Happy Birthday, David Bowie!

Update Jan. 11, 2016, at 10:30 a.m.: We are sad to report David Bowie’s passing on January 10, 2016, after an 18-month battle with cancer. Rest in peace to this musical pioneer and legend.

Today, legendary musician David Bowie celebrates his 69th birthday with the release of an experimenal jazz album, (pronounced Blackstar). The 25th studio album in a long and storied career, ★ is the follow-up to 2013’s critically acclaimed The Next Day.

Take a listen here! 

We’re also excited by Bowie’s other latest venture: “Lazarus,” a new musical that opened off-Broadway last month. 

Based on The Man Who Fell to Earth, the musical, co-written and composed by Bowie, stars Dexter’s Michael C. Hall as the alien Thomas Jerome Newton, a role that marked Bowie’s on-screen debut in the novel’s 1976 film adaptation.

Bowie joins a growing list of famous musicians who’ve composed the lyrics and/or orchestration for musicals that includes U2, Sting, Cyndi Lauper and Elton John

Happy Birthday to the musician, actor, innovator and musical theater composer!

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