The world's greatest musical 'chameleon'; the mercurial Bowie is a giant of the modern rock era. Always determined to succeed since his naive 60s beat tracks and his early dance experiments with Lindsay Anderson's mime troupe, Bowie finally made the grade with the remarkable Hunky Dory album. He then proceeded over the next four decades to re-invent himself consistently, always with originality and style. As a fashion icon and performer he set standards and trends which influenced his legions of fans. Bowie has rarely failed when tackling new music, and like Miles Davis, always pushes barriers of what is expected of him. So much of his musical catalogue is to be recommended and appreciated it is hard to know where to begin. He is certainly one of the most original and interesting performers of all-time, and unquestionably one of the greatest ever songwriters.