David Bowie

David Bowie

British, Musician
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David Bowie

David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), better known by his stage name David Bowie ( 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. He was acclaimed by critics and musicians, particularly for his innovative work during the 1970s. His career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation, with his music and stagecraft having a significant impact on popular music. During his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at over 100 million records worldwide, made him one of the world's best-selling music artists. In the UK, he was awarded ten platinum album certifications, eleven gold and eight silver, and released eleven number-one albums. In the US, he received five platinum and nine gold certifications. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. Rolling Stone placed him among its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and following his death in 2016, Bowie was dubbed "The Greatest Rock Star Ever" by the magazine.

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Full name at birth
David Robert Haywood Jones
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Claim to fame
Space Oddity
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Date of birth
8 January 1947
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Place of birth
Brixton, London, England, UK
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Date of death
10 January 2016
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Age
69 (age at death)
Place of death
Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
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Cause of death
Liver Cancer
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Resting place
Ashes scattered in Bali
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Occupation
Musician, singer, songwriter, actor, record producer
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5' 10" (178 cm)
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  • Frozen Pupil
  • Different Eye Color (blue-green)
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Net worth
$230,000,000 USD
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High school
Bromley Technical High School, London, England
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There, in the chords and melodies, is everything I want to say. The words just jolly it along. It`s always been my way of expressing what for me is inexpressible by any other means.
  • Daughter, with Iman, Alexandria Zahra Jones born [15 August 2000]
  • Unveiled his star on Hollywood "Walk of Fame" [12 February 1997]
  • In his composition "Slip Away", on his album "Heathen", he makes cryptic references to "The Uncle Floyd Show" (1974), a program popular in the late 1970s and 80s in the New York City area. Broadcast on a local TV station, it featured two puppets, "Oogie" and "Bones Boy", mentioned in the song, as well as the host, "Uncle" Floyd Vivino.
  • In November 1997, Business Age magazine reported his net worth as being over $900 million, surpassing even that of fellow British musician Paul McCartney, making him Britain's richest rock star. In 1999, Reuters placed his net worth at roughly $917 million. In 2003, the Sunday Express claimed his net worth was still in the $900 million (£510 million) range but that this placed him second to Paul McCartney. However, in 2005 the Sunday Times Rich List pegged his fortunes at roughly $185 million (£100 million).
  • Has in common with actor John Hurt - they have both played The Elephant Man

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