Date of Birth: 08/01/1947
"The only thing that I hardly change my life to the end - his wife and a library."
About David Bowie
, they say that it is a musical chameleon, changing his image, consistent fashion and directions. Since this criticism quite primitive, it's worth noting that Bowie
demonstrated remarkable ability to sense the direction in the beginning of his appearance that he succeeded especially in the mid 70.
Each of the phases of his work need to open new dimensions in modern music, including punk, new wave, Goth-rock, new romantics and electronics. Few musicians can boast such a wide spectrum. David
Jones began to play music from 13 years. Learned to play the saxophone as a student at the Higher Technical School in Bromley. After high school, David
played in various groups such as the King Bees, Manish Boys (with Jimmy Page). All these groups released on singles, but were ignored by the public. In the 66th he changed his name to David Bowie
in connection with what is widely known Davy Jones of the American group Monkees.
Also in 1966 Bowie
released three singles on Pye Records, which, again, no one noticed. In 1967, David
signed a contract with Deram Records debut album "David Bowie
". In the process of recording this album Bowie
spent several weeks in a Buddhist monastery in Scotland. After leaving the monastery, he had undergone training in Lindsay Kemp's mime troupe, and in 1969 created an experimental art group Beckenham Arts Lab.
To fund an art group, Bowie
signed with Mercury Records and released the album "Man of Words, Man of Music" with his first hit "Space Oddity". The song was released as a single and became a hit in England, which enabled Bowie
to do more serious music. Together with his old friend Mark Bolani he participated in the show T. Rex as a mime and traveled with a group. Soon, David
, along with guitarist Mick Ronson working on material for the new album "The Man Who Sold The World".
. Produced by Tony Visconti, who participated in the recording as a bassist, the album turned out in the style of heavy guitar rock and drew the attention of the public
's next album was released in late 1971 under the name "Hunky Dory". Immediately after the release of the album, David
began work on his most famous incarnation - a way bisexual rock star from another planet (album "The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust", 72). Ziggy made Bowie
an international star. In January 1972, in an interview with Melody Maker Bowie
makes a statement that he was gay, thus heating up the interest in retiring in the light album. Bowie
dyed his hair orange and wears women's clothes.
Some time he called himself Ziggy Stardust, and his musicians were "spiders from Mars". Album "The Rise and Fall of Ziggi Stardust and the Spiders from Mars" was a noisy event in England at the end of 1972, and a theatrical show - a sensation throughout the country. This helped Bowie
to become the only glam rocker, who has found his musical niche in America. "Ziggy Stardust" became a hit in the U.S., and reissued "Space Oddity" entered the American top twenty. Bowie
quickly released "Aladdin Sane" in the next 1973. He not only released a new disc, but also produced albums of Lou Reed's "The Transformer", The Stoogies "Raw Power" and Mott the Hoople "All The Young Dudes".
. After recording a cover album, "Pin-Ups" in the Spiders from Mars, he unexpectedly announced the collapse of the cease and concert activities
disappeared out of sight to work on a musical adaptation of George Orwell's 1984, but after he was denied the use of the novel to create the album, he transformed the work on the album "Diamond Dogs".
. The album was greeted with bad reviews, yet in his poderzhku Bowie
went to the American tour
. During the tour, David
fond of soul music, resulting in changed scenario of the show to showcase his new style "plastic soul".
He hired a guitarist Carlos Alomara as leader of the group and changed the appearance of musicians in the style of Philly Soul. The change threw the audience by surprise and gave enough material for a live album David
"Young Americans" was released in 1975 and is considered the culmination of Bowie
's soul music passion. The album became a hit, hit on the U.S. Top10.
Hit "Fame", a song that David
wrote with John Lennon and Alomarom becomes e1 in America. Bowie
relocated to Los Angeles where he received his first film role in the movie "The Man Who Fell to Earth", which was released on cinema screens in 1976. While living in Los Angeles, he published "Station to Station", which transformed the "plastic soul" album "Young Americans" in a dark, avant-garde sound.
Soon he decided that Los Angeles is too boring place and returned to England. In London, he raised his hand waiting for his crowd of fans in a Nazi salute, which was interpreted as a sign of total drug detachment from reality. Intsendent received an unwanted reaction, and David
was forced to leave England and moved to Berlin.
. In Berlin, Bowie
took up painting and studied art history.
. He was greatly interested in electronic music, Brian Eno helped him record the album "Low", a strange mix of electronics, pop and avant-garde, which was released in early 1977
. The album was greeted with a wide variety of reviews, and became perhaps the most bizarre album of the late 70's. A year later came "Heroes". In 1977, Bowie
not only released two albums, but also helped the popularity of these beverages Iggy write "The Idiot" and "Lust for Life" and the anonymous pouchavstvoval tour IGR Popa as a keyboardist.
In 1979, along with Eno Bowie
recorded "Lodger" in New York, Switzerland and Berlin. In 1980 he released the album "Scary Monsters", in which singles with "DJ", "Fashion" and "Ashes to Ashes" were filmed legendary clips were "golden fund" of early MTV.
. "Scary Monsters" was the last album recorded for RCA, and simultaneously the crown of the creative and fruitful period in the career of Bowie
. Later, in 1980 he performed the title role in the play "The Elephant Man".
. The next two years he does not write records and takes part in shooting the film "The Christine F" (1982) and the movie about vampires "Hunger" (1982), . looking into the studio only for a short collaboration with the Queen, . recorded the song "Under Pressure", . as well as the theme for "people-cats" Paul Schroeder, together with Giorgio Moroder,
. In 1983, he signed a contract with EMI and released the album "Let's Dance".
1985 - a duet with Mick Dzheggerom for the collection of Live Aid
. 1987 - album "Never Let Me Down" and the tour Glass Spider.
. Influenced postpankovskih groups Sonic Youth and Pixies, David
created a guitar rock band Tin Machine with guitarist Reeves Dzhebrelsom, . Hunt Seylsom bassist and drummer Tony Seylsom - brother Hunt (with both Bowie
participated in recording the album "Lust for Life" IGR Popa),
. Tin Machine recorded two albums. Bowie
returned to his solo career in 1993 with the exquisite "Black Tie White Noise", which is recorded together with Nile Rodgers and became a permanent employee Reeves Dzhebrelsom. The album received positive feedback from critics. In 1995 he was again working with Brian Eno on industrial album "Outside" and ustravaet tour with Nine Inch Nails. Bowie
returned to the studio in 1996 and recorded "Earthling" - album in the style of drum-n-bass. More traditional "Hours" came in 99th.
Of course, David Bowie
is known not as an actor, as well as the famous rock - singer and composer. Yet his acting work quite noticeable. On the Broadway stage, he came first in the role of Merrick staged `Man - Elephant '(1981) - and not without success, but his first notable movie role was in the sci-fi flick' The man who fell to earth '(1976).
However, the wing touched the actor's fame after David Bowie
's cult bands `Hunger '(1983) and successful work in the film' Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence '(1983). He has also fantasy painting 'Labyrinth' (1986), the tape `Twin Peaks` (1992) and the role of Pontius Pilate in Martin Scorsese `Last Temptation of Christ '(1988). It is worth noting that the contribution of David Bowie
in the cinema actor's work is not limited to: many of his musical compositions and songs were heard in various movies, and sometimes the music is turned where the original fine series.
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