In 2003, David won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Special in his work on Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The 1970s.
David Bowie released his first single in June 1964, at the young age of 17.
During 2007, David will re-release 17 albums and perform on stage in May in New York. This will be his first major concert in three years.
David's song Space Oddity is ranked #60 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Rock & Roll.
David produced and wrote a song for Mott the Hoople entitled All the Young Dudes.
David supposedly refused the honor of being designated C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of British Empire) in 2000.
David appeared in commercials for XM satellite radio in 2005 alongside Snoop Dogg.
David has released 27 albums since 1967 but his earliest recordings are usually omitted from his discography.
David sites Little Richard as his first musical influence.
David had a triple bypass in July, 2004 following a heart attack.
David has been close friends with Peter Frampton since childhood.
David is 5' 10" tall and has blue eyes.
David's band, Tin Machine, released 2 albums before he returned to being a solo artist.
David is an artist as well as a musician. He enjoys painting and drawing.
The video for Ashes to Ashes was voted the 27th greatest music video of all time in a poll taken by the United Kingdom's channel 4.
While he was still a struggling artist in 1968, David wrote some English lyrics to the French song entitled Comme d'Habitude (As Usual). His version entitled Even a Fool Learns to Love never got recorded, but when the same French melody caught the attention of Paul Anka, Paul reworked the lyrics and the song became My Way. My Way was later recorded by Frank Sinatra and became a hit.
David is the richest British rock star.
David was voted the 10th greatest pop culture icon of all time in a United Kingdom poll.
David was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.
The pupil of David's left eye will not expand or contract. Legend has it that his eye was damaged during a fight over a girl that he had with long time friend George Underwood in 1962.
David unveiled his star on Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 12, 1997.
David Bowie: I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring.
David Bowie: I think Mick Jagger would be astounded and amazed if he realized to many people he is not a sex symbol, but a mother image.
David Bowie: Nothing can compare to EastEnders. It's some of the best literature being written in England at the moment.
David Bowie: All Englishmen like dresses. It's something in their genes. Everyone knows it. They just don't talk about it.
David Bowie: I've re-invented my image so many times that I'm in denial that I was originally an overweight Korean woman.
David Bowie: You would think a rock star being married to a super-model would be one of the greatest things in the world. It is.
David Bowie: I've always been a big fan of diversification, eh? At one period I had the whole lot going. I was a Buddhist mime songwriter and a part-time sax player.
David Bowie: I've found that every time I've made a radical change it's helped me feel buoyant as an artist.
David Bowie: Talking about art is like dancing about architecture.
David Bowie: Now that I understand myself and others, I'm supposed to die? What a crap game! I'd like to live to be 200 or 300 years old.
David Bowie: America is not a nation that was built on innocence; it was built on slavery and corruption.
David Bowie: I've got to think of myself as the luckiest guy. Robert Johnson only had one album's worth of work as his legacy. That's all that life allowed him.
David Bowie: But I'm pretty good with collaborative thinking. I work well with other people.
David Bowie: And I mean amateur in that dedicated fashion you find in a man who, only on Sundays, will build a cathedral out of matchsticks, beautiful but only to please himself and his family and friends.
David Bowie: You can neither win nor lose if you don't run the race.
David Bowie: I always had a repulsive need to be something more than human.
David Bowie: When you think about it, Adolf Hitler was the first pop star.