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David Bowie | 1947 - 2016

David Bowie, the barrier-breaking British rock musician and actor, has died at the age of 69 after an 18-month battle with cancer.

  • Cyndi Lauper, Perry Farrell and Michael Stipe pay tribute to David Bowie in New York

    Cyndi Lauper, Perry Farrell and Michael Stipe pay tribute to David Bowie in New York

    Over the course of his creative life, David Bowie wheeled nimbly between styles, tones and identities as if they were all just different parts of the same cosmic roller rink.So it was fitting that a Carnegie Hall concert Thursday night -- the first major tribute to the rocker since his death on...

  • Grammys' David Bowie love fest: Better late than never?

    Grammys' David Bowie love fest: Better late than never?

    Setting aside for the moment the artistic merits of Lady Gaga’s performance on Monday’s 58th Grammy Awards telecast, it’s impressive to note that the posthumous salute to the rock innovator and provocateur touched on no fewer than 10 Bowie cornerstone songs, even if some of them were revisited...

  • David Bowie's 'Blackstar' is likely to hit No. 1

    David Bowie's 'Blackstar' is likely to hit No. 1

    Will David Bowie's last album be his first to top the Billboard 200? That's looking likely, according to the trade magazine, which said that Bowie's "Blackstar" is headed for a No. 1 debut on its flagship album chart. Released Friday, just two days before Bowie died of cancer at age 69, "Blackstar"...

  • David Bowie's 'outsider' worldview struck a global chord

    David Bowie's 'outsider' worldview struck a global chord

    He arrived sometime between the Beatles and Led Zeppelin wearing a space-age metallic cape, singing about spiders from Mars, moon dust trailing out of his flaming orange hair. Even in rock's risk-taking heyday, David Bowie stood out. From Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke to the Elephant Man...

  • Cameron Crowe remembers David Bowie

    Cameron Crowe remembers David Bowie

    The death of David Bowie is something filmmaker and journalist Cameron Crowe is still trying to process.As a young journalist in the mid-’70s, Crowe followed the late rock icon for six months during his transition from the “Young Americans” (1975) to his persona of The Thin White Duke in “Station...

  • Watch: The Times' music team remembers David Bowie

    Watch: The Times' music team remembers David Bowie

    Superstar musician and actor David Bowie died at the age of 69 after battling cancer for a year and a half in secrecy. Todd Martens, Mikael Wood, Lorraine Ali and Randall Roberts of the Los Angeles Times discuss the artist, his work, his influence and his legacy.

  • David Bowie was a vivid and gentle presence who never stopped exploring

    David Bowie was a vivid and gentle presence who never stopped exploring

    He was just like us, David Bowie. Sounds wrong, doesn't it? What could we have in common with the glamorous bundle of hangers? Which of us could find the hairline between genders and camp there for years? Could we make leg warmers look fabulous? Could there be any commonalities between regular...

  • David Bowie accusing MTV of racism in '83: Read the interview transcript

    David Bowie accusing MTV of racism in '83: Read the interview transcript

    Among the wonders of David Bowie's life that are being rediscovered upon his death: this video -- from 1983 -- of the artist criticizing MTV for featuring so few black artists. Here’s video of the exchange between Bowie and MTV’s Mark Goodman, plus a transcript of the conversation: Bowie: It occurred...

  • David Bowie and Berlin: A decadent desolation that still resonates in nightlife

    David Bowie and Berlin: A decadent desolation that still resonates in nightlife

    The last time I went to Berlin, I got on a wrong train at the Schonefeld Airport, and ended up alone in the distant suburbs. It was almost midnight and close to freezing, and I’d terribly underpacked for the weather. I’d gone to see a friend who moved there to make anarchic noise-folk and tour...

  • Five pop artists who wouldn't have existed without David Bowie

    Five pop artists who wouldn't have existed without David Bowie

    Among the countless artists paying tribute to David Bowie on social media in the hours following his death at age 69 on Sunday, Lady Gaga retweeted a fan who got right to the heart of the matter. “In all honesty, Gaga as we know her would not exist without David Bowie,” wrote a Twitter user calling...

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