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David Bowie (1947-2016) was an innovative artist, who put his hand to a wide range of musical styles throughout his long career. He was a great influence on a whole generation of musicians after him.
David Bowie was born in 1947 in London as David Jones. At a young age, the singer came under the spell of rock 'n' roll, and he learned to play the saxophone. After a hesitant start in several bands,… Bowie tried as a solo artist. A large number of singles (and his debut) flopped but the song Space Oddity he broke through. The song about a walk through the area just arrived on time off: in the same year (1969) the first man stepped on the moon.
Then it went fast with Bowie. With a strong band (The Spiders From Mars), he put down the alter ego Ziggy Stardust . Bowie played with his androgynous appearance. He looked like an alien that was both male and female. With Marc Bolan (T.Rex) Bowie was so glam rock out. When every pop artist is such an image aanmat, Bowie ended his Ziggy persona to die. He moved to the United States as a soul album (Young Americans) take to. Because of his thin appearance and aristocratic appearance gives the British press nicknamed him "The thin white duke.
After a period in the US David Bowie moved to West Berlin to take to that music, which is still regarded as groundbreaking. One of his most famous songs, Heroes was inspired by a couple in which Bowie saw kissing in the shadow of the Berlin Wall. He took the song later on in German. The albums Low and Lodger were recorded in Berlin. Additionally, Bowie produced as well as the first two albums of his friend Iggy Pop . Handsome David Bowie was that he managed to link artistic innovation to commercial success. In the 80 he scored with Let's Dance his biggest hit in the Netherlands. Other big hits from that time are Under Pressure (with Queen ) Dancing In The Streets (Mick Jagger) and Tonight (Tina Turner).
In the 90s Bowie weather is traditionally the musical chameleon experimenting with hard rock (with the group Tin Machine) and drum & bass (Earthling), but also harks back to his albums from the late 70s (Heathen). Popular groups such as Blur, Suede and Nirvana put the singer on a pedestal. Bowie himself praise undergoes modest. In 2004, the singer announced that he stops with appearances and seems to retire. The surprise is also great as Bowie comes back with two strong albums: The Next Day (2012) and Blackstar (2016). Black Star, which was jubilantly received by the international press, also shows his latest album to be. Two days after the release Bowie dies from the effects of cancer.more