David Bowie

  • Born

    Born in Brixton, England
  • First Instrument

    Bowie receives his first instrument for Christmas.
  • Punched In the Eye

    Bowie is punched in the eye by his friend George Underwood, damaging his left eye and paralysing his pupil. One of his eyes currently appears green or brown depending on the ambient light.
  • Stage Name

    Bowie chooses his stage name. His real name is David Robert Hayward-Jones, but he decided to change it because he did not want to be confused with Davey Jones.
  • First Album

    Bowie releases his first album, entitled 'David Bowie'. It was a commercial failure at the time.
  • First Hit

    Bowie releases his second album, entitle 'Space Oddity' and also releases his first hit of the same name.
  • 'Ziggy Stardust' is Released

    Bowie releases what turns out to be one of his most famous albums: 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars'.
  • 'Let's Dance' Reaches #1

    Bowie's song 'Let's Dance' reaches number 1 on the U.S. Pop charts and stays there for a total of 20 weeks.
  • 'Labyrinth'

    Bowie is given a role in the big budget film 'Labyrinth'.
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame

    Bowie receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • 'Ziggy Stardust' Named 8th Greatest Concept Album of All Time

    'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars' is named the 8th greatest concept album of all time by Classic Rock Magazine.
  • Last Album

    Bowie released what seems to be his last album, 'Reality'.
  • Last Tour

    Bowie completes his seemingly last live concert tour.