David Bowie

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David Bowie

English musician, actor, record producer and arranger add

Category: Music

Born in 1947.

Countries: United Kingdom (39%), United States (33%), (11%)

Main connections: Iggy Pop, Space Oddity (song), Mick Ronson

Linked to: Brücke Museum, Arcade Fire, Berklee College of Music, Columbia Records

 

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David Bowie was born in 1947 add something


1953

In 1953 the family moved to the suburb of Bromley, where, two years later, Bowie progressed to Burnt Ash Junior School add something


1960

From the time of his earliest recordings in the 1960s, Bowie has employed a wide variety of musical styles add something

 

"Pin Ups", a collection of covers of his 1960s favourites, followed in October, producing a UK number three hit in "Sorrow" and itself peaking at number one, making David Bowie the best-selling act of 1973 in the UK. It brought the total number of Bowie albums currently in the UK chart to six add something

 

Big Jim Sullivan - Later in the 1960s and 1970s, Sullivan continued to play on a succession of hit records including those by The Walker Brothers, Donovan, David Bowie, Benny Hill, The New Seekers, Thunderclap Newman, Love Affair, Long John Baldry, Marmalade, Small Faces, The Tremeloes, and Rolf Harris

 

BB Brunes - The band's musical influences are punk and rock groups from the 1960s and 1970s as well as current groups such as The Strokes, Amy Winehouse, The Clash, David Bowie, Ray_Charles and singers like Serge Gainsbourg, Jacques Dutronc, etc

 

James Brown - The riff was provided to "Fame" co-writers John Lennon and Bowie by guitarist Carlos Alomar, who had briefly been a member of Brown's band in the late 1960s


1961

After Terry Burns, his half-brother, introduced him to modern jazz, his enthusiasm for players like Charles Mingus and John Coltrane led his mother to give him a plastic alto saxophone in 1961; he was soon receiving lessons from a local musician add something


1962

Bowie received a serious injury at school in 1962 when his friend George Underwood punched him in the left eye during a fight over a girl add something

 

Graduating from his plastic saxophone to a real instrument in 1962, Bowie formed his first band at the age of 15 add something


1967

Entering the same chart in September, Bowie's novelty record from 1967, "The Laughing Gnome", would reach number four add something

 

He particularly strove to emulate the British musical theatre singer-songwriter and actor Anthony Newley, whose vocal style he frequently adopted, and made prominent use of for his 1967 debut release, " David Bowie" add something

 

Satirising life in a British prison, meanwhile, the Bowie-penned "Over the Wall We Go" became a 1967 single for Oscar; another Bowie composition, "Silly Boy Blue", was released by Billy Fury the following year add something

 

Studying avant-garde theatre and mime under Lindsay Kemp, he was given the role of Cloud in Kemp's 1967 theatrical production "Pierrot in Turquoise" add something

 

His April 1967 solo single, "The Laughing Gnome", utilising sped-up thus high-pitched vocals, failed to chart add something

 

Clinton Heylin - The book featured chapters on the Dialectics of Liberation conference of 1967, Syd Barrett, the Pink Floyd's album "Dark Side Of The Moon", David Bowie's theme of schizophrenia in his songs, The Who's "Quadrophenia" album, and Nick Drake


1968

Playing acoustic guitar, she formed a group with Bowie and bassist John Hutchinson; between September 1968 and early 1969, when Bowie and Farthingale broke up, the trio gave a small number of concerts combining folk, Merseybeat, poetry and mime add something

 

Donal Donnelly - Donnelly returned to Broadway a number of times, replacing Albert Finney in "A Day in the Death of Joe Egg" in 1968, playing Milo Tindle in Anthony Shaffer's "Sleuth" and appearing as Frederick Treves opposite David Bowie as "The Elephant Man"

 

Alan Hawkshaw - Hawkshaw was featured playing with David Bowie on the "Bowie at the Beeb" album, in a performance recorded for the "John Peel in Top Gear" show on May 13, 1968, in which he played a solo on "In The Heat Of The Morning"


 

Bowie's 1969 commercial breakthrough, the song "Space Oddity", won him an Ivor Novello Special award For Originality add something

 

