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David Bowie
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Age 69
Birthday 8 January, 1947
Birthplace Brixton, London, England
Died 10 January, 2016
Place of Death Manhattan, New York
Height 5' 10" (178 cm)
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Nationality British
Occupation Musician
Claim to Fame Space Oddity
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David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie (), was an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a figure in popular music for over five decades, regarded by critics and musicians as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s. His career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation, his music and stagecraft significantly influencing popular music. During his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at 140 million worldwide, made him one of the world's best-selling music artists. In the UK, he was awarded nine platinum album certifications, eleven gold and eight silver, releasing eleven number-one albums. In the US, he received five platinum and seven gold certifications. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.

Filmography

941 Credits »
2016 David Bowie: Lazarus Button Eyes, David Bowie
2015 David Bowie: Blackstar Button Eyes, Priest, David Bowie
2014 Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces Phillip Jeffries
2013 David Bowie: The Stars (Are Out Tonight) -
2013 David Bowie: The Next Day -
2013 Valentine's Day -
2009 Bandslam David Bowie
2008 August Cyrus Ogilvie
2006 Arthur and the Invisibles Maltazard
2006 The Prestige Nikola Tesla
2005 Extras David Bowie

Songs

1,947 Songs »
RankTitleYear*
1 Ziggy Stardust 2004
2 Space Oddity 1992
3 Life on Mars? 2004
4 Changes 2004
5 Heroes 2004
6 Starman 1972
7 Suffragette City 1972
8 Let's Dance 1983
9 Rebel Rebel 2009
10 Ashes to Ashes 2004
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

Quotes

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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.

Awards

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Nominated for 7 Awards | Won 2

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