sung partially in German that had previously been included on the German pressing of its parent album.^ "Helden" is the German version of "Heroes" recorded in 1977 at Hansa Studios, Berlin.
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.The same year Bowie appeared in the BBC's adaptation of Bertolt Brecht's play Baal.^ Well, shit, man, it's Bowie, and he spent two years with the same poofy orange mullet!

^ On November 12th in the same year, David appeared on the BBC TV programme 'Tonight'.
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^ How many plays has David Bowie appeared in?
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.Coinciding with transmission of the film, a five-track EP of songs from the play was released as David Bowie in Bertolt Brecht's Baal, recorded at Hansa by the Wall the previous September.^ Which songs has David recorded in German?
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^ Which was the first ever song written and released by David?
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^ Which songs have been recorded in German by David Bowie?
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.It would mark Bowie’s final new release on RCA, as 1983 saw him change record labels from RCA to EMI America.^ Initially he announced he would be doing this on his own recording label, but in the spring of 2002 he signed up with Phillips.
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^ Capn's Final Word: Bowie marks time by getting deeper into the decadence.

^ It is likely that Bowie's new songs will sound much more like his old catalogue - which sells well - rather than his post-1983 releases.
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.In April 1982, Bowie released "Cat People (Putting Out Fire)" with Giorgio Moroder, for director Paul Schrader's film Cat People.^ Which film directors have worked with David Bowie?
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^ (As a little hint, let's just say it was a bad case of Bowie plugging himself...'Cat People', which is the most nothing song on a second side filled with nothings ).

^ Cat People (Putting Out Fire) / Paul's Theme (Jogging Chase) .
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David Bowie on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
.Bowie scored his first truly commercial blockbuster with Let's Dance in 1983, a slick dance album co-produced by Chic's Nile Rodgers.^ Which artists has David Bowie produced and co-produced?
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^ Let's Dance - Virgin 1983 .

^ David was asked by Freddie Mercury to produce the first Queen album in 1972, but turned the offer down.
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.The title track went to number one in the United States and United Kingdom.^ This album's a bit short on hooks, but the title track sure ain't one of the have-nots.

^ The classic example is, of course, the massive title track, probably one of David Bowie's most easily recognizable and artistically resilient songs.

^ And of course we've also got the title track, one of Bowie's best songs, as well as 'Beauty and the Beast,' and 'Sons of the Silent Age.'

.The album also featured the singles "Modern Love" and "China Girl", the latter causing something of a stir due to its suggestive promotional video.^ The album opens with the upbeat beatrock of 'Modern Love', almost hopelessly catchy and featuring a happy-snappy chorus that is almost as mindlessly cheery as a Katrina and the Waves single.

^ What is the name of the girl who appeared in the China Girl video?
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^ And the album's masterstroke, if you can call it that, is the dismantling of Roxy Music's marvelous 'If There Is Something', from Roxy Music , which features one of my favorite first sides of any album ever.

."China Girl" was a remake of a song which Bowie co-wrote several years earlier with Iggy Pop, who recorded it for The Idiot.^ China Girl ( Iggy Pop cover) .
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^ Which songs have been recorded in German by David Bowie?
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^ China Girl (single edit) ( Iggy Pop cover) .
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.In an interview by Kurt Loder, Bowie revealed that the motivation for recording "China Girl" was to help out his friend Iggy Pop financially, contributing to Bowie's history of support for musicians he admired.^ China Girl ( Iggy Pop cover) .
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^ China Girl (single edit) ( Iggy Pop cover) .
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^ Bowie has sold an estimated 136 million albums, and he ranks among the 10 best-selling acts in U.K. pop history.
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.Let's Dance was also notable as a stepping stone for the career of the late Texan guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, who played on the album and was to have supported Bowie on the subsequent Serious Moonlight Tour.^ I don't really buy Buddha of Suburbia as some great, lost Bowie work sandwiched between one of the worst albums of his career and one of the most confusing.

^ She later went on to form a musical career fronting a band called Penny Ray and The Pop Foundation, who were signed to the Dedication record label.
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^ Well, maybe compared to 'Moss Garden', it is, but not when compared with Let's Dance or any of Bowie's other 80's stuff.

Vaughan, however, never joined the tour after various disputes with Bowie. Vaughan was replaced by the Bowie tour veteran Earl Slick. .Frank and George Simms from The Simms Brothers Band appeared as backing vocalists for the tour.^ Brian Wilshaw (saxophone, flute), Ken Fordham (saxophone) and Geoffrey MacCormack (percussion, backing vocals) were also added to the backing band for the second US leg of the tour.
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^ David's backing band for his 1976 World Tour were named Raw Moon in March 1976.
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^ David had first worked with the Sales brothers on Iggy Pop's 'The Idiot' world tour in 1977 when David played keyboards and backing vocals in the band.
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.Bowie's next album was originally planned to be a live album recorded on the Serious Moonlight Tour, but EMI demanded another studio album instead.^ This was a double live album recorded on Bowie's Diamond Dogs tour, but only contains five songs (out of a total of twenty) from that album, and he's completely, obviously disinterested in those.

^ Serious Moonlight Tour 83 - Frankfurt, 20 May .
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^ Performances When is David Bowie's next world concert tour?
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.The resulting album, 1984's Tonight, was also dance-oriented, featuring collaborations with Tina Turner and Iggy Pop, as well as various covers, including one of The Beach Boys' "God Only Knows". The album bore the transatlantic Top Ten hit "Blue Jean" whose complete video — the 21-minute short film "Jazzin' for Blue Jean" - reflected Bowie's long-standing interest in combining music with drama.^ The complete 26 minute film for Blue Jean.
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^ Brilliant Minutes Retail Sampler Ref: 24141 Superb 1999 Canadian 14-track promo-only CD including Rebel Rebel, Seven & Suffragette City plus more tracks from Hours and classic Bowie back catalogue, in unique custom 'classic covers'picture sleeve.
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^ Akis Katsman watta502@yahoo.gr Your Rating: A+ Any Short Comments?: This album is in my top 20 albums ever made, if I make such a list.

.This video would win Bowie his only Grammy to date, for Best Short Form Music Video.^ Her initial jobs were modelling assignments in print catalogues and a variety of music videos from the likes of Cracker, David Bowie and Limp Bizkit.
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^ Did Bowie fear that he would drown in the Abyss, escaping only like Baron von Mnchhausen did, pulling himself up by his own hair?
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^ Bowie was always a step ahead of his time and without his contributions thoughout the 70s and 80s the identity of music today would be completely different."
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.It also featured "Loving the Alien", a remix of which was a minor hit in 1985. The album also has a pair of dance rewrites of "Neighborhood Threat" and "Tonight", old songs Bowie wrote with Iggy Pop which had originally appeared on Lust for Life.^ Bowie goes all Iggy Pop over the top and the rhythm section just tries to stick with it (sometimes, they don't.

^ The album opens with the upbeat beatrock of 'Modern Love', almost hopelessly catchy and featuring a happy-snappy chorus that is almost as mindlessly cheery as a Katrina and the Waves single.

^ During the Song 'TVC15' Bowie performed a Golden Dawn Posture, called "The Enterer" The first song he ever had written, 'I'm tired of my life' (in c.
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.In 1985, Bowie performed several of his greatest hits at Wembley for Live Aid.^ Bowie's constantly reiterated expressions of ecstasy in live performances for years on end, raises obvious questions about how genuine this ecstasy really is.
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^ How many live concert shows has David Bowie performed?
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^ In 1976, the 'Thin White Duke', alias Bowie opened his live performances with a mask covering his face.
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.At the end of his set, which comprised "Rebel Rebel", "TVC 15", "Modern Love" and 'Heroes', he introduced a film of the Ethiopian famine, for which the event was raising funds, which was set to the song "Drive" by The Cars.^ Tracks: Glass Spider, Day In Day Out, Bang Bang, Absolute Beginners, Loving The Alien, China Girl, Rebel Rebel, Fashion, Never Let Me Down, "Heroes".
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.At the event, the video to a fundraising single was premièred – Bowie performing a duet with Mick Jagger on a version of "Dancing in the Street", which quickly went to number one on release.^ Soundtrack to an English-language version of a musical originally written by Bertolt Brecht , presented by the BBC. The songs are performed by Bowie, but all composed by Brecht.
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^ The duet generated much interest, and was excerpted to become a perennial TV music video, a best-selling 45-rpm single and, eventually, a computer CD-ROM. Some viewed the joint performance of Bing and Bowie as a symbol of the end of the intergenerational wars of the '60s and '70s.
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^ The single was re-released by Decca in September 1978 (catalogue number F 13807) and beware there are counterfeit Vocalion copies in circulation.
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.In the same year Bowie worked with the Pat Metheny Group on the song "This Is Not America", which was featured in the film The Falcon and the Snowman.^ In the next year, Bowie and Page cooperated on the Bowie track I Pity the Fool, and Bowie received the guitar riff for the 1970 song The Supermen from Page.
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^ Well, shit, man, it's Bowie, and he spent two years with the same poofy orange mullet!

^ If Let's Dance took Bowie three years to cough up and had three good songs on it, Tonight took him a year and barely has one .

This song was the centrepiece of the album, a collaboration intended to underline the espionage thriller's central themes of alienation and disaffection.
Bowie performing in 1987
.In 1986, Bowie contributed several songs to as well as acted in the film Absolute Beginners.^ Bowie felt the song did not showcase his voice very well, so the writers added 'Peace On Earth', which suited Bowie's voice quite well.
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^ It is likely that Bowie's new songs will sound much more like his old catalogue - which sells well - rather than his post-1983 releases.
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^ There's a core of goodness in these songs that's lost in this thick, mucky 'decadence' that seems, well, more acting that reality.

.The movie was not well reviewed but Bowie's theme song rose to number two in the UK charts.^ How many number ones has David Bowie had in the UK? How many top ten hits has David Bowie had in the UK? How many number ones had David Bowie had in the USA? How many albums has David Bowie sold worldwide?
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^ But not everyone buys this; the well-known Viennese remixers Kruder & Dorfmeister refused to remix one of Bowie's songs in 1998, considering it to be a "waste of time".
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^ It is likely that Bowie's new songs will sound much more like his old catalogue - which sells well - rather than his post-1983 releases.
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.He also took a role in the 1986 Jim Henson film Labyrinth, as Jareth, the Goblin King who steals the baby brother of a girl named Sarah (played by Jennifer Connelly), in order to turn him into a goblin.^ What was the name of the actress who played Christiane F.?
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^ What is the name of the girl who appeared in the Absolute Beginners video?
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^ Kenneth Anger was also instrumental in the founding of Anton LaVey's 'Church of Satan' - and allegedly it was LaVey who played the role of Satan in Roman Polanski's movie 'Rosemary's Baby' (this is in fact not true).
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.Bowie wrote five songs for the film, the script of which was partially written by Monty Python's Terry Jones.^ During the Song 'TVC15' Bowie performed a Golden Dawn Posture, called "The Enterer" The first song he ever had written, 'I'm tired of my life' (in c.
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^ How many songs has David Bowie written?
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^ Angie Bowie remembers this track as a much more conventional love-song, written for her when Bowie was trying to save their failing relationship.
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.Bowie's final solo album of the 80s was 1987's Never Let Me Down, where he ditched the light sound of his two earlier albums, instead offering harder rock with an industrial/techno dance edge.^ Tonight is one of the most forgettable releases (I prefer 'secretions' in this case) of Bowie's entire career, lacking even the Peter Frampton guest spot of Never Let Me Down .

^ Yet still in March 1987 Bowie was insisting: "I never was in the occult".
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^ David was asked by Freddie Mercury to produce the first Queen album in 1972, but turned the offer down.
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The album, which peaked at number six in the UK, contained hit singles "Day-In, Day-Out", "Time Will Crawl", and "Never Let Me Down". Bowie himself later described it as "my nadir" and "an awful album".[55]
.Bowie decided to tour again in 1987, supporting the Never Let Me Down album.^ Tonight is one of the most forgettable releases (I prefer 'secretions' in this case) of Bowie's entire career, lacking even the Peter Frampton guest spot of Never Let Me Down .

^ Yet still in March 1987 Bowie was insisting: "I never was in the occult".
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^ David Bowie never made again such a great album although some others like 'Low' are excellent as well.

.The Glass Spider Tour was preceded by nine promotional press shows before the 86-concert tour actually started on 30 May 1987. In addition to the actual band, that included Peter Frampton on lead guitar, five dancers appeared on stage for almost the entire duration of each concert.^ What was the classical music played at the start of The Glass Spider World Tour?
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^ Despite constant touring and being on stage since 1987 (the Glass Spider tour was followed by the several Tin Machine tours, the Sound and Vision Tour, the Outside Tour, the Open Air Festivals) there were no signs of wear: the sound of the band was full and satisfying, the songs' arrangements became increasingly subtle, his voice stronger, his mood more entertaining.
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^ We may contact you and require additional information from you before we grant such pre-approval.
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.Taped pieces of dialogue were also performed by Bowie and the dancers in the middle of songs, creating an overtly theatrical effect.^ During the Song 'TVC15' Bowie performed a Golden Dawn Posture, called "The Enterer" The first song he ever had written, 'I'm tired of my life' (in c.
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^ There is another less serious insight in Bowie's songs that involve a dialogue between Bowie and an 'Angel' (perhaps a sort of Mephistopheles?
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^ There's plenty of 'songs' here to create interest, and while I wish there wasn't that gaping dead spot in the middle of Side A to contend with, I'll show some good will and say that as long as Bowie is singing, this album is pretty okay.

