David Bowie Boh Oui, Bolie, Bowie, Bowie David, Bowie, DavidBritish pop/rock singer, musician, songwriter, and actor. Born: 8 January 1947 in Brixton, London, England, UK. Died: 10 January 2016 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA (aged 69). Bowie is recognized as one of the most respected contemporary musicians of his period. Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. Father to Duncan ZH Jones. For a list of all band and group involvement, please see David Robert Jones.