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19 Times David Bowie Looked Cooler Than You

Music icon and all-around legend David Bowie sadly passed away this morning (11 January) after an 18-month battle with cancer.<p>This came days after …

David Bowie: Back in the spotlight, still refusing to play along

With the release of Blackstar on his 69th birthday, the enigmatic singer shows he has rediscovered his gift for strangeness<p>It was a horribly mundane way for such an otherworldly figure to vanish from public view. While performing at a festival in Scheeßel, Germany, on 25 June 2004, David Bowie …

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 in Australia: an alien from another planet, singing for this one

Bowie’s Australian legacy includes the overtly political video for Let’s Dance, partly shot in outback NSW. As the blockbuster exhibition David Bowie Is arrives in Melbourne, contemporaries reflect on the surprising strength of his bond with Australia<p>Let’s Dance: Bowie Down Under – an extract from …

Joe Stevens’ best photograph: David Bowie chats to a Paris station porter

‘He arrived in Paris as jeans-wearing David Jones – but after an outfit change stepped off the train as David Bowie’<p>It was 1973, and David Bowie was terrified of dying in a plane crash, so he refused to fly anywhere. He’d gone by boat to Japan to tour, but he was now becoming a major star in the …

The inside story of how David Bowie made The Next Day

David Bowie sprang the biggest surprise the pop industry has seen in years by recording his new single Where Are We Now? and a new album in complete secrecy. Producer Tony Visconti, guitarist Earl Slick and others in the know reveal how it happened – and spill more about the singer's plans<p>On …

Lazarus review – Bowie's baffling starman lands off-Broadway

New York Theatre Workshop Co-written and featuring songs by David Bowie, this jukebox musical based on The Man Who Fell to Earth is a thrilling theatrical odyssey – and almost impossible to understand<p>It will be many years before we see a jukebox musical as unapologetically weird as Lazarus, an …

David Bowie: stage oddity

As the V&A's groundbreaking Bowie exhibition transfers to Berlin – site of his creative transformation in the 70s – the singer's theatrical side has been pushed centre-stage<p>Bowie and Berlin go together like Ziggy and Stardust, so it's fitting that the V&A's massive exhibition David Bowie Is has …

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

Bowie emerges as a figure of dissident, unrepentant gorgeousness in this enjoyable documentary<p>“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 …

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 • 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 …

My David Bowie, alive for ever

Bowie was personal, for me and millions of others. As we were trying to become ourselves, he showed us endless possibilities. No one can take that away<p>My David Bowie is not dead. Nor ever can be. What he gave to me is for ever mine because he formed me. I have absolute clarity about that, I need no …

David Bowie: hear a version of Holy Holy unavailable since 1971

This recording, originally released as a single, is one of the rarities compiled in the forthcoming Five Years 1969-1973 box set<p>Last week, David Bowie announced the release of Five Years 1969-1973, the first in a series of career-spanning box sets. For fans, the highlight of the set will be Re:Call …

Tributes to David Bowie pour in on internet and social media

Tweets and pictures have been posted online celebrating the life of David Bowie, and mourning the death of the hugely influential rock star<p>Rock legend David Bowie has died, 18 months after being diagnosed with cancer. His son Duncan Jones first confirmed the news, and shortly after, Facebook, …

David Bowie obituary

Artist who blazed a trail of musical trends and pop fashion, reinventing himself, his music and media across many decades<p>Until the last, David Bowie, who has died of cancer, was still capable of springing surprises. His latest album, Blackstar, appeared on his 69th birthday on 8 January, and showed …

Helen Green's reinventions of David Bowie – in pictures

A lifelong fan of David Bowie, illustrator Helen Green has captured the star’s many reinventions with 29 mini-portraits. The images, which span 50 years from 1964, were put together for Bowie’s 68th birthday this month. “I’ve grown up with Bowie’s music, and many of his albums are my all-time …

Downton Abbey Recap, Season 6, Episode 1: Estates Fall and the Old Folks Talk About, You Know, S-x

If you thought things got awkward on <i>Downton Abbey</i> last season when Lord Grantham came home early one night and found the weasely art dealer Mr. Bricker in his bedroom putting the moves on Lady Grantham, you learned Sunday night that things can always get awkwarder.<p>In the Season 6 premiere, Mrs. …

Everykey, One Key To Unlock Anything From Laptops To Cars (video)

If you are looking for an easy way to unlock almost anything from your laptop to your car, you may be interested in a new locking device called the …

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