Several visual gimmicks were also recreated from Bowie's earlier tours. Critics of the tour described it as overproduced and claimed it pandered to then-current stadium rock trends in its special effects and dancing.[56] .However, fans that saw the shows from the Glass Spider Tour were treated to many of Bowie's classics and rarities, in addition to the newer material.^ What was the classical music played at the start of The Glass Spider World Tour?
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^ How many live concert shows has David Bowie performed?
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^ David Mallet : The Glass Spider Tour: Part One (1987).
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.In August 1988, Bowie portrayed Pontius Pilate in the Martin Scorsese film The Last Temptation of Christ.^ The Last Temptation Of Christ - (Pontius Pilate).
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^ The Last Temptation of Christ .
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^ Martin Scorsese - (The Last Temptation Of Christ) 1988.
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1989–91: Tin Machine

.In 1989, for the first time since the early 1970s, Bowie formed a regular band, Tin Machine, a hard-rocking quartet, along with Reeves Gabrels, Tony Sales, and Hunt Sales.^ Tin Machine - Virgin 1989 .

^ She was sat at a table in the club along with Tin Machine drummer Hunt Sales.
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^ Tin Machine were formed in 1989 and consisted of David Bowie, Reeves Gabrels, Tony Sales, Hunt Sales.
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.Tin Machine released two studio albums and a live record.^ How many albums did Tin Machine release?
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^ They recorded two studio albums 'Tin Machine' and 'Tin Machine II', as well as releasing the live album 'Oy Vey Baby'.
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^ I never heard a damn thing about this record when it came out, and I had enjoyed listening to a cut-out copy of Tin Machine I'd bought the previous year, so don't tell me I wasn't looking (and the live Oy Vey Baby ?

.The band received mixed reviews and a somewhat lukewarm reception from the public, but Tin Machine heralded the beginning of a long-lasting collaboration between Bowie and Gabrels.^ Tin Machine guitarist and Bowie collaborator .
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^ Tin Machine was initially conceived as a complete departure from anything he'd done before, but Bowie soon started doing parodic versions of Ziggy at the band's live gigs in 1989.
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^ The slow songs and the points at which Bowie decides to get his fingers all up in the mix with his wacky, waxy artistry is where this album begins to feel like it's a hefty two hours long when it's really only 40 minutes.

.The original album, Tin Machine (1989), was a success, holding the number three spot on the charts of the UK. Tin Machine launched its first world tour, featuring a now unshaven David Bowie and additional guitarist Eric Schermerhorn, that year.^ Tin Machine - Virgin 1989 .

^ Which is David Bowie's biggest selling album?
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^ Tin Machine guitarist and Bowie collaborator .
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.Despite the success of the Tin Machine venture, Bowie was mildly frustrated that many of his ideas were either rejected or changed by the band.^ How many bands has David Bowie been in?
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^ Tin Machine was initially conceived as a complete departure from anything he'd done before, but Bowie soon started doing parodic versions of Ziggy at the band's live gigs in 1989.
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^ The 'Babe of the Abyss' was a new band called 'Tin Machine' in 1988 (was it a sort of rejigged version of Lou Reed's 'Metal Machine Music' of 1975?
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Bowie began the 1990s with a stadium tour, in which he played mostly his biggest hits. .The Sound + Vision Tour (named after the Low single) was conceived and directed by choreographer Edouard Lock of the Quebec contemporary dance troupe La La La Human Steps, with whom Bowie collaborated and performed on stage and in his videos.^ Sound + Vision Tour 1990 .
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^ Louise Lecavalier from the Canadian dance troupe La La La Human Steps.
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^ Sounds and visions become the projection of a human being into a state of Gnosis.
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.Bowie vowed during the tour that he would never play his early hits again.^ What make was the white guitar that David played during his A Reality Tour?
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^ It is rumored that Bowie began developing a Tutankhamun stage project in the early 1970s, but it never got beyond the planning stage.
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^ If David never had somewhere to play he would travel around, listening to music, carrying his saxophone, just in case a group invited him to join them on stage.
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.Though he surprised no one when he later reneged on that promise and also on the promise that his set in each country would be focused on the favourite hits voted by phone poll in that country — an idea quickly jettisoned when a campaign by the British magazine NME resulted in a landslide in favour of The Laughing Gnome, it is true that his later tours generally featured few of those hits, and when they appeared, they were often radically reworked in their arrangement and delivery.^ Not one of these songs would be even remotely familiar to anyone who knows the rest of Bowie's catalogue (no, 'The Laughing Gnome', that novelty stalwart of Dr. Demento's late-night fat-kid-with-zits-and-braces-loved radio show, isn't here either), though he's listed as a writer on darn near all of the songs.

^ All rock songs played by a soul band who has no idea how to play rock songs so they end up like soul songs.

^ Stuff no one in their right mind would hate, hooky, big-beat, easily digestible tunes that are loaded with personality.

.Bowie's negative press-image continued when the cover of Tin Machine's second album became unusually controversial, due to the presence of naked statues as its cover art.^ Tin Machine guitarist and Bowie collaborator .
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^ The Seventies were defined by Bowie as a time when image and impenetrable psychic defense ruled over any quest for meaning, and in fact became the meaning.

^ Bowie reviews not to throw some mudpies at the second side of this album.

.After the less successful second album Tin Machine II and the complete failure of live album Tin Machine Live: Oy Vey, Baby, Bowie tired of having to work in a group setting where his creativity was limited, and finally disbanded Tin Machine to work on his own.^ Tin Machine guitarist and Bowie collaborator .
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^ Oy Vey Baby (1991) (live album).
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^ Tin Machine II - Virgin 1991 .

1992–99: Electronica

.In 1992 he performed his hits "Heroes" and "Under Pressure" (with Annie Lennox) at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert.^ A Concert for Life: A Tribute to Freddie Mercury (UK: alternative title) ...
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^ My West Stepmom (1998) (writer: "Under Pressure") (performer: "Under Pressure") "That '70s Show" (1 episode, 1998) - Eric's Buddy (1998) TV episode (performer: "Rebel Rebel") The Faculty (1998) (writer: "CHANGES") Radiofreccia (1998) ("Rebel Rebel") ...
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^ The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert (UK: DVD title) Travelling Light (1992) ....
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.1993 saw the release of the soul, jazz and hip-hop influenced Black Tie White Noise, which reunited Bowie with Let's Dance producer Nile Rodgers.^ Black Tie / White Noise - Virgin 1993 .

^ Black Tie/White Noise is terrible , and not even just as a David Bowie record (hell, for this stretch this one is par for the course).

^ A 2CD + DVD reissue on EMI in 2003 included an additional disc featuring the following tracks: Black Tie White Noise - Limited Edition Bonus Disc (2003, EMI) .
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The album hit the number one spot on the UK charts with singles such as "Jump They Say" (a top-10 hit) and "Miracle Goodnight".
.Bowie explored new directions on The Buddha of Suburbia (1993), based on incidental music composed for a TV series.^ Buddha of Suburbia - Virgin 1993 .

^ I don't really buy Buddha of Suburbia as some great, lost Bowie work sandwiched between one of the worst albums of his career and one of the most confusing.

^ David Bowie in Baal: BBC TV production of Bertholt Brecht's play starring David as Baal, directed by Alan Clarke, 2nd February 1982.
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.It contained some of the new elements introduced in Black Tie White Noise, and also signalled a move towards alternative rock.^ Black Tie / White Noise - Virgin 1993 .

^ Black Tie/White Noise is terrible , and not even just as a David Bowie record (hell, for this stretch this one is par for the course).

^ When I focused on a spot it became very bright, and when he moved toward me the spot turned to black and I told him his presence would close my astral eye.
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.The album was a critical success but received a low-key release and only made number 87 in the UK charts.^ Overall, I say if you only get a few Bowie albums make it Low, Station To Station or "Heroes", I recommend "Heroes" a bit above the others.

^ I have an awful time listening to it, and probably have made it through both albums only under some hazy rationalization that I 'had' to so I would write a decent, balanced review.

^ I actually listen to this album more often than I do probably any Bowie record other than Low or Station to Station , though for the life of me I can't explain from a critical standpoint why that is.

[57]
.The ambitious, quasi-industrial release Outside (1995), conceived as the first volume in a subsequently abandoned non-linear narrative of art and murder, reunited him with Brian Eno.^ If that was club, and Outside was industrial, and Earthling drum and bass, this album takes its cue from ambient music, though not really from the ambient music of the Brian A-hole late 70's records.

.The album introduced the characters of one of Bowie's short stories, and achieved chart success in both the UK and US.[58] The album and its singles put Bowie back into the mainstream of rock music.^ Get into the DeLorean with James Rolfe as he takes a ride back to 1955 for one of the greatest time...
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^ T he first Bowie album that fails to grow appreciably over its predecessor, if not in quality than at least in diversity, and one that finds Bowie oddly unsure of himself.

^ Station to Station is firmly grounded enough to give all of us folks something to love, from the uncompromising rock to the rubbery funk to the strong ballads...any more album like this and I might've had to take back some of the things I said about Bowie being an incompetent hack.

.In September 1995, Bowie began the Outside Tour with Gabrels returning as guitarist.^ Outside' between January and May 1994, while Bowie, Eno and their friend Andr Heller only visited Gugging in September of that year.
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^ I was at in the early '70s," Bowie recalled in 'Interview' September 1995.
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.In a move that was equally lauded and ridiculed by Bowie fans and critics, Bowie chose Nine Inch Nails as the tour partner;[59] Trent Reznor also contributed a remix of the Outside song "The Hearts Filthy Lesson" for its single release.^ It is likely that Bowie's new songs will sound much more like his old catalogue - which sells well - rather than his post-1983 releases.
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^ The Hearts Filthy Lesson - Good Karma Mix Price: 6.99 / $11.18 Quantity: Customers who purchased this CD also bought: .
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^ The Hearts Filthy Lesson - Alt Mix Price: 6.99 / $11.18 Quantity: Customers who purchased this CD also bought: .
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.On 17 January 1996, Bowie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the eleventh annual induction ceremony.^ Damn I love David Bowie soo much He is the king of rock n roll i wish i could meet him soo bad!!
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^ Who cares that Bowie tramples this song with gleeful straight up rock 'n' roll?

^ The 2008 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony airs live March 10th at 8:30/7:30c only on VH1...
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[60]
.Receiving some of the strongest critical response since Let's Dance was Earthling (1997),[61] which incorporated experiments in British jungle and drum 'n' bass and included a single released over the Internet, called "Telling Lies"; other singles included "Little Wonder" and "Dead Man Walking". There was a corresponding world tour.^ Dead Man Walking (25th April 1997).
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^ The single was re-released by Decca in September 1978 (catalogue number F 13807) and beware there are counterfeit Vocalion copies in circulation.
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^ I'll just happily stick with my beigest, tell-me-what-to-think hook factory Let's Dance over this blustery bit of blurry regurgitation, thanks.

.Bowie's track in the Paul Verhoeven film Showgirls, "I'm Afraid of Americans" was remixed by Trent Reznor for a single release.^ The best songs, for sure, are the loudest and most aggressive ones, 'Little Wonder' and especially the Trent Reznor collaboration 'I'm Afraid of Americans', which is one of Bowie's better, clearer songs in a long time, are both crunchy and exhilarating exercises in the noisier side of this electronic warehouse.

^ David Bowie - Club Bowie Ref: 70036 2003 UK 9 Track Remix CD Album - Rare & Unreleased 12" Mixes .
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^ Which was the first ever release under the name David Bowie 'Can't Help Thinking About Me' was the first single issued under the name David Bowie, 14th January 1966 on Pye Records (Pye 7N17020).
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The video's heavy rotation (also featuring Reznor) contributed to the song's 16-week stay in the US Billboard Hot 100.[61]

1999 to the present: Neoclassicist Bowie

.In 1998, David Bowie had reunited with Tony Visconti to record a song for The Rugrats Movie called "(Safe in This) Sky Life". Although the track was edited out of the final cut, and did not feature on the film's soundtrack album, the reunion led to the pair pursuing a new collaborative effort.^ Which is David Bowie's biggest selling album?
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^ Which songs has David recorded in German?
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^ Where did David Bowie live with his parents?
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."(Safe In This) Sky Life" was later re-recorded and released as a single b-side in 2002 where it was retitled "Safe".[62] Among their earliest work together in this period, was a reworking of Placebo's track "Without You I'm Nothing", from the album of the same name, in which Visconti oversaw the additional production required when Bowie's harmonised vocal was added to the original version for a strictly limited edition single release.^ I actually listen to this album more often than I do probably any Bowie record other than Low or Station to Station , though for the life of me I can't explain from a critical standpoint why that is.

^ 'Wonder' isn't quite that memorable, and it's too long, but Bowie does a great vocal and the song 'introduces' the album's sound well.

^ C'mon, aren't you happy to hear some weird-ass shit and loud, noisy guitars on a Bowie album again?

.In 1999 Bowie made the soundtrack for Omikron, a computer game.^ One result of this was Bowie's being made into the hero in a computer game called 'Omikron, the Nomad Soul'.
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^ Miscellaneous: Omikron: The Nomad Soul (1999) (Video Game) (voice) 'Iman 631'.
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.Bowie and his wife, Iman, made appearances as characters in the game.^ Bowie's future wife Iman.
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^ One result of this was Bowie's being made into the hero in a computer game called 'Omikron, the Nomad Soul'.
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That same year, re-recorded tracks from Omikron and new music was released in the album 'hours...' featured "What's Really Happening", with lyrics by Alex Grant, the winner of Bowie's "Cyber Song Contest" Internet competition. .This album was Bowie's exit from heavy electronica, with an emphasis on more live instruments.^ I actually listen to this album more often than I do probably any Bowie record other than Low or Station to Station , though for the life of me I can't explain from a critical standpoint why that is.

.Plans surfaced after the release of 'hours...' for an album titled Toy, which would feature new versions of some of Bowie's earliest pieces as well as three new songs.^ Soundtrack to an English-language version of a musical originally written by Bertolt Brecht , presented by the BBC. The songs are performed by Bowie, but all composed by Brecht.
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^ In the following decades, Bowie has regularly released albums and starred in movies.
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^ The US version of this collection was released as The Singles 1969 To 1993 on Rykodisc, and featured a different tracklisting (see below).
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.Sessions for the album commenced in 2000, but the album was never released, leaving a number of tracks, some as yet unheard, on the editing floor.^ A 2 CD limited edition version released in 2004 by Columbia coupled the original tracklisting of the album with an additional disc featuring the following tracks: 1.
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^ A 2 CD '30th Anniversary' edition released by EMI in 2002 combined the original album with an additional disc featuring the following tracks: (additional disc) () .
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^ David Bowie never made again such a great album although some others like 'Low' are excellent as well.

