David Bowie 1947 – 2016

David Bowie

 

Father – Haywood Stenton (John) Jones
Mother – Margaret Mary (Peggy) Burns
Spouses – Angie Barnett, Iman Abdulmajid
Children – Duncan Zowie, Alexandria Zahra

1947 (8th January)
David Bowie was born David Robert Jones to Haywood Jones and his wife, Margaret nee Burns in Brixton, South London. His father worked as a promotions officer for the children’s charity, Barnardo’s and his mother worked as an usherette at a cinema in Royal Tunbridge Wells.
1951 (September)
David began his education at Stockwell Infants School.
1953 (during)
The family moved to Bromley in Kent.
1955 (September)
David attended Burnt Ash Junior School.
1956 (during)
David’s father brought home some records by American artists. David was particuarly impressed by Elvis Presley, Little Richard and Chuck Berry.
1958 (September)
David attended Bromley Technical High School.
1961 (during)
David began learning how to play the saxophone.
1962 (during)
David was punched in the eye during a fight with a classmate over a girl. Despite being hospitalised for four months, the injury to his eye could not be repaired and his left eye was permanently dilated.
1962 (during)
David Jones formed his first band, The Konrads. The group played a few local gigs.
1963 (during)
David left the Konrads and joined the King Bees.
1963 (during)
Leslie Conn became David’s manager.
1963 (Summer)
David left school and took employment as an electrician’s mate.
1964 (5th June)
Davie Jones and the King Bees released the single ‘Liza Jane’.
1964 (July)
David left the King Bees and joined the band Manish Boys.
1965 (5th March)
The Manish Boys and David Jones released the single ‘I Pity The Fool’.
1965 (Summer)
David left the Manish Boys and joined the band Davy Jones and the Lower Third.
1965 (20th August)
Davy Jones and the Lower Third released the single ‘You’ve Got a Habit of Leaving’.
1965 (late)
David and manager Leslie Conn parted company.
1966 (during)
David changed his name to David Bowie to avoid confusion with the Monkees’ singer, Davy Jones.
1966 (during)
David’s new manager was Ralph Horton.
1966 (14th January)
Davy Jones and the Lower Third released the single ‘Can’t Help Thinking About Me’.
1966 (during)
David left the group Lower Third and became front singer for The Buzz.
1966 (1st April)
David Bowie released the single ‘Do Anything You Say’. It did not reach the charts.
1966 (19th August)
David Bowie released the single ‘I Dig Everything’. It did not reach the charts.
1966 (2nd December)
David Bowie released the single ‘Rubber Band’. It did not reach the charts.
1967 (early)
Kenneth Pitt became David’s new manager.
1967 (14th April)
Bowie released the single ‘The Laughing Gnome’. It failed to reach the charts.
1967 (1st June)
David Bowie released the album ‘David Bowie’. It failed to reach the charts.
1967 (14th July)
David Bowie released the single ‘Love You till Tuesday’. It did not reach the charts.
1967 (Summer)
David spent a few weeks living in a Scottish Buddhist monastery.
1967 (September)
David attended dance classes at the London Dance Centre.
1968 (January)
David began a romantic relationship with Hermione Farthingale.
1968 (during)
Bowie formed a mime group ‘Feathers’.
1969 (January)
David’s relationship with Hermione Farthingale ended when she moved to Norway to play a part in the film Song of Norway.
1969 (February)
David Bowie performed a mime act as a support for Marc Bolan’s Tyrannosaurus Rex tour.
1969 (April)
David met Angela Barnett, an American actress, model and journalist.
1969 (11th July)
David Bowie released the single ‘Space Oddity’. It reached number 5 in the UK and number 15 in the US Charts.
1969 (Summer)
Bowie sacked his manager, Kenneth Pitt and replaced him with Tony Defries. Pitt sued Bowie and won a case for compensation.
1969 (14th November)
David Bowie released the album ‘David Bowie’. It caused some confusion since it had the same name as his previous album. It reached number 17 in the UK charts in 1972.
1970 (10th February)
The compilation album ‘The World of David Bowie’ was released.
