by Robert Bovington

Yesterday, 10 January 2016, David Bowie died. He was one of the giants of popular music in a career that lasted more than half a century. His music sold an estimated 140 million albums. He was also an accomplished actor.

On a personal note, Bowie was not one of my favourite artists but I did own a couple of his albums including “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars”. I did see him perform in a concert at Worthing Assembly Rooms in 1972.

His musical output was phenomenal:

Studio albums 27
Live albums 9
Compilation albums 46
Video albums 13
Music videos 51
EPs 5
Singles 111
Soundtrack albums 3
Other albums 66
Other video albums 14

I have just listed his studio albums below:

David Bowie (1967)

Space Oddity (1969)
The Man Who Sold the World (1970)
Hunky Dory (1971)
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust… (1972)
Aladdin Sane (1973)
Pin Ups (1973)
Diamond Dogs (1974)
Young Americans (1975)
Station to Station (1976)
Low (1977)
“Heroes” (1977)
Lodger (1979)
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (1980)
Let’s Dance (1983)
Tonight (1984)
Never Let Me Down (1987)
Tin Machine (1989)
Tin Machine II (1991)
Black Tie White Noise (1992)
The Buddha of Suburbia (1993)
Outside (1995)
Earthling (1997)
‘Hours…’ (1999)
Heathen (2002)
Reality (2003)
The Next Day (2013)
Blackstar (2016)

Bowie also had a successful film career that included “The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)”; “Labyrinth (1986)”; “The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)” and “The Prestige (2006)”.

Bowie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.

Bowie has won many awards including Ivor Novello Special Award For Originality for the song “Space Oddity”; a Saturn Award for Best Actor for his performance  in “The Man Who Fell to Earth” and several Grammy and BRIT Awards.

However he declined the CBE in 2000 and turned down a knighthood in 2003.

The above information was obtained from the Wikipedia article:

RIP David Bowie
David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016),

other blogs by Robert Bovington:

“Photographs of Spain”
“Spanish Impressions”
“postcards from Spain”
“you couldn’t make it up!”
“a grumpy old man in Spain”
“Spanish Expressions”
“Spanish Art”
“Books About Spain”