[63] .Bowie and Visconti continued collaboration with the production of a new album of completely original songs instead.^ Soundtrack to an English-language version of a musical originally written by Bertolt Brecht , presented by the BBC. The songs are performed by Bowie, but all composed by Brecht.
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^ This was a double live album recorded on Bowie's Diamond Dogs tour, but only contains five songs (out of a total of twenty) from that album, and he's completely, obviously disinterested in those.

^ 'Wonder' isn't quite that memorable, and it's too long, but Bowie does a great vocal and the song 'introduces' the album's sound well.

.The result of the sessions was the 2002 album Heathen, which had a dark atmospheric sound, and was Bowie's biggest chart success in recent years.^ Which is David Bowie's biggest selling album?
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^ That year Bowie wrote songs for one of Britain's most successful bands of the day, Mott the Hoople, as well as producing Iggy Pop's most influental album 'Raw Power'.
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^ 'Wonder' isn't quite that memorable, and it's too long, but Bowie does a great vocal and the song 'introduces' the album's sound well.

In October 2001, Bowie opened The Concert for New York City, a charity event for to benefit the victims of the 11 September terrorist attacks, with a minimalist performance of Simon & Garfunkel's "America, followed by a full band performance of "Heroes".
.2002 saw Bowie curate the annual Meltdown festival in London.^ Their debut performance took place at The Roundhouse Spring Festival in Camden, London on Sunday 22nd February 1970 (billed as David Bowie).
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Amongst the acts selected by Bowie to perform were Phillip Glass, Television and The Polyphonic Spree. .Bowie himself played a show at the Royal Festival Hall which notably included a rare performance of his experimental opus Low in its entirety.^ Since its debut, David Bowie has been played, on average, every 3 shows.
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^ How many live concert shows has David Bowie performed?
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^ Live at Royal Festival Hall, London, England, UK (Sept 08, 1972) .
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In 2003, a report in the Sunday Express named Bowie as the second-richest entertainer in the UK (behind Sir Paul McCartney), with an estimated fortune of £510 million. However, the 2005 Sunday Times Rich List credited him with a little over £100 million.
.In September 2003, Bowie released a new album, Reality, and announced a world tour.^ David's last studio album was entitled Reality which was released on 15th September 2003.
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^ In the following decades, Bowie has regularly released albums and starred in movies.
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^ With a renewed access of enthusiasm, Bowie did mammoth tours through Europe, appearing in a new Pierrot suit, and the red hairstyle from 1972.
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'A Reality Tour' was the best-selling tour of the following year. .However, it was cut short after Bowie suffered chest pain while performing on stage at the Hurricane Festival in Scheeßel, Germany, on 25 June 2004. Originally thought to be a pinched nerve in his shoulder, the pain was later diagnosed as an acutely blocked artery; an emergency angioplasty was performed at St Georg Hospital in Hamburg by Dr Karl Heinz Kuck.^ However, there's not an original thought in any of Bowie's recorded work.

^ The 1979 track 'Look Back In Anger' was used as the opening song for many of Bowie's stage performances between 1983 and 1997.
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^ Bing told an interviewer four days later that he considered Bowie "a clean cut kid and a real fine asset to the show.
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He was discharged in early July 2004 and continued to spend time recovering. .Bowie later admitted he had suffered a minor heart attack, resulting from years of heavy smoking and touring.^ Some years later, in March 2001 he admitted that this lyric "refers to both the cabbalistic drawings of the tree of life and the conjuring of spirits."
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The tour was cancelled for the time being, with hopes that he would go back on tour by August, though this did not materialise. .He recuperated back in New York City.^ He currently lives in New York City.
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^ His daughter, Alexandria Zahra Jones , was born 15th August 2000 at 5:06am in New York City, weighing 7lbs 4.6oz (3.28 kilogrammes).
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^ West 17th Street, New York City, USA. (April 1974).
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.In October 2004, Bowie released a live DVD of the tour, entitled A Reality Tour of his performances in Dublin on 22 and 23 November 2003, which included songs spanning the full length of Bowie's career, although mostly focusing on his more recent albums.^ A Virtual Ticket (Reality Tour 2003/2004) .
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^ David's last studio album was entitled Reality which was released on 15th September 2003.
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^ In the following decades, Bowie has regularly released albums and starred in movies.
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.Still recuperating from his operation, Bowie worked off-stage and relaxed from studio work for the first time in several years.^ The 19-year-old student clothes designer/tailor was responsible for the majority of the on and off stage clothes of Ziggy Stardust.
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^ This is the first time I feel more of Eno's influence than Bowie's, from the nagging lead guitar line to the carnival synth...parts of this feel a bit too familiar.

^ Still, when presented with the second side of Low or the entire collected works of Vangelis, I'd pick Low every time.

In 2004, a duet of his classic song "Changes" with Butterfly Boucher appeared in Shrek 2. .The soundtrack for the film The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou featured David Bowie songs performed in Portuguese by cast member Seu Jorge (who adapted the lyrics to make them relevant to the film's story).^ Who were David Bowie's parents?
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^ Performances Song History Discussion David Bowie has not been seen in 1 shows.
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^ Who is David Bowie's art agent?
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.Most of the David Bowie songs featured in the film were originally from David Bowie (debut album), Space Oddity, Hunky Dory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars and Diamond Dogs.^ Which is David Bowie's biggest selling album?
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^ Bowie’s 1972 album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars , earned him this honor.
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^ Bowie/Spiders from Mars guitarist .
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Bowie commented, "Had Seu Jorge not recorded my songs acoustically in Portuguese I would never have heard this new level of beauty which he has imbued them with".[66]
.Despite hopes for a comeback, in 2005, Bowie announced that he had made no plans for any performances during the year.^ During the Song 'TVC15' Bowie performed a Golden Dawn Posture, called "The Enterer" The first song he ever had written, 'I'm tired of my life' (in c.
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^ Bowie's constantly reiterated expressions of ecstasy in live performances for years on end, raises obvious questions about how genuine this ecstasy really is.
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^ There's no doubt that Bowie's wealth and global renown have, inexplicably, grown over the last couple of decades, despite the atrophying of his creativity.
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.After a relatively quiet year, Bowie recorded the vocals for the song "(She Can) Do That", co-written by Brian Transeau, for the movie Stealth.^ But in fact Bowie and Brian Eno recorded the songs for '1.
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^ Which songs have been recorded in German by David Bowie?
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^ In the next year, Bowie and Page cooperated on the Bowie track I Pity the Fool, and Bowie received the guitar riff for the 1970 song The Supermen from Page.
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Rumours flew about the possibility of a new album, but no announcements were made.
.David Bowie finally returned to the stage on 8 September 2005, alongside Arcade Fire, for the US nationally televised event Fashion Rocks, his first gig since the heart attack.^ Television When was David Bowie's first ever television appearance?
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^ When and where was David Bowie's first performance?
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.Bowie has shown interest in the Montreal band since he was seen at one of their shows in New York City nearly a year earlier.^ He currently lives in New York City.
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^ Since its debut, David Bowie has been played, on average, every 3 shows.
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^ His daughter, Alexandria Zahra Jones , was born 15th August 2000 at 5:06am in New York City, weighing 7lbs 4.6oz (3.28 kilogrammes).
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.Bowie had requested the band to perform at the show, and together they performed the Arcade Fire's song "Wake Up" from their album Funeral, as well as Bowie's own "Five Years" and "Life on Mars?". He joined them again on 15 September 2005, singing "Queen Bitch" and "Wake Up" from Central Park's Summerstage as part of the CMJ Music Marathon.^ Not a bad song, they all come together and flow so well.

^ Bowie’s 1972 album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars , earned him this honor.
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^ As they were doing that, I came up with my own idea, which came from nowhere, and we improvised and the song came together.
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.Bowie contributed back-up vocals for TV on the Radio's song "Province" from their album Return to Cookie Mountain.^ The 1979 track 'Look Back In Anger' was used as the opening song for many of Bowie's stage performances between 1983 and 1997.
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^ Who cares that Bowie tramples this song with gleeful straight up rock 'n' roll?

^ The slow songs and the points at which Bowie decides to get his fingers all up in the mix with his wacky, waxy artistry is where this album begins to feel like it's a hefty two hours long when it's really only 40 minutes.

[67] He made other occasional appearances, as in his commercial with Snoop Dogg for XM Satellite Radio. .He appeared on Danish alt-rockers Kashmir's 2005 release, No Balance Palace, sharing lead vocals with Kashmir singer Kasper Eistrup on the song "The Cynic". The album was produced by Tony Visconti, who also arranged the contact.^ And who could hate an album with a song called 'Goodbye Mr. Ed' on it that actually says it 'makes no sense'?

^ 'Wonder' isn't quite that memorable, and it's too long, but Bowie does a great vocal and the song 'introduces' the album's sound well.

^ Appears on: The Record Producers - Tony Visconti [ ...
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[68] .No Balance Palace also featured a spoken word performance by Lou Reed, making it the second project involving both Bowie and Reed in two years, since Reed's 2003 The Raven.^ Iman has two tattoos, one above her ankle which depicts a Bowie knife with the word 'David' written on the handle and around her belly button the Arabic lettering for 'David'.
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^ I still say this's got it all over Hunky Dory both for unity of feel and quality of performance, plus having two of Bowie's greatest ever songs done in a balls-out style he'd have trouble repeating ever again.

^ Bowie qua Bowie no longer exists, except in the scraps of conversation he has syphoned off for re-use, or in the key-words and shards of reality he has preserved for posterity some moments ago, some books ago.
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.On 8 February 2006, David Bowie was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.^ Has David Bowie ever won an Ivor Novello Award?
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^ Posted: September 27, 2006 Description: David Bowie performs an impromptu (and slightly nasty) tune about Ricky...
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^ Their debut performance took place at The Roundhouse Spring Festival in Camden, London on Sunday 22nd February 1970 (billed as David Bowie).
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.In November, Bowie performed at the Black Ball in New York for the Keep a Child Alive Foundation alongside his wife, Iman, and Alicia Keys.^ Isolar Enterprises Inc., 270 Lafayette Street #208, New York, NY 10012, USA. How do I get in contact with Iman by post?
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^ The Strawbs were due to perform but were replaced by David Bowie's New Electric Band.
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^ Bowie's future wife Iman.
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He duetted with Keys on "Changes", and also performed "Wild is the Wind" and "Fantastic Voyage".
.For 2006, Bowie once again announced a break from performance,[69] but he made a surprise guest appearance at David Gilmour's 29 May 2006 concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London.^ May 29 2006 .
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^ Television When was David Bowie's first ever television appearance?
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He sang "Arnold Layne" and "Comfortably Numb", closing the concert. .The former performance was released, on 26 December 2006, as a single.^ 'Arnold Layne' (with David Gilmour) was released on 25th December 2006, making it his 38th 'top twenty' UK hit single.
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.In May 2007, it was announced that Bowie would curate the High Line Festival in the abandoned railway park in New York called the High Line where he would select various musicians and artists to perform.^ EMI refused to option Bowie's future songs - and as he has to repay his advances until 2007, he's forced to earn enough money for this with a new contract.
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^ The title track announces Bowie's new self-coronation, that of the Thin White Duke.

^ Apart from being a sometime brilliant musician and dilettante artist, Bowie's religious perspective and compositional techniques mirror an eloquent fragmentary projection of society.
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[70]
.Bowie contributed backing vocals to two tracks - "Falling Down" and "Fannin' Street" - on Scarlett Johansson's 2008 album of Tom Waits covers, Anywhere I Lay My Head.^ The 1979 track 'Look Back In Anger' was used as the opening song for many of Bowie's stage performances between 1983 and 1997.
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^ Although Burretti was credited as lead vocalist, his contribution is barely audible with Bowie's vocals dominating on all tracks.
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^ There are semantic connections between the two - as in "If you should fall into my arms / If you say hide we'll hide ..."
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[71][72]
.On 29 June 2008, Bowie released a new compilation entitled iSELECT.^ It is likely that Bowie's new songs will sound much more like his old catalogue - which sells well - rather than his post-1983 releases.
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.This CD was a collection of personal favourites compiled by Bowie himself[73] and was available exclusively as a free gift with the British newspaper The Mail On Sunday.^ Who are David Bowie's favourite painters and who does he collect?
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^ David Bowie CD Singles, David Bowie CDs, David Bowie Maxi CD Single, Buy Rare Collectable David Bowie CDs .
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^ Specialists in rare and deleted David Bowie CD Singles, David Bowie CDs, Maxi CD Singles, Import CDs, Rare David Bowie Collectable CDs & CD Singles.
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.The compilation is notable in that it only contained one major hit single, "Life on Mars?", and concentrated on lesser-known album tracks.^ This album's a bit short on hooks, but the title track sure ain't one of the have-nots.

^ Capn's Final Word: This album's known as 'The One with Major Tom on it', and that's about as much as is healthy to know.

^ The faintly reggae title track was done with a zillion times more personality and intrigue by Iggy Pop on his Lust for Life album.

.In 2009, EMI released the original multitrack recordings of Space Oddity and held a fan contest to create remixes from the material.^ Space Oddity (2009 Digital Remaster) .
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^ A 2 CD '30th Anniversary' edition released by EMI in 2002 combined the original album with an additional disc featuring the following tracks: (additional disc) () .
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^ The recurring image of archonts is that of jailers imprisoning the divine spark in human souls, held captive in material creation.
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.The contest was held in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the album's release.^ A 2 CD '30th Anniversary' edition released by EMI in 2002 combined the original album with an additional disc featuring the following tracks: (additional disc) () .
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[74]
.On 25 September 2009, a double-album of the 2003 A Reality Tour was announced.^ David's last studio album was entitled Reality which was released on 15th September 2003.
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[75] .The album was subsequently released as planned in January 2010, quickly becoming a 'bestseller' for that month on music download portals such as iTunes.^ I get the impression that each album he makes is not an artistic statement, but more a cunning plan to milk the current music fads for all their worth.

