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Transcript of David Bowie
By Marc Spitz
Honors 2 English
3 December 2014
January 8th, 1947
Brixton, London, England
Events that effected me DEEPLY:
Where I have lived:
My contempories and friends throughout the years have included:
and so many more!
I have been married twice and have two children, one from each marriage. All of my relationships have been positive.
My brother Terry's mental disabilities. He inspired many of my lyrics. His suicide made me regret not seeing him.
Freddie Mercury's death. He was a dear friend of mine, and we had previously worked together on "Under Pressure".
I still look good, even at 67.
Stockwell Infant School
Burnt Ash Junior School
Bromley Technical High School
As a kid, these were my musical idols.
Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers
I began to love music and learned how to play
Bands of the
The King Bees
The Manish Boys
The Lower Third
The Riot Squad
name: David Robert Jones
The beginning of my solo career:
No commercial success!
A commercial failure!
"Ground control to Major Tom, ground control to Major Tom..."
The single "Space Oddity" was my first commercial success as a UK top 5 hit!
Also in 1969:
I met Angela Barnett.
I liked her quite a bit.
The Man Who Sold The World
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars
Station to Station
The Berlin Trilogy
Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
In the 1970s...
I married Angela Barnett on March 19, 1970.
In the 1980s...
I divorced my wife, Angie Bowie, in 1980, after being estranged for multiple years.
-Grammy Award for Best Music Video in '85 for
Jazzin' for Blue Jean
-MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video for
-NME Award for Best Dressed Male in '83
-and many other awards!
At this point in my life,
I was miming with Lindsay Kemp.
My rivalry with Marc Bolan began.
I helped organize the Beckenham Arts Lab.
My son Duncan Zowie Haywood Bowie was born on May 30, 1971.
I won the NME award for World Male Singer ('74 for
The Man Who Sold The World
film), Best Producer ('74), and British Male Singer ('73, '74).
I also won a Saturn award for Best Actor in
The Man Who Sold The World.
Never Let Me Down
In the 1990s...
I married my second wife, Iman, on April 24, 1992.
I received more awards:
- Grammy Hall of Fame award in '99.
- Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music in '96.
I was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in '96.
Solo Albums of the 90s
Black Tie, White Noise
Bromley, England (childhood)
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Berlin, Germany (late seventies)
New York City, NY, USA (current)
singer, songwriter, record producer, actor
I starred in the 1986 Jim Henson film
as the Goblin King.
Besides my wives, I have been in a multitude of relationships with a large array of men and women.
After releasing the album, I died my hair red and transformed into Ziggy Stardust.
Yes, I am still alive!
released on the same day as
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
my first "proper album"
The sixties did not bring me much success, but in the next decade, I would rise to stardom.
No. 26 in the UK and No. 106 in the US after its re-release in 1972
This album was somewhat successful, but nothing to brag about.
"Turn and face the strange, ch-ch-changes..."
One of the most important albums of my career, this was the first album that people actually heard.
Other Albums of the 70s
Following Ziggy Stardust, these albums also received critical acclaim.
My most popular album ever!
Recorded with Brian Eno in Berlin, the single
is one of my most popular songs.
are what most people consider the
of my musical career. The albums I released in this period were all fairly
many other musicians.
The title track reached No. 1 in the UK, US, and other countries.
The success of
brought my career to mainstream entertainment, which made my "cooler" fans annoyed. They thought I was a sell-out.
At No. 1 in the UK charts, this was a good start to the 80s.
In the eighties, I jumped from a superstar to a
While none of these albums received much commercial success, I still enjoyed recording them.
My Later Life
In the 2000s...
My daughter, Alexandria Zahra Jones, was born on August 15, 2000.
I suffered from a heart attack in 2004, but I am alright now.
I received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006.
I played Nikola Tesla in
I voiced Lord Royal Highness from the SpongeBob SquarePants series.
I am typically associated with is
, but I
practice any specific religion.
Haywood Stenton "John" Jones
Margaret Mary Jones
I have traveled worldwide on my many tours.
I have also worked with other artists including
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1996)
Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2006)
It was impossible to break into the charts with any of my music.
In the second half os the 70s, I became addicted to cocaine. Although it helped my creativity, it was terrible for my health.
My huge success with a more popular style of music made my original fans think I was a sell-out.
The music I released in this decade was not very successful.
I am the face of the seventies and glam rock.
My music has inspired countless other artists and still proves to be influential to today's culture.
I have been able to do many things; sing, act, produce, write, etc.