Geek Of The Week: David Bowie

Geek Of The Week: David Bowie

David Robert Jones, known professionally as David Bowie was an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a leading figure in popular music for over five decades, acclaimed by critics and other musicians for his innovative work. His career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation, his music and stagecraft significantly influencing popular music. During his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at 140 million albums worldwide, made him one of the world’s best-selling music artists. In the UK, he was awarded nine platinum album certifications, eleven gold and eight silver, releasing eleven number-one albums. In the US, he received five platinum and nine gold certifications. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. He was sort of in the news over the last couple of weeks due to the launch of the Falcon Heavy, with Elon Musk sending his own tesla roadster into space with a constant loop of David Bowie’s Space Oddity playing on the stereo. Seriously, Bowie has always been one of my favorite artists. Super talented, and now Geek of the Week.

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