Remember David Bowie’s Life and Work in Extensive Photo and Video Gallery
Remember David Bowie’s Life and Work in Extensive Photo and Video Gallery

David Bowie left us just two days after his 69th birthday and the day his latest album “BlackStar” () was released—as if he was waiting to complete his final project. 

With a career that spanned six decades, for many of us, if we dig back through our memories chances are David Bowie is there somewhere along the way playing a part as a singer, musician, songwriter, actor, and more—a powerful influence behind a huge chunk of the music of our age.

David Bowie sits holding a cigarette in Cannes, May, 1983. (AP Photo)
David Bowie sits holding a cigarette in Cannes, May, 1983. (AP Photo)

An undated photo of British singer and actor David Bowie. (AP Photo)
An undated photo of British singer and actor David Bowie. (AP Photo)

David Bowie appears on a giant screen with various costumes he performed in, as part of a retrospective David Bowie exhibition, entitled David Bowie Is, at the V&A Museum in west London,  Wednesday, Mar. 20, 2013, that features 300 objects including handwritten lyrics, original costumes, fashion, photography, film, music videos, set designs and Bowie's own instruments.(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
David Bowie appears on a giant screen with various costumes he performed in, as part of a retrospective David Bowie exhibition, entitled David Bowie Is, at the V&A Museum in west London, March 20, 2013, that features 300 objects including handwritten lyrics, original costumes, fashion, photography, film, music videos, set designs and Bowie’s own instruments. (Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

Director Duncan Jones, left, and his father David Bowie arrive for the premiere of "Moon" during the Tribeca Film Festival at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center Thursday, April 30, 2009 in New York.  (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Director Duncan Jones (L) and his father David Bowie arrive for the premiere of “Moon” during the Tribeca Film Festival at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center April 30, 2009 in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Rock musician David Bowie is shown in 1987. (AP Photo)
David Bowie in 1987. (AP Photo)

FILE - David Bowie attends an awards show in this June 5, 2007 file photo taken in New York. The English singer announced Tuesday,  Jan. 8, 2013 his 66th birthday, that he has released his first song in 10 years titled "Where Are We Now?" A new album, "The Next Day," will be out March 11 and 12 in the United Kingdom and the United States, respectively. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)
David Bowie attends an awards show in this June 5, 2007, New York. Bowie announced on Jan. 8, 2013 his 66th birthday, that he has released his first song in 10 years titled “Where Are We Now?” A new album, “The Next Day,” came out in March. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)

** RETRANSMISSION FOR ALTERNATE CROP AND TONING ** Model Iman and her husband singer David Bowie laugh as arrive at the Vanity Fair Tribeca Film Festival Party, Tuesday, April 24, 2007 in New York. (AP Photo/Dima Gavrysh)
Model Iman and husband David Bowie laugh as arrive at the Vanity Fair Tribeca Film Festival Party, April 24, 2007 in New York. (AP Photo/Dima Gavrysh)

British glam rocker David Bowie is seen in 1973 during his Ziggy Stardust period.  (AP Photo)
Glam rocker David Bowie seen in 1973 during his Ziggy Stardust period. (AP Photo)

Deborah Harry of the rock band Blondie visits David Bowie backstage at the Booth Theater where he is starring in "The Elephant Man," Nov. 1980.  (AP Photo/Nancy Kaye)
Deborah Harry of the rock band Blondie visits David Bowie backstage at the Booth Theater where he was starring in “The Elephant Man,” Nov. 1980. (AP Photo/Nancy Kaye)

FILE - In this June 6, 2005 file photo, singer David Bowie and his wife Iman pose at the 2005 CFDA Fashion Awards in New York. Bowie, the innovative and iconic singer whose illustrious career lasted five decades, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, after battling cancer for 18 months. He was 69 (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson, File)
In this June 6, 2005 file photo, singer David Bowie and his wife Iman pose at the 2005 CFDA Fashion Awards in New York. (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson, File)

David Bowie performs at the 2nd annual Audi and Conde Nast Publications "Never Follow" campaign which honored his achievements in music, Monday, May 3, 2004, in New York.   (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)
David Bowie performs at the 2nd annual Audi and Conde Nast Publications “Never Follow” campaign which honored his achievements in music, May 3, 2004, in New York. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2003 file photo, singer/songwriter David Bowie launches his United States leg of his worldwide tour called "A Reality Tour," at Madison Square Garden in New York. Bowie, the innovative and iconic singer whose illustrious career lasted five decades, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, after battling cancer for 18 months. He was 69 (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
In this Dec. 15, 2003 file photo, singer/songwriter David Bowie launches his United States leg of his worldwide tour called “A Reality Tour,” at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Iman, left, and her husband singer David Bowie arrive at the 2002 Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Awards, Monday, June 3, 2002, in New York. Iman is wearing vintage earrings that Bowie gave her for their 10th wedding anniversary.  (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett)
Iman husband singer David Bowie arrive at the 2002 Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Awards, Monday, June 3, 2002, in New York. Iman is wearing vintage earrings that Bowie gave her for their 10th wedding anniversary. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett)

