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20 Photos To Make You Love David Bowie Even More

By NME Blog

Posted on 08 Jan 13

 
 

Today is a very good day. Not only is it David Bowie's 66th birthday, but he's only bloody gone and released a new single. It's called 'Where Are We Now?', it precedes an album, 'The Next Day', and by Christ we're excited. By way of communicating our sense of exaltation, here are a few of our favourite Bowie photos, spanning the entirety of his glory-drenched, endlessly fascinating career.



  1.    Family-Man Bowie


  2. With son Duncan Jones, who grew up to be the acclaimed director of movies Moon and Source Code. Photo: Redferns







  3.    Bouffant Bowie


  4. Posing with the model Twiggy for the cover of the 'Pin Ups' album, 1973. Photo: Hulton Archive






  5.    Boozy Bowie

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    Pouring a drink in London, 1966. Photo: Getty






  7.    Folky Bowie

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    Posing with an unnamed model for Boyfriend magazine, Kingly Street, London, 1963. Photo: Redferns






  9.    Cross-Legged Bowie

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    At home in Beckenham, April 1972. Photo: Getty






  11.    Kung-Fu Bowie


  12. Onstage at the Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, 1977. Photo: Getty






  13.    Rock Royalty Bowie

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    Watching Live Aid at Wembley Stadium with Roger Taylor and Brian May of Queen, July 13, 1985. Also in shot: Princess Diana, Prince Charles and Bob Geldof. Photo: Getty






  15.    Public Transport Bowie

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    Seen off at the station by wife Angie, July 9, 1973. Photo: Getty






  17.    Hippy Bowie

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    At a party thrown by publicist Rodney Bingenheimer at lawyer Paul Figen's house, Los Angeles, 1971. Photo: Getty






  19.    Sharp-Suited Bowie

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    With Paul McCartney, backstage at Live Aid, 1985. Photo: Getty






  21.    High-Rolling Bowie

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    Posing beside his Rolls-Royce, London, May 1973. Photo: PA






  23.    Art-Pop Bowie

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    Onstage with Anne Lennox, April 1992






  25.    Coked-Up Bowie

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    With wife Angie, arriving at London's Cafe Royal for the 'Ziggy Stardust'... end-of-tour party. Photo: PA






  27.    Nice Guy Bowie


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    With Debbie Harry of Blondie, November 1980. Bowie was starring in a theatrical production of The Elephant Man at the time.






  29.    Sax-Playing Bowie

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    Onstage with Tin Machine at London's Brixton Academy, November 1991. Photo: PA






  31.    90s Bowie

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    Onstage in January 1990. Photo: PA






  33.    Off-The-Rails Bowie

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    The 'Victoria Station' incident. Bowie came under fire after appearing to give a Nazi salute upon returning home after the 'Station To Station' tour, 1976. Photo: PA






  35.    Fresh-Faced Bowie

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    February 1970, a time of great excitement - he'd recently had his first hit, with 'Space Oddity', and was about to get married. Photo: PA






  37.    Alt-Rock Bowie

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    At the Brit Awards, February 1999. He released his twenty-first studio album 'Hours...' a few months later. Photo: PA






  39.    Naughty Bowie


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    With Angie in London, 1974. Photo: PA






 
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