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David Bowie News

David Bowie reveals Record Store Day release plans

UK fans will be able to buy 7" picture disc version of 1974 single 'Rock 'n' Roll Suicide'

  • Mar 10, 2014

David Bowie 'offers to write new songs with Oscar winner'

'20 Feet From Stardom' star Claudia Lennear claims Bowie wants to work with her on a new album

  • Mar 6, 2014

David Cameron 'let out a little cry of joy' at David Bowie's Brit Awards speech

Kate Moss read out Bowie's message on Scottish independence at last week's ceremony

  • Feb 25, 2014

Alex Turner and Harry Styles discuss David Bowie's Brit Awards acceptance speech

Bowie called for Scotland to "stay with us" in speech read out by Kate Moss

  • Feb 20, 2014

David Bowie urges Scotland to 'stay with us' and vote against independence during Brit Awards speech

Supermodel Kate Moss picked up award in singer's absence

  • Feb 19, 2014

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David Bowie Music Videos

I'd Rather Be High Play Video

I'd Rather Be High

Watch the official I'd Rather Be High video by David Bowie in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Love Is Lost Play Video

Love Is Lost

Watch the official Love Is Lost video by David Bowie in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Love Is Lost Play Video

Love Is Lost

Watch the official Love Is Lost video by David Bowie in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Valentine's Day Play Video

Valentine's Day

Watch the official Valentine's Day video by David Bowie in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

The Next Day Play Video

The Next Day

Watch the official The Next Day video by David Bowie in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

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David Bowie Reviews

David Bowie - The Next Day

David Bowie - The Next Day

Rather than reinventing Bowie, it absorbs his past and moves it on, hungry for more

  • Mar 4, 2013

David Bowie - 'Where Are We Now?'

Downbeat lead track from 'The Next Day', his first album in 10 years

  • Jan 8, 2013

David Bowie

Live Santa Monica ’72

  • Jul 1, 2008

Bowie, David : Stage

Reissue Of The Week – The Thin White Duke at his live peak

  • Apr 7, 2005

Isle Of Wight Festival : Newport Seaclose Park

Bowie cheers everyone up after the footie...

  • Jul 19, 2004

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David Bowie Biography

David Robert Jones (born 8 January 1947), known by his stage name David Bowie, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, and arranger. Bowie has been a major figure in the world of popular music for over four decades, and is renowned as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s. He is known for his distinctive voice as well as the intellectual depth and eclecticism of his work.

Bowie first caught the eye and ear of the public in July 1969 when his song "Space Oddity" reached the top five of the UK Singles Chart. After a three-year period of experimentation he re-emerged in 1972 during the glam rock era with 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 impact at that time, as described by biographer David Buckley, "challenged the core belief of the rock music of its day" and "created perhaps the biggest cult in popular culture." The relatively short-lived Ziggy persona proved merely one facet of a career marked by continual reinvention, musical innovation and striking visual presentation.

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 characterised as "plastic soul". The sound constituted a radical shift in style that initially alienated many of his UK devotees. 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. These so-called "Berlin Trilogy" albums all reached the UK top five and received lasting critical praise. After uneven commercial success in the late 1970s, Bowie had UK number ones with the 1980 single "Ashes to Ashes", its parent album Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), and "Under Pressure", a 1981 collaboration with Queen. He then reached a new commercial peak in 1983 with Let's Dance, which yielded several hit singles. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Bowie continued to experiment with musical styles, including blue-eyed soul, industrial, adult contemporary, and jungle. He has not toured since the 2003-04 Reality Tour and has not performed live since 2006. Bowie's latest studio album The Next Day was released in March 2013.

Buckley says of Bowie: "His influence has been unique in popular culture--he has permeated and altered more lives than any comparable figure." In the BBC's 2002 poll of the 100 Greatest Britons, Bowie was placed at number 29. Throughout his career, he has sold an estimated 140 million albums. In the UK, he has been awarded nine Platinum album certifications, 11 Gold and eight Silver, and in the US, five Platinum and seven Gold certifications. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him 39th on their list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time", and 23rd on their list of the best singers of all time.

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