Things About David Bowie You Might Not Know

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7. Bowie's widow, Iman, has a bowie knife tattoo on her ankle as a tribute to her late husband.

8. Bowie notoriously suffered a bruise in his eye due to a flying lollipop that hit him on stage in Oslo, Norway in 2004.

9. David Bowie's real name is David Robert Jones. He was born on January 8th, 1947 in Brixton, London. He shares a birthday with Elvis Presley.

10. John Lennon once forced Bowie to eat a "thousand-day-old egg cooked in horse piss" in the late 70's in Hong Kong.

11. Bowie's role model was Little Richard.

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12. Bowie said that he had a "horrible incident" with a cup of tea when he was 5 years old, and so refused to drink it ever again after that.

13. Bowie began playing the saxophone when he was 12 years old.

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14. One of Bowie's eyes appeared a different color due to a damaged pupil. This occurred during a fight when he was 15-years-old, over a girl, with his friend George Underwood.

15. While many know of Bowie's alter ego Ziggy Stardust, he has also had a few otherss: Aladdin Sane, the Thin White Duke, Tao Jones, John Merrick, Halloween Jack, and Major Tom.

16. Bowie starred on Broadway in a production of The Elephant Man in 1980.

17. Bowie's voice can be found in SpongeBob SquarePants--he voiced the character of Lord Royal Highness in an episode in 2007.

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18. David Bowie was offered a knighthood from the Queen in 2003, but turned it down saying, "I would never have any intention of accepting anything like that. I seriously don't know what it's for. It's not what I spent my life working for."

19. Bowie changed his name from David Robert Jones in order to avoid being confused with Davy Jones of The Monkees.

20. Bowie played the role of Pontius Pilate in Martin Scorcese's The Last Temptation of Christ.


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