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David Bowie – The Man Behind the Glam

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Whatever generation you were born into, or whatever genre of music you get your groove on to, David Bowie has either made his way into your playlist, or inspired one of the artists who have. Always monumental in presence and sound, David Bowie’s creative talents rose to the occasion and left all who experienced him with a sense of awe. While Bowie dominated the stage and the billboard charts for decades, as one would suspect, there was so much more to the man behind the music. In saying goodbye to such a colorful and talented artist, it seems fitting to take a moment and reflect on the gifts he so generously shared with us all. Bowie once said, “I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.” No sir, wherever you go it will definitely not be boring and neither were the years we spent with you; for that, we thank you.

Talented Painter and Sculptor

Bowie’s paintings bleed the surreal nature of the artist onto the canvas

He was noted as saying “Art is one of the only things I ever wanted to own”

Bowie’s high school art teacher was Owen Frampton, father of Peter Frampton

David Jones

David Bowie was born David Robert Jones on January 8, 1947

He changed his last name to Bowie in the 1960’s

He wanted to avoid confusion with Monkees band member Davy Jones

The Eyes Have It

Its a common misconception that David’s eyes were different colors

This was an illusion because the artists left pupil was permanently dilated

He earned the injury in a scuffle while in school… over a girl

All The Right Moves

Bowie studied to be a mime after he realized he was “a mime trapped in a man’s body” at age 17

Bowie studied under the famed mime Lindsay Kemp

Soon after, he unveiled his infamous persona, Ziggy Stardust

An Actor

Bowie had roles in over 20 films including Zoolander and Labyrinth

In Labyrinth, Bowie provided the baby sounds for “Dance Magic Dance”

His last role was in the 2006 film, The Prestige as Nikola Tesla