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David Bowie was born with the name David Jones in Brixton, London on January 8, 1947. He discovered his talent for music in junior high school and has had a very successful career since 1962, reinventing himself repeatedly. He chose the name David Bowie in honor of American frontiersman Jim Bowie, who popularized the Bowie knife and who died at the Alamo. He married his first wife, Angie Bowie in 1970, and they had a son, Zowie Bowie. Zowie later changed his name to Duncan Jones. Angie and David divorced in 1980. In 1992, he married Iman, a Somali-American fashion model. They have a daughter, Lexi. David and Iman split their time between their homes in New York City and London.

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