Having begun his career in the 60s under his real name David Jones, Bowie took on his stage name after the rise to fame of The Monkees’ Davy Jones.

Having begun his career in the 60s under his real name David Jones, Bowie took on his stage name after the rise to fame of The Monkees’ Davy Jones.

Guessing this is real... everything sounds like stuff Bowie would say.

Guessing this is real... everything sounds like stuff Bowie would say.

1962: When David was 15 years old his friend George Underwood punched him in his left eye during a fight over a girl they both liked. They remained friends though. David stayed out of school around 8 months while doctors attempted to repair his damaged eye and while he recovered, ultimately though, his eye was left permanently dilated. The injury resulted in faulty depth perception, and there was damage to his color vision (lending to persistent brownish tones in the left eye).

The remarkable story behind David Bowie's most iconic feature

1962: When David was 15 years old his friend George Underwood punched him in his left eye during a fight over a girl they both liked. They remained friends though. David stayed out of school around 8 months while doctors attempted to repair his damaged eye and while he recovered, ultimately though, his eye was left permanently dilated. The injury resulted in faulty depth perception, and there was damage to his color vision (lending to persistent brownish tones in the left eye).

Iman and David Bowie's daughter, Lexi Jones. David's real name was David Robert Jones. Their child was born in 2000.

Iman and David Bowie's daughter, Lexi Jones. David's real name was David Robert Jones. Their child was born in 2000.

It honestly is sad, I don't get what's not to get the LGBT community have serious problems that unfortunately people look past and don't take seriously

It honestly is sad, I don't get what's not to get the LGBT community have serious problems that unfortunately people look past and don't take seriously

[Editor’s note: In celebration of the holidays, we’re counting down the top 12 Flavorwire features of 2012. This post, at #2, was originally published January 8.] Happy Birthday, David …

Pictures of David Bowie Doing Normal Stuff

[Editor’s note: In celebration of the holidays, we’re counting down the top 12 Flavorwire features of 2012. This post, at #2, was originally published January 8.] Happy Birthday, David …

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