Sir David Bowie
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Bowie during the Heathen Tour in Chicago, August 2002.
Background information
Birth name David Robert Jones
Born 8 January 1947
Brixton, London, England
Died 10 January 2016
Manhattan, New York City, United Commonwealth
Genres Art rock, glam rock, art pop, electronic and experimental
Occupations Singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, actor and artist
Instruments Vocals and guitar
Years active 1962-2016
Labels ISO, RCA, Virgin, EMI, Columbia, Deram, BMG, Pye, Vocalion and Parlophone
Associated acts Tony Visconti, Carlos Alomar, The Riot Squad, Arnold Corns, Tin Machine, The Hype, Iggy Pop, Brian Eno, Lou Reed, Adrian Belew, Mick Ronson, John Lennon, Queen, Nine Inch Nails, Mick Jagger and Tina Turner

Sir David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known as David Bowie was an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger, painter and actor. He was a figure in popular music for over five decades, and was considered by critics and other musicians as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s. Bowie stopped concert touring after 2004, and last performed live at a charity event in 2006. In 2013, he returned from a decade-long recording hiatus, remaining musically active until his death from liver cancer three years later.