Person Born 8/1/1947
Musician and actor. Born David Robert Jones in Brixton. He changed his name to avoid confusion with Davy Jones of The Monkees. His early work included the 1967 single 'The Laughing Gnome' (which he'd probably rather forget). He had a major hit in 1969 with 'Space Oddity' and went on to greater success with the albums 'Hunky Dory', 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars' and 'Diamond Dogs'. As an actor his films include: 'The Elephant Man' on Broadway and on film in 'The Man Who Fell to Earth' and 'Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence'.