David Bowie was an English singer and songwriter famous for his musical innovation and visual presentation. This biography of David Bowie provides detailed information about his childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline. He released his eponymous debut album in 1967 which proved to be a flop. Later in 1967, he met dancer Lindsay Kemp and enrolled in his dance class at the London Dance Centre. There he also studied dramatic arts under Kemp, from avant-garde theatre and mime to commedia dell'arte. David Bowie received his first breakthrough in 1969 when he released the single ‘Space Oddity’. The song, which is about the launch of Major Tom, a fictional astronaut, reached the top five in the UK. It became a huge success and gave Bowie some much needed exposure in the music industry.
David Bowie is a music legend and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Learn more at Biography. In February 2017, Bowie was recognized for the success of his final album, as he was named the winner in the Best Alternative Rock Album, Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical), Best Recording Package, Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song categories at the Grammy Awards. In late 2017, HBO unveiled a trailer for the documentary David Bowie: The Last Five Years, which explores the period in which the artist released his final two albums and brought his stage musical to life.
Download song lyrics for album. A major figure for over four decades in the world of popular music, Bowie is widely regarded as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s. He is known for his distinctive voice as well as the intellectual depth and considerable eclecticism of his work.
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David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie (/ˈboʊi/, BOH-ee), was an English singer-songwriter and actor. He was a leading figure in the music industry and is considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, acclaimed by critics and musicians, particularly for his innovative work during the 1970s.
Biography by Stephen Thomas Erlewine. The mercurial music icon widely considered the original pop chameleon and figurehead for countless musical movements.
David Bowie is the self-titled debut studio album by English musician David Bowie, released on 1 June 1967, on Deram Records. Its content bears little overt resemblance to the type of music that later made him famous, such as the folk rock of "Space Oddity" or the glam rock of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.
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|The Fascination Of The Golden Years|
|1-01||–David Bowie||1984 / Dodo ("Diamond Dogs"-Outtake)||5:27|
|1-02||–David Bowie||Rebel Rebel (Different US-Promo Version)||2:58|
|1-03||–David Bowie||Footstompin' (Dick Cavett TV-Show '74)||3:13|
|1-04||–David Bowie||It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City ("Young Americans"-Outtake)||3:48|
|1-05||–David Bowie||Panic In Detroit (7"-Live-B-Side, "Phillydogs"-Tour '74)||5:36|
|1-06||–David Bowie||The Man Who Sold The World (Saturday Night Live TV-Show 15.12.79)||2:58|
|1-07||–David Bowie||Here Today, Gone Tomorrow (Unreleased Live-Track From The "Phillydogs" Tour)||3:39|
|1-08||–David Bowie||All The Young Dudes (Original Finished Full-Length Studio-Version 1973)||4:00|
|1-09||–David Bowie||Space Oddity (Original 1969 Demo-Version)||4:51|
|1-10||–David Bowie||The Prettiest Star (Orig. 1970 7"-Version)
Guitar – Marc Bolan
|1-11||–David Bowie||Sound And Vision (Ultrarare Live-Version, Earls Court '78)||3:05|
|1-12||–David Bowie||Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu) ("Absolute Beginners"-Soundtrack-Version)||3:15|
|1-13||–David Bowie||Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola (Original Italian 7"-Version Of "Space Oddity")||5:02|
|1-14||–David Bowie||My Death (Unreleased Live-Version, Boston 10.1.72)||5:18|
|1-15||–David Bowie||Can You Hear Me ("Young Americans"-Sessions)||5:28|
|1-16||–David Bowie||Somebody Up There Likes Me ("Young Americans"-Sessions)||6:40|
|1-17||–David Bowie||Imagine (Live Hongkong 8.12.83)||4:38|
|1-18||–David Bowie With T. Rex||Heroes (Premiere-Performance On Bolan's TV-Show, September '77)||3:29|
|1-19||–David Bowie With Queen||Under Pressure (Studio Rehearsal)||2:10|
|Fame And Fortune|
|2-01||–David Bowie With Pat Metheny||This Is Not America (12"-Version)||3:48|
|2-02||–David Bowie||Loving The Alien (Extended 12"-Dance-Mix)||7:27|
|2-03||–David Bowie||Tonight (12"-Vocal-Dance-Mix)||4:30|
|2-04||–David Bowie||Absolute Beginners (Full Length 12"-Version)||7:56|
|2-05||–David Bowie||Tumble And Twirl (Extended 12"-Dance-Mix)
Remix – Steve Thompson
|2-06||–David Bowie With Mick Jagger||Dancing In The Street (Steve Thompson-12"-Version)
Remix – Steve Thompson
|2-07||–David Bowie||Blue Jean (Extended 12"-Dance-Mix)||5:10|
|2-08||–David Bowie||Time Will Crawl (Chris Lord Alge-Dance-Crew-12"-Mix)
Remix – Chris Lord Alge*
|2-09||–Tin Machine||You Belong In Rock'N'Roll (Extended Dance-Mix)||6:31|
|2-10||–David Bowie With Adrian Belew||Pretty Pink Rose (Original Long Version)||4:44|
|2-11||–David Bowie||The Hearts Filthy Lesson (Tim' Filthy Mix)
Remix – Tim*
|2-12||–David Bowie||Telling Lies (Fenton Dance-Mix)
Remix – Fenton*
|2-13||–David Bowie||Helden ("Heroes" In German, Bowie-Remix 1989)
Remix – Bowie*
|2-14||–David Bowie||The Jean Genie (Midnight Special TV-Show 10/'73)||6:04|
|2-15||–Tin Machine||Maggie's Farm (Paris 89)||4:13|
|2-16||–David Bowie With Marc Bolan||Standing Next To You (Impromptu Jam, Bolan's TV-Show 9/'77)||1:11|
NotesA compilation of rare and some unreleased tracks.
2-01: Although titled 12"-Version this is the same as the 7" version. A special 12" version does not exist.
2-03: Title printed as 'Tonigth'
2-06: Title printed as 'Dancing Int The Street (Steve Thompson-12"-Version)'
2-09 & 2-15 are tracks by Tin Machine. They are not credited as such.
|none||David Bowie||Alternative Biography (2xCD, Comp, Unofficial)||Alter Ego Soundpits||none||1997|
|AES - 001||David Bowie||Alternative Biography (2xCDr, Comp, Unofficial)||Alter Ego Soundpits||AES - 001||Japan||1997|
|none||David Bowie||Alternative Biography (2xCD, Comp, Unofficial)||MCD / Pickwick Music||none||Japan||Unknown|