"Young Americans" was a commercial success in both the US and the UK, and a re-issue of the 1969 single "Space Oddity" became Bowie's first number one hit in the UK a few months after "Fame" achieved the same in the US. Despite his by now well established superstardom, Bowie, in the words of biographer Christopher Sandford, "for all his record sales , existed essentially on loose change add something

 

Bowie met Angela Barnett in April 1969 add something

 

Bowie first caught the eye and ear of the public in July 1969, when his song "Space Oddity" reached the top five of the UK Singles Chart add something

 

Angela Bowie - She met musician David Bowie in London , England in 1969, at the age of 19


1970

A major figure for over four decades in the world of popular music, Bowie is widely regarded as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s add something

 

After uneven commercial success in the late 1970s, Bowie had UK number ones with the 1980 single "Ashes to Ashes", its parent album "Scary Monsters ", and "Under Pressure", a 1981 collaboration with Queen add something

 

Buckley writes that, in an early 1970s pop world that was "Bloated, self-important, leather-clad, self-satisfied, add something

 

The line-up was completed by Tony and Hunt Sales, whom Bowie had known since the late 1970s for their contribution, on drums and bass respectively, to Iggy Pop's 1977 album "Lust For Life" add something

 

Bowie married Mary Angela Barnett on 19 March 1970 at Bromley Register Office in Beckenham Lane, London add something

 

Brian Eno - By the end of the 1970s, Eno had worked with David Bowie on the seminal "Berlin Trilogy" and helped popularise the American band Devo and the punk-influenced "No Wave" genre

 

Roddy Frame - Frame became interested in music in the mid 1970s and was inspired by David Bowie

 

Trevor Bolder - He is best known for his long association with Uriah Heep and his tenure with The Spiders From Mars, the one-time backing band for David Bowie, although he has played alongside a variety of musicians since the early 1970s

 

Jacques Brel - In the 1970s, David Bowie began singing Brel's "Amsterdam" at a BBC session with John Peel and Evilan Tom. This version was released as the B-side to "Sorrow" in 1973, and was released as a bonus track on the 1990 reissue of Pin Ups

 

Angela Bowie - According to David Bowie, they met through their mutual friendship with Chinese-American record executive Dr. Calvin Mark Lee. She married Bowie one year later, on March 19, 1970 at Bromley Register Office in Beckenham Lane, Kent


1971

To promote it in the United States, Mercury Records financed a coast-to-coast publicity tour in which Bowie, between January and February 1971, was interviewed by radio stations and the media add something

 

Rock music - From 1971, already a minor star, David Bowie developed his Ziggy Stardust persona, incorporating elements of professional make up, mime and performance into his act

 

Trevor Bolder - His big break arrived in 1971, when he replaced Tony Visconti in David Bowie's backing band, which would soon be known as the Spiders from Mars

 

Iggy Pop - In 1971, Iggy Pop and David Bowie met at Max's Kansas City, a nightclub and restaurant in New York City


1972

After a three-year period of experimentation he re-emerged in 1972 during the glam rock era with the flamboyant, androgynous alter ego Ziggy Stardust, spearheaded by the hit single "Starman" and the album "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars" add something

 

Bowie contributed backing vocals to Lou Reed's 1972 solo breakthrough "Transformer", co-producing the album with Mick Ronson add something

 

He sang in a duet of his 1972 song "Changes" with Butterfly Boucher for the 2004 animated film "Shrek 2" add something

 

James Williamson (musician) - In 1972 David Bowie offered Iggy Pop and James Williamson a chance to record in London , and, having failed to find other suitable musicians, they invited the Asheton brothers to join them, with Ron moving from guitar to bass

 

Matthew Fisher - He has played keyboards for Screaming Lord Sutch on his 1972 album, "Hands of Jack the Ripper" and played piano on David Bowie's tour in June and July 1972, with The Spiders from Mars


1973

Dana Gillespie - After performing backing vocals on the track "It Ain't Easy" from David Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars", she recorded an album produced by Bowie and Mick Ronson in 1973, "Weren't Born a Man"

 

Jeff Beck - On 3 July 1973 Beck joined David Bowie on-stage to perform "The Jean Genie"/"Love Me Do" and "Around and Around"


1974

Bowie moved to the United States in 1974, initially staying in New York City before settling in Los Angeles add something

