Biography

David Bowie was born David Robert Jones in Brixton, an industrial and poor sector of London, England on January 8, 1947. He became interested in arts in his early childhood and mastered saxophone at 13. At 16, Jones dropped off the school and devoted himself to music. He started his career as saxophonist and singer with numerous rock bands. In 1966 he took up the David Bowie stage name to be not confused with Davy Jones. His first solo experiments did not have high achievements, which forced him to part with music for a while and go into mime study. He even created his own mime troupe, Feathers. It soon appeared a poor commercial move, and David made another effort to reach success in the field of music. His first song to attach critical attention was Space Oddity (1969). Bowie also tried his skills in screen-acting, having a small part in the film The Virgin Soldiers. At the same time he produced a promo video David Bowie: Love You Till Tuesday, featuring him as а musician and an actor of Feathers.

In the early seventies, David focused on rock and made his next album, The Man Who Sold the World, heavier than his first works. This one was followed by Hunky Dory (1981), an experimental album, and the concept album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, to bring him international fame. This was a story of a rock star named Ziggy Stardust, the future basis for David’s stage outfit and behavior. This release was supported with David’ first large scale tour to make him extremely popular in the UK. According to the concept, David was Ziggy, while the other musicians were Spiders From Mars. The musical material balanced between hard rock and glam rock, a trick repeated on the next album, Aladdin Sane (1973).Bowie conquered the USA with the release of Young Americans (1975), containing the great hit Fame. This work reflected David’s experiments with R&B and soul, which did come to please supporters of his traditional rock style. In the late seventies, Bowie focused on electronic music and moved to Berlin. He recorded there a strange album with a mixture of electronic music, avant-garde and pop, titled Low (1977).

After a streak of average albums, David finally reached tremendous commercial results with Let’s Dance (1983). He also cooperated with Queen to record the song Under Pressure. In the late eighties Bowie formed the Tin Machine band, being influenced by post-punk rock, to produce a couple of albums. He came back to his solo career in 1993 with the critically acclaimed album, Black Tie White Noise. Each of the following albums, Outside (1995), Earthling (1996), and Hours (1999) were made in different genres. In the new millennium, David Bowie’s recording activities shrank. He produced two albums, Heathen (2002), and Reality (2003). David reduced his touring schedule due to health troubles, too. A great musician, David Bowie demonstrated top acting skills. His first big success on the screen was a part in The Man Who Fell To Earth (1976). Later, David performed in the play The Elephant Man on the Broadway. The most notable movies with David Bowie are The Hunger (1983), Labyrinth (1986), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), and Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992). Acting is not the only contribution made by Bowie to cinematography, as he has also participated actively in recording soundtracks. In 2006 David Bowie won Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Studio Albums

