David Bowie was an English rock star known for dramatic musical transformations, including his character Ziggy Stardust. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.
David Bowie was born (born David Jones) in South London's Brixton neighborhood on January 8, 1947. His first hit was the song "Space Oddity" in 1969. The original pop chameleon, Bowie became a fantastical character for his breakout Ziggy Stardust album.
He later co-wrote "Fame" with Carlos Alomar and John Lennon which became his first American No. 1 single in 1975.
An accomplished actor, Bowie starred in The Man Who Fell to Earth in 1976. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. Bowie has died on January 10, 2016.
David Bowie released 27 studio albums, 9 live albums, 49 compilation albums, 6 extended plays (EPs), 121 singles, including 5 UK number one singles, and 3 soundtracks. Bowie also released 14 video albums and 59 music videos.