David Bowie is a famous British singer and musician who has been involved in music for more than 50 years. "Chameleon of rock music" by David Bowie "Chameleon of rock music" created the largest legendary cult in the music world and became one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century due to constant innovative transformations in all genres of music. Effectively alternating images from a folk singer to an alien, he won the title of one of the most successful artists in the history of the British charts and the best musicians of the last 60 years.
Childhood and youth
David Robert Jones (later David Bowie) was born on 8 January 1947 in Brixton, London, the son of an Irish woman, Margaret Mary pegey, who worked as a cinema cashier, and Hayward Stanton John Jones, an English national who was a clerk in the human resources Department of a charity. It is later revealed that David was born on the same day as his idol Elvis Presley, exactly 12 years after him. According to the zodiac sign, both musicians turned out to be Capricorns, and according to Chinese astrology, their patron was a Boar.At the time of his son's birth, David's parents were living in a civil marriage, only after 8 months they legalized their relationship. From early childhood, the future rock musician showed his interest in music, and in preparatory school he established himself as a talented, purposeful and intelligent boy. At the same time, he was a rather naughty child with a quarrelsome character, which did not prevent him from getting high grades in school.In 1953, David Bowie's family moved to Bromley, where he attended Burnt Ash Primary School. During his school years, he began to study music, attended a choir and a music circle, where teachers noted his phenomenal ability to interpret. After hearing Elvis Presley's compositions for the first time, David decided that he must become a pop star. He persuaded his father to buy him a ukulele and made his own bass to participate in skill sessions with friends. His passion for music had a negative impact on his school performance, resulting in Bowie failing his final exam and going to technical College.In College, the future rock star discovered modern jazz and became interested in becoming a saxophonist. Then he had to work as a loader in a local butcher shop to buy his first saxophone-a Selmer made of pink plastic, and a year later, his mother gave David a white Alto saxophone for Christmas. At the age of 15, Bowie had an accident – he got into a fight with a friend in College and suffered a serious injury to his left eye. The musician spent the next four months in the hospital, where doctors performed a series of operations to prevent his blindness. Unfortunately, they were not able to fully restore their vision, as a result of which the singer partially lost the perception of color, and the eye after the transformation began to see everything in brown. In addition, the musician was left with signs of heterochromia for the rest of his life, the color of the iris of the injured eye remained darker.By the end of College, the future rock music legend was able to play many musical instruments, including guitar, saxophone, keyboards, harpsichord, electric guitar, vibraphone, ukulele, harmonica, piano, koto, and percussion. Given that the singer was born left-handed, he uses musical instruments as a right-handed person and plays the right-handed guitar.
David Bowie's personal life has always interested his fans. This is due to the fact that in the mid-70s in an interview, he declared his bisexuality. Since then, David Bowie's sexual orientation has been widely discussed in society, despite the fact that in 1993, he denied these Frank confessions, calling them the biggest mistake of life. David Bowie with his wife Angela Barnett and son Zoe The rock musician associated his past interest in Homo - and bisexuality with the "fashion trends" of the time, and not with the manifestations of his true feelings. At the same time, he stressed that by creating an image of a bisexual, he managed to achieve fame and realize dreams.The rock musician was married twice and has two adult children. Bowie first married in 1970 to model Angela Barnett, who gave birth to his son Duncan Zoe Heywood Jones in 1971. Since David Bowie had a strong friendship with Mick Jagger in those years, fans assume that the romantic ballad "Angie" was written by the rocker in honor of Barnett, although Jagger himself does not confirm this information. David Bowie and Mick Jagger - Dancing In The Street Bowie's first marriage ended after 10 years of marriage. David's son later became famous in the field of cinema, creating the films "Luna 2112" and "Source code"as a Director. These same years saw a period of close collaboration with Iggy Pop, the godfather of grunge and punk rock, about which the biographical documentary "Lust for life"was later created.In 1992, David Bowie again went down the aisle – his second choice was a model from Somalia Iman Abdulmajid. Before the wedding, the girl became famous for starring as Nefertiti in Michael Jackson's "Remember the Time" video. In 2000, the couple had a daughter, Alexandria Zahra. Choosing models as wives, Bowie could afford it, because his height was 178 cm at a weight of 74 kg. the Tall, athletic singer looked harmoniously in the photo next to each of the chosen ones. David Bowie with his wife In 2004, Bowie underwent a major heart operation involving a blocked heart artery. He had an angioplasty, after which it took time to recover. Then he began to appear rarely on stage and reduced the number of performances. In 2011, it was reported that "chameleon of rock music" finished his singing career, but in 2013, he again began to please fans with the release of new albums.
Since the musician's death, interest in his personality has not decreased. In 2017, he was awarded the BRIT Awards in the "Best British artist" category. This award has never been awarded posthumously before. With the help of the Internet, a money collection was started for the installation of a monument in honor of David Bowie, but it was not possible to collect the necessary amount. It was only in 2018 that a bronze sculpture called the Earth messenger appeared in Aylesbury. Monument To David Bowie After the death of the star, some fans named Brian Molko, the leader of the Placebo group, a charismatic musician with an androgynous appearance, with whom David Bowie maintained a friendly relationship, as his successor.
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