2003 – Moody’s Investor Service warns $55 million worth David Bowie Bonds may be downgraded due to the record industry’s sales slump.
2003 – David Bowie played to a sold-out 35,000 strong crowd at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand.
2000 – David Bowie and his wife, Iman, become the proud parents of Alexandria Zahra Jones.
1999 – An exhibition of Paul McCartney’s paintings, including a portrait of David Bowie, opens in Siegen, Germany.
1998 – David Bowie kicks off a contest on his Web site Bowienet.com, asking users to help him finish writing the lyrics for the song “What’s Really Happening.” All references to laughing gnomes are immediately discarded, and the eventual winner is 20-year-old Alex Grant.
1998 – Internet gnome David Bowie unveils his Bowienet online community.
1998 – On the verge of launching Davidbowie.com, Bowie hosts several online concerts by performers including Ani DiFranco and the Jesus & Mary Chain.
1997 – David Bowie launches a six-week tour of North America in Vancouver, British Columbia. The tour hits clubs, ballrooms, and theaters.
1997 – David Bowