David Bowie is… The Englishman Who Fell to Earth

David Bowie as Thomas Newton in The Man Who Fell to Earth (Nicolas Roeg 1976)

75 years ago today, David Robert Jones was born in Brixton, London. This average little boy from an average family, who grew up in the average English suburbs of Bromley, would go on to redefine the 20th century, challenging social and cultural norms, all while wearing platform boots.

That little boy would become David Bowie, one of the greatest musicians and artists of his…