Acting career

.Bowie's first major film role in The Man Who Fell to Earth in 1976, earned acclaim.^ There was hardly any better description of a true gnostic than a "Man who Fell to Earth" (a sci-fi film of 1975, where he starred the main rle), bringing "Sound and Vision" (1977) or alias Ziggy Stardust saving the world.
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^ Bowie became the first human who sold his persona to the stock market.
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^ (Conclusion based on appearances in "The Man Who Fell To Earth" and the uncensored "China Girl" video) God couldn't tease his hair that high, even during the 80's.
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.Bowie's character Thomas Jerome Newton is an alien from a planet that is dying from a lack of water.^ Thomas Jerome Newton .
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.In Just a Gigolo (1979), an Anglo-German co-production directed by David Hemmings, Bowie played the lead role of a Prussian officer Paul von Pryzgodski returning from World War I who is discovered by a Baroness (Marlene Dietrich) and put into her Gigolo Stable.^ And guess who wants to play the lead?
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^ Which artists has David Bowie produced and co-produced?
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^ The Best of David Bowie 1974/1979 .
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.In the 1980s, Bowie continued with film roles and also starred in the Broadway production of The Elephant Man (1980–81).^ David Bowie in Baal: BBC TV production of Bertholt Brecht's play starring David as Baal, directed by Alan Clarke, 2nd February 1982.
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^ The Elephant Man: The Bernard Pomerance production and directed by Jack Hoffiss, David performed as John Merrick at: The Denver Center of the Performing Arts, Colorado - 29th July until 3rd August 1980.
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In 1982, he made a cameo appearance as himself in Christiane F., focusing on a young girl's drug addiction. .Bowie also starred in The Hunger (1983), a revisionist vampire movie with Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon.^ In the following decades, Bowie has regularly released albums and starred in movies.
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.In the film, Bowie and Deneuve are vampire lovers, with her having made him a vampire centuries ago.^ Still, Bowie's stage person became less androgynous, and more humorous; he bared a set of vampire fangs at his audiences, and told them to focus on him, and only him.
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While she is truly ageless, he discovers to his horror that although immortal, he can still age and rapidly becomes a pathetic, monstrous husk as the film progresses. In Nagisa Oshima's film Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983), based on Laurens van der Post's novel The Seed and the Sower, Bowie played Major Jack Celliers, a prisoner of war in a Japanese internment camp. Another famous musician, Ryuichi Sakamoto, played the camp commandant who begins to be undermined by Celliers' bizarre behavior. .Bowie had a cameo as The Shark in Yellowbeard, a 1983 pirate comedy made by some of the members of Monty Python, and a small part as Colin the hit man in the 1985 film Into the Night.^ But the thing is - he actually made three pretty decent big chart hits for 1983.

^ The audience were made up mainly of David Bowie fan club members.
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^ Or was it a case of 'the unbearable lightness of being' in the Italian ballad 'Volare' (which he sang in the film 'Absolute Beginners' in 1985), or John Lennon's 'Imagine' (sung live in 1983)?
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During this time Bowie was also asked to play the villain Max Zorin in the James Bond film A View to a Kill (1985), but turned down the role, stating that "I didn't want to spend five months watching my stunt double fall off mountains."[76]
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence impressed some critics. .His next major film project, the rock musical Absolute Beginners (1986), was both a critical and box office disappointment.^ Or was it a case of 'the unbearable lightness of being' in the Italian ballad 'Volare' (which he sang in the film 'Absolute Beginners' in 1985), or John Lennon's 'Imagine' (sung live in 1983)?
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^ Julien Temple - (Jazzin' For Blue Jean) 1984, (Absolute Beginners) 1986.
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.The same year he appeared in the Jim Henson cult classic, the dark fantasy Labyrinth (1986), playing Jareth, the king of the goblins.^ On November 12th in the same year, David appeared on the BBC TV programme 'Tonight'.
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^ Jareth the King of Goblins .
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^ Jim Henson - (Labyrinth) 1986.
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Jareth is a powerful, mysterious creature who has an antagonistic yet strangely flirtatious relationship with Sarah (Jennifer Connelly), the film's teenage heroine. .Appearing in heavy make-up and a mane-like wig, Bowie sang a variety of new songs specially composed for the film's soundtrack.^ Soundtrack to an English-language version of a musical originally written by Bertolt Brecht , presented by the BBC. The songs are performed by Bowie, but all composed by Brecht.
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^ A new species of sparassid spider (pictured) from Malaysia has been named after David Bowie.
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^ The slow songs and the points at which Bowie decides to get his fingers all up in the mix with his wacky, waxy artistry is where this album begins to feel like it's a hefty two hours long when it's really only 40 minutes.

.Bowie also played a sympathetic Pontius Pilate in Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ (1988).^ The Last Temptation Of Christ - (Pontius Pilate).
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^ The Last Temptation of Christ .
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^ Martin Scorsese - (The Last Temptation Of Christ) 1988.
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He was briefly considered for the role of The Joker by Tim Burton and Sam Hamm for 1989's Batman. .Hamm recalls "David Bowie would be kind of neat because he's very funny when he does sinister roles". The role ended up going to Jack Nicholson.^ Where does David Bowie live?
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^ Does David Bowie have any brothers or sisters?
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^ Bowie tries to hit arty pop and ends up in the Eighties ether.

[77]
.Bowie portrayed a disgruntled restaurant employee opposite Rosanna Arquette in the 1991 film The Linguini Incident, and played mysterious FBI agent Phillip Jeffries in David Lynch's Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992).^ Who is David Bowie's art agent?
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^ FILM How many films has David appeared in and what characters did he play?
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^ Richard Shepard - (The Linguini Incident, aka Shag-o-Rama, aka Houdini & Company) 1992.
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.He took the small but pivotal role of Andy Warhol in Basquiat, artist/director Julian Schnabel's 1996 biopic of the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.^ Julian Schnabel - (Basquiat) 1996.
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^ Basquiat - ( Andy Warhol ).
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.In 1998 Bowie also co-starred in an Italian film called Gunslinger's Revenge (renamed from the original Il Mio West).^ Giovanni Veronesi - (Il Mio West aka Gunslinger's Revenge) 1998.
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^ Il Mio West (aka Gunslinger's Revenge) - ( Jack Sikora ).
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[78] However, it was not released in the United States until 2005. In it he plays the most feared gunslinger in the region.[79]
.Before appearing in The Hunger, a TV horror serial based on the 1983 movie, Bowie was invited by musician Goldie to play the aging gangster Bernie in Andrew Goth's Brighton Rock inspired movie, Everybody Loves Sunshine.^ Everybody Loves Sunshine (aka B.U.S.T.E.D., aka G-Men) - ( Bernie ).
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^ Andrew Goth - (Everybody Loves Sunshine, aka B.U.S.T.E.D., aka G-Men) 1998.
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^ The Hunger (TV Series) - (Julian Priest).
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He played the title role in the 2000 film, Mr. Rice's Secret, in which he played the neighbour of a terminally ill twelve year old. .In 2001, Bowie appeared as himself in the film Zoolander, volunteering himself to be a walkoff judge between Ben Stiller's character Zoolander, and Owen Wilson's character, Hansel.^ FILM How many films has David appeared in and what characters did he play?
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^ Film How many films has David appeared in and what characters did he play?
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^ Ben Stiller - (Zoolander) 2002.
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In 2006, Bowie portrayed Nikola Tesla alongside Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman in The Prestige, directed by Christopher Nolan. It follows the bitter competition between two magicians around the turn of the century. .Bowie has voice-acted in the animated movie Arthur and the Minimoys (known as Arthur and the Invisibles in the US) as the powerful villain Maltazard.^ Arthur and The Minimoys (aka Arthur and The Invisibles) (Character voice of Maltazard).
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^ Luc Besson - (Arthur and The Minimoys, aka Arthur and The Invisibles) 2006 (Released 2007).
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He also appeared as himself in an episode of Extras. .Bowie (in the context of the show) improvised and sang a song mocking the main character Andy Millman, played by Ricky Gervais.^ Since its debut, David Bowie has been played, on average, every 3 shows.
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^ Performances Song History Discussion David Bowie has not been seen in 1 shows.
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^ Between songs Bowie spoke about Jean-Paul Sartre, and also about Heinrich Harrer (author of 'Seven Years In Tibet') because "this is the book part of the show."
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He also lent his voice to the character "Lord Royal Highness" in the SpongeBob SquarePants TV movie SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis. .His latest project is a supporting role as Ogilvie in the new film, August,[80] directed by Austin Chick (best known for writing and directing the 2002 romantic drama XX/XY), and starring Josh Hartnett and Rip Torn (with whom he also worked on The Man Who Fell to Earth).^ Hours of good fun, I tells ya, much like the super-depraved Man Who Fell to Earth , directed by the same sicko that did Mick Jagger's Performance , both of which are 'fictional' but borrow what seem like huge cartoonish chunks of the daily realities of their respective stars.

^ There was hardly any better description of a true gnostic than a "Man who Fell to Earth" (a sci-fi film of 1975, where he starred the main rle), bringing "Sound and Vision" (1977) or alias Ziggy Stardust saving the world.
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^ (Conclusion based on appearances in "The Man Who Fell To Earth" and the uncensored "China Girl" video) God couldn't tease his hair that high, even during the 80's.
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[81]

Family, home life and personal relationships

Bowie with his son Duncan Jones at the premiere of Jones' directorial debut Moon.
.Bowie met his first wife, Angela Bowie, in 1969. According to Bowie, they were "fucking the same bloke".[82] Angie's sense of fashion and outrage has been credited as a significant influence in Bowie's early career and rise to fame.^ This is the first time I feel more of Eno's influence than Bowie's, from the nagging lead guitar line to the carnival synth...parts of this feel a bit too familiar.

^ They first met at the Ritz Cinema in Tunbridge Wells where Peggy worked was a waitress in the restaurant.
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^ Bowie is rehashing Alice Cooper from 1969-71 (ask his band, they'll tell you...

[83] .They married on 19 March 1970 at Bromley Register Office in Beckenham Lane, Bromley, Kent, England where she permanently took his adopted last name.^ David's first marriage was to Mary Angela Barnett on 19th March 1970 at Bromley Registry Office in Beckenham Lane, Kent.
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^ They married in Switzerland on April 24th 1992 at Lausanne registrar office with a civil ceremony.
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^ They married on 12th September 1947 at Brixton Register Office, South London after Haywood's divorce from his first wife Hilda became absolute.
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.Their only son was born on 30 May 1971 and named Zowie (Zowie later preferred to be known as Joe/Joey, although now he has reverted to his legal birth name - "Duncan Zowie Haywood Jones").^ His son Duncan Zowie Haywood Jones , who was born 30th May 1971 at Beckenham Hospital weighing 8lbs.
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^ The main reason for the change of stage name was because of the emerging fame of Davy Jones on the London theatre stage, who later became the lead singer of The Monkees.
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^ David's father was Haywood Stenton Jones (known as 'John'), born at 41 St. Sepulchre Gate, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN1 1TD, on 21st November 1912.
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.They separated after eight years of marriage and divorced on 8 February 1980, in Switzerland.^ They divorced in Switzerland on 8th February 1980.
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The marriage has been cited as one of convenience for both.[83]
.Bowie married his second wife, the Somali-born supermodel Iman Abdulmajid, in the Saint James' Church in Florence in 1992. The couple have a daughter, Alexandria Zahra Jones (known as Lexi), born 15 August 2000, and live in Manhattan and London.^ Iman has two daughters Zulekha and Alexandria.
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^ Bowie's future wife Iman.
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^ His daughter, Alexandria Zahra Jones , was born 15th August 2000 at 5:06am in New York City, weighing 7lbs 4.6oz (3.28 kilogrammes).
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.Bowie lived in Switzerland between 1976 and 1998. He was based in a large chalet in Blonay until 1982 and then moved to an early twentieth-century residence called the Château du Signal in Lausanne, which was built by a Russian prince and decorated with woodwork and ornate faience.^ Château du Signal , Upper Lausanne, Swizterland.
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^ In 1976, the 'Thin White Duke', alias Bowie opened his live performances with a mask covering his face.
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Sexual orientation

Iman and Bowie in 2009.
.Bowie confirmed his bisexuality in an interview with Melody Maker in January 1972, a move coinciding with the first shots in his campaign for stardom as Ziggy Stardust.^ When and where was the first performance of Ziggy Stardust?
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^ Bowie’s 1972 album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars , earned him this honor.
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^ So long as Ziggy Stardust was "making love with his ego" , Bowie had the potential to develop his creativity.
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[35] In a 1976 interview with Playboy, Bowie said: "It's true — I am a bisexual. But I can't deny that I've used that fact very well. I suppose it's the best thing that ever happened to me."
.Bowie distanced himself from that in a 1983 interview with Rolling Stone, saying his earlier declaration of bisexuality was "the biggest mistake I ever made".[85] In 1993, he made the claim that he had always been a "closet heterosexual", and that his interest in homosexual and bisexual culture was more a product of the times and situation than his own feelings.^ During that time (and even after it) he reinvented himself over and over, yet always managed to leave a common mark on everything he made, resulting in an impressively diverse-yet-unified back catalogue.
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^ Although other artists sell more CDs, the product "David Bowie" is considered to flow back one of the strongest commissions in the History of Popmusic.
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^ Do we see that Bowie is quickly mining his old pals for material because his own well is dryer than Angela Lansbury's nappy dugout?

