Born David Robert Jones and changed it to Bowie in the 1960s to avoid confusion with the Monkees lead singer Davy Jones. Was born on 1/8/1947 in London. His left pupil was paralyzed in a childhood fight resulting in an appearance of different-colored eyes. From 1964-1966 he recorded with the bands King Bees, Manish Boys and Lower Third.
He first recorded solo in 1966. Joined Lindsay Kemp Mime Troupe in 1967. Formed short-lived trio Feathers in 1968. Adopted new personas (Ziggy Stardust, Alladin Sane, Thin White Duke) to accompany several of his musical phases. Married to Angie Barnett, the subject of The Rolling Stones song Angie from 1970-80. Acted in several movies including The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) Labyrinth (1966) and Absolute Beginners (1986) starred in The Elephant Man (1980) on Broadway. Formed the group Tin Machine in 1988. Married Iman on 4/24/1992.
Bowie was Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. In 1998 he launched his own Internet service provider, Bowienet. He has had 27 hit singles recorded on the US pop charts including the #1 hit songs FAME (recorded and co-written with John Lennon) and LETS DANCE.