David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), better known by his stage name David Bowie was an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a major figure in popular music for over five decades, regarded by critics and musicians as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s. His career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation, his music and stagecraft significantly influencing popular music. During his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at 140 million worldwide, made him one of the world’s best selling music artists. In the UK, he was awarded nine platinum album certifications, eleven gold and eight silver, and released eleven number one albums. In the US, he received five platinum and seven gold certifications. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.
This sweater vest features a knitted image of David Bowie based on a photograph on the back of the album Bowie – Rare released in 1982. ‘Bowie’ is written in gold letters in reference to the song Golden Years, from his brilliant album Station to Station, released in 1976. Thanks for all the golden years of music, David!