1970 (6th March)
David Bowie released the single ‘The Prettiest Star’. It failed to reach the charts.
1970 (19th March)
David Bowie married Angela Barnett at Bromley Register Office, Kent.
1970 (12th June)
David Bowie released the single ‘Memory of a Free Festival Part 1’. It failed to reach the charts.
1970 (4th November)
Bowie released the album ‘The Man Who Sold The World’. It reached number 24 in the UK charts.
1971 (15th January)
David Bowie released the single ‘Holy Holy’. It failed to reach the charts.
1971 (7th May)
Bowie released the single ‘Moonage Daydream’. It failed to reach the charts.
1971 (30th May)
A son, Duncan Zowie Haywood Jones, known as Zowie, was born to David Bowie and Angie Barnett.
1971 (22nd June)
Bowie performed at Glastonbury Festival.
1971 (17th December)
David Bowie released the album ‘Hunky Dory’. It reached number 3 in the UK and number 57 in the US charts.
1972 (January)
During an interview Bowie revealed that he was gay.
1972 (7th January)
The single ‘Changes’ was released. It reached number 66 in the US Charts.
1972 (29th January)
Bowie began an eighteen month tour of the UK, US and Japan.
1972 (10th February)
Inspired by a show he saw in the United States, Bowie created the character Ziggy Stardust and put together a stage show. It was well received at this first performance.
1972 (28th April)
David Bowie released the single ‘Starman’. It reached number 10 in the UK and number 65 in the US Charts.
1972 (16th June)
David Bowie released the album ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars’. It reached number 5 in the UK and number 75 in the US charts.
1972 (1st September)
The single ‘John, I’m Only Dancing’ was released. It reached number 12 in the UK.
1972 (24th November)
David Bowie released the single ‘Jean Genie’. It reached number 2 in the UK and number 71 in the US Charts.
1973 (February)
The compilation album ‘Images 1966 – 1967’ was released.
1973 (6th April)
The single ‘Drive-in Saturday’ was released. It reached number 3 in the UK charts.
1973 (13th April)
David Bowie released the album ‘Aladdin Sane’. It reached number 1 in the UK and number 17 in the US charts.
1973 (13th April)
Bowie released the single ‘Time’ in the United States. It failed to reach the charts.
1973 (22nd June)
Bowie released the single ‘Life on Mars’. It reached number 3 in the UK charts.
1973 (3rd July)
At the end of his Ziggy Stardust tour at the Hammersmith Odeon, Bowie announced that Ziggy Stardust was retiring.
1973 (September)
Bowie re-released his 1967 single ‘The Laughing Gnome’. It reached number 6 in the UK charts.
1973 (28th September)
The single ‘Sorrow’ was released. It reached number 3 in the UK charts.
1973 (October)
The compilation album ‘Best Deluxe’ was released.
1973 (19th October)
David Bowie released the album ‘Pin Ups’, a collection of songs previously released. It reached number 1 in the UK and number 23 in the US charts.
1973 (late)
Bowie began working on a musical version of George Orwell’s novel ‘1984’, however, Orwell’s widow refused permission for the production to go ahead. Bowie reworked some of the material for his next album ‘Diamond Dogs’.
1974 (during)
Bowie released a cover version of the single ‘Knock on Wood’ in the UK. It reached number 10 in the UK charts.
1974 (during)
David Bowie moved to the United States.
1974 (15th February)
The single ‘Rebel Rebel’ was released. It reached number 5 in the UK and number 64 in the US charts.
1974 (11th April)
The single ‘Rock n Roll Suicide’ was released. It reached number 22 in the UK charts.
1974 (24th May)
David Bowie released the album ‘Diamond Dogs’. It reached number 1 in the UK and number 5 in the US charts.
1974 (14th June)
The single ‘Diamond Dogs’ was released. It reached number 21 in the UK charts.
1974 (14th June)
Bowie began his six-month Diamond Dogs tour of north America.
1974 (September)
Bowie released the single ‘Rock n Roll With Me’ in the United States. It failed to reach the charts.