 

Andy Newmark - After leaving the band in 1974, Newmark has performed and recorded with John Lennon, Cat Stevens, Joe Walsh, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, David Bowie, Bryan_Ferry, George Harrison, Rickie Lee Jones, Patrick Moraz, Randy Newman, Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Murray Head, Ronnie Wood, Roxy Music, ABC, Hue and Cry, Laura Nyro, Elkie Brooks, Sting, Steve Winwood, Nils Lofgren, George Benson and Michael Franks

 

Dennis Davis - Davis was hired by David Bowie in 1974 with Alomar and bassist George Murray

 

Tony Newman (drummer) - For David Bowie, he performed on the "Diamond Dogs" album in 1974, and live with Bowie on his subsequent North American tour, including a recording at the Tower Philadelphia released as "David Live"

 

Simon House - He joined Hawkwind in 1974, playing on some of their albums, before leaving for David Bowie's band in 1978, which, along with Robert Calvert's depressive phase led to Hawkwind breaking up in mid-tour

 

Toni Basil - She choreographed David Bowie's "Diamond Dogs Tour" in 1974, and "Glass Spider Tour" in 1987

 

Greg Errico - Errico joined the David Bowie band for his "Diamond Dogs" 1974 tour of the U.S. during September 1974

 

Luther Vandross - Having co-written "Fascination" for David Bowie's "Young Americans", he went on to tour with him as a back-up vocalist in September 1974


1975

In 1975, Bowie achieved his first major American crossover success with the number-one single "Fame" and the hit album "Young Americans", which the singer characterised as "plastic soul" add something

 

Veljko Despot - At his post in record business in Croatia he initiates and helped bringing to Yugoslavia many important artists, like Deep Purple in 1975, The Rolling Stones , Paul McCartney & Wings , Queen , Elton John , Dire Straits , Laurie Anderson , Eros Ramazzotti , Pet Shop Boys , David Bowie and many more

 

John Phillips (musician) - In 1975 Phillips, still living in London, was commissioned to create the soundtrack to the Nicolas Roeg film "The Man Who Fell to Earth", starring David Bowie

 

Amanda Lear - In 1975, disillusioned by a shallow but surprisingly conservative fashion industry and encouraged by boyfriend David Bowie, who paid for singing and dancing lessons, Lear decided to launch a career in music

 

John Lennon - Lennon co-wrote "Fame", David Bowie's first US number one, and provided guitar and backing vocals for the January 1975 recording


1976

Before the end of 1976, Bowie's interest in the burgeoning German music scene, as well as his drug addiction, prompted him to move to West Berlin to clean up and revitalise his career add something

 

Bowie moved to Switzerland in 1976, purchasing a chalet in the hills to the north of Lake Geneva add something

 

For his performance in the 1976 science fiction film "The Man Who Fell to Earth", he won a Saturn award for Best Actor add something

 

In 1976 he earned acclaim for his first major film role, portraying Thomas Jerome Newton, an alien from a dying planet, in "The Man Who Fell to Earth", directed by Nic Roeg add something

 

"Station to Station"s January 1976 release was followed in February by a three-and-a-half-month concert tour of Europe and North America add something


1977

During the same period, Iggy Pop, with Bowie as a co-writer and musician, completed his solo album debut, "The Idiot", and its follow-up, "Lust for Life", touring the UK, Europe, and the US in March and April 1977 add something

 

Chris Burden - Burden was referenced in David Bowie's 1977 song "Joe the Lion", Laurie Anderson's 1977 song "It's Not the Bullet that Kills You - It's the Hole" on the double LP "Airwaves", and in the diary of Nathan Adler from the David Bowie album "1.


