I'm sure the majority of you saw this tale for what it was anyway -- poppycockBowie denies Ziggy Stardust revival Jan 28, 2009
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from MarsAlbum covers part of U.K. stamp program Jan 09, 2010
At last I've hit the Holy Grail of animation gigsDavid Bowie to guest star on 'SpongeBob' Oct 11, 2006
I've been particularly excited about seeking out emerging artists and giving them a place in a festival that will also feature some very well-known namesDavid Bowie to curate N.Y. music fest May 10, 2006
My songs might have the boy/crush thing in them, but none of them are about being in love or anything like thatFeature: The Osbournes Nov 25, 2002
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.