David Bowie Rockets Onward

A mercurial superstar tours in triumph

Hey, great news: David Bowie's back, and blooming.

Good question: Which one?

There are so many to choose from. It has been a long professional life by rock-'n'-roll standards, and a diverse one by any other. In a hurricane-force career that has swept over a decade, lost force sometimes but never blown out to sea, David Bowie has tried on almost as many private roles and public personas as he has written songs. In the '60s there was the strutting London mod. Then the sensitive singer-songwriter. Then in 1972...

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