Androgynous rock star of the 1960s and beyond who reinvented popular music with singles such as "Space Oddity" and "Starman." His first two albums to go platinum were 1971's Hunky Dory and 1972's The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.
He would get into fist fights while attending Stockwell Infants School. He founded his first band, The Konrads, when he was fifteen.
His first #1 single in the United States, "Fame," was co-written by John Lennon.
He married Angela Bowie on March 19, 1970; after their divorce on February 8, 1980, he married Somalian supermodel Iman Abdulmajid on June 6, 1992. He had a son named Duncan and a daughter named Alexandria.
He wrote and performed "Under Pressure" with Freddie Mercury and Queen in 1981.