1974 (29th October)
Bowie released the live album ‘David Live’. It reached number 2 in the UK and number 8 in the US charts.
1975 (during)
David Bowie sacked his manager, Tony Defries. His lawyer, Michael Lippman became his new manager.
1975 (26th January)
A documentary about David Bowie, shown on the BBC, revealed the extent of his addiction to cocaine and his poor mental state at the time.
1975 (21st February
The single ‘Young Americans’ was released. It reached number 18 in the UK and number 28 in the US charts.
1975 (7th March)
David Bowie released the album ‘Young Americans’. It reached number 2 in the UK and number 9 in the US charts.
1975 (25th July)
The single ‘Fame’, co-written with John Lennon, was released. It reached number 17 in the UK and number 1 in the US charts.
1975 (21st November)
The single ‘Golden Years’ was released. It reached number 8 in the UK and number 10 in the US charts.
1975 (November)
David Bowie’s cocaine addiction had worsened and he looked thin and drawn. He had also overdosed several times during the preceding year.
1976 (during)
During an interview Bowie revealed that he was bisexual.
1976 (during)
David sacked manager Michael Lippman.
1976 (during)
Bowie bought a property north of Lake Geneva and moved to Switzerland. He began to take interest in other pursuits such as art and photography and his cocaine use began to decrease.
1976 (23rd January)
The single ‘Station to Station’ was released. It failed to reach the charts.
1976 (23rd January)
David Bowie released the album ‘Station to Station’. The album introduced a new persona, The Thin White Duke. It reached number 5 in the UK and number 3 in the US charts.
1976 (2nd February)
David began a 3 month tour of Europe and North America.
1976 (18th March)
David starred in the film ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’.
1976 (30th April)
The single ‘TVC 15’ was released. It reached number 33 in the UK and number 64 in the US charts.
1976 (21st May)
The compilation album ‘Changesonebowie’ was released. It reached number 2 in the UK and number 10 in the US
1976 (9th July)
The single ‘Stay’ was released in the United States. It failed to reach the charts.
1976 (9th July)
The single ‘Suffragette City’ was released in the United Kingdom.
1976 (late)
David moved to West Berlin where he shared an apartment with Iggy Pop.
1977 (14th January)
David Bowie released the album ‘Low’. It reached number 2 in the UK and number 11 in the US charts.
1977 (11th February)
The single ‘Sound and Vision’ was released. It reached number 3 in the UK and number 69 in the US charts.
1977 (17th June)
The single ‘Be My Wife’ was released. It failed to reach the charts.
1977 (23rd September)
The single ‘Heroes’ was released. It reached number 24 in the UK charts.
1977 (14th October)
David Bowie released the album ‘Heroes’. It reached number 3 in the UK and number 35 in the US charts.
1978 (6th January)
The single ‘Beauty and the Beast’ was released. It reached number 39 in the UK charts.
1978 (29th March)
Bowie began a 9 month World tour.
1978 (8th September)
Bowie released the live album ‘Stage’. It reached number 5 in the UK and number 44 in the US charts.
1978 (17th November)
The single ‘Breaking Glass’ was released. It reached number 54 in the UK charts.
1979 (27th April)
The single ‘Boys Keep Swinging’ was released. It reached number 7 in the UK charts.
1979 (18th May)
David Bowie released the album ‘Lodger’. It reached number 4 in the UK and number 20 in the US charts.
1979 (29th June)
The single ‘DJ’ was released. It reached number 29 in the UK charts.
1980 (during)
Bowie played Joseph Merrick in the Broadway production of ‘The Elephant Man’.
1980 (8th February)
David Bowie and Angela Barnett were divorced in Switzerland. Bowie gained custody of their son.
1980 (15th February)
The single ‘Alabama Song’ was released. It reached number 23 in the UK charts.
1980 (8th August)
The single ‘Ashes to Ashes’ was released. It reached number 1 in the UK charts.
1980 (12th September
David Bowie released the album ‘Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)’. It reached number 1 in the UK and number 12 in the US charts.
1980 (24th October)
The single ‘Fashion’ was released. It reached number 5 in the UK charts.