1978

Eric Clapton - This incident, along with some explicitly pro-fascism remarks made around the same time by David Bowie as well as uses of Nazi-related imagery by Sid Vicious and Siouxsie Sioux, were the main catalysts for the creation of Rock Against Racism, which occurred on 1978

 

The Human League - In December 1978 David Bowie appeared in the audience and later declared to "NME" that he "had seen the future of pop music


1979

Rock music - Between 1979 and 1985, influenced by Kraftwerk, Yellow Magic Orchestra, David Bowie, and Gary Numan, British new wave went in the direction of such New Romantics as Spandau Ballet, Ultravox, Japan, Duran Duran, A Flock of Seagulls, Culture Club, Talk Talk and the Eurythmics, sometimes using the synthesizer to replace all other instruments


1980

He played the part 157 times between 1980 and 1981 add something

 

They had a son together, Zowie Bowie , and divorced on 8 February 1980 in Switzerland add something

 

Hunt Sales - David Bowie's memories of the Sales' contribution to the recording led him to invite the pair to join Tin Machine in the late 1980s

 

Cha Burns - During the late 1980s, The Silencers opened for David Bowie and U2 as well as touring for 4 months with Simple Minds

 

MTV - MTV played some classic rock acts from the 1980s and earlier decades, including David Bowie, Dire Straits , Journey, Rush, Aerosmith, The Moody Blues, John Mellencamp, Billy Joel, Genesis, Billy Squier, Robert Palmer, Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, The Who and &ZZ_Top; newly solo acts such as Robert Plant, Phil Collins, Paul McCartney, David Lee Roth and Pete_Townshend; supergroup acts such as Asia, Power Station, The Firm and Traveling Wilburys, as well as forgotten acts such as Michael Stanley Band, Shoes, Blotto and Taxxi

 

Angela Bowie - She was the wife of English musician David Bowie until divorcing in 1980, and she is the mother of film director Duncan Jones

 

Duncan Jones - When the Bowies divorced in February 1980, David Bowie was granted custody of 9-year-old Jones , and he visited his mother on his school vacations

 

Angela Bowie - Angie and David Bowie separated after nine years of marriage and divorced on 8 February 1980, in Switzerland


1981

Bowie paired with Queen in 1981 for a one-off single release, "Under Pressure" add something

 

Bowie was given the lead role in the BBC's 1981 televised adaptation of Bertolt Brecht's play "Baal" add something


1982

Five years later, the duet would prove a worldwide seasonal hit, charting in the UK at number three on Christmas Day, 1982 add something

 

In March 1982, the month before Paul Schrader's film "Cat People" came out, Bowie's title song, "Cat People ", was released as a single, becoming a minor US hit and entering the UK top 30 add something

 

Martha and the Vandellas - One of the most covered and popular songs in rock and roll history, the song was revamped several times including a 1982 live recording by rock band Van Halen and a 1985 duet by rockers David Bowie and Mick Jagger, it is considered by many as the "Motown Anthem"

 

Iggy Pop - The 1982 album "Zombie Birdhouse" on Chris Stein's Animal label, with Stein himself producing, was no more commercially successful than his Arista works, but again, in 1983, Iggy Pop's fortunes changed when David Bowie recorded a cover of the song "China Girl"

 

Thierry Noir - He came to Berlin in January 1982 with two small suitcases, attracted by the music of David Bowie and Iggy Pop, who lived in West Berlin at this time


1983

Bowie had a cameo in "Yellowbeard", a 1983 pirate comedy created by Monty Python members, and a small part as Colin, the hitman in the 1985 film "Into the Night" add something

 

Bowie reached a new peak of popularity and commercial success in 1983 with "Let's Dance" add something

 

Footage from the final show was released in 1983 for the film "Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars" add something

 

He reached a new commercial peak in 1983 with "Let's Dance", which yielded several hit singles add something

 

In a 1983 interview with "Rolling Stone", Bowie said his public declaration of bisexuality was "the biggest mistake I ever made" and "I was always a closet heterosexual" add something

 

'Let's Dance', with its little narrative surrounding the young Aborigine couple, targeted 'youth', and 'China Girl', with its bare-bummed beach lovemaking scene , was sufficiently sexually provocative to guarantee heavy rotation on MTV. By 1983, Bowie had emerged as one of the most important video artists of the day add something

 

Duncan Browne - From the same period, Browne's co-composed song "Criminal World" was recorded by David Bowie on his 1983 "Let's Dance" album

 

Frank Simms - In 1983, he toured the world with his brother George as a vocalist on David Bowie's Serious Moonlight Tour

 