Musician David Bowie kicked off the benefit "Concert for New York," with a rendition of Paul Simon's "America," at New York's Madison Square Garden, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001. (AP Photo/Beth A. Keiser
David Bowie kicked off the benefit “Concert for New York,” with a rendition of Paul Simon’s “America,” at New York’s Madison Square Garden, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001. (AP Photo/Beth A. Keiser

Rock 'n' roll legend David Bowie waves to the crowd after receiving the 2,083rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1997.  Bowie released his latest album, "Earthling," on Tuesday.  (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Rock ‘n’ roll legend David Bowie waves to the crowd after receiving the 2,083rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1997. Bowie had just released his latest album, “Earthling.” (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Rock and roll legend David Bowie gestures to the crowd before receiving the 2,083rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1997, as his wife, supermodel Iman, looks on. Bowie released his latest album, "Earthling," on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Rock and roll legend David Bowie gestures to the crowd before receiving the 2,083rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, Feb. 12, 1997, as his wife, supermodel Iman, looks on. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 1997, file photo, David Bowie performs during a concert celebrating his 50th birthday, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Bowie, the innovative and iconic singer whose illustrious career lasted five decades, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, after battling cancer for 18 months. He was 69. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm, File)
David Bowie performs during a concert celebrating his 50th birthday, at Madison Square Garden in New York, Jan. 9, 1997.  (AP Photo/Ron Frehm, File)

FILE - In this Sept. 14, 1995, file photo, David Bowie performs in Hartford, Conn. Bowie, the innovative and iconic singer whose illustrious career lasted five decades, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, after battling cancer for 18 months. He was 69. (AP Photo/Bob Child, File)
In this Sept. 14, 1995, file photo, David Bowie performs in Hartford, Conn.  (AP Photo/Bob Child, File)

**FILE** David Bowie is seen with Iman smiling in 1991. The couple married in Lausanne on April 24, 1992. (AP Photo, file)
David Bowie is seen with Iman smiling in 1991. The couple married in Lausanne on April 24, 1992. (AP Photo, file)

Singer/songwriter David Bowie performs during his Sound+Vision tour at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, May 26, 1990.  Bowie's tour highlights his entire career and incorporates a large video screen that spotlights different phases of the performer's past. (AP Photo/Sam Jones)
Singer/songwriter David Bowie performs during his Sound+Vision tour at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, May 26, 1990. Bowie’s tour highlights his entire career and incorporates a large video screen that spotlights different phases of the performer’s past. (AP Photo/Sam Jones)

David Bowie plays an acoustic guitar while being photographed at a press conference in Tokyo on May 19, 1990. (AP Photo)
David Bowie plays an acoustic guitar while being photographed at a press conference in Tokyo on May 19, 1990. (AP Photo)

David Bowie performs during the first show of his "Sound and Vision" world tour in Quebec City on Sunday, March 4, 1990. (AP Photo/Jacques Boissinot)
David Bowie performs during the first show of his “Sound and Vision” world tour in Quebec City on Sunday, March 4, 1990. (AP Photo/Jacques Boissinot)

Singer David Bowie performs before an estimated 61,000 fans Sept. 3, 1987 at Sullivan Stadium in Foxboro, Mass.   (AP Photo/stf-Elise Amendola)
Singer David Bowie performs before an estimated 61,000 fans Sept. 3, 1987 at Sullivan Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. (AP Photo/stf-Elise Amendola)

Rocker David Bowie, right, points to the hamburger that he wants for lunch during a barbecue for his crew at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, July 27, 1987. Bowie will kickoff the U.S. portion of his "Glass Spider" tour in Philadelphia this Thursday and Friday. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Rocker David Bowie, right, points to the hamburger that he wants for lunch during a barbecue for his crew at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, July 27, 1987. Bowie was in Philly to kickoff the U.S. portion of his “Glass Spider” tour. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

David Bowie sings and points toward the crowd during his concert at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, June 20, 1987. (AP Photo)
David Bowie sings and points toward the crowd during his concert at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, June 20, 1987. (AP Photo)

David Bowie performs during his concert at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, June 20, 1987. (AP Photo)
David Bowie performs during his concert at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, June 20, 1987. (AP Photo)

David Bowie performs on stage at London's Wembley Stadium during the Live Aid famine relief rock concert, July 13, 1985. (AP Photo/Joe Schaber)
David Bowie performs on stage at London’s Wembley Stadium during the Live Aid famine relief rock concert, July 13, 1985. (AP Photo/Joe Schaber)

