David Bowie Obituary, Death – David Bowie was an English singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. He was born David Robert Jones on January 8, 1947, and passed away on January 10, 2016. His professional name was David Bowie (/boi/ BOH-ee). He is widely considered to be one of the 20th century’s most influential artists, and he is a prominent player in the world of the music industry. Bowie received praise from both music reviewers and artists for his groundbreaking work, notably that which he produced throughout the 1970s.
His career was distinguished by reinvention and visual presentation, and his music as well as his stagecraft had a great effect on popular music. His career spanned the decades from the 1960s to the 1990s. Early on in life, Bowie showed a keen interest in musical performance. Before beginning his career as a musician in 1963, he had training in the visual arts, musical composition, and design. Before reaching his first top five entry on the UK Singles Chart with “Space Oddity,” which was published in 1969, he recorded a run of failed singles with local bands and a solo album. “Space Oddity” was the first song he released that was successful.
After a time spent experimenting, he reappeared in the public eye in 1972, during the height of the glam rock movement, assuming the persona of the flamboyant and androgynous Ziggy Stardust. The figure gained global recognition because to the song “Starman” and the album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, all of which contributed to the character’s rise to prominence. Bowie’s approach moved towards a sound he characterized as “plastic soul” in 1975, which first alienated many of his UK fans but ultimately garnered him his first significant US crossover hit with the number-one single “Fame” and the album Young Americans.
In 1976, David Bowie released the album Station to Station and also appeared in the cult classic film The Man Who Fell to Earth. It wasn’t until 1977 that he released the album Low, which was heavily influenced by electronic music. This was the first of three albums that he worked on with Brian Eno that would become known as the Berlin Trilogy. The albums “Heroes” (1977) and “Lodger” (1979) came next; both albums charted in the top five in the UK and were met with enduring critical admiration.