Before Madonna discovered cone-shaped bustiers, before Marilyn Manson ever applied kabuki makeup, David Bowie shocked the world with glitter and gold as the androgynous glam-rock icon Ziggy Stardust. Who'd have thought the ultimate rocker from London Town--the man who made man-makeup cool, brought us "Under Pressure" and "Space Oddity," and married supermodel Iman--found his calling while listening to Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti" and blowing on a plastic saxophone? We'll explore a half-century's worth of artistic achievements both musical and otherwise, including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and acting roles ranging from Jim Henson's Labyrinth to Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ.
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David Bowie - Full Biography (45:20)
David Bowie - Berlin (2:36)
David Bowie shocked the world as the androgynous glam-rock icon Ziggy Stardust. The man who made make-up cool, he's best known for his hits "Under Pressure" and "Space Oddity."
Mick Rock talks about the photo of David Bowie that became legendary.
The Editor-in-Cheif of Blender Magazine talks about why Berlin was the perfect place for Bowie to perform.
Entertainment aficionados talk about Bowie's first film.