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David Bowie

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Transcript of David Bowie

Bowie: A Biography
By Marc Spitz
David Bowie
Stephanie Lindsay
Honors 2 English
Period 0
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:
Marc Bolan
Iggy Pop
Lou Reed
John Lennon
Freddie Mercury
Mick Jagger
Brian Eno
Tina Turner
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.
THE END
Bibliography
birthdate:
Schooling
Stockwell Infant School
Burnt Ash Junior School
Bromley Technical High School
As a kid, these were my musical idols.
Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers
Elvis Presley
Little Richard
429 pages
I began to love music and learned how to play
the ukelele,
piano,
and tea-bass.
Bands of the
The Konrads
The King Bees
The Manish Boys
The Lower Third
The Buzz
The Riot Squad
name: David Robert Jones
60s
David Jones
The beginning of my solo career:
DAVID BOWIE
No commercial success!
David Bowie
1967
A commercial failure!
Space Oddity
1969
"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!
My
Also in 1969:
I met Angela Barnett.
I liked her quite a bit.
1970s
The Man Who Sold The World
1970
Hunky Dory
1971
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars
1972
Aladdin Sane
1973
Diamond Dogs
1974
1975
Young Americans
Station to Station
1976
The Berlin Trilogy
"Heroes"
Lodger
Low
1977
1977
1979
1980s
Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
1980
Let's Dance
1983
Tonight
1984
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.
I won:
-Grammy Award for Best Music Video in '85 for
Jazzin' for Blue Jean
-MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video for
China Girl
-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.
1990s
Never Let Me Down
1987
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
1993
Outside
1995
Earthling
1997
'Hours...'
1999
Bromley, England (childhood)
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Berlin, Germany (late seventies)
London, England
New York City, NY, USA (current)
singer, songwriter, record producer, actor
I starred in the 1986 Jim Henson film
Labyrinth
as the Goblin King.
Romances
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
"Heroes"
is one of my most popular songs.
The
seventies
are what most people consider the
best part
of my musical career. The albums I released in this period were all fairly
successful
and have
inspired
many other musicians.
The title track reached No. 1 in the UK, US, and other countries.
The success of
Let's Dance
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.
More albums!
In the eighties, I jumped from a superstar to a
MEGASTAR!
While none of these albums received much commercial success, I still enjoyed recording them.
2000s
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 released
Heathen
in 2002.
I played Nikola Tesla in
The Prestige
(2006).
I voiced Lord Royal Highness from the SpongeBob SquarePants series.
The only
religion
I am typically associated with is
Buddhism
, but I
do not
practice any specific religion.
My Family
Haywood Stenton "John" Jones
FATHER
Margaret Mary Jones
MOTHER
Terry Burns
HALF-BROTHER
I have traveled worldwide on my many tours.
I have also worked with other artists including
Arcade Fire
and
Scarlett Johansson
.
Major Accomplishments
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1996)

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2006)
1960s:
It was impossible to break into the charts with any of my music.

1970s:
In the second half os the 70s, I became addicted to cocaine. Although it helped my creativity, it was terrible for my health.

1980s:
My huge success with a more popular style of music made my original fans think I was a sell-out.

1990s:
The music I released in this decade was not very successful.
MAJOR FRUSTRATIONS!
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.
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