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David Bowie's life and career – in pictures

The legendary musician has died at the age of 69 after an 18-month battle with cancer. Here’s a look back at one of the most colourful careers in rock history

David Bowie: his style story, 1972-1973

A new book from Taschen is out soon, celebrating a short but highly memorable period in David Bowie’s career. From his relationship with East End tailors and local hairdressers to Kansai Yamamoto and the creation of Ziggy Stardust, here is a potted history of Bowie’s style from 1972-1973<p>East End …

David Bowie Is review – Bowie’s brilliance shines in star-studded tribute

“He’s not even dead!” says one stunned young visitor to the V&A’s smash-hit exhibition on David Bowie, the subject of this highly enjoyable documentary tribute. It stages dramatised tableaux around the exhibition space, interviews Bowie scholars, collaborators and fans, and showcases fascinating …

Bowie in quotes: 'I wouldn't like to make singing a full-time occupation'

From the newly famous singer of Space Oddity to the superstar of latter years, here is Bowie in his own words<p>David Bowie dies, aged 69<br>• Was Bowie saying goodbye on Blackstar?<p>“I’m a writer … I really wouldn’t like to make singing a full-time occupation.” <b>Melody Maker, 1969</b><p>“When I used to live in …

David Bowie: Blackstar review – a spellbinding break with his past

Taking a headlong plunge into electro-acoustic jazz, Bowie’s 25th album is lyrically inscrutable and thrillingly strange<p>As he reaches his 69th birthday, David Bowie finds himself in a rarefied position, even by the standards of the rock aristocracy. He does not give interviews, make himself …

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Bowie in his own words: highlights from his TV interviews – video

David Bowie’s television interviews were as varied as his career, ranging from a 17-year-old ‘long hair’ advocate to a widely loved and celebrated recording artist. Bowie made appearances on the BBC and even on the US show Soul Train in 1975 in his funk and soul persona the Thin White Duke

David Bowie dies of cancer at 69: 'He gave us magic for a lifetime'

David Bowie, the iconic rock star whose career spanned more than half a century and whose influence transcended music, fashion and sexuality, has died aged 69.<p>The singer’s death was confirmed in a Facebook post on his official page: “David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after …

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How the newspapers reacted to David Bowie's death – in pictures

The musician’s death dominated the front pages on Tuesday. Here is how it was reported

Bowie in America: how the US got under the singer's skin, and vice versa

David Bowie was dreaming of the country that would become his home since at least the 1960s. It fired his imagination, and his influence on US culture ran deep<p>“By the time I got to New York/I was living like a king,” sings David Bowie on Lazarus, his final single and also the title of the theatre …