Rock star David Bowie performs on stage at Wembley Stadium, London, July 13, 1985, during the Live Aid famine relief rock concert. (AP Photo/Joe Schaber)
Rock star David Bowie performs on stage at Wembley Stadium, London, July 13, 1985, during the Live Aid famine relief rock concert. (AP Photo/Joe Schaber)

Paul McCartney, center, and his wife Linda McCartney, applaud David Bowie, left, and Bob Geldof, right, at the end of the London part of the Live Aid famine relief concert at Wembley Stadium, Saturday, July 13, 1985. At far left is Pete Townsend of The Who. The concert continued being broadcast around the world on TV from Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Joe Schaber))
Paul McCartney, center, and his wife Linda McCartney, applaud David Bowie (L) and Bob Geldof (R) at the end of the London part of the Live Aid famine relief concert at Wembley Stadium, July 13, 1985. At far left is Pete Townsend of The Who. The concert continued being broadcast around the world on TV from Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Joe Schaber))

Rock superstar David Bowie, making his first musical performance in America in half a decade, performs on stage at the U.S. Festival on May 31, 1983 at Glen Helen Regional Park in Devore, Calif.   Bowie performed on closing night at the festival.  (AP Photo/stf/Lennox McLendon)
Rock superstar David Bowie, making his first musical performance in America in half a decade, performs on stage at the U.S. Festival on May 31, 1983 at Glen Helen Regional Park in Devore, Calif. Bowie performed on closing night at the festival. (AP Photo/stf/Lennox McLendon)

The team that created the film "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence" is pictured in Paris, May 11, 1983. From left: Jack Thomas, producer; Ryuichi Sakamoto, musical composer; David Bowie, star, and Nagisa Oshima, director. (AP Photo/Jacques Langevin)
The team that created the film “Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence” is pictured in Paris, May 11, 1983. From left: Jack Thomas, producer; Ryuichi Sakamoto, musical composer; David Bowie, star, and Nagisa Oshima, director. (AP Photo/Jacques Langevin)

David Bowie is seen during a press photo call at a hotel in London, March 17, 1983. Bowie is due to release a new album and national tour later in the year. (AP Photo/Redman)
David Bowie is seen during a press photo call at a hotel in London, March 17, 1983. Bowie is due to release a new album and national tour later in the year. (AP Photo/Redman)

Singer Linda Ronstadt visits British rocker David Bowie backstage during his break in the Broadway play "The Elephant Man," at the Booth Theater in New York, Dec. 5, 1980.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Singer Linda Ronstadt visits British rocker David Bowie backstage during his break in the Broadway play “The Elephant Man,” at the Booth Theater in New York, Dec. 5, 1980. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Rock star turned actor David Bowie is seen rehearsing a scene in the Broadway show "The Elephant Man", Sept. 17, 1980.  Bowie plays the title role.  (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)
Rock star turned actor David Bowie is seen rehearsing a scene in the Broadway show “The Elephant Man,” Sept. 17, 1980. Bowie plays the title role. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)

David Bowie is shown as he prepares for an appearance on ABC-TV's "Good Morning America", in New York, Sept. 3, 1980. (AP Photo/Dave Pickoff)
David Bowie is shown as he prepares for an appearance on ABC-TV’s “Good Morning America”, in New York, Sept. 3, 1980. (AP Photo/Dave Pickoff)

David Bowie laughs while attending a party during the 31st International Film Festival in Cannes on Tuesday, May 24, 1978. (AP Photo/Levy)
David Bowie laughs while attending a party during the 31st International Film Festival in Cannes on Tuesday, May 24, 1978. (AP Photo/Levy)

Actress Moniqye Van Vooren and Rock Singer David Bowie attend rhe movie premier of "Close Encounters Of A Third Kind" at New York's  Ziegfeld Theater Tuesday night,  November 15, 1977. (AP Photo)
Actress Moniqye Van Vooren and Rock Singer David Bowie attend rhe movie premier of “Close Encounters Of A Third Kind” at New York’s Ziegfeld Theater Tuesday night, November 15, 1977. (AP Photo)

David Bowie visits his attorney before his city court appearance in Rochester to answer to charges of illegal possession of drugs, Thursday, March 25, 1976. Bowie was arrested early on Sunday, March 21, 1976, folowing a concert in Rochester. (AP Photo)
David Bowie visits his attorney before his city court appearance in Rochester to answer to charges of illegal possession of drugs, Thursday, March 25, 1976. Bowie was arrested early on Sunday, March 21, 1976, folowing a concert in Rochester. (AP Photo)

British glam rocker David Bowie performs at New York's  Radio City Music Hall, Nov. 1, 1974.  (AP Photo/Suzanne Vlamis)
British glam rocker David Bowie performs at New York’s Radio City Music Hall, Nov. 1, 1974. (AP Photo/Suzanne Vlamis)

This is an Oct., 1972 photo of British singer David Bowie. (AP Photo)
This is an Oct., 1972 photo of British singer David Bowie. (AP Photo)

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