Among the most influential musicians of the century, Bowie has managed to stay at the top of the charts for more than thirty years largely due to his talent for modifying his persona with characters like 1972's Ziggy Stardust
and The Thin White Duke
. Emerging as a Mod
out of Brixton, London at 19, he is best known for his role in the Glam
movement of the early 1970s. Born David Robert Haywood Jones on January 8th, 1947, he changed his name in 1966 in order to avoid confusion with Monkees
lead singer Davey Jones
. Bowie has one perpetually dilated eye (which gives the appearance of two different colours) due to a schoolyard fight.
David Bowie was indeed the Nazz.