Bowie stated, "It wasn't something I was comfortable with at all."[86]
Bowie expressed a different view in a 2002 interview with Blender; where he was posed with this question: "You once said that saying you were bisexual was 'the biggest mistake I ever made'. Do you still believe that?" His response:
Interesting. [Long pause] I don’t think it was a mistake in Europe, but it was a lot tougher in America. I had no problem with people knowing I was bisexual. But I had no inclination to hold any banners or be a representative of any group of people. I knew what I wanted to be, which was a songwriter and a performer, and I felt that bisexuality became my headline over here for so long. America is a very puritanical place, and I think it stood in the way of so much I wanted to do.[87]

Politics

.In the 1970s, Bowie caused controversy for some politically radical comments, saying that Britain could benefit from a fascist leader and that Adolf Hitler was 'the first super-star'.[88] Such comments were a major source of stated motivation behind the Rock Against Racism group.^ I believe Britain could benefit from a Fascist leader.
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^ Brian Dickson Your Rating: B+ Any Short Comments?: It took me about ten years to realise a simple fact- David Bowie is the fakest major performer in rock history.

^ But it is McQueen's carefully propagated image - as the raspberrying bad boy of fashion - which has made him a star in his own right, winning him such rock 'n' roll clients as David Bowie and The Prodigy's Keith Flint.
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[89]
In September 2007, he made a contribution of $10,000 to the NAACP[90] for the Jena Six Legal Defense Fund to help with legal bills of six black teenagers arrested and charged with crimes related to their involvement in the assault of a white teenager in Jena, Louisiana.[91]

Instruments

.Bowie is a multi-instrumentalist, singing vocals as well as playing electric, acoustic, and twelve string guitar, keyboards, saxophone, piano, harpsichord, harmonica, synthesiser, Mellotron, Stylophone, xylophone, vibraphone, Koto, drums, percussions.^ George Underwood played acoustic guitar.
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^ DB: "Well, you taught me to play saxophone."
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^ The band which consisted of six members included David Bowie (lead vocalist, guitar, tenor saxophone), Rod Davies (guitar), Brian 'The Croke' Prebble (vocals, bass), Bob Evans (saxophone, flute), George Butcher (keyboards) and Derek 'Del' Roll (drums).
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Discography

Filmography

Awards

Bowie has previously declined the British honour Commander of the British Empire in 2000, and a knighthood in 2003.[92]

See also

Notes

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  2. ^ Stephen M. Silverman, People, "David Bowie Recovering from Heart Strategy", 9 July 2004. Retrieved 09-21-09.
  3. ^ The Times 8 January 2010. Retrieved 9 January 2010.
  4. ^ Allmusic, Stephen Thomas Erlewine, ((( David Bowie > Overview. Retrieved 03-21-2007.
  5. ^ Mark Kemp, Rolling Stone, Review: Earthling: David Bowie, 20 February 1997. Retrieved 09-21-2009.
  6. ^ Pareles, John (30 November 1991). "Review/Rock; For Bowie, One More Change of Pace". The New York Times. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D0CE6DD163EF933A05752C1A967958260. Retrieved 2 November 2008. 
  7. ^ Jesse Jarnow, "David Bowie," in Scott Schnider, ed., Icons of Rock: An Encyclopedia of the Legends Who Changed Music Forever (2008), "Openly bisexual and vociferously intellectual, David Bowie in the late 1970s was the very definition of charisma", Greenwood Publishing Group, pg. 482.
  8. ^ Mark Paytress, Bolan: The Rise and Fall of a 20th Century Superstar (2002), "America responded favourably to Bowie's intellectual take on pop," Omnibus Press, pg. 218.
  9. ^ "David Bowie, Young Americans". guardian.co.uk. 16 March 2007. http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2007/mar/16/popandrock.shopping1. Retrieved 15 February 2009. 
  10. ^ Carr & Murray (1981): pp.68-74
  11. ^ "David Bowie profile". About.com. http://classicrock.about.com/od/bandsandartists/p/david_bowie.htm. Retrieved 10 September 2008. 
  12. ^ "The Immortals: The First Fifty". Rolling Stone Issue 946. Rolling Stone. http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/5939214/the_immortals_the_first_fifty. 
  13. ^ "The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time". Rolling Stone. 8 January 1947. http://www.rollingstone.com/news/coverstory/24161972/page/23. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
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  18. ^ Gillman, Peter; Leni Gillman. Alias David Bowie. p. 85. ISBN 978-0450413469. 
  19. ^ a b Buckley (2000): p.24
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  21. ^ Buckley (2000): p. 21.
  22. ^ Peter Doggett (2007). "Teenage Wildlife", MOJO 60 Years of Bowie: pp.8-9
  23. ^ Buckley (2000): p.33
  24. ^ Carr & Murray (1981): p. 117
  25. ^ Pegg (2004): pp. 197-201
  26. ^ Buckley (2000): p.74
  27. ^ The Three Tuns pub and the Beckenham Arts Lab: BowieWonderworld.com website. Retrieved on 22 September 2007.
  28. ^ "Memory of a Free Festival", hosted by the Beckenham Arts Lab: BowieWonderworld.com website. Retrieved on 22 September 2007.
  29. ^ Wolff, Carlo (2006). Cleveland Rock and Roll Memories. Cleveland, OH: Gray & Company, Publishers. ISBN 978-1-886228-99-3
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  31. ^ Buckley (2000): p.156
  32. ^ Pegg (2004): pp. 281–83
  33. ^ a b Buckley (2000): pp.182-189
  34. ^ Carr & Murray (1981): pp.52-56
  35. ^ a b Carr & Murray (1981): p.7
  36. ^ Carr & Murray (1981): p.116
  37. ^ "Biography of David Bowie". Biobble.com. http://www.biobble.com/en/2006-568/David_Bowie_biography.html. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
  38. ^ DVD, Dick Cavett Show: Rock Icons, disc 1
  39. ^ Buckley (2000): pp. 289–291.
  40. ^ Paytress, Mark (2007). "The Controversial Homecoming". Mojo Classic (60 Years of Bowie): 64. 
  41. ^ Carr & Murray (1981): p. 11.
  42. ^ Kris Needs (2007). "The Passenger", MOJO 60 Years of Bowie: p.65
  43. ^ Pegg (2000): pp.90-92
  44. ^ Bowie Golden Years: Marc
  45. ^ "In pictures: Marc Bolan". BBC News. 13 September 2007. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/6988837.stm. Retrieved 9 November 2007. 
  46. ^ DVD, Bing Crosby, A Bing Crosby Christmas, Questar qd3175, ISBN 1-56855-683-7
  47. ^ Farhi, Paul (20 December 2006). "Bing and Bowie: An Odd Story of Holiday Harmony". Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/19/AR2006121901260.html. Retrieved 9 November 2007. 
  48. ^ Bronson, Fred (1990). The Billboard Book of Number 1 Hits. Billboard Books. p. 572. ISBN 0-823-07677-6. 
  49. ^ Dave Thompson (2007). "Bowie and Bing", MOJO 60 Years of Bowie: p.64
  50. ^ Buckley (2000): p. 300
  51. ^ Carr & Murray (1981): pp. 102–07
  52. ^ a b Carr & Murray (1981): pp. 108–14
  53. ^ Pegg (2000): p.29
  54. ^ a b Rock Movers & Shakers, Dafydd Rees & Luke Crampton, Billboard Books, 1991
  55. ^ James McNair (2007). "Tumble & Twirl", MOJO 60 Years of Bowie: p. 101
  56. ^ Andy Fyfe (2007). "Too Dizzy", MOJO 60 Years of Bowie: pp. 88–91
  57. ^ Buckley (2000): pp. 494–95,623
  58. ^ Buckley (2000): pp.623-624
  59. ^ Buckley (2000): pp.512-513
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  66. ^ Forbes
  67. ^ Pitchfork Media
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  71. ^ Andy Greene. "How Scarlett Johansson and David Bowie got together". Rolling Stone. http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2008/02/13/how-scarlett-johansson-and-david-bowie-got-together-album-preview/. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
  72. ^ "Bowie Lends Vocals to Scarlett Johansson Album". BowieNet news release reprinted at teenagewildlife.com. http://www.teenagewildlife.com/Interact/cp/showthreaded.pl?Cat=&Board=newstoday&Number=534866&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&vc=1#Post534866. Retrieved 3 March 2008. 
  73. ^ The Mail On Sunday, 29 June 2008 edition
  74. ^ "Laptoprockers ~ Remix David Bowie". Laptoprockers. 10 July 2009. http://www.laptoprockers.eu/remix/p1/david-bowie-space-oddity-remix-contest/. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  75. ^ "Bowie's 'Reality Tour' CD set for release". New York: United Press International (25 September 2009). Retrieved on 28 September 2009.
  76. ^ The Complete David Bowie by Nicholas Pegg (2004, Reynolds & Hearn Ltd) p.561.
  77. ^ Batman Movie Online: Behind the Scenes
  78. ^ Appearance in Il Mio West, Italian film, 1998: IMDB.com website.
  79. ^ Gunslinger's Revenge, 2005 US release of Il Mio West: review at the Reel Film website.
  80. ^ Film review, August (2008), to be released: ComingSoon.net website. Retrieved on 24 January 2008.
  81. ^ Previous work with Rip Torn, The Man Who Fell to Earth: castlist from the IMDB.com website. Retrieved on 7 March 2008.
  82. ^ "Bowie, by Christopher Sandford". Books.google.com. http://books.google.com/books?id=6N6L61TspucC&pg=PA48&lpg=PA48&dq=bowie+angela+%22fucking+the+same+bloke%22&source=web&ots=oi2bsJ5-1b&sig=At8Vqc1VjQGtvbVzfGA4v2Mx9SY&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=2&ct=result. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
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  86. ^ "The Ziggy Stardust Companion". 5years.com. http://www.5years.com/shape.htm. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
  87. ^ Collis, Clark (August 2002). "Dear Superstar: David Bowie". Blender. http://www.blender.com/guide/articles.aspx?id=366. 
  88. ^ Interview: Jefferson Chase. "Expert: David Bowie Had a Love Affair With Berlin | Germany | Deutsche Welle | 20.11.2008". Dw-world.de. http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,2144,3805879,00.html. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
  89. ^ Ed Vulliamy. "Blood and Glory, The Observer, Sunday 4 March 2007". Politics.guardian.co.uk. http://politics.guardian.co.uk/otherparties/story/0,,2024325,00.html. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
  90. ^ "Pop music icon makes contribution to Jena defense effort". http://www.naacp.org/news/press/2007-09-18/index.htm. 
  91. ^ Donation to the Jena Six: article at the MonstersAndCritics.com website. Retrieved on 6 December 2007.
  92. ^ Thompson, Jody (8 January 2007). "Sixty things about David Bowie". (No. 35): BBC News. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6230201.stm. Retrieved 12 January 2008. 

References

  • Buckley, David (2000) [First published 1999]. .Strange Fascination — David Bowie: The Definitive Story.^ Not David Bowie's personality, but definitely someone's .

    ^ This internet essay has been used by David Buckley for his revised and updated "strange fascination - David Bowie: the definitive story", London 2000 English adapted by Mark Parry-Maddocks .
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    London: Virgin. .ISBN 075350457X. 
  • Carr, Roy; Murray, Charles Shaar (1981).^ I dont necessarily know what Im talking about in my writing, he told Charles Shaar Murray.
    • David Bowie and the Occult - The Laughing Gnostic 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.cyberlink.ch [Source type: General]

    Bowie: An Illustrated Record. New York: Avon. ISBN 0380779668. 
  • Pegg, Nicholas (2004) [First published 2000]. .The Complete David Bowie.^ The complete list of David Bowie appearances on Top Of The Pops can be viewed in the Special Features section.
    • David Bowie FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.bowiewonderworld.com [Source type: General]

    London: Reynolds & Hearn. ISBN 1903111730.
     

Further reading

  • Buckley, David, David Bowie: Complete Guide to His Music, Omnibus, 2004.
  • Sanford, Christopher, Bowie: Loving the Alien, Da Capo Press, 1998.
  • Seabrook, Thomas Jerome, Bowie in Berlin: A New Career in a New Town, Jawbone Press, 2008.
  • Spitz, Marc, Bowie: A Biography, Crown Publishers, 2009.
  • Thompson, Dave, Hallo Spaceboy: The Rebirth of David Bowie, Ecw Press, 2006.
  • Tremlett, George, David Bowie: Living on the Brink, Carroll and Graf, 1997.
  • Waldrep, Shelton, "Phenomenology of Performance," The Aesthetics of Self-Invention: Oscar Wilde to David Bowie, University of Minnesota Press, 2004.
  • Welch, Chris, David Bowie: We Could Be Heroes: The Stories Behind Every David Bowie Song, Da Capo Press, 1999.
  • Wilcken, Hugo, 33⅓: David Bowie's Low, Continuum, 2005.

External links


Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

We can be heroes, just for one day.
.David Robert Jones (born 8 January 1947), best known by his stage name David Bowie, is a British singer, songwriter, and actor.^ David's real name is David Robert Jones.
  • David Bowie FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.bowiewonderworld.com [Source type: General]

^ David Bowie, Best of 1974/1979 .
  • David Bowie at AllExperts 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ When did David Jones change his stage name to David Bowie?
  • David Bowie FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.bowiewonderworld.com [Source type: General]

Contents

Sourced

.
As long as you're still smiling there's nothing more I need.
  • I'm an instant star.^ If You’re Always Crashing in the Same Car, Get Out.” (Sometimes I’m shocked that my “car” still runs, being so banged up.
    • 10 Creative Lessons from Bowie in Berlin | Lateral Action 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC lateralaction.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I realize that the series is long finished but it recently re-ran here and I felt the need to contact you as I believe it is never too late to share information.

    ^ But what ever lies behind the door There is nothing much to do Angel or devil, I don't care For in front of that door, there is you" As to the title '1.
    • David Bowie and the Occult - The Laughing Gnostic 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.cyberlink.ch [Source type: General]

    .Just add water and stir.^ Just add water and stir.
    • David Bowie 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • Quoted in Halliwell's Who's Who in the Movies 15th Edition (2003) by Leslie Halliwell, p. .60
  • I get offered so many bad movies.^ I get offered so many bad movies.
    • David Bowie (I) - Biography 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    .And they're all raging queens or transvestites or Martians.^ And they're all raging queens or transvestites or Martians.
    • David Bowie (I) - Biography 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ They're all amongst Bowie's most memorable work, and the crooning "Rock 'N' Roll With Me" also was a popular anthem.
    • David Bowie 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.warr.org [Source type: General]

    ^ They're all somewhat dark and barren, though are so completely ambiguous in emotional effect that it's entirely up to the listener to figure out what they feel.

