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Arctic Monkeys win big at Brit Awards

Arctic Monkeys win big at Brit Awards

LONDON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The MasterCard British Album of the Year Award was presented to Arctic Monkeys for their CD "AM" at a ceremony in London Wednesday night.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014.
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James Blake wins Mercury Prize in London

LONDON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Electronic music artist James Blake has won the 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize for his second album, "Overgrown," at a ceremony in London.
Promoters want David Bowie to have comeback concerts

Promoters want David Bowie to have comeback concerts

LONDON, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Concert promoters are trying to get British rock icon David Bowie back on stage for the first time in eight years, The Mirror reported.
David Bowie to play Hannibal Lecter's uncle?

David Bowie to play Hannibal Lecter's uncle?

LOS ANGELES, June 28 (UPI) -- "Hannibal" show-runner Bryan Fuller says he has asked British music icon David Bowie to play Hannibal Lecter's uncle in Season 2 of the Baltimore crime drama.
Space station astronaut, commander Chris Hadfield announces retirement

Space station astronaut, commander Chris Hadfield announces retirement

HOUSTON, June 11 (UPI) -- Chris Hadfield, the Canadian astronaut who captivated the world with photos and videos on social media from the International Space Station, says he's retiring.

David Bowie's former bassist Trevor Bolder dead at 62

LONDON, May 22 (UPI) -- British musician Trevor Bolder, who played bass in David Bowie's 1970s backing band Spiders From Mars, has died of cancer, his representatives said.
Beatles guitar sells for $408,000 at New York City auction

Beatles guitar sells for $408,000 at New York City auction

NEW YORK, May 20 (UPI) -- A rare VOX guitar played by Beatles bandmates John Lennon and George Harrison was sold for $408,000 in New York, Julien's Auctions said.

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Bon Jovi's 'What About Now' tops U.S. album chart

Bon Jovi's 'What About Now' tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, March 20 (UPI) -- Bon Jovi's "What About Now" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
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Tilda Swinton stars in David Bowie's new video

Tilda Swinton stars in David Bowie's new video

LONDON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- British music icon David Bowie has featured Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton in the video for his new song, "The Stars [Are Out Tonight.]"
Producer: Bowie not doing concert

Producer: Bowie not doing concert

LONDON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- A long-term collaborator of David Bowie's says the British rock superstar does not plan any live performances to promote his upcoming album.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013.
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James Bond escorts queen to Olympic Stadium

James Bond escorts queen to Olympic Stadium

LONDON, July 27 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle's "Isles of Wonder" wowed a global TV audience of 1 billion during Friday's opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in London.
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David Bowie ( /ˈboʊ.iː/ BOH-ee; born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English musician, actor, record producer and arranger. A major figure for five decades in the world of popular music, Bowie is widely regarded as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s, and is known for his distinctive voice and the intellectual depth 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", co-written with John Lennon, 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. The so-called "Berlin Trilogy" albums all reached the UK top five and garnered lasting critical praise.

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