Menu

St John's C of E Primary School

David Bowie

 

David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016) is known as David Bowie . He was an English singer-songwriter and actor. 

 

Bowie loved Elvis and used to pretend to sing and move like him when performing  to his friends. He also played the ukelele and tea-chest bass and performed in skiffle sessions with friends.

 

He received a serious injury at school in 1962 when his friend  punched him in the left eye during a fight over a girl. After a series of operations, and four months in hospital, it could not be repaired. This means Bowie looks like his eyes are diffeent colous and this became one of Bowie's most recognisable features 

 

Bowie's album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars was released in 1972. It is one of his best-known albums. As a result of his performance, Bowie became a leader of glam rock. 

Ziggy Stardust  became Bowie's alter ego. For a press-conference, he would show up as Ziggy. 

Under pressure (Queen & Bowie) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoDh_gHDvkk 

Starman 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRcPA7Fzebw 

Dancing in the street (Mick Jagger & Bowie) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HasaQvHCv4w 

Let’s dance 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbD_kBJc_gI 

Top