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As one of the most prominent trailblazers of our time, David Bowie has made significant contributions to fashion, theatrics and of course, music. David Bowie not only continues to entertain audiences worldwide with his music but there is now a one-of-a-kind exhibition that pays tribute to the iconic superstar. Comprised of over 400 relics, the David Bowie Is Exhibit is scheduled to be on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Illinois, from now through January 4, 2015. Fans of David Bowie can't afford to miss the opportunity to get a glimpse of David Bowie's original costumes, handwritten lyrics, album artwork, set designs, photography and more rare objects that represent five remarkable decades of Bowie's life.
David Bowie Background
Hailing from South London, David Robert Jones demonstrated a penchant for music when he was a child. At 13, he learned to play the saxophone. His brother, Terry, also inspired him by turning him on to beat literature and rock and roll. Unfortunately, Terry battled demons of his own and his mental illness took over, forcing his family to institutionalize him. In 1985, Terry took his own life, and the horrific tragedy became the centerpiece of "Jump They Say," a song David penned later.
David became a commercial artist after he graduated from high school at the age of 16. He continued to focus on his music as well, gigging with numerous bands and fronting a band known as Davy Jones and the Lower Third. Although this era yielded multiple tracks, nothing stuck in giving him the commercial boost he wanted. Not wanting to be mixed up with Davy Jones of The Monkees, David reinvented himself as David Bowie. He borrowed the name from the popular knife crafted by Jim Bowie, an American pioneer. Later on, Bowie embarked on a solo career. He took a brief hiatus from music after recording a disappointing solo album. Bowie took advantage of the hiatus and used the time to live life and try different things. For instance in 1967, he resided at a Buddhist monastery in Scotland. And, a year later, he founded the Feathers, his own mime troupe.
As the 60s came to a close, Bowie committed to his music full time. He inked a record contract with Mercury Records and issued "Space Oddity." He later credited 2001: A Space Odyssey as the inspiration for the tune. "I went stoned out of my mind to see the movie and it really freaked me out, especially the trip passage," Bowie said.
The song took off and its popularity was heightened when BBC used it as the backdrop for the Apollo 11 moon landing coverage. It was issued in the U.S. in 1972 and also enjoyed success there, rocketing to No. 15 on the charts.
In 1970, Bowie released The Man Who Sold the World. The album propelled Bowie's career even further, producing hits like "Changes," "All the Madmen" and "Hunky Dory." As Bowie's star status elevated so did his desire to keep the mystery about him alive. First, he expressed that he was gay and then he brought his alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, to light.
In 1972, he issued the album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. The album catapulted Bowie even further into stardom. Bowie's depiction of Stardust represented the future of music - one that closed the door on the hippie movement of the 60s. But in Bowie fashion, always keeping critics and fans guessing, he quickly morphed again. This time he optimized his star power and produced albums for Iggy Pop and Lou Reed. And then in 1973, he put Stardust and the Spiders on the shelf and revealed that he was done with live performances.
Bowie took up a new passion, a fondness for the English mod scene. His album, Pin Ups, reflected his affection and brimmed with renditions of tunes initially done by groups like Pink Floyd and Pretty Things. Always a chameleon, Bowie reinvented himself again, throwing out the flamboyant outfits and tawdry sets. At this time, David Live (1974) and Young Americans (1975) dropped. Young Americans included the catchy tune, "Fame," which was co-penned with John Lennon. It served as Bowie's debut No. 1 single in the U.S. The year 1980 saw the release of Scary Monsters, which included the track, "Ashes to Ashes." In 1983, Let's Dance arrived, which yielded hits like "China Girl" and "Modern Love."
As the 80s and 90s wore on, Bowie shifted between taking the stage as an actor and taking the stage as a musician/singer. In more recent years, Bowie earned the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006. He also collaborated with bands like Arcade Fire and with actress/singer Scarlett Johansson.
David Bowie Albums
The discography of David Bowie is comprised of nearly 50 compilation albums, 109 singles, nine live albums, over two dozen studio albums, five EPs, 48 music videos and 13 video albums. His studio albums include: David Bowie (1967); Space Oddity (1969); The Man Who Sold the World (1970); Hunky Dory (1971); The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (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 (1993); Outside (1995); Earthling (1997); 'Hours... ' (1999); Heathen (2002); Reality (2003); and The Next Day (2013).
David Bowie Trivia
David Bowie isn't just recognized for his music. Bowie is also a self-declared film buff and was cast in title roles in both The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) and The Elephant Man (1980).
David Bowie Concert Experience
David Bowie doesn't tour regularly, so any time you see an opportunity to check him out live, you should pounce on it. And, fans of David Bowie shouldn't miss out on seeing the David Bowie Is Exhibit in Chicago, either. His songs are legendary, and his lyrics are infectious but this showcase that highlights David Bowie's career is phenomenal. Get tickets today from StubHub and get a glimpse of some of the most iconic memorabilia in existence today! And remember, StubHub carries tickets for all of your favorite artists, theater productions and sporting events. Make sure you check out StubHub now!
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