    • 1983 Comment, quoted in Halliwell's Who's Who in the Movies 15th Edition (2003) by Leslie Halliwell, p. .60
  • I always had a repulsive need to be something more than human.^ I always had a repulsive need to be something more than human.
    • David Bowie 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ In 1993, he made the claim that he had always been a "closet heterosexual", and that his interest in homosexual and bisexual culture was more a product of the times and situation than his own feelings.
    • David Bowie - 100.3 The Sound LA Wiki The Sound 100.3 FM 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.thesoundla.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Beginners and first timers should look at something more modest than $5,000 dollars a month.

    I felt very puny as a human. I thought, "Fuck that. I want to be a superhuman."
    • Quoted in Fas Ferox - A Modern Day Mythology - World Walkthrough (2006), edited by Anna Young and James Curcio

Livewire interview (2002)

Livewire interview (16 June 2002)
.
  • It's odd but even when I was a kid, I would write about 'old and other times' as though I had a lot of years behind me.^ It's odd but even when I was a kid, I would write about 'old and other times' as though I had a lot of years behind me.

    ^ However, I got my way most times and the odd sounding homemade quality that Pete Townshend liked about this work is generally me tinkering around.

    ^ I found it odd a movie was more or less marketed to either 40+ somethings who would be true Bowie fans, or small kids.

    .Now I do, so there is a difference in the weight of memory.^ Now I do, so there is a difference in the weight of memory.

    .When you're young, you're still 'becoming', now at my age I am more concerned with 'being'. And not too long from now I'll be driven by 'surviving', I'm sure.^ Because You're Young .
    • David Bowie CD Singles, David Bowie CDs, Buy Rare David Bowie CDs 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.mattscdsingles.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Because You're Young lyrics .

    ^ But while she is truly ageless, he discovers to his horror that while he is immortal, he can still age, and rapidly becomes a pathetic, monstrous husk as the film progresses.
    • David Bowie at AllExperts 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]
    • David Bowie - Anarchopedia 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC eng.anarchopedia.org [Source type: General]

    .I kind of miss that 'becoming' stage, as most times you really don't know what's around the corner.^ I kind of miss that 'becoming' stage, as most times you really don't know what's around the corner.

    ^ But, you know, I don't feel fifty.
    • David Bowie (I) - Biography 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I really don’t know why he’s in the mix.

    .Now, of course, I've kind of knocked on the door and heard a muffled answer.^ Now, of course, I've kind of knocked on the door and heard a muffled answer.

    .Nevertheless, I still don't know what the voice is saying, or even what language it's in.
  • Strangely, some songs you really don't want to write.^ I don't even know what the Hell you just typed.
    • I Want to Talk About David Bowie - Page 3 - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ God, I guess you want me to describe some songs.

    ^ I really don’t know why he’s in the mix.

    .I didn't like writing 'Heathen'. There was something so ominous and final about it.^ There wasn’t much to like about them.

    ^ There was something so ominous and final about it.

    ^ I figured something had to be off about the new Bowie album when the buzz around it contained phrases like his most personal album ever and a return to melody.
    • Review: David Bowie's 'hours. . .' 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.leisuresuit.net [Source type: General]

    .It was early in the morning, the sun was rising and through the windows I could see two deer grazing down below in the field.^ It was early in the morning, the sun was rising and through the windows I could see two deer grazing down below in the field.

    ^ She is credited by some as being one of David's biggest influences in his early career and rise to fame, though David has later tried to play down her importance.

    .In the distance a car was driving slowly past the reservoir and these words were just streaming out and there were tears running down my face.^ In the distance a car was driving slowly past the reservoir and these words were just streaming out and there were tears running down my face.

    ^ However, there's no theme or concept behind Heathen, just a number of songs but somehow there is a thread that runs through it that is quite as strong as any of my thematic type albums.

    ^ These were just marginal music forms that never panned out, kinda like Pepsi Clear or the USFL. In theory, there's nothing wrong with them other than they're limited as all fick.

    .But I couldn't stop, they just flew out.^ But I couldn't stop, they just flew out.

    .It's an odd feeling, like something else is guiding you, although forcing your hand is more like it.
  • Heathenism is a state of mind.^ Bowie: Heathenism is a state of mind.

    ^ It's an odd feeling, like something else is guiding you, although forcing your hand is more like it.

    ^ The secret is to become a student of your own business; you will get to learn something new day after day.

    .You can take it that I'm referring to one who does not see his world.^ You can take it that I'm referring to one who does not see his world.

    ^ That becomes a song, and people who listen to that song must take what they can from it and see if information theyve assembled fits in with anything Ive assembled.
    • David Bowie and the Occult - The Laughing Gnostic 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.cyberlink.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ You would think that a rock star being married to a super-model would be one of the greatest things in the world.
    • David Bowie (I) - Biography 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    .He has no mental light.^ He has no mental light.

    .He destroys almost unwittingly.^ He destroys almost unwittingly.

    .He cannot feel any Gods presence in his life.^ He cannot feel any Gods presence in his life.

    .He is the 21st century man.^ He is the 21st century man.

    .However, there's no theme or concept behind Heathen, just a number of songs but somehow there is a thread that runs through it that is quite as strong as any of my thematic type albums.
  • I had to resign myself, many years ago, that I'm not too articulate when it comes to explaining how I feel about things.^ Bowie: I had to resign myself, many years ago, that I'm not too articulate when it comes to explaining how I feel about things.

    ^ There is no direction on this album.
    • Review: David Bowie's 'hours. . .' 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.leisuresuit.net [Source type: General]

    ^ There are many differences, as well, however.
    • David Bowie's Low 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.sfu.ca [Source type: General]

    .But my music does it for me, it really does.^ But my music does it for me, it really does.

    ^ It was an interesting blend of Industrial Electronic music and Jazz and really caught my interest.
    • David Bowie's Low 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.sfu.ca [Source type: General]

    .There, in the chords and melodies, is everything I want to say.^ There, in the chords and melodies, is everything I want to say.

    ^ I'd get up around six most mornings and spend them in the studio putting together my chord structures and melodies and words, finding sounds that I wanted to use.

    .The words just jolly it along.^ The words just jolly it along.

    It's always been my way of expressing what for me is inexpressible by any other means.

Lyrics

.
  • We can be heroes, just for one day.^ Heroes "Ziggy" to me just drags; it's one of those albums that I am supposed to love as a fan of the era, but it just has never done anything for me.
    • I Want to Talk About David Bowie - Page 3 - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Melodies, melodies, melodies...and Bowie sings like he means it, which is one of those things you just don't get every day.

    ^ One day, under my watchful evil eye, she did just that.

    .
    • "Heroes"
  • I, I can remember (I remember)
    Standing, by the wall (by the wall)
    And the guns, shot above our heads (over our heads)
    And we kissed, as though nothing could fall (nothing could fall)
    And the shame, was on the other side
    Oh we can beat them, for ever and ever
    • "Heroes"
  • I've nothing much to offer,
    There's nothing much to take.^ The Hoff takes the stage to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall as only...
    • David Bowie on Extras | SPIKE 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]
    • David Bowie - Space Oddity | SPIKE 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The song tells a very charged tale of two lovers split apart by the Berlin wall, though it's hard to tell whether it's in life or death ('as the guards...shot over our heads/ we kissed, like nothing could fall'), and it's probably one of the most sincere things Bowie's ever done.

    ^ Listen, I may not have loved the instrumental side of 'Heroes', but I appreciated, you know, the 'artistic integrity' of it all (oh Christ, there I go with THAT again).


    I'm an absolute beginner,
    But I'm absolutely sane.
    .As long as we're together
    The rest can go to hell.
    ^ Sing whatever the hell you want to sing, as long as you're singing with your own real emotion.
    • Changes Lyrics by David Bowie 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.lyricsdepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


    .I absolutely love you,
    But we're absolute beginners.
    ^ Tracks: Glass Spider, Day In Day Out, Bang Bang, Absolute Beginners, Loving The Alien, China Girl, Rebel Rebel, Fashion, Never Let Me Down, "Heroes".
    • David Bowie FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.bowiewonderworld.com [Source type: General]


    .With eyes completely open,
    But nervous all the same.
    ^ The colour of the irises is still the same blue, but since the pupil of the injured eye is wide open, the colour of that eye is commonly mistaken to be Heterochromia|different.
    • David Bowie - 100.3 The Sound LA Wiki The Sound 100.3 FM 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.thesoundla.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The colour of the irises are still the same blue, but since the pupil of the injured eye is wide open, the colour of his eyes are commonly confused to be differing.

    .
    • Absolute Beginners
  • If our love song
    Could fly over mountains,
    Could laugh at the ocean,
    Just like the films,
    There's no reason
    To feel all the hard times,
    To lay down the hard lines,
    It's absolutely true.^ In 1986 Bowie contributed the theme song to the film Absolute Beginners .
    • David Bowie at AllExperts 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]
    • David Bowie - Anarchopedia 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC eng.anarchopedia.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Its just that it has come in small doses (singles) over the past 20 years: Absolute Beginners, Blue Jean, Tonight, Never Let Me Down, and his best song in years, Im Afraid of Americans.
    • Review: David Bowie's 'hours. . .' 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.leisuresuit.net [Source type: General]

    ^ More » All hail the new indie rock mainstream Reuters - Mar 18, 2007 Arcade Fire's Intervention is most likely the only Coolest Song there will ever be that waits a minute and a half for the drums to enter.
    • David Bowie on Yahoo! Music 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • Absolute Beginners
  • Though we're absolute beginners
    With nothing much at stake
    As long as you're still smiling
    There's nothing more I need.^ Bowie: "Theres absolutely nothing to understand.
    • David Bowie and the Occult - The Laughing Gnostic 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.cyberlink.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ That doesn't much prepare you for when the bottom drops out, though, and it does with a mighty yawn.

    ^ But what ever lies behind the door There is nothing much to do Angel or devil, I don't care For in front of that door, there is you" As to the title '1.
    • David Bowie and the Occult - The Laughing Gnostic 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.cyberlink.ch [Source type: General]

    .
    • Absolute Beginners
  • Put on your red shoes , and dance the blues.^ David Bowie: Let's Dance Review by Charles Shaar Murray, NME , April 1983 "Put on your red shoes and dance the blues to the song they're playing on the ...
    • David Bowie interviews, articles and reviews from Rock�s Backpages 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.rocksbackpages.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And this year I've put the dance mix into a large mp3 file for your pleasure.
    • David Bowie > Elbows Music Blog Aggregator 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC elbo.ws [Source type: General]

    ^ Julien Temple - (Jazzin' For Blue Jean) 1984, (Absolute Beginners) 1986.
    • David Bowie FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.bowiewonderworld.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Let's Dance
  • I know when to stay in
    And when to go out
    Get things done!^ I know that skinheads stand for a multitude of things depending on the country, but in Germany, they were all right-wing and out to bash gays and foreigners.

    ^ Everything was going too fast for him, leaving no time to grasp things properly and analyse the past, let alone talk about projects for the future.
    • David Bowie and the Occult - The Laughing Gnostic 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.cyberlink.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ I don't know how many times someone has come up to me and said, 'Hey, Let's dance!'
    • David Bowie 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • Modern Love
  • I catch a paperboy, but things dont really change!^ Next Let's Dance China Girl Modern Love Fame Rebel Rebel Changes Ziggy Stardust Let's Dance Nature Boy Suffragette City Life on Mars?
    • David Bowie on Yahoo! Music 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Let's Dance China Girl Modern Love Fame Rebel Rebel Changes Ziggy Stardust Let's Dance Nature Boy Suffragette City Life on Mars?
    • David Bowie on Yahoo! Music 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • Modern Love
  • Im glad that you're older than me
    Makes me feel important and free
    Is that make you smile, isnt that me?!^ Im making you all happy.
    • Changes Lyrics by David Bowie 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.lyricsdepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Glad I could make you laugh..

    ^ Remember how the days used to last so much longer when you were five than they do when you're fifty?
    • David Bowie and the Occult - The Laughing Gnostic 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.cyberlink.ch [Source type: General]

    .
    • Sweet Thing
  • Love is careless, in its choosing
    Sweeping over, cross a baby
    Love descends on those defenseless
    Idiot love, sparks the fusion
    Inspirations have i none, just to touch the flaming dove
    All i have is my love of love, and love is not loving!^ Heroes "Ziggy" to me just drags; it's one of those albums that I am supposed to love as a fan of the era, but it just has never done anything for me.
    • I Want to Talk About David Bowie - Page 3 - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ But I fell in love with the album and that was all I listen to for a few months straight....How could I miss that album on my list!
    • I Want to Talk About David Bowie - Page 3 - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Above all, I find listening to Low inspirational, because it reminds me of the scope and power of good music in a way which applies to my own aesthetic.
    • David Bowie's Low 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.sfu.ca [Source type: General]

    .
    • Soul Love
  • Then i put my face in tomorrow, i believe we're not alone
    I believe in Beatles, i believe my little soul has grown
    And im still so afraid, yes im still so afraid, yeah im still so afraid, on my own!^ "I'm Shelley," she said to me, spitting in my face just a little bit.

    ^ The lyrics seem confused at best ('Modern love gets me to the church on time.......puts my trust in God and Man...don't believe in modern love'...uhhh...heh heh.

    .
    • Afraid
  • Boys, boys, there's a sweet thing
    Boys, boys, there's a sweet thing, sweet thing,
    If you want it, boys, get it here thing
    Cuz hope, boys is a cheap thing, cheap thing!^ Or is there some information you want to add to this FAQ or the Trivia page?
    • David Bowie FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.bowiewonderworld.com [Source type: General]

    ^ There have been a lot of great moments captured in these first 1000 posts - here's a look at the posts you've clicked on the most: .
    • WNEW | Where Rock Lives: David Bowie 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.wnew.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Reply to this comment Comment by Margot 2009-11-23 01:19:16 Oh, you wanted to be such fun things!

