Biography

David Bowie was born David Robert Jones in Brixton, an industrial and poor sector of London, England on January 8, 1947. He became interested in arts in his early childhood and mastered saxophone at 13. At 16, Jones dropped off the school and devoted himself to music. He started his career as saxophonist and singer with numerous rock bands. In 1966 he took up the David Bowie stage name to be not confused with Davy Jones. His first solo experiments did not have high achievements, which forced him to part with music for a while and go into mime study. He even created his own mime troupe, Feathers. It soon appeared a poor commercial move, and David made another effort to reach success in the field of music. His first song to attach critical attention was Space Oddity (1969). Bowie also tried his skills in screen-acting, having a small part in the film The Virgin Soldiers. At the same time he produced a promo video David Bowie: Love You Till Tuesday, featuring him as а musician and an actor of Feathers.

In the early seventies, David focused on rock and made his next album, The Man Who Sold the World, heavier than his first works. This one was followed by Hunky Dory (1981), an experimental album, and the concept album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, to bring him international fame. This was a story of a rock star named Ziggy Stardust, the future basis for David’s stage outfit and behavior. This release was supported with David’ first large scale tour to make him extremely popular in the UK. According to the concept, David was Ziggy, while the other musicians were Spiders From Mars. The musical material balanced between hard rock and glam rock, a trick repeated on the next album, Aladdin Sane (1973).Bowie conquered the USA with the release of Young Americans (1975), containing the great hit Fame. This work reflected David’s experiments with R&B and soul, which did come to please supporters of his traditional rock style. In the late seventies, Bowie focused on electronic music and moved to Berlin. He recorded there a strange album with a mixture of electronic music, avant-garde and pop, titled Low (1977).

After a streak of average albums, David finally reached tremendous commercial results with Let’s Dance (1983). He also cooperated with Queen to record the song Under Pressure. In the late eighties Bowie formed the Tin Machine band, being influenced by post-punk rock, to produce a couple of albums. He came back to his solo career in 1993 with the critically acclaimed album, Black Tie White Noise. Each of the following albums, Outside (1995), Earthling (1996), and Hours (1999) were made in different genres. In the new millennium, David Bowie’s recording activities shrank. He produced two albums, Heathen (2002), and Reality (2003). David reduced his touring schedule due to health troubles, too. A great musician, David Bowie demonstrated top acting skills. His first big success on the screen was a part in The Man Who Fell To Earth (1976). Later, David performed in the play The Elephant Man on the Broadway. The most notable movies with David Bowie are The Hunger (1983), Labyrinth (1986), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), and Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992). Acting is not the only contribution made by Bowie to cinematography, as he has also participated actively in recording soundtracks. In 2006 David Bowie won Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Studio Albums

David Bowie, The Width Of A Circle mp3The Width Of A Circle
2021
  • Glam Rock
  • Hard Rock
  • Psychedelic Rock
  • Pop Rock
David Bowie, Space Oddity (2019 Mix) mp3Space Oddity (2019 Mix)
2019
  • Folk Rock
  • Psychedelic Pop
  • Baroque Pop
David Bowie, Blackstar mp3Blackstar
2016
  • Art Rock
  • Experimental Rock
  • Jazz-Rock
David Bowie, The Next Day mp3The Next Day
2013
  • Art Rock
David Bowie, The Next Day Extra mp3The Next Day Extra
2013
  • Glam Rock
  • Soft Rock
David Bowie, The Platinum Collection mp3The Platinum Collection
2005
  • Art Rock
  • Glam Rock
  • Pop Rock
David Bowie, Reality mp3Reality
2003
  • Art Rock
  • Pop/Rock
David Bowie, Toy mp3Toy
2001
  • Industrial Rock
  • Rock
  • Art Rock
  • Experimental Rock
  • Glam Rock
  • Psychedelic Rock
  • Psychedelic Pop
  • Dance-Pop
  • Alternative Dance
  • Pop
  • Pop/Rock
  • New Wave
  • Blue Eyed Soul
  • Electronic
David Bowie, 'Hours...' mp3'Hours...'
1999
  • Art Rock
David Bowie, Earthling mp3Earthling
1997
  • Industrial Rock
  • Alternative Dance
  • Drum and Bass
David Bowie, 1.Outside: The Nathan Adler Diaries: A Hyper Cycle mp31.Outside: The Nathan Adler Diaries: A Hyper Cycle
1995
  • Industrial Rock
  • Rock
  • Art Rock
  • Experimental Rock
  • Glam Rock
  • Psychedelic Rock
  • Psychedelic Pop
  • Dance-Pop
  • Alternative Dance
  • Pop
  • Pop/Rock
  • New Wave
  • Blue Eyed Soul
  • Electronic
David Bowie, Black Tie White Noise mp3Black Tie White Noise
1993
  • Funk
  • Electronic
David Bowie, Pin Ups mp3Pin Ups
1990
  • Glam Rock
  • Pop/Rock
David Bowie, The Man Who Sold the World mp3The Man Who Sold the World
1990
  • Glam Rock
  • Hard Rock
  • Psychedelic Rock
David Bowie, Never Let Me Down mp3Never Let Me Down
1987
  • Pop
  • Pop/Rock
David Bowie, Tonight mp3Tonight
1984
  • Dance-Pop
  • Pop/Rock
  • New Wave
  • Synth Pop
David Bowie, Lodger mp3Lodger
1979
    David Bowie, "Heroes" mp3"Heroes"
    1977
    • Art Rock
    • Krautrock
    David Bowie, Low mp3Low
    1977
      David Bowie, Young Americans mp3Young Americans
      1975
      • Funk
      • Disco
      • Pop/Rock
      • Blue Eyed Soul
      David Bowie, Diamond Dogs mp3Diamond Dogs
      1974
      • Art Rock
      • Glam Rock
      • Pop/Rock
      David Bowie, Aladdin Sane mp3Aladdin Sane
      1973
      • Art Rock
      • Glam Rock
      David Bowie, Space Oddity mp3Space Oddity
      1972
      • Folk Rock
      • Psychedelic Pop
      • Pop/Rock
      David Bowie, Hunky Dory mp3Hunky Dory
      1971
      • Art Rock
      • Glam Rock
      • Piano Rock
      • Pop/Rock
      David Bowie, Space Oddity mp3Space Oddity
      1969
      • Folk Rock
      • Psychedelic Pop
      • Pop/Rock
      David Bowie, David Bowie mp3David Bowie
      1967
      • Psychedelic Pop
      • Pop

