Here's a brief rundown of some highlights from David Bowie's recording career:
"Space Oddity" (1969): The visionary title track distinguishes an album steeped in psychedelic-folk. Even in '69, he was a genius at marketing himself. The title song, a tragic alienation epic starring an astronaut, coincided with the Apollo moon landing.
"The Man Who Sold the World" (1970): The singer embraces hard rock, introducing guitarist Mick Ronson and drummer Mick Woodmansey, the core of the Ziggy Stardust band.