1980 (15th December)
The compilation album ‘The Best of Bowie’ was released. It reached number 3 in the UK charts.
1981 (2nd January)
The single ‘Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)’ was released. It reached number 20 in the UK charts.
1981 (March)
The single ‘Up the Hill Backwards’ was released. It reached number 32 in the UK charts.
1981 (26th October)
David Bowie and Queen released the single ‘Under Pressure’. It reached number 1 in the UK and number 29 in the US charts.
1981 (November)
The compilation album ‘Changestwobowie’ was released. It reached number 24 in the UK and number 68 in the US charts.
1981 (November)
The single ‘Wild is the Wind’ was released. It reached number 24 in the UK charts.
1982 (13th February)
The EP ‘Baal’ was released. It reached number 29 in the UK charts.
1982 (2nd March)
David Bowie played the lead role in the BBC production of Baal.
1982 (March)
The single ‘Cat People (Putting OUt Fire)’ was released. It reached number 26 in the UK charts.
1982 (27th November)
David Bowie and Bing Crosby released the single ‘Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy’. It reached number 3 in the UK charts.
1982 (December)
The compilation album ‘Bowie Rare’ was released. It reached number 34 in the UK charts.
1983 (14th March)
The single ‘Let’s Dance’ was released. It reached number 1 in the UK and US charts.
1983 (14th April)
David Bowie released the album ‘Let’s Dance’. It reached number 1 in the UK and number 4 in the US charts.
1983 (29th April)
Bowie played a vampire in the film ‘The Hunger’.
1983 (18th May)
Bowie began a 7 month World tour.
1983 (31st May)
The single ‘China Girl’ was released. It reached number 2 in the UK and number 10 in the US charts.
1983 (Summer)
Bowie starred in the film ‘Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence’.
1983 (August)
The compilation album ‘Golden Years’ was released. It reached number 33 in the UK and number 99 in the US charts.
1983 (12th September)
The single ‘Modern Love’ was released. It reached number 2 in the UK and number 14 in the US charts.
1983 (October)
Bowie released the live album ‘Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture’ featuring music recorded during his 1973 tour. It reached number 17 in the UK and number 89 in the US charts.
1983 (November)
The single ‘Without You’ was released in the United States. It reached number 73 in the US charts.
1983 (November)
The single ‘White Light/White Heat’ was released in the United Kingdom. It reached number 46 in the UK charts.
1984 (May)
The compilation album ‘Love You till Tuesday’ was released. It reached number 53 in the UK charts.
1984 (May)
The compilation album ‘Fame and Fashion’ was released. It reached number 40 in the UK charts.
1984 (1st September)
David Bowie released the album ‘Tonight’. It reached number 1 in the UK and number 11 in the US charts.
1984 (1st September)
The single ‘Blue Jean’ was released. It reached number 6 in the UK and number 8 in the US charts.
1984 (November)
The single ‘Tonight’ was released. It reached number 53 in the UK and the US charts.
1985 (February)
The single ‘This is not America’ by David Bowie and the Pat Metheny Group was released. It reached number 14 in the UK and number 32 in the US charts.
1985 (May)
The single ‘Loving the Alien’ was released. It reached number 19 in the UK charts.
1985 (July)
Bowie appeared at Wembley Stadium for the Live Aid concert.
1985 (12th August)
The single ‘Dancing in the Street’ by David Bowie and Mick Jagger was released. It reached number 1 in the UK and number 7 in the US charts.
1986 (3rd March)
The single ‘Absolute Beginners’ was released. It reached number 2 in the UK and number 53 in the US charts.
1986 (18th April)
Bowie starred in the film ‘Absolute Beginners’.
1986 (9th June)
The single ‘Underground’, from the film Labyrinth, was released. It reached number 21 in the UK charts.
1986 (20th June)
David Bowie and Mick Jagger performed ‘Dancing in the Street’ at the Prince’s Trust Concert.
1986 (27th October)
The single ‘When the Wind Blows’ from the film of the same name was released. It reached number 44 in the UK charts.
