David Bowie (1947-2016) was an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger, and actor. He was also a painter and collector of fine art. Bowie was a major figure in the world of popular music for over four decades, and was renowned as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s.
He was known for his distinctive baritone voice as well as the intellectual depth and eclecticism of his work. Aside from his musical abilities, he was recognised for his androgynous beauty, which was an iconic element to his image, particularly in the 1970s and 1980s. - [Wikipedia]