Archive for January 8th, 2009

The truth is of course is that there is no journey. We are arriving and departing all at the same time.

January 8, 2009

Happy Birthday David Bowie

Born David Jones, on January 8, 1947, in England. He learned to play the first of his many instruments, the saxophone, at age 12, and started out performing at a rather early age, 16. His first single was recorded in 1964, playing sax with a band called Davy Jones and the King Bees. Shortly after that release, two other singles were cut, one with The Manish Boys, which also featured guitarist Jimmy Page, and then another with the Lower Third. These singles never caught on. In 1966 he change his last name when a another Englishman with the same name, Davy Jones, made it big with the Monkees. He picked the name David Bowie. After that (all this still happening in 1966), he released three mod rock singles on Pye Records, as David Bowie and the Buzz, but like his other singles, they went nowhere. In April of 1967, his first solo debut album was released, a folksy, pop sounding LP titled David Bowie, and things would continue to change, if ever so slowly, in the world of David Bowie.