Who was David Bowie and what were his biggest songs and did he have any children? A look at the star’s life

THE legendary David Bowie would have celebrated his 72nd birthday this week (January 8, 2019).

Here’s a look at his inspiring lifetime full of achievements including his hit songs and family life.

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David Bowie passed away at the age of 69 back in 2016
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Who was David Bowie?

David Bowie, born David Robert Jones, was one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.

The English singer and songwriter was born in Brixton, London on January 8, 1947.

His career has expanded the industry’s understanding of visuals, stagecraft, and artistry.

Having sold around 140 million albums worldwide throughout his career, he is one of the world’s bestselling music artists.

Throughout his decades-long time in the industry, he released 27 studio albums and countless hit songs.

From winning 6 Grammy Awards and 4 Brit Awards to having numerous songs in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll, it is an undoubted fact that David led a life full of jaw-dropping achievements.

David was also an actor having taken on roles in movies like Labyrinth (1986) and The Prestige (2006).

In an unfortunate turn of events, the artist passed away from liver cancer on January 10, 2016, at the age of 69.

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David Bowie has a daughter from his marriage to supermodel Iman
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What were his biggest songs?

Bowie was an artist appreciated and adored by all thanks to his unique approach to his art and countless hits.

Technically speaking, Space Oddity holds a special place for many of his fans as his first top-five entry on the UK Singles Chart.

Also among his biggest songs are Let’s Dance, Fame, Golden Years, Dancing in the Street and Blue Jean.

Undoubtedly, China Girl, Modern Love, Day-In Day-Out, Under Pressure, and Never Let Me Down also made it big on the charts.

Here are some of his other greatest hits.

  • This Is Not America
  • Young Americans
  • Changes
  • Absolute Beginners
  • Tonight
  • Rebel Rebel
  • I’m Afraid of Americans
  • Fashion
  • Starman

Did he have any children?

David has a son named Duncan, 47, from his first marriage to Mary Angela Barnett.

Duncan is an English film director, producer, and screenwriter best known for directing and winning a BAFTA for Moon (2009).

From his second marriage to Somali-American model Iman, he has a daughter named Alexandria Zahra.

Alexandria was born in 2000, making her 19 years old.

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