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David Bowie

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Born in South London’s Brixton neighborhood 69 years ago, David Bowie was an undisputed superstar in the music industry. In 1969, he made his first hit with the song “Space Oddity”. Only 3 years later, he made his way to become one of the world’s greatest artist with his album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. In many stage performances, he often dressed in unconventional costumes (even by today’s standards) and spoke of something about the future. David Bowie portrayed Ziggy Stardust himself and signaled the end of the Woodstock era.

Later in his career, he co-wrote “Fame” with John Lennon and Carlos Alomar which became American No.1 single in 1975. David Bowie starred The Man Who Fell to Earth in 1976 playing his role as Thomas Jerome Newton. In 1996, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He died on January 10, 2016 from cancer.