David Bowie

David Bowie

Who is David Bowie?

David Robert Jones was known as David Bowie. He was an English singer-songwriter and actor. He was considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century and best known for his shifting personal and musical genre-hopping.

What is David Bowie Famous for?

David Bowie is famous for a singer. He developed an interest in music as a child, eventually studying art, music, and design before embarking on a professional career as a musician in 1963. Space Oddity became his first top-five entry on the UK Singles Chart after its release in July 1969. He re-emerged in 1972 during the glam rock era with his flamboyant and androgynous alter ego Ziggy Stardust. The success of his singles Starman and the album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars which won him widespread popularity. His style shifted radically towards a sound he characterized as plastic soul initially alienating many of his UK devotees but garnering him his first major US crossover success with the number-one single Fame and the album Young Americans. He starred in the cult film The Man Who Fell to Earth and released Station to Station. He further confounded musical expectations with the electronic-inflected album LOW, the first of three collaborations with Brian Eno that came to be known as the Berlin Trilogy, Heroes, and Lodger followed. He had UK number ones with the 1980 single Ashes to Ashes, its parent album Scary Monsters, and Under Pressure, a 1981 collaboration with Queen. He reached his commercial peak in 1983 with Let's Dance, the album's title track topped both UK and US charts. He also continued acting, his roles such as Major Jack Celliers in Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, Jareth the Goblin King in Labyrinth, Pontius Pilate in The Last Temptation of Christ, and Nikola Tesla in The Prestige, among other film and television appearances and cameos. He returned from a decade-long recording hiatus with The Next Day. He remained musically active until he died of liver cancer two days the release of his final album, Blackstar.

Where did David Bowie Grow Up?

David Bowie was born on January 8, 1947, in Brixton, London, England. He holds English nationality and belongs to  Multiracial ethnicity. His birth sign is Capricorn and religion is Buddhism or Atheism. He was born to a father named Haywood Stenton Jones and a mother named Margaret Mary Jones. His father was a promotions officer and his mother worked as a waitress at a cinema in Royal Tunbridge Wells. He has siblings namely Terry Burns, and two half-sisters namely Annette and Myra Ann. Bowie and his family moved to Bromley in 1953. He started attending Burnt Ash Junior School. At the age of nine, his dancing during the newly-introduced music and movement classes were strikingly imaginative: teachers called his interpretations vividly artistic and his poise "astonishing" for a child. His interest in music was further stimulated when his father brought home a collection of American 45s by artists including the Teenagers, the Platters, Fats Domino, Elvis Presley, and Little Richard. He started playing multiple instruments like ukulele, tea-chest bass, and piano and also began performing at the local Wolf Cub group. At school, he studied art, music, and design, including layout and typesetting.

What is the Cause of Death of David Bowie?

David Bowie was died on January 10, 2016, two days after his 69th birthday, in London. His health problems began in the mid-1970s when he was addicted to drugs. He managed to get rid of drug addiction, it badly affected his health as he suffered memory lapses and said that his mind was like Swiss cheese. He died from liver cancer in his New York City apartment. At the mural of Bowie in his birthplace of Brixton, south London, which shows him in his Aladdin Sane character, fan laid flowers and sang his songs. Other memorial sites included Berlin, Los Angeles, and outside his apartment in New York. After news of his death, sales of his albums and singles soared. He had insisted that he did not want a funeral, and according to his death certificate he was cremated in New Jersey on January 12, 2016. He wished in his will, his ashes were scattered in Bali, Indonesia.

What is David Bowie Body Features?

David Bowie height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall and body weight of 74 kg. He had blonde hair and blue eyes.

Is David Bowie Married?

David Bowie was a married man. He married twice in his life. He married Mary Angela Barnett on March 9, 1970, but the marriage didn't go well so they got divorced in 1980. The couple had a son named Duncan Jones. Later, he married Iman Abdulmajid in 1992, who is a model. The couple had a daughter named Alexandria Zahra Jones.

How much is David Bowie's Net Worth?

David Bowie estimated net worth of $230 million and his salary is unknown. He earns a good amount of money from his profession. 

How many Awards has David Bowie won?

David Bowie had been nominated for a total of one hundred five awards, out of which he had won forty-five. Some of the awards he had won include Grammy Lifetime Achievements Awards in 2006 and three Grammy Awards in 2017 for the best rock performance, best rock song, and best alternative music album Blackstar.

Some other facts:

1. He was a big fan of Art.

2. He wrote about 700 songs in his life.

3. He formed his first band at the age of 15.

4. He was homosexuality.

David Bowie
Quick Facts of David Jones
Celebrated Name David Bowie
Age 73 years old
Nick Name Ziggy Stardust, Thin White Duke
Birth Name David Robert Jones
Birth Date 1947-01-08
Gender Male
Profession Singer
Birth Nation England
Nationality English
Place of Birth Brixton, London, England
Horoscope Capricorn
Ethnicity Multiracial
Education Bromley Technical High School
Religion Buddhism or Atheism
Father Haywood Stenton Jones
Mother Margaret Mary Jones
Height 1.78 M
Weight 74 Kg
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Net Worth $ 230 million
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