David Bowie Biography, Life, Interesting Facts
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David Bowie was arguably one of the greatest writers of rock and pop music. The man has praised his work to the brim. He was famously known for his dramatic revamp including his Ziggy Stardust traits.He came to prominence in 1996.Throughout his career, he lured rock n roll fans; all ages noticed his creativity. He came with a multi-faceted persona who also loved to paint, act as well as playing different musical instruments. Even then, David’s zeal and determination allowed him to establish himself as a flamboyant superstar.
Early And Childhood Life
On January 8, 1947, David Robert was born in England, London, and Brixton to Haywood Stenton and Margaret Mary. His father worked as a promotional officer while his mother worked as a local waitress. David came to realize his singing talent right from his childhood days. He loves to listen to incredible artists such as the Platters, Elvis Domino, and Elvis Presley. Bowie attended Burnt Ash Junior School where he later joined Bromley Technical High School. He spent his teenage life playing different musical instruments such as tea-chest bass, ukulele, and piano. He also had a chance to perform at local clubs including the Wolf Cub group. Before graduation, David had already mastered other careers such as typesetting, art, design, and music.
At 15 years old, David Bowie gained confidence where he performed in public forum likes weddings and youth meetings. In the 1960s he got his alias name David Bowie to avoid any uncertainty with other pop-celebs such as Davy Jones. In 1967 he released his first album, but it brought negative results. He later released the Space Oddity single album which was ranked as the top five in the United Kingdom. The immense success in a short time made Bowie dream further. The same song became no.15 on the U.S charts.
In 1972 David chalked up with his third released titled ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust’ where they partnered with the Spiders of Mars band such as Bolder and Ronson. The album colored the top five lists due to its unusual name ‘Ziggy Stardust.' In the mid of 1970s, Bowie’s career moved a mile. His creativity and energetic persona followed him with more than five high rated albums. They Include; Station Station, Pin Ups Aladdin Sane, Diamond Dogs and Young Americans.
His rise to stardom as a pop singer continued in the mid of 80s. From 1983 to 1984, David released albums such as Never Let Me Down, Tonight, and Let’s Dance. He was also seen in films like The Hunger and Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence.
For the next five years, Bowie continued to laud his fame to the unknown. He tried different genres such as jungle and industrial. Unfortunately, his new style didn’t prove to bear fruitful results. When he embraced the 21st century, David managed to maintain his stance though he wasn’t acknowledged like before. Even then, his momentous albums progressed including Outside, Reality and Heathen.
Personal Life And Legacy
David Bowie’s work was recognized where he received several awards such as three Brit Awards and two Grammy Awards. In 1970 he married Mary Angela, and they had a son. The couple parted ways in 1980.After seven years, he got engaged to Iman, a model and they were blessed with a daughter. The notable rock and pop singer was last seen alive on January 10, 2016. He died after a long battle with cancer.