Denis O'Regan - Other bands undertaking European and World tours include David Bowie in 1983, 1987, and 1990; The Rolling Stones in 1982; Duran Duran in 1984; Spandau Ballet and Neil Diamond in 1985; Queen in 1986; Pink Floyd in 1994; KISS in 2008

 

Peter Gabriel - Some of the dates of his 1983 summer tour of USA and Canada included a section opening for David Bowie


1984

The Scumfrog - His EMI collaboration with David Bowie remaking his 1984 single Loving the Alien set the tone for a career that would thrive simultaneously in underground clubs and in mainstream recording studios

 

Richard Fairbrass - In 1984, Richard appeared in Jazzin' for Blue Jean, a David Bowie video, as the bass player, which can be found on Best of Bowie


1985

Carl Perkins - Perkins's only notable film performance as an actor was in John Landis' 1985 film "Into the Night", a cameo-laden film that includes a scene where characters played by Carl and David Bowie die at each other's hand

 

Gary Wallis - He was invited by David Bowie to perform as a percussionist at the Live Aid concert at JFK Stadium, Philadelphia, 13 July 1985, with Robert Palmer and Power Station, as well as Duran Duran


1986

Bowie was given a role in the 1986 film "Absolute Beginners" add something

 

He appeared as Jareth, the Goblin King, in the 1986 Jim Henson film "Labyrinth", for which he wrote five songs add something

 

"Absolute Beginners" , a rock musical based on Colin MacInnes's 1959 novel about London life, featured Bowie's music and presented him with a minor acting role add something

 

Bruce Payne - In 1986 both Payne and Berkoff appeared in Julien Temple's musical "Absolute Beginners" along with David Bowie, Eddie O'Connell, James Fox, Lionel Blair and Edward Tudor-Pole

 

Gil Evans - In 1986, Evans produced and arranged the soundtrack to the film of the Colin MacInnes book Absolute Beginners, thereby working with such contemporary artists as Sade Adu, Patsy Kensit's Eight Wonder, The Style Council, Jerry Dammers, Smiley Culture, Edward Tudor-Pole, and, notably, David Bowie.


1987

Charlie Sexton - In 1987 Sexton was an occasional opening act for David Bowie on his Glass Spider Tour

 

Viktor Manoel - Toni instantly hired him for David Bowie's world stadium "Glass Spider Tour" after she spotted him performing in a L.A. nightclub in 1987


1988

Tony Sales - Sales joined David Bowie, Reeves Gabrels and Hunt Sales in Tin Machine in 1988


1989

Bowie shelved his solo career in 1989, retreating to the relative anonymity of band membership for the first time since the early 1970s add something


1990

Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Bowie continued to experiment with musical styles, including blue-eyed soul, industrial, adult contemporary, and jungle add something

 

In October 1990, a decade after his divorce from Angela, Bowie and Somali-born supermodel Iman were introduced by a mutual friend add something

 

Boy George - His 1990s and 2000s-era solo music has glam influences such as David Bowie and Iggy Pop

 

The B-52's - In the 1990s, former Duran Duran drummer Sterling Campbell joined the band, but left in 2000 to tour with David Bowie and was replaced that year by Zachary Alford, who had recorded and toured with the band during the Cosmic Thing era

 

Ian Hunter (singer) - "YUI Orta" was released as a joint album by Hunter and Mick Ronson in 1990, and the pair performed alongside David Bowie and Queen at The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert in April 1992


1991

Duran Duran - Sterling Campbell left the band early in 1991, going on to work with Soul Asylum and David Bowie

 

Sterling Campbell - Sterling began recording with David Bowie in 1991 and later joined his band in 1992, touring with him for fourteen years, until the end of his "A Reality Tour", in 2004


1992

In 1992 Bowie married Somali-American model Iman add something

 

Leading contemporary composer Philip Glass described "Low" as "a work of genius" in 1992, when he used it as the basis for his "Symphony No. 1 "Low"; subsequently, Glass used Bowie's next album as the basis for his 1996 "Symphony No. 4 "Heroes" add something

 

In April 1992 Bowie appeared at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, following the Queen frontman's death the previous year add something

 

Iman (model) - On April 24, 1992, Iman married British rock musician David Bowie in a private ceremony in Lausanne


1993

Steve Barron - Barron only made eight music videos in the early 90s and made his last music video in 1993 for David Bowie's "As the World Falls Down"

 

Lenny Kravitz - In 1993, Kravitz wrote "Line Up" for Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, and appeared on Mick Jagger's solo album, Wandering Spirit, in a cover of the Bill Withers' soul classic, "Use Me," and played guitar on the title track of David Bowie's The Buddha of Suburbia.