      Singles

      David Bowie, Fame 90 mp3Fame 90
      1990
      • Funk
      • Dance Pop

      EP

      David Bowie, Is It Any Wonder? mp3Is It Any Wonder?
      2020
      • Art Rock
      David Bowie, No Plan mp3No Plan
      2017
      • Art Rock

      Compilation albums

      David Bowie, Conversation Piece mp3Conversation Piece
      2019
      • Folk Rock
      • Psychedelic Pop
      David Bowie, Loving the Alien [1983-1988] mp3Loving the Alien [1983-1988]
      2018
      • Art Rock
      • Pop Rock
      David Bowie, A New Career In A New Town (1977-1982) mp3A New Career In A New Town (1977-1982)
      2017
      • Art Rock
      • Experimental Rock
      David Bowie, Legacy mp3Legacy
      2016
      • Art Rock
      • Glam Rock
      David Bowie, Who Can I Be Now? 1974 - 1976 mp3Who Can I Be Now? 1974 - 1976
      2016
      • Art Rock
      • Pop Rock
      David Bowie, Nothing Has Changed mp3Nothing Has Changed
      2014
      • Art Rock
      • Alternative Dance
      • Pop Rock
      David Bowie, iSELECT mp3iSELECT
      2008
      • Glam Rock
      David Bowie, David Bowie Box mp3David Bowie Box
      2007
      • Experimental Rock
      • Progressive Rock
      David Bowie, Best of Bowie mp3Best of Bowie
      2002
      • Art Rock
      • Glam Rock
      • Pop
      • Pop/Rock
      • Blue Eyed Soul
      David Bowie, All Saints (Collected Instrumentals 1977-1999) mp3All Saints (Collected Instrumentals 1977-1999)
      2001
      • Art Rock
      • Experimental Rock
      • Electronic
      • Ambient
      David Bowie, The Singles Collection mp3The Singles Collection
      1993
      • Rock
      • Art Rock
      • Glam Rock
      • Pop/Rock
      David Bowie, Early On (1964-1966) mp3Early On (1964-1966)
      1991
      • Freakbeat
      • Beat Music
      • Pop Rock
      • Blue Eyed Soul
      David Bowie, ChangesOneBowie mp3ChangesOneBowie
      1976
      • Art Rock

      Lives

      David Bowie, LiveAndWell.com mp3LiveAndWell.com
      2020
      • Industrial Rock
      • Art Rock
      • Electronic
      David Bowie, Ouvrez le chien: Live Dallas 95 mp3Ouvrez le chien: Live Dallas 95
      2020
      • Industrial Rock
      • Art Rock
      David Bowie, Glastonbury 2000 mp3Glastonbury 2000
      2018
      • Art Rock
      • Glam Rock
      David Bowie, A Reality Tour mp3A Reality Tour
      2010
      • Art Rock
      • Glam Rock
      • Pop/Rock
      David Bowie, Glass Spider mp3Glass Spider
      2007
      • Glam Rock
      David Bowie, Stage mp3Stage
      2005
      • Art Rock
      • Experimental Rock
      David Bowie, David Live mp3David Live
      1990
      • Rock
      • Glam Rock
      • Pop/Rock
      • Blue Eyed Soul

      Remixes