David Bowie was one of the most influential musicians of the last 50 years. He changed pop music and shaped an entire generation. Bowie was born in London on January 8, 1947 and died on January 10, 2016, just two days after his 69th birthday.
Bowie grew up in an artistic family. His father worked as an art dealer, and his mother was a jazz singer. Bowie himself was interested in music and art from an early age. At the age of 13 he got his first guitar and took lessons from a jazz guitarist. Soon after, he also began to play the saxophone.
Bowie's musical career began in the 1960s with the band The Konrads. With his second band, The Mannish Boys, he recorded his first single in 1965, but it was not successful. In 1966 Bowie formed the psychedelic rock band The Buzz and released his first album, The Prettiest Star, with them.
Bowie's breakthrough as a solo artist came in 1974 with the album "Diamond Dogs." That same year, Bowie also played his first major arena tour in the United States. In the following years, Bowie established himself as a globally successful rock star with hits such as "Fame," "Golden Years" and "Heroes."
In the 1980s, Bowie experimented with different styles of music to create his own sound. He worked with hip-hop producer Nile Rodgers on the album "Let's Dance," which was released in 1983 and became a huge success. In the 1990s and 2000s, Bowie remained creative and innovative, which brought him new fans again and again.
David Bowie was more than just a musician - he was an artist who had a major impact on pop culture. His music, stage shows and fashion influenced generations of people worldwide. He leaves behind an unforgettable musical legacy.