1995

Visiting cities in Europe and North America between September 1995 and February the following year, the tour saw the return of Gabrels as Bowie's guitarist add something

 

Stephen Finer - In 1995, The London National Gallery purchased his portrait of David Bowie, which was included in the permanent collection.

 

Gail Ann Dorsey - With a distinguished career as a session musician, she is perhaps most well known for her long association performing in David Bowie's band, from 1995 to the present day

 

Pet Shop Boys - In November 1995, Neil Tennant saw David Bowie live at Wembley Stadium and met him backstage

 

Metro Radio Arena - The first concert at the arena was performed by David Bowie shortly after opening, on 7 December 1995


1996

Bowie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 add something

 

Symphony No. 1 (Glass) - In 1996, Glass based another symphony on a David Bowie album, Bowie's following album "Heroes"


1997

The Earthling Tour took in Europe and North America between June and November 1997 add something


1999

In 1999, Bowie was made a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government add something

 

Steve Marriott - According to David Bowie on a 1999 episode of "VH1 Storytellers", in 1964 he and his good friend Marriott planned to form an R&B duo called 'David and Goliath'

 

Nick Swardson - In addition to his stand-up, Swardson began to get work in commercials and in small roles in both TV in film, such an appearance in an episode of the Al Franken sitcom "LateLine" in 1999, and playing the role of a crazed David Bowie fan in the 2000 film "Almost Famous"


2000

Sessions for the planned album "Toy", intended to feature new versions of some of Bowie's earliest pieces as well as three new songs, commenced in 2000, but the album was never released add something

 

They have one daughter, Alexandria Zahra Jones, born 15 August 2000 add something

 

Stephen Finer - In 2000, Finer's portrait of David Bowie was featured in 101 Portrait Masterpieces at the National Portrait Gallery in London.


2001

In October 2001, Bowie opened The Concert for New York City, a charity event to benefit the victims of the September 11 attacks, with a minimalist performance of Simon & Garfunkel's "America", followed by a full band performance of "Heroes" add something


2002

Although the track was edited out of the final cut, it would later be re-recorded and released as "Safe" on the B-side of Bowie's 2002 single "Everyone Says 'Hi'" add something

 

In the BBC's 2002 poll of the 100 Greatest Britons, Bowie was placed at number 29 add something

 

Dave Grohl - Heathen - Beyond drumming, Grohl contributed guitar to a cover of Neil Young's "I've Been Waiting For You" on David Bowie's 2002 album "Heathen"

 

Peter Howson - His work is exhibited in many major collections and is in the private collection of celebrities such as David Bowie, Mick_Jagger and Madonna who inspired a number of paintings in 2002


2003

"A Reality Tour", a double album of live material from the 2003 concert tour, was released in January 2010 add something

 

Ben Jones (DJ) - Jones won a Bronze Sony Award in 2003 for Virgin Superstars, and is one of Absolute Radio's most popular interviewers, interviewing such musicians as Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Coldplay, Robbie Williams, Slash, Ozzy Osbourne, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Ronnie Wood


2004

In 2004, "Rolling Stone" magazine ranked him 39th on their list of the 100 Greatest Rock Artists of All Time and the 23rd best singer of all time add something

 

In 2004, "Rolling Stone" ranked him 39th on their list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time", and 23rd on their list of the best singers of all-time add something

 

David Choi - In 2004, Choi won the grand prize in David Bowie's "Mashup" contest and appeared in "USA Weekend Magazine" alongside Usher, after he received the grand prize for the magazine's John Lennon Songwriting Contest for teens

 

Prince Poppycock - Victoria George, "Cast/Creative biographies", "The Ugly Beast", New York Theatre Festival, 2004-2010 National Music Theater Network, Inc. In his teenage years, Quale developed a love for writing music and became "enamored" with David Bowie, Depeche Mode, opera, madrigals, Gregorian chant, the Smiths and Gilbert and Sullivan


