Andrea Panzironi,Flaviano Lanzara,Leonardo Bosco Liceo Bruno Touschek

David Bowie has left an indelible mark in music history and customs of our years. Twenty-eight albums, including "Blackstar", published just this January 8, five decades of great rock, many alter egos (Ziggy Stardust, Halloween Jack, Nathan Adler, The Thin White Duke), a large number of articles and interviews dedicated to his music and his character. And yet, perhaps there are still curious about the artist you never knew.

1- The real name of David Bowie was David Robert Jones. The musician changed his name to Bowie (pronounced to rhyme with Joey) not to be confused with Davy Jones of the Monkees. Bowie chose the name of an American knife, called "Bowie knife", he liked particularly because "could cut both sides."

2- WHEN he was a child, he was fascinated by the American culture, in fact, he wrote to the US Embassy in London, which had sent him as a gift from football uniform.

3- He was graduated in art and loved painting and sculpting

4- The first hit of Bowie in Britain was "Space Oddity", 1969. The BBC used it for sound images of the moon landing.

5-His right eye was constantly dilated pupil because of an eyesore received by a classmate

6-His first hit in the US, "Hunger", was written with John Lennon, who also sang in the chorus

7- Bowie starred in 28 films, including "The Last Temptation of Christ" by Martin Scorsese (he had the role of Pontius Pilate) and "Basquiat", in the role of Andy Warhol.

8- Bowie was born on January 8, like Elvis Presley, Shirley Bassey and the famous scientist Stephen Hawking.

9- In the album "Diamond Dogs", inspired in part by the novel "1984" by George Orwell, Bowie had played almost all the instruments.

10- Bowie had learned the art of mime by Lindsay Kemp, the choreographer of Kate Bush.

The 10 January David Bowie die for a cancer at the pancreas against whom he secretly fought for 18 months. Lots of musician, politicians and actors like Madonna, Russell Crowe and Obama remembered him with a tweet or a video-message.
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