David Robert Haywood Jones was born on January 8, 1942 in London, England. He is better known as David Bowie one of the most significant writers of pop music. He is also a singer and actor and dabbled in painting, playwriting and mime.
He received his big launch with the song Space Oddity in 1969. It was released at the same time as the moon landing. Bowie made a successful comeback in 1972 with Ziggy Stardust about a space age rock star. Bowie was heavy into cocaine and heroin, but in 1975 he changed his tactics. He released Young Americans and his first number one hit in the U.S. was Fame. He appeared in The Man Who Fell to Earth in 1976 and in 1977 he released Station to Station.
His drug addiction increased and his behavior became weird. Reports that he was insane started to appear and he grew thinner and thinner. He moved to Berlin and recorded Low, Heroes and Lodger. By the end of the 1970s Bowie kicked his drug habit and recorded Scary Monsters. He also played Elephant Man on Broadway. He recorded Let's Dance in 1983 which was a huge commercial success. He played in Labyrinth in 1986 and his next roles were cameos.
David Bowie is known to change his looks on a continual basis. He is currently married to super model Iman (June 1992 to the present) and they have one child. Previously Bowie was married to Angie Bowie from 1970 until 1980. They divorced and have one child.