A history of David Bowie's music

Sometimes known as The Thin White Duke, Bowie is one of the most prolific musicians of his time. In the early stages of his 49-year musical career, in which he produced 27 albums, Bowie put out one record practically every year. Sometimes two.


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David Bowie 's self-titled debut album (1967)


Space Oddity (1969)


David Bowie's third album, The Man Who Sold The World (1970)


Fourth album, Hunky Dory (1971)


Album No.5, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars (1972)


David Bowie's sixth album featuring one of his most iconic looks, Aladdin Sane (1973)


Pin Ups, his 7th album, came out in the same year as his last one (1973)


One year later, Bowie released Diamond Dogs (1974)


Album No.9 is Young Americans (1975)


David Bowie's 10th album is Station to Station (1976)


Low came next (1977)


Followed by Heroes in the same year (1977)


Lodger was his 13th album (1979)


Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) was released next (1980)


David Bowie's album 15, Let's Dance (1983)


Album No.16: Tonight (1984)


Bowie's 17th album was Never Let Me Down came after a three-year break (1987)


Tin Machine was released next (1989)


David Bowie's 19th album: Tin Machine II (1991)


The 20th David Bowie album: Black Tie, White Noise (1993)


Outside was Bowie's 21st album (1995)


Earthling was No.22 (1997)


Hours was released a couple of years later (1999)


Album No.24: Heathen (2002)


David Bowie's 25th album, Reality, came with a very unreal album design (2003)


Bowie's penultimate album, The Next Day (2013)


David Bowie's 27th and final album, BlackStar, was released just days before his death (2016)