1986 (2nd December)
Bowie starred as the Goblin King Jareth in the film ‘Labyrinth’.
1987 (January)
The single ‘Magic Dance’ from the film Labyrinth was released.
1987 (17th March)
David began an 8 month World tour known as the Glass Spider Tour.
1987 (23rd March)
The single ‘Day In Day Out’ was released. It reached number 17 in the UK and number 21 in the US charts.
1987 (27th April)
David Bowie released the album ‘Never Let Me Down’. It reached number 6 in the UK and number 34 in the US charts.
1987 (June)
The single ‘Time Will Crawl’ was released. It reached number 33 in the UK charts.
1987 (17th August)
The single ‘Never Let Me Down’ was released. It reached number 34 in the UK and number 27 in the US charts.
1988 (during)
David Bowie, Reeves Gabrels, Tony Fox Sales and Hunt Sales formed the group Tin Machine.
1988 (12th August)
Bowie starred as Pontius Pilate in the film ‘The Last Temptation of Christ’.
1989 (22nd May)
Bowie’s group Tin Machine released the album ‘Tin Machine’. It reached number 3 in the UK and number 28 in the US charts.
1989 (June)
The single ‘Under the God’ was released by Tin Machine. It reached number 51 in the UK charts.
1989 (Summer)
The cover single ‘Maggie’s Farm’ was released by Tin Machine. It reached number 48 in the UK charts.
1989 (October)
The single ‘Prisoner of Love’ was released by Tin Machine. It reached number 77 in the UK charts.
1990 (4th March)
David Bowie began a 6 month World Tour known as the Sound and Vision Tour.
1990 (20th March)
The compilation album ‘Changesbowie’ was released. It reached number 1 in the UK and number 39 in the US charts.
1990 (26th March)
The single ‘Fame ’90”, a remix of Bowie’s 1975 single was released. It reached number 28 in the UK charts.
1990 (October)
Bowie was introduced to supermodel Iman. The two connected immediately.
1991 (during)
The compilation album ‘Early On (1964 – 1966)’ was released.
1991 (August)
The single ‘You Belong in Rock n Roll’ was released by Tin Machine. It reached number 33 in the UK charts.
1991 (2nd September)
Bowie’s group Tin Machine released the album ‘Tin Machine II’. It reached number 23 in the UK charts.
1991 (October)
The single ‘Baby Universal’ was released by Tin Machine. It reached number 48 in the UK charts.
1991 (November)
The single ‘One Shot’ was released by Tin Machine.
1992 (during)
The band members of Tin Machine went their separate ways.
1992 (20th April)
David Bowie appeared at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert.
1992 (24th April)
David Bowie married supermodel Iman Abdulmajid in Lausanne Switzerland.
1992 (Summer)
Bowie starred in the film ‘Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me’.
1992 (2nd July)
Bowie and Tin Machine released the live album ‘Tin Machine Live: Oy Vey, Baby’. It failed to reach the charts.
1992 (10th August)
The single ‘Real Cool World’ was released by Bowie. It reached number 53 in the UK charts.
1993 (15th March)
The single ‘Jump They Say’ was released. It reached number 9 in the UK charts.
1993 (5th April)
David Bowie released the album ‘Black Tie White Noise’. It reached number 1 in the UK and number 39 in the US charts.
1992 (10th August)
The single ‘Black Tie, White Noise’ was released by Bowie. It reached number 36 in the UK charts.
1993 (11th October)
The single ‘Miracle Goodnight’ was released. It reached number 40 in the UK charts.
1993 (16th November)
The compilation album ‘The Singles Collection’ was released. It reached number 9 in the UK charts.
1993 (22nd November)
The single ‘The Buddha of Suburbia’, featuring Lenny Kravitz was released. It reached number 35 in the UK charts.
1995 (May)
The compilation album ‘Rarest One Bowie’ was released.
1995 (11th September)
The single ‘The Hearts Filthy Lesson’ was released by Bowie. It reached number 35 in the UK and number 92 in the US charts.
1995 (14th September)
Bowie began a 5 month tour of north America and Europe. It was known as the Outside Tour.
