David Bowie

LANE: Gotta have Bowie.

RORY: But do you have to list every album he ever recorded, plus your personal rating between one to ten?

David Bowie, born David Jones (1947-2016), English singer-songwriter and actor. He is regarded as one of the most influential musicians of the twentieth century, and acclaimed by critics, particularly for his innovative work in the 1970s. He is known for his constant reinvention of his image, and his music and stagecraft had a significant impact on popular music. During his lifetime, he was one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, and he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in in 1996. Rolling Stone named him “the greatest rock star ever”, and he is the best-selling vinyl artist of the twenty-first century.

David Bowie has released 27 studio albums, including one posthumously, as well as multiple live recordings and compilations. Nine of his studio albums have gone to #1 in the UK, but only one in the US – his 2016 Blackstar. His 1972 album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust, is widely considered his best album, and one of the greatest of all time.

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