2005

During a relatively quiet 2005, he recorded the vocals for the song " Do That", co-written with Brian Transeau, for the film "Stealth" add something

 

Regarding his religion, in 2005 he said "Questioning my spiritual life has always been germane to what I was writing add something

 

He returned to the stage on 8 September 2005, appearing with Arcade Fire for the US nationally televised event Fashion Rocks, and performed with the Canadian band for the second time a week later during the CMJ Music Marathon add something

 

Scissor Sisters - V Festival - Scissor Sisters were one of the headlining acts at the British V Festival in 2005, where they collaborated on stage with Scottish rock group Franz Ferdinand to perform a cover version of David Bowie's "Suffragette City"

 

Arcade Fire - On September 9, 2005, the band appeared on the British/U.S. television special "Fashion Rocks", on which David Bowie joined them for "Wake Up"


 

Bowie was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement award on 8 February 2006 add something


2007

Bowie was chosen to curate the 2007 High Line Festival, selecting musicians and artists for the Manhattan event, and performed on Scarlett Johansson's 2008 album of Tom Waits covers, "Anywhere I Lay My Head" add something

 

Dylan Howe - Howe began "Dylan Howe and the Subterreanans" in 2007, playing the music of David Bowie's "Low" and "Heroes"

 

Legendary Stardust Cowboy - In May 2007, he played at the David Bowie High-Line festival in New York City at Bowie's invitation


2008

In the 2008 film "August", directed by Austin Chick, he played a supporting role as Ogilvie, alongside Josh Hartnett and Rip Torn, with whom he had worked in 1976 for "The Man Who Fell to Earth" add something

 

Paul Fenton (musician) - In 2008, a petition signed by the likes of David Bowie, Roy Wood and Tony Visconti called for Paul Fenton to change the band's name in order to make it clear that it was a tribute act, not the actual T. Rex.

 

Adam Lasus - From January to March 2008 Lasus worked as the music director and produced tracks for the movie "Bandslam" directed by Todd Graff and starring Vanessa Hudgens, Alyson Michalka, Lisa Kudrow and David Bowie, in theaters August 2009


2010

Dylan Howe - In February 2010 Howe put together a successful 25 date UK tour with a quartet featuring Brandon Allen, Ross Stanley and Tim Thornton and is currently working on a new studio album featuring his arrangements of David Bowie's music from his album "Low" to be released in 2013

 

Help for Heroes - On 15 October 2010, it was revealed that the finalists of the seventh series of "The X Factor" finalists would be recording a version of David Bowie's 1977 song "Heroes"


2011

In late March 2011, "Toy", Bowie's previously unreleased album from 2001, was leaked onto the internet, containing material used for "Heathen" and most of its single B-sides, as well as unheard new versions of his early back catalogue add something

 

Hannelore Knuts - Her 2011-12 film credits include Nicolas Provost's "The Invader" and the Radio Soulwax project "Dave", in which she plays the title role of David Bowie


2012

David Baddiel - Baddiel is a fan of David Bowie and marked the singer's 65th birthday in 2012 by posting on Twitter to express a desire to see him come out of retirement

 

Chris Packham - He has continued this in 2012's Springwatch, quite subtly inserting David Bowie titles from 28 May, and film titles in that year's Autumnwatch


2013

Producer Tony Visconti said 29 tracks were recorded for the album, some of which could appear on Bowie's next record, which he might start work on later in 2013 add something

 

On 8 January 2013 , his website announced a new album, to be titled "The Next Day" and scheduled for release 8 March for Australia, 12 March for the United States and 11 March for the rest of the world add something

 

Bowie's latest studio album "The Next Day" was released in March 2013 add something

 

From March 2013 the Victoria and Albert Museum is running a David Bowie exhibition titled "David Bowie Is" add something

 

From March to August 2013 the Victoria and Albert Museum ran a highly successful David Bowie exhibition titled "David Bowie Is" add something

 

A poll carried out by BBC History Magazine, in October 2013, named Bowie as the best-dressed Briton in history add something

 

Brian Duffy (photographer) - Duffy's Aladdin Sane's previously unpublished "Eyes Open" image was the key promotional image in the Victoria & Albert's 2013 David Bowie "is" exhibit