1995 (25th September)
David Bowie released the album ‘Outside’. It reached number 8 in the UK and number 21 in the US charts.
1995 (20th November)
The single ‘Strangers When We Meet’ was released. It reached number 39 in the UK charts.
1996 (17th January)
Bowie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
1996 (19th February)
The single ‘Hallo Spaceboy’ featuring the Pet Shop Boys was released. It reached number 12 in the UK charts.
1996 (9th August)
Bowie starred in the film ‘Basquiat’.
1996 (4th November)
The single ‘Telling Lies’ was released. It reached number 76 in the UK charts.
1997 (27th January)
The single ‘Little Wonder’ was released. It reached number 14 in the UK charts.
1997 (3rd February)
Bowie released the album ‘Earthling’. It reached number 6 in the UK and number 39 in the US charts.
1997 (12th February)
David Bowie was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1997 (14th April)
The single ‘Dead Man Walking’ was released. It reached number 32 in the UK charts.
1997 (7th June)
Bowie began his 5 month Earthling World tour.
1997 (9th June)
The compilation album ‘The Deram Anthology 1966 – 1968’ was released.
1997 (7th October)
The compilation album ‘The Best of David Bowie 1969/1974’ was released. It reached number 11 in the UK charts.
1997 (14th October)
The single ‘I’m Afraid of Americans’ was released. It reached number 66 in the US charts.
1997 (27th January)
The single ‘Everyone Says Hi’ was released. It reached number 20 in the UK charts.
1997 (17th November)
Bowie featured on the charity single ‘Perfect Day’ which raised money for Children in Need. It reached number 1 in the UK charts.
1997 (1st December)
The single ‘I Can’t Read’ was released. It reached number 73 in the UK charts.
1998 (20th April)
The compilation album ‘The Best of David Bowie 1974/1979’ was released. It reached number 39 in the UK charts.
1998 (17th July)
David Bowie launched BowieNet an internet service provider.
1999 (during)
Bowie and Reeves Gabrels created the soundtrack for the computer game ‘Omikron: The Nomad Soul’.
1999 (Summer)
Bowie starred in the film ‘Everybody Loves Sunshine’.
1999 (20th September)
The single ‘Thursday’s Child’ was released. It reached number 16 in the UK charts.
1999 (4th October)
Bowie released the album ‘Hours’. It reached number 5 in the UK and number 47 in the US charts.
1999 (November)
Bowie released the live album liveandwell.com’ exclusively for members of his internet company, BowieNet.
1999 (6th December)
A remixed version of ‘Under Pressure’ by Queen and Bowie was released. It reached number 14 in the UK charts.
2000 (during)
Bowie starred in the film ‘Mr Rice’s Secret’.
2000 (24th January)
The single ‘Survive’ was released. It reached number 28 in the UK charts.
2000 (25th June)
Bowie performed at Glastonbury Festival.
2000 (17th July)
The single ‘Seven’ was released. It reached number 32 in the UK charts.
2000 (15th August)
A daughter, Alexandria Zahra Jones was born to David Bowie and Iman.
2000 (20th April)
The compilation album ‘Bowie at the Beeb’ was released. It reached number 7 in the UK charts.
2001 (9th July)
The compilation album ‘All Saints’ was released.
2001 (20th October)
Bowie performed at the Concert for New York City, held to raise funds following the September 11th terror attack.
2002 (3rd June)
The single ‘Slow Burn’ was released. It reached number 94 in the UK charts.
2002 (11th June)
David Bowie released the album ‘Heathen’. It reached number 5 in the UK and number 14 in the US charts.
2002 (11th June)
Bowie began a 4 month tour of north America and Europe.
2002 (16th September)
The single ‘Everyone Says Hi’ was released. It reached number 20 in the UK charts.
2002 (October)
The single ‘I’ve Been Waiting For You’ was released in Canada.
2002 (22nd October)
The compilation album ‘Best of Bowie’ was released. It reached number 1 in the UK and number 4 in the US charts.
2003 (during)
David Bowie turned down the offer of a knighthood.
