Throughout his decades-long career, David Bowie has become the undisputed master of reinvention. His transformations varied between alien Ziggy Stardust to the 30s-inspired Thin White Duke, and it was clear that the world has never seen something quite like this before.
Born in Brixton, London, on January 8, 1947, Bowie was christened David Robert Jones. At 16, Bowie left high school to pursue a career in music, but it was not until 1969 that he had his first commercial success with Space Oddity. He later co-wrote "Fame" with Carlos Alomar and John Lennon, which became his first American No. 1 single in 1975. Bowie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. Shortly after releasing his final album, Bowie died from cancer on January 10, 2016.
Of course, there are a great many accomplishments and remarkable moments we couldn't include in one short introduction, but we hope this collection of David Bowie’s hits will tell the rest of the story.