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A David Bowie quiz

The Thin White Duke. O’Keefe center, Toronto, 1976. Photo by Jean-Luc Ourlin. Creative Commons License via Wikimedia Commons.

He goes by many names: Ziggy Stardust, the Thin White Duke, David Robert Jones… yes, it’s David Bowie. This British musician, actor, and artist is known for his many metamorphoses and accomplishments, from his surprise hit single “Space Oddity” in 1969 to a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 11th Annual Webby Awards in 2011. In celebration of the new Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition, we’ve pulled together a brief quiz from information in the Oxford Index on this eclectic artist who has also just released his first album in over a decade.

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  1. [...] boxy, thin warble, “Ground Control to Major Tom.” Hadfield’s zero-gravity performance of David Bowie’s classic “Space Oddity” appears to reach back to the lunar landing of 1969, but viewed from this [...]

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