2003 (15th September)
Bowie released the album ‘Reality’. It reached number 3 in the UK and number 29 in the US charts.
2003 (29th September)
The single ‘New Killer Star’ was released. It did not reach the charts.
2003 (7th October)
Bowie began a 9 month World Tour.
2003 (2nd December)
The compilation album ‘Club Bowie’ was released.
2004 (Summer)
Bowie had emergency surgery for a blocked coronary artery.
2005 (3rd May)
The compilation album ‘The Collection’ was released.
2006 (8th February)
David Bowie received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammy Award Ceremony.
2006 (April)
Bowie announced that he was taking a year off work.
2006 (October)
Bowie starred in the film ‘The Prestige’.
2006 (November)
Bowie performed at the charity event Keep a Child Alive, held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. It was the last time Bowie performed on stage.
2007 (19th March)
The compilation album ‘The Best of David Bowie 1980/1987’ was released. It reached number 34 in the UK charts.
2007 (June)
Bowie released the live album ‘Glass Spider’ featuring music from his 1987 tour. It failed to reach the charts.
2008 (30th June)
Bowie released the live album ‘Live Santa Monica ’72’. It reached number 61 in the UK charts.
2010 (25th January)
Bowie released the live album ‘A Reality Tour’. It reached number 53 in the UK charts.
2013 (8th January)
The single ‘Where Are We Now?’ was released. It reached number 6 in the UK charts.
2013 (25th February)
The single ‘The Stars (Are Out Tonight)’ was released.
2013 (8th March)
Bowie released the album ‘The Next Day’. It reached number 1 in the UK and number 2 in the US charts.
2013 (23rd March)
The Victoria and Albert Museum in London hosted an exhibition of David Bowie artefacts.
2013 (17th June)
The single ‘The Next Day’ was released. It failed to reach the charts.
2013 (19th August)
The single ‘Valentine’s Day’ was released. It failed to reach the charts.
2013 (16th December)
The single ‘Love is Lost’ was released. It failed to reach the charts.
2014 (19th February)
David Bowie won a Brit Award for best British Male Solo Artist.
2014 (10th November)
The single ”Tis a Pity She Was a Whore’ was released. It reached number 107 in the UK charts.
2014 (12th November)
The single ‘Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)’ was released. It reached number 81 in the UK charts.
2014 (18th November)
Bowie released the compilation album ‘Nothing Has Changed’. It reached number 5 in the UK and number 57 in the US charts.
2015 (during)
Bowie was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer. The news was kept private.
2015 (19th November)
The single ‘Blackstar’ was released. It reached number 61 in the UK and number 78 in the US charts.
2015 (7th December)
Bowie’s musical ‘Lazarus’ opened on Broadway, New York. David attended the opening night performance. It was the last time he was seen in public.
2015 (17th December)
The single ‘Lazarus’ was released. It reached number 45 in the UK and number 40 in the US charts.
2016 (8th January)
Bowie released the album ‘Blackstar’. It reached number 1 in the UK and number 1 in the US charts.
2016 (10th January)
David Bowie died in Manhattan, New York of cancer of the liver.
2016 (12th January)
In accordance with the terms of his will, no funeral service was held. Bowie was cremated and his ashes scattered in Bali.
2016 (11th November)
The compilation album ‘Bowie Legacy’ was released posthumously. It reached number 5 in the UK and number 78 in the US charts.
2017 (10th February)
The live album ‘Live Nassau Coliseum ’76’ was released.
2017 (16th June)
The live album ‘Cracked Actor (Live Los Angeles ’74’ was released. It reached number 20 in the UK charts.
2018 (2nd March)
The live album ‘Live in Berlin (1978)’ was released exclusively for the David Bowie Is exhibition.
2018 (21st April)
The live album ‘Welcome to the Blackout (Live London ’78)’ was released. It reached number 16 in the UK charts.
2018 (12th October)
The video album ‘Serious Moonlight (Live ’83)’ was released.
2018 (30th November)
The live album ‘Glastonbury 2000’ was released. It reached number 25 in the UK charts.

 

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