David Bowie has been active in music for 5 decades and constantly reinvented his style, both visably and musically to retain his relevance and appeal. David Robert Hayward-Jones was born on 8th January 1947. Bowie’s first major break came in 1969 when “Space Oddity” reached the top 5 in the UK single charts.
In 1972, Bowie re-emerged during the glam rock era as alter ego Ziggy Stardust with the hit single “Starman” and the album “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars“. Ziggy Stardust was short lived but was the start of a career marked by innovation, reinvention and visual presentation. 1975 saw Bowie achieve major success in America with the No. 1 single “Fame“, co-written by John Lennon. He also had a hit with the ‘plastic soul’ album “Young Americans“, this was another shift in style which alienated many of his UK fans. The release of minimalist album “Low” was a top 5 in the UK and the first of three colloborations with Brian Eno which was known as the “Berlin Trilogy“, all of which reached the UK top 5.
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