    .
    • Sweet Thing
  • Funny how secrets travel!^ It's silly and dated, but it's also pretty funny if you take it as a tongue-in-cheek (and how could it not be, with the hand-claps and 'Secret!

    .
    • I'm Deranged
  • The clutch of love
    And the fist of life
    Over your head!^ Sunshine of Your Love and Sunshine of My Life teases.
    • Phish.Net: for phans, by phans 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC phish.net [Source type: General]

    • I'm Deranged
Who will love Aladdin Sane?
  • Who will love Aladdin Sane? .
    • Aladdin Sane (1913-1938-197?)
  • All the young dudes
    Carry the news
    Boogaloo dudes
    Carry the news.^ Aladdin Sane (1913-1938-197?
    • David Bowie 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.nndb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Truth be told I have all the 1970's Bowie albums BAR Aladdin sane...just something I never got around too.
    • I Want to Talk About David Bowie - Page 3 - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Devoted fans will enjoy this film that includes tunes like "All the Young Dudes," and "White Light White Heart," and many others.
    • David Bowie Filmography 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.fandango.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • All The Young Dudes
  • There's such a sad love
    Deep in your eyes, a kind of pale jewel
    Open and closed within your eyes.^ Listen, I may not have loved the instrumental side of 'Heroes', but I appreciated, you know, the 'artistic integrity' of it all (oh Christ, there I go with THAT again).

    ^ Aug 4 2008 6:37 AM Hi David, Love all of your stuff, especially Outside and Earthling.
    • David Bowie on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Devoted fans will enjoy this film that includes tunes like "All the Young Dudes," and "White Light White Heart," and many others.
    • David Bowie Filmography 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.fandango.com [Source type: General]


    I'll place the sky within your eyes.
    • As The World Falls Down
  • Makes no sense at all
    Makes no sense to fall
    Falling
    As the world falls down
    Falling
    Falling
    Falling in love
    As the world falls down
    (down) Falling
    Falling
    Falling in love. .
    • As The World Falls Down
  • Time and again i tell myself
    I'll stay clean tonight
    But the little green wheels keep following me !^ She keeps one eye covered with hair at all times so the world can’t see her face.

    ^ Capn's Final Word: Some of the songs are surprising, but the ambient overload keeps reminding me this is not my Another Green World.

    ^ As The World Falls Down lyrics .


    (Oh no, not again!)
    I'm stuck with a valuable friend
    I'm happy , hope you're happy too! .
    • Ashes To Ashes
  • Ashes to ashes, funk to funky
    We know Major Tom's a junkie
    Strung out in heaven's high
    Hitting an all-time low.^ Bowie's life as a show "hung out in heaven's high: hitting an all time low."
    • David Bowie and the Occult - The Laughing Gnostic 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.cyberlink.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ No, the Major Tom of 1980 is a fatigued facsimile of a burned-out Bowie who is nothing now but a " junkie/ Strung out in heaven's high/ Hitting an all- time low ."
    • PLAYLIST: David Bowie - spectrum culture 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC spectrumculture.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) included the #1 hit " Ashes to Ashes ", featuring the textural work of guitar-synthesist Chuck Hammer , and revisiting the character of Major Tom from "Space Oddity".
    • David Bowie at AllExperts 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Ashes To Ashes
  • I've never done good things
    I've never done bad things
    I never did anything out of the blue.^ I've never done good things/ I've done bad things/ I've never done anything out of the blue " he claims in one of his most mournful vocal performances ever recorded.
    • PLAYLIST: David Bowie - spectrum culture 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC spectrumculture.com [Source type: General]

    ^ He sang "This is the message from the action man: I never did anything out of the blue...
    • David Bowie and the Occult - The Laughing Gnostic 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.cyberlink.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ He said he did not care whether or not he had another hit record, and that the recording would be so out of the ordinary that it might never get released".
    • David Bowie - 100.3 The Sound LA Wiki The Sound 100.3 FM 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.thesoundla.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Ashes To Ashes
  • My mama said to get things done
    You'd better not mess with Major Tom.^ "My mama said to get things done you better not mess with Major Tom."
    • David Bowie and the Occult - The Laughing Gnostic 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.cyberlink.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ He reacted to an earlier persona, Major Tom who sang in 1969: "I think my spaceship knows which way to go" (in 'Space Oddity').
    • David Bowie and the Occult - The Laughing Gnostic 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.cyberlink.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ "Ashes to Ashes" begins with a reference to " a guy that's been in such an early song " who is obviously Major Tom when Bowie references "ground control" in the next line.
    • PLAYLIST: David Bowie - spectrum culture 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC spectrumculture.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Ashes To Ashes
  • You're such a wonderful person
    But you got problems
    • Breaking Glass
  • I'm having so much fun with the poisonous people
    Spreading rumours and lies and stories they made up
    Some make you sing and some make you scream
    One makes you wish that you'd never been seen.^ But I can hardly imagine they're as much fun as Bowie's.
    • DAVID BOWIE music, discography, MP3, videos and reviews 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It's the kind of old age that tells you the person was definitely attractive once, but that very fact has made look somewhat creepy in later life.
    • Destructoid - Videogame characters that look like David Bowie 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It'd be one thing if he were singing something funny , having fun with his stiff personality...kids might even dig hearing this old British bat singing silly nonsense like Monty Python-lite or something, but instead he's all deadly serious, and deadly is the word...these songs are stillborn.

    .
    • Candidate
  • Still don't know what I was waiting for
    And my time was running wild.^ The lyrics seem confused at best ('Modern love gets me to the church on time.......puts my trust in God and Man...don't believe in modern love'...uhhh...heh heh.


    A million dead-end streets and
    Every time I thought I'd got it made
    It seemed the taste was not so sweet.
    .So I turned myself to face me
    But I've never caught a glimpse
    Of how the others must see the faker
    I'm much too fast to take that test.
    ^ He was much too fast to take that test.
    • Review: David Bowie's 'hours. . .' 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.leisuresuit.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Way back in 1972 on a song called Changes that helped define his place in music, Bowie sang of his refusal to pause in front of the mirror and consider his image, to perceive how the others must see the faker.
    • Review: David Bowie's 'hours. . .' 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.leisuresuit.net [Source type: General]

    ^ That becomes a song, and people who listen to that song must take what they can from it and see if information theyve assembled fits in with anything Ive assembled.
    • David Bowie and the Occult - The Laughing Gnostic 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.cyberlink.ch [Source type: General]

    .
    • Changes
  • Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes
    Turn and face the strange
    • Changes
  • I watch the ripples change their size
    But never leave the stream
    Of warm impermanence and
    So the days float through my eyes
    But still the days seem the same.^ Watch the ripple change it's course but never leave the stream .
    • Changes Lyrics by David Bowie 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.lyricsdepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I thought it was turn and face the strange.
    • Changes Lyrics by David Bowie 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.lyricsdepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Artist: David Bowie Album: Changes Changes David Bowie I still don't know what I was waiting for And my time was running wild A million dead-end streets Every time I thought I'd got it made It seemed the taste was not so sweet So I turned myself to face me But I've never caught a glimpse Of how the others must see the faker I'm much too fast to take that test Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes (Turn and face the strain) Ch-ch-Changes Don't want to be a richer man Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes (Turn and face the strain) Ch-ch-Changes Just gonna have to be a different man Time may change me But I can't trace time I watch the ripples change their size But never leave the stream Of warm impermanence and So the days float through my eyes But still the days seem the same And these children that you spit on As they try to change their worlds Are immune to your consultations They're quite aware of what they're going through Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes (Turn and face the strain) Ch-ch-Changes Don't tell t hem to grow up and out of it Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes (Turn and face the strain) Ch-ch-Changes Where's your shame You've left us up to our necks in it Time may change me But you can't trace time Strange fascination, fascinating me Changes are taking the pace I'm going through Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes (Turn and face the strain) Ch-ch-Changes Oh, look out you rock 'n rollers Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes (Turn and face the strain) Ch-ch-Changes Pretty soon you're gonna get a little older Time may change me But I can't trace time I said that time may change me But I can't trace time .
    • Changes Lyrics by David Bowie 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.lyricsdepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


    .And these children that you spit on
    As they try to change their worlds
    Are immune to your consultations
    They're quite aware of what they're going through.
    ^ The strain of getting older, and going through changes in your life...
    • Changes Lyrics by David Bowie 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.lyricsdepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Artist: David Bowie Album: Changes Changes David Bowie I still don't know what I was waiting for And my time was running wild A million dead-end streets Every time I thought I'd got it made It seemed the taste was not so sweet So I turned myself to face me But I've never caught a glimpse Of how the others must see the faker I'm much too fast to take that test Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes (Turn and face the strain) Ch-ch-Changes Don't want to be a richer man Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes (Turn and face the strain) Ch-ch-Changes Just gonna have to be a different man Time may change me But I can't trace time I watch the ripples change their size But never leave the stream Of warm impermanence and So the days float through my eyes But still the days seem the same And these children that you spit on As they try to change their worlds Are immune to your consultations They're quite aware of what they're going through Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes (Turn and face the strain) Ch-ch-Changes Don't tell t hem to grow up and out of it Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes (Turn and face the strain) Ch-ch-Changes Where's your shame You've left us up to our necks in it Time may change me But you can't trace time Strange fascination, fascinating me Changes are taking the pace I'm going through Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes (Turn and face the strain) Ch-ch-Changes Oh, look out you rock 'n rollers Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes (Turn and face the strain) Ch-ch-Changes Pretty soon you're gonna get a little older Time may change me But I can't trace time I said that time may change me But I can't trace time .
    • Changes Lyrics by David Bowie 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.lyricsdepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Rather than getting your information - or redemption - easily and directly you must go through this long stubborn painful trek.
    • David Bowie and the Occult - The Laughing Gnostic 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.cyberlink.ch [Source type: General]

    • Changes
  • Strange fascination, fascinates me
    Oh! changes are taking pace im going through! .
    • Changes
  • Who wants the love of all the world
    When here was love in the eyes of just one girl
    That day, that precious day
    When even a fool learns to love.^ At one point, Bowie's friend George Underwood, while wearing a ring on his finger, punched him in the left eye during a fight over a girl.

    ^ Not one of these songs would be even remotely familiar to anyone who knows the rest of Bowie's catalogue (no, 'The Laughing Gnome', that novelty stalwart of Dr. Demento's late-night fat-kid-with-zits-and-braces-loved radio show, isn't here either), though he's listed as a writer on darn near all of the songs.

    ^ It's not just that it's part of my image not to tell everything, its just that I forget what I said the day before and I have to make it all up over again.
    • David Bowie and the Occult - The Laughing Gnostic 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.cyberlink.ch [Source type: General]

    .
    • Even A Fool Learns To Love
  • In the event that this fantastic voyage
    Should turn to erosion and we never get old
    Remember it's true, dignity is valuable
    But our lives are valuable too.^ In 1968 Bowie recorded "Even a Fool Learns to Love," with his lyrics set to the melody from Claude Francois' French-language "Comme d'habitude," released the year before.
    • PLAYLIST: David Bowie - spectrum culture 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC spectrumculture.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I think we should all try to be David Bowie at some point in our lives.

    • Fantastic Voyage
  • We're learning to live with somebody's depression
    And I don't want to live with somebody's depression. .
    • Fantastic Voyage
  • It's a moving world, but that's no reason
    To shoot some of those missiles
    Think of us as fatherless scum
    It won't be forgotten
    'Cos we'll never say anything nice again, will we?^ Does David Bowie believe in magick, does he think that it has any ability to affect the physical world?: "No, I think all those things merely become symbolic crutches for the negative.
    • David Bowie and the Occult - The Laughing Gnostic 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.cyberlink.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ Heroes "Ziggy" to me just drags; it's one of those albums that I am supposed to love as a fan of the era, but it just has never done anything for me.
    • I Want to Talk About David Bowie - Page 3 - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ For some bizarre reason lots of people think this is his best, but it comes nowhere close to Ziggy, Station, Low, or Heroes.

    .
    • Fantastic Voyage
  • And the wrong words make you listen
    In this criminal world
    Remember it's true, loyalty is valuable
    But our lives are valuable too.^ There was a period when David's Backup singers were singing it wrong at rehearsals for the 78 world tour and he started making fun of it but it's strang, Now go on with your lives and quit quipping over bloody stupid things.
    • Changes Lyrics by David Bowie 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.lyricsdepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ But because Bowie uses the word "listen", this could mean that a certain evocation of a being is indeed present as in evocations the beings are usually firstly heard and only than you make a visual connection.
    • David Bowie and the Occult - The Laughing Gnostic 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.cyberlink.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ Capn's Final Word: Covers album that inadvertently makes you hate Bowie's idols.

    • Fantastic Voyage
  • Bye bye love. .
    • Hallo Spaceboy
  • Ground to Major bye-bye Tom
    • Hallo Spaceboy
  • God is an American.^ Ground control to Major Tom...
    • Changes Lyrics by David Bowie 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.lyricsdepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The Operator then says 'Ground Control to Major Tom' which is the opening lyric to Bowie's first hit song 'Space Oddity'.