 

Iselin Steiro - In 2013 she played the young David Bowie in his music video The Stars

 

Marion Cotillard - In 2013, she appeared in the controversial music video "The Next Day" by David Bowie, alongside Gary Oldman, her co-star in "The Dark Knight Rises"

 

Steve Strange - In January 2013, Strange appeared on the Channel 4 News discussing the forthcoming release of David Bowie's album "The Next Day"

 

Tilda Swinton - In February 2013, she played the part of David Bowie's wife in the promotional video for his song, The Stars , directed by Floria Sigismondi

 

Adam Lambert - In March 2013, Lambert wrote an article for "Out" magazine's tribute to David Bowie, who was about to release a new album

 

International Space Station - In May 2013, commander Chris Hadfield shot a music video of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" on board the station; the film was released freely on YouTube

 

Chris Hadfield - On 12 May 2013 he turned over command of the ISS, and returned home aboard the Soyuz spacecraft on 13 May. He received significant media exposure during his time on the ISS, and ended his time on the station by paying tribute to David Bowie with a rendition of "Space Oddity"

 

Chris Hadfield - On 12 May 2013, after handing over command of the ISS, but before returning home, Hadfield released a music video recorded on the ISS of a modified rendition of "Space Oddity" by David Bowie

 

Chris Hadfield - In October 2013 Hadfield was interviewed by "Maclean's" Magazine and appeared on its cover good-naturedly agreeing to their request that he let them apply face make-up to "replicate Bowie's famed image from the cover of his "Aladdin Sane" album


2014

In a 2014 analysis of 77 "top" artists' vocal ranges, Bowie was 8th, just behind Christina Aguilera and just ahead of Paul McCartney add something

 

New information was released in September 2014 regarding his next album, "Nothing Has Changed" add something

 

Billy Bragg - In 2014, Bragg praised musician David Bowie for encouraging discussion amongst English people on the matter by publicly supporting Scotland's membership of the United Kingdom and urging residents of Scotland to reject independence

 

Kate Moss - In February 2014, Moss collected David Bowie's Brit Award for Best British Male, while wearing a one-piece printed "woodland creatures" costume, as worn originally by Bowie


2015

In 2015, he was named one of GQ's 50 best dressed British men add something

 

Bowie wrote and recorded the opening title song to the television series "The Last Panthers", which is due to air in November 2015 add something


2016

Bowie released the studio album "Blackstar" on 8 January 2016, his 69th birthday, just two days before his death from cancer add something

 

On 10 January 2016, two days after releasing the album "Blackstar" on his 69th birthday, Bowie died from cancer add something

 

Aladdin Sane - On 13 January 2016, Belgian astronomers at MIRA Public Observatory in conjunction with radio station Studio Brussels registered a new asterism of seven stars in the vicinity of Mars at the date of Bowie's death that, when connected, form the lightning bolt seen on Bowie's face on the cover of his "Aladdin Sane" album add something

 

Bowie's grandson from his son Duncan was born 10 July 2016, exactly six months after Bowie's passing add something


2017

The Next Day - On 7 January 2017 the BBC broadcast the 90-minute documentary "David Bowie: The Last Five Years", taking a detailed look at Bowie's last albums, "The Next Day" and "Blackstar", and his play "Lazarus" add something

 

An EP, "No Plan", was released on 8 January 2017, which would have been Bowie's 70th birthday add something

 

On 8 January 2017, which would have been Bowie's 70th birthday, a charity concert in his birthplace of Brixton was hosted by the actor Gary Oldman, a close friend add something


2018

On February 6, 2018 the maiden flight of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket carried Elon Musk's personal Tesla Roadster and a mannequin affectionately named "Starman" into space add something

 

On 25 March 2018 a statue of Bowie was unveiled in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, the town where he debuted Ziggy Stardust add something


2019

It was announced on 31 January 2019 that musician and actor Johnny Flynn would be playing Bowie in an upcoming biopic titled "Stardust" which will be set around Bowie's first trip to the United States in 1971 add something

 

On 1 February 2019, Bowie's son Duncan Jones spoke out against the film saying that he knew nothing about the movie and was informed about it by a fan on Twitter add something