All You Need to Know About David Bowie
Five months ago, on January 10 2016, David Bowie passed away. Discover below beautiful album cover artwork and curiosity of such a legendary star.
The small studio where Bowie recorded his ‘Berlin trilogy’ – which used to overlook the Berlin wall – is now a tourist destination, although it’s still a working studio: Supergrass and Snow Patrol have worked there in recent years.
Bowie got the idea for the Ziggy Stardust persona after a chance encounter in London's Carnaby Street with washed-up pop star and acid freak Vince Taylor. Interestingly, the album cover (pictured) was shot just round the corner, on Haddon Street.
'TCV15', a track off the 'Station To Station' album, was inspired by a dream in which Iggy Pop saw his girlfriend eaten by a TV set.
Bowie claims he had a ‘horrible’ incident with a cup of tea when he was 5, and refuses to drink it to this day.
David Bowie has influenced countless musicians. To pick just one, here's Brandon Flowers on his idol: "I didn't get into him until I was around 19 or 20, but 'Hunky Dory' changed my life. He pushed the envelope while remaining accessible."
Lady Gaga on David Bowie: "I look at Bowie as an icon in art. It's not just about the music. It's about the performance, the attitude, the look. And that is where I live as an artist."
The song ‘Under Pressure’ – a collaboration between Bowie and Queen – evolved from a collective jam session at Bowie’s studio in Montreux, Switzerland. He’d originally intended to sing backing vocals on a different Queen song, ‘Cool Cat’.
Bowie’s right pupil is permanently dilated – a result of his friend George Underwood punching him in the eye while the pair were still at school, in a fight over a girl.
David Bowie's real name is David Robert Jones. He changed his surname to Bowie to avoid confusion with Davy Jones, then riding high with The Monkees.
Despite popular belief, David Bowie’s eyes are not different colours. They only appear so because one eye has a permanently dilated pupil.