One year after the death of legendary British art-rock icon David Bowie, take a look back at his life and career.
David Robert Hayward Jones was born to his parents Hayward and Margaret Mary (Burns) Jones on Jan. 8, 1947, in London, England.
In early February 1972, David Bowie played his first gig under the persona, Ziggy Stardust, at the Toby Jug pub in Tolworth, London. Bowie's flamboyant, androgynous alter ego was spearheaded by the hit single "Starman" and the album "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars."
Bowie performing during his "The Young Americans" tour at the Washington, D.C., Capital Centre on Nov. 11, 1974.
Bowie adopted the personality of a character known as "The Thin White Duke" in the late 1970s, as seen here in concert in Toronto on Feb. 28, 1976.
Bowie performs onstage during the "Rock in Chile" festival in September 1990.
On April 24, 1992, Bowie married Somali-American supermodel Iman in a private ceremony in Lausanne. The couple, seen here in 2003, have one daughter, Alexandria "Lexi" Zahra Jones, born in August 2000.
Bowie performs at the Ruisrock Festival in Turku, Finland, in 1997.
Bowie performs onstage at The Concert for New York City to benefit the victims of the World Trade Center disaster on Oct. 20, 2001.
Bowie smiles as he meets fans and signs copies of his new album "Heathen" on Sept. 9, 2002, in London, England.
Bowie stands backstage at The Film Society of Lincoln Center's tribute to Susan Sarandon at Avery Fisher Hall on May 5, 2003, in New York City.
Bowie attends a press conference for his "Reality Tour" at the Quay Restaurant in Sydney, Australia, on Feb. 16, 2004.
Bowie performs on stage on the third and final day of the Isle of Wight Festival at Seaclose Park on June 13, 2004, in Newport, England.
Lou Reed and David Bowie attend the opening of Lou Reed NY photography exhibit at the Gallery at Hermes on Jan. 19, 2006, in New York City.
Bowie and Iman attend the 2010 CFDA Fashion Awards on June 7, 2010, in New York City.
Bowie attends the 2010 CFDA Fashion Awards on June 7, 2010, in New York City.
Iman (center) introduces her husband David Bowie to Rihanna at the DKMS' 5th Annual Gala on April 28, 2011, in New York City.