David Robert Jones known professionally as David Bowie was an English singer-songwriter and actor.
David Bowie was an English rock star known for his dramatic musical transformations, most notably his character Ziggy Stardust. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.
Bowie showed an interest in music from an early age and started playing the saxophone at age 13. He was deeply influenced by his half-brother Terry, who were nine years older and introduced young Bowie to the world of rock music and beat literature.
As Bowie’s celebrity profile increased, his desire to keep fans and critics guessing. He claimed to be gay and then introduced the world of pop to Ziggy Stardust, Bowie’s imagining of a doomed rock star, and his supporting group, The Spiders from Mars.
He was married to Angela Barnett, born in the United States. The two married on March 20, 1970 and had a child together, whom they nicknamed “Zowie,” in 1971, before divorcing in 1980. He is now known by his birth name, Duncan Jones.
In February 2017, Bowie was recognized for the success of his latest album, as he was named the winner in the Best Alternative Rock Album, Best Engineering Album (Non-Classical), Best Recording Package, Best rock performance and Best Rock Song at the Grammys Awards.