    ^ "Ashes to Ashes" begins with a reference to " a guy that's been in such an early song " who is obviously Major Tom when Bowie references "ground control" in the next line.
    • PLAYLIST: David Bowie - spectrum culture 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC spectrumculture.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • I'm Afraid of Americans
  • I smiled sadly for a love I could not obey
    Lady Stardust sang his songs
    Of darkness and dismay
    • Lady Stardust (The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars)
  • Oh wait, I'm getting ahead of myself
    Let me take you back to when it all began
    • Nathan Adler
  • One day nothing meant nothing
    Ten dollars tore us apart
    One thing led to a dead end
    One shot put her away
    • One Shot
  • God is on top of it all
    That's all
    • Pallas Athena
  • There's a taste in my mouth and it's no taste at all
    • Queen Bitch
  • Oh no love!^ Bowie’s 1972 album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars , earned him this honor.
    • EcoTone » David Bowie 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.esa.org [Source type: News]

    ^ Speaking of which, "Pallas Athena," one of the better tracks on the record, recalls the Bowie/Eno "Berlin" era with the haunting ambient strings, but filtered through Bowie's '90s electronic interests, so it's got a danceable beat and an audio loop of a preacher shouting stuff like " God is on top of it all ," making it (I guess) more commentary on religion.
    • PLAYLIST: David Bowie - spectrum culture 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC spectrumculture.com [Source type: General]

    ^ David Bowie: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars Review by Richard Cromelin, Rolling Stone , July 1972 UPON THE RELEASE of David Bowie's most thematically ambitious, musically coherent album to date, the record in which he unites the major strengths of his previous ...
    • David Bowie interviews, articles and reviews from Rock�s Backpages 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.rocksbackpages.com [Source type: General]

    you're not alone
    .No matter what or who you've been
    No matter when or where you've seen
    All the knives seem to lacerate your brain
    I've had my share, I'll help you with the pain
    You're not alone!
    ^ "I've had my share so I'll help you with the pain" .
    • David Bowie and the Occult - The Laughing Gnostic 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.cyberlink.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ The ambiguity surrounding the protagonist's identity in lines like " You've got your mother in a whirl/ She's not sure if you're a boy or a girl " has allowed subsequent generations of listeners to view it in line with Bowie's gender ambiguity, and has since helped to make "Rebel, Rebel" a staple image of 1970s hedonism.
    • PLAYLIST: David Bowie - spectrum culture 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC spectrumculture.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I was fortunate to have seen him on his Reality tour -- the only time I've ever seen him -- and that show ranks among my favorite (and critically speaking, one of the finest) concerts I've ever attended.
    • Music Review: David Bowie - David Bowie Box - Blogcritics Music 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC blogcritics.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • Rock & Roll Suicide (The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars)
  • There's a starman waiting in the sky
    He'd like to come and meet us
    But he thinks he'd blow our minds.^ Rock'n'Roll Suicide 1995 .
    • DAVID BOWIE music, discography, MP3, videos and reviews 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Rock 'n' Roll Suicide lyrics .

    ^ Bowie’s 1972 album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars , earned him this honor.
    • EcoTone » David Bowie 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.esa.org [Source type: News]

    .
    • Starman (The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars)
  • Oh don't lean on me man, cause you can't afford the ticket
    Back from Suffragette City
    Oh don't lean on me man
    Cause you ain't got time to check it
    You know my Suffragette City
    Is outta sight...she's all right ...^ This and Ziggy Stardust are 2 of my fav songs of all time!
    • Changes Lyrics by David Bowie 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.lyricsdepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Bowie’s 1972 album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars , earned him this honor.
    • EcoTone » David Bowie 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.esa.org [Source type: News]

    ^ Jul 29 2008 6:09 AM just wanted to let you know your my idol .
    • David Bowie on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

    .Wham, bam, thank you ma'am!^ 'Sufragette City' just kicks ass (WHAM BAM THANK YOU MA'AM!), and 'Rock N Roll Suicide' is gorgeously campy and overblown.

    .
    • Suffragette City (The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars).^ Most of the David Bowie songs featured in the film were originally from David Bowie (Deram) , Space Oddity , Hunky Dory , The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars and Diamond Dogs .

      ^ Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars perform "Changes" at the Hammersmith Odeon in London.
      • David Bowie on Extras | SPIKE 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]
      • David Bowie - Space Oddity | SPIKE 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Many of the album's songs became rock classics, including " Ziggy Stardust ," " Moonage Daydream ," " Hang on to Yourself ," and " Suffragette City ".
      • David Bowie at AllExperts 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]
      • David Bowie - Anarchopedia 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC eng.anarchopedia.org [Source type: General]

      .The last expression is a widely known slang phrase, for a quick sex encounter, which was also the title of a song on Charles Mingus album 'Oh Yeah'.
  • You - are not a victim
    You - just scream with boredom
    You - are not evicting time
    • Time
  • Baby, I’ll slay a dragon for you
    Or banish wicked giants from the land
    But you will find, that nothing in my dream can hurt you
    We will only love each other as forever
    • When I Live My Dream
  • In this age of grand illusion, you walked into my life out of my dreams —
    I don't need another change — still you forced a way into my scheme of things.^ Destructoid is an independently-run publication forged by our love of video games and the gaming community's need of accountable enthusiast press living the dream since March 16, 2006 .
    • Destructoid - Videogame characters that look like David Bowie 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ This album presented Bowie's exit from heavy electronica, with an emphasis on more live instruments, and, through songs like "Thursday's Child" and "Survive (David Bowie song)|Survive", a thematic move into Bowie's sense of his own aging and sentimentality.
    • David Bowie - 100.3 The Sound LA Wiki The Sound 100.3 FM 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.thesoundla.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It's the kind of old age that tells you the person was definitely attractive once, but that very fact has made look somewhat creepy in later life.
    • Destructoid - Videogame characters that look like David Bowie 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


    .You say we're growing, growing heart and soul
    In this age of grand illusion, you walked into my life out of my dreams.
    ^ It's the kind of old age that tells you the person was definitely attractive once, but that very fact has made look somewhat creepy in later life.
    • Destructoid - Videogame characters that look like David Bowie 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You're all thrashing it out: strain, strange, stranger.
    • Changes Lyrics by David Bowie 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.lyricsdepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I've never once thought it might say STRAIN. Changes aren't a strain unless you view life like that.
    • Changes Lyrics by David Bowie 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.lyricsdepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • Word On A Wing
  • Just because I believe don't mean I don't think as well.
    Don't have to question everything in heaven nor hell. .
    • Word On A Wing
  • Lord I kneel and offer you, my word on a wing
    And I'm trying hard to fit among your scheme of things
    It's safer than a strange land, but I still care for myself
    And I don't stand in my own light...^ "Does my prayer fit in with your scheme of things?"
    • David Bowie and the Occult - The Laughing Gnostic 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.cyberlink.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ (I'm at) a time when I'm collecting myself before I break all my own rules."
    • David Bowie FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.bowiewonderworld.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Stacy Bierlein : My most sincere thanks to you all for your beautiful comments....

    .Lord, Lord, my prayer flies like a word on a wing
    My prayer flies like a word on a wing
    Does my prayer fit in with your scheme of things?
    ^ "Does my prayer fit in with your scheme of things?"
    • David Bowie and the Occult - The Laughing Gnostic 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.cyberlink.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ And I sure as fuck wouldn't half-a**edly apologize for my use of words like 'shit', either.

    ^ When I was five I was going to be an accountant like my dad… but at 7 I announced to my parents “I want to be an obstetrician-gynaecologist.” Who does that at 7??

    .
    • Word On A Wing
  • Do you remember, your President Nixon?^ His lyrics have a hopefulness to them, but are underscored with a sympathetic ear for the struggles of society, as he asks, " Do you remember/ Your President Nixon?
    • PLAYLIST: David Bowie - spectrum culture 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC spectrumculture.com [Source type: General]


    .Do you remember, the bills you have to pay
    Or even yesterday?
    ^ Do you remember the bills you have to pay?/ Or even yesterday?
    • PLAYLIST: David Bowie - spectrum culture 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC spectrumculture.com [Source type: General]

    • Young Americans
  • All right. I want the young American. .
    • Young Americans
  • We live for just these twenty years
    Do we have to die for the fifty more.^ 'Secret Life Of Arabia' sounds like Bowie attempting to figure out what he'd be doing right then if he'd kept on with his Young Americans persona for a few more years than he did.

    ^ "Young Americans" stands out as more conducive in a creative vein.
    • PLAYLIST: David Bowie - spectrum culture 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC spectrumculture.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Dammit...just a little more work (maybe another year between records), and this could've been much less disappointing than it is.

    • Young Americans
  • When the kids had killed the man, I had to break up the band
    • Ziggy Stardust on The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars
  • Ziggy played guitar
    • Ziggy Stardust

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  • I've found that every time I've made a radical change, it's helped me feel buoyant as an artist.
  • If I feel comfortable with what I'm doing, something's wrong.
  • I won't be writing a song about this one.^ Four decades after he made his debut recordings of 1967, he remains one of the most valued barometers of cultural change that popular music has produced.
    • David Bowie on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

    ^ In 1993, he made the claim that he had always been a "closet heterosexual", and that his interest in homosexual and bisexual culture was more a product of the times and situation than his own feelings.
    • David Bowie - 100.3 The Sound LA Wiki The Sound 100.3 FM 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.thesoundla.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Even if nothing could be compared to his old stuff there was at least one or two songs that made the listening worthwile.
    • DAVID BOWIE music, discography, MP3, videos and reviews 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

    (Talking about his artery clogging incident in 2004)
  • Now that I understand myself and others, I'm supposed to die? What a crap game! .I'd like to live to be 200 or 300 years old.
  • I re-invented my image so many times that I'm in denial that I was originally an overweight Korean woman.^ Originally Posted by higgybaby23 I've spent the last 5 or so years wading through Bowie's discography and have seen him live twice.
    • I Want to Talk About David Bowie - Page 3 - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Synopsis: Like it or not, for 25 years, Saturday Night Live has graced our living rooms on Saturday nights.
    • David Bowie Filmography 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.fandango.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Cause they're earning me lots of money In the German versions of his songs from 1967 as well, the time-table had been arranged, for example in the track 'Mit mir in Deinen Traum' (which translates as 'With me in your dream' , which rather contradicts the English original 'When I Live My Dream'.
    • David Bowie and the Occult - The Laughing Gnostic 19 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.cyberlink.ch [Source type: General]

    (During a spoof segment on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien".)
  • I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise that it won't be boring.

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David Bowie
Birth name David Robert Jones
Also known as "The Thin White Duke",
"Ziggy Stardust"
Born January 8 1947
Origin Brixton, London, England
Genres Rock, various others
Instruments vocals, guitar, piano, keyboard, saxophone, synthesizer, drums, percussion, harmonica, mandolin, koto, marimba, violin, cello, organ, vibraphone, stylophone
Years active 1964—present
Website www.davidbowie.com

David Bowie was born on January 8, 1947. His real name is David Robert Jones. He was born in Brixton, London, England. He is a successful Rock musician, and also sometimes is an actor in movies.

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Biography

How David Jones became David Bowie

David Bowie grew up in Bromley, Kent. He played the saxophone, and was a singer in London blues bands. He uses the alias David Bowie because David Jones sounded too much like Davy Jones (of The Monkees). He took the name Bowie from Jim Bowie, who invented the Bowie knife.

He became known to the public with the 1969 song Space Oddity. This was released when men first landed on the moon. The song is based on the movie 2001: A Space Oddysey by Stanley Kubrick.

Ziggy Stardust

His album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars was released in 1972. It is one of the best-known David Bowie albums. As a result of his performance, David Bowie became a leader of Glam Rock.

Ziggy Stardust became David Bowie's second personality (alter ego). For a press-conference he would show up as Ziggy. Bowie let Ziggy Stardust come to an end during a liveconcert in the Hammersmith Odeon theatre (London) on July 3, 1973. In 1983 this show was released as movie and soundtrack (Ziggy Stardust - The Motion Picture).

Los Angeles and Berlin

David Bowie settled in Los Angeles. He experimented with drugs, especially cocaine. A new second personality was The Thin White Duke. This was introduced on the Station to Station album in 1976. Some think this is his best album. The song Golden Years scored high in the pop charts.

After releasing Station to Station David Bowie moved to Berlin. He was interested in the German music scene, and wanted to end his drug abuse. In Berlin, he started to work with producer Brian Eno. David Bowie, in his turn, was producer for Iggy Pop. The Berlin Albums are Low (1977), Heroes (1977) and Lodger (1979).

David Bowie in The Eighties

David Bowie left Berlin in 1980. The last album at that moment was Scary Monsters... And Super Creeps. In 1981 he had a big hit with Under Pressure, together with Queen.

Tin Machine

In 1989 David Bowie formed a new band. This was his first real band since the seventies. The band was called Tin Machine. With this band David Bowie recorded three albums: Tin Machine (1989), Tin Machine II (1991) and Oy Vey, Baby (1992).

From nineties to today

By the nineties, David Bowie had become more interested in soul, jazz and hip hop. This was first noticed on the album Black Tie, White Noise.

Genres

David Bowie covers many genres including art rock, hard rock, glam rock, alternative rock, krautrock, protopunk, post-punk, electronica, Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Industrial, Techno, Jazz, Dance music, Funk, Disco, Experimental rock, Folk, Instrumental, Ambient and house.

Albums

  • David Bowie (1967)
  • Space Oddity (1969)
  • The Man Who Sold The World (1970)
  • Hunky Dory (1971)
  • The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972)
  • Aladdin Sane (1973)
  • Pin Ups (1973)
  • Diamond Dogs (1974)
  • David Live (1974)
  • Young Americans (1975)
  • Station To Station (1976)
  • Low (1977)
  • "Heroes" (1977)
  • Stage (1978)
  • Lodger (1979)
  • Scary Monsters... And Super Creeps (1980)
  • Let's Dance (1983)
  • Ziggy Stardust - The Motion Picture (1983/1973)
  • Tonight (1984)
  • Never Let Me Down (1987)
  • Tin Machine * (1989)
  • Tin Machine II * (1991)
  • Oy Vey, Baby * (1992)
  • Black Tie White Noise (1993)
  • The Buddha Of Suburbia (1993)
  • Santa Monica '72 (1994/1972)
  • 1. Outside (1995)
  • Earthling (1997)
  • hours... (1999)
  • Heathen (2002)
  • Reality (2003)

(* = Tin Machine)

Filmography (selection)

  • The Image (1969)
  • The Man Who Fell To Earth (1976) - Thomas Jerome Newton
  • Just a Gigolo (1979) - Paul
  • Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983) - Maj. Jack 'Strafer' Celliers
  • Labyrinth (movie) (1986) - Jareth, the Goblin King
  • The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) - Pontius Pilate
  • Mr. Rice's Secret (2000) - Mr. Rice



Citable sentences

Up to date as of December 07, 2010

Here are sentences from other pages on David Bowie, which are similar to those in the above article.








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