I’m not a prophet or a stone aged man, just a mortal with potential of a superman. I’m living on. – David Bowie.
David Bowie was born in South London in 1947. He would grow into a cultural icon that would change the face of music forever. To Bowie, music wasn’t just something to listen to, it was an exploratory art form. He was known as a “musical chameleon” for his constantly-shifting musical style and appearance, proving that you don’t necessarily have to carve out a definitive niche to be a star. In 1969, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
After his death at the age of 69 on January 10th, 2016, he was posthumously recognized for his contribution to music. Musical artists like Madonna declared that he’d changed their lives, and old friends like famous actress, Tilda Swinton, gave speeches in his honor. His last album, Blackstar, won the Best Alternative Rock Album, Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical), Best Recording Package, Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song categories at the Grammy Awards.
David Bowie contributed immeasurably to the worlds of art, film, and music. That’s why we’ve compiled a collection of all the best David Bowie tees from around the web to honor this musical legend. Love David Bowie? Then have a look, and if there’s an awesome Bowie-related tee that you don’t see here, then please submit it so we can add it to the collection.
Before you check out the tees, here’s some cool facts about David Bowie:
- David Bowie’s real name is David Robert Jones. He changed his name to avoid confusion with the Monkees band member, Davy Jones.
- Bowie turned down knighthood from the Queen of England in 2003.
- David Bowie’s left pupil was left permanently dilated after he was punched in the face.
- Bowie began playing the saxophone when he was just 12 years old.
- David Bowie and Elvis Presley have the same birthday: January 8th.
- Bowie is believed to have sold over 140 albums over the course of his career.
- In 2004, while performing in Oslo, Norway, David Bowie was hit in the eye with a lollipop.
- David Bowie played guitar, keyboards, harmonica, saxophone, stylophone, cello, koto, thumb piano, drums, and percussion.
- David Bowie was the first major artist to release a downloadable single in 1996.