David Bowie, Blackstar mp3Blackstar
2016
  • Art Rock
  • Experimental Rock
  • Jazz-Rock
David Bowie, The Next Day mp3The Next Day
2013
  • Art Rock
David Bowie, The Next Day Extra mp3The Next Day Extra
2013
  • Glam Rock
  • Soft Rock
David Bowie, The Platinum Collection mp3The Platinum Collection
2005
  • Art Rock
  • Glam Rock
  • Pop Rock
David Bowie, Reality mp3Reality
2003
  • Art Rock
  • Pop/Rock
David Bowie, Toy mp3Toy
2001
  • Alternative Dance
  • Art Rock
  • Blue Eyed Soul
  • Dance-Pop
  • Electronic
  • Experimental Rock
  • Glam Rock
  • Industrial Rock
  • New Wave
  • Pop
  • Pop/Rock
  • Psychedelic Pop
  • Psychedelic Pop
  • Psychedelic Rock
  • Rock
David Bowie, 'Hours...' mp3'Hours...'
1999
  • Art Rock
David Bowie, Earthling mp3Earthling
1997
  • Alternative Dance
  • Drum and Bass
  • Industrial Rock
David Bowie, 1.Outside: The Nathan Adler Diaries: A Hyper Cycle mp31.Outside: The Nathan Adler Diaries: A Hyper Cycle
1995
  • Alternative Dance
  • Art Rock
  • Blue Eyed Soul
  • Dance-Pop
  • Electronic
  • Experimental Rock
  • Glam Rock
  • Industrial Rock
  • New Wave
  • Pop
  • Pop/Rock
  • Psychedelic Pop
  • Psychedelic Pop
  • Psychedelic Rock
  • Rock
David Bowie, Black Tie White Noise mp3Black Tie White Noise
1993
  • Electronic
  • Funk
David Bowie, Pin Ups mp3Pin Ups
1990
  • Glam Rock
  • Pop/Rock
David Bowie, The Man Who Sold the World mp3The Man Who Sold the World
1990
  • Glam Rock
  • Hard Rock
  • Psychedelic Rock
David Bowie, Never Let Me Down mp3Never Let Me Down
1987
  • Pop
  • Pop/Rock
David Bowie, Tonight mp3Tonight
1984
  • Dance-Pop
  • New Wave
  • Pop/Rock
  • Synth Pop
David Bowie, Lodger mp3Lodger
1979
    David Bowie, Low mp3Low
    1977
      David Bowie, Young Americans mp3Young Americans
      1975
      • Blue Eyed Soul
      • Disco
      • Funk
      • Pop/Rock
      David Bowie, Diamond Dogs mp3Diamond Dogs
      1974
      • Art Rock
      • Glam Rock
      • Pop/Rock
      David Bowie, Aladdin Sane mp3Aladdin Sane
      1973
      • Art Rock
      • Glam Rock
      • Pop/Rock
      David Bowie, Space Oddity mp3Space Oddity
      1972
      • Folk Rock
      • Pop/Rock
      • Psychedelic Pop
      • Psychedelic Pop
      David Bowie, Hunky Dory mp3Hunky Dory
      1971
      • Art Rock
      • Glam Rock
      • Piano Rock
      • Pop/Rock
      David Bowie, Space Oddity mp3Space Oddity
      1969
      • Folk Rock
      • Pop/Rock
      • Psychedelic Pop
      • Psychedelic Pop
      David Bowie, David Bowie mp3David Bowie
      1967
      • Pop
      • Psychedelic Pop
      • Psychedelic Pop

      Singles

      David Bowie, Heroes mp3Heroes
      1977

        EP

        David Bowie, No Plan mp3No Plan
        2017
        • Art Rock

        Compilation albums

        David Bowie, Legacy mp3Legacy
        2016
        • Art Rock
        • Glam Rock
        David Bowie, Who Can I Be Now? 1974 - 1976 mp3Who Can I Be Now? 1974 - 1976
        2016
        • Art Rock
        • Pop Rock
        David Bowie, Nothing Has Changed mp3Nothing Has Changed
        2014
        • Art Rock
        • Alternative Dance
        • Pop Rock
        David Bowie, iSELECT mp3iSELECT
        2008
        • Glam Rock
        David Bowie, David Bowie Box mp3David Bowie Box
        2007
        • Progressive Rock
        • Experimental Rock
        David Bowie, Best of Bowie mp3Best of Bowie
        2002
        • Art Rock
        • Blue Eyed Soul
        • Glam Rock
        • Pop
        • Pop/Rock
        David Bowie, All Saints (Collected Instrumentals 1977-1999) mp3All Saints (Collected Instrumentals 1977-1999)
        2001
        • Ambient
        • Art Rock
        • Electronic
        • Experimental Rock
        David Bowie, The Singles Collection mp3The Singles Collection
        1993
        • Art Rock
        • Glam Rock
        • Pop/Rock
        • Rock

        Lives

        David Bowie, A Reality Tour mp3A Reality Tour
        2010
        • Art Rock
        • Glam Rock
        • Pop/Rock
        David Bowie, Glass Spider mp3Glass Spider
        2007
        • Glam Rock
        David Bowie, Stage mp3Stage
        2005
        • Art Rock
        • Experimental Rock
        David Bowie, David Live mp3David Live
        1990
        • Blue Eyed Soul
        • Glam Rock
        • Pop/Rock
        • Rock

        Remixes