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David Bowie: The life of a legend in pictures

"The truth, of course, is that there is no journey. We are arriving and departing at the same time." David Bowie 1947 - 2016
David Bowie

With six UK number ones singles, and 24 in the top ten the world has lost so more more than a musician in the passing of musical legend, David Bowie.

He created characters to go with his albums and he became the voice of an era. His enigmatic personality drew people into his mystery, and he became one of the most influential musicians of our time.

Social media is alight with tributes to this man described by Sir Paul McCartney as “a great star” and The world has lost a true game changer, the irreplaceable, the enigmatic, David Bowie.

His hits include Let’s Dance, Changes, Space Oddity, Starman, Modern Love, Heroes, and Under Pressure, and his final studio album was released last Friday on his 67th birthday.

It is said to a be farewell to his fans as David Bowie knew he was dying of the cancer that he kept a secret for 18 months before it finally claimed his life.

This is our tribute to the Star Man.

This guy was known as Davey Jones, or David Robert Hayward-Jones to his mum. He changed his named to David Bowie in 1966.

David Bowie released Space Oddity in 1969. It is about the launch of a fictitious astronaut named Major Tom. The song became the soundtrack for the Apollo 11 moon landing.

David Bowie took on a persona named Ziggy Stardust in the early 1970’s.

A song was titled Ziggy Stardust from the album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars released in 1972.

Bowie in 1972 with a gold record celebrating selling 10o,oo of his album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.

After releasing an album every six months for a few years, David Bowie released Young Americans in 1975. This album shed his glam rock image and he explored a more soulful side.

This album contained Fame his first number one hit in the US.

Low/Heroes tour performing Heroes in Madison Square Garden in 1978. It was not a huge hit at the time but has gone on to be one of Bowie’s most iconic songs.

Posing during a press conference to present his new album Let’s Dance at the Claridge Hotel, London, 1983.

Bowie did a duet of Dancing in the Street with Mick Jagger in 1985 to raise money for the Live Aid Famine Relief.

David featured in Labyrinth, a 1986 fantasy film bu Jim Henson of the Muppet fame.

The film failed at the box office but went on to become a major cult classic.

David Bowie met and fell in love with Somali-American fashion model, Iman

The couple were considered to be one of the most stable couples in the public eye, even after 23 years. Iman has attributed their wonderful relationship to their friendship.

On set for 1985 film Absolute Beginners directed by Julien Temple. Although the film received massive coverage it was a box office flop.

The title song of the same name performed by Bowie reached No. 2 in the UK charts and 53 in the US.

The Glass Spider Tour is a video album which was filmed on the Glass Spider Tour at the Sydney Entertainment Centre in 1987.

Performing in Rotterdam in 1990.

Performing at Glastonbury Festival in 2000 despite recently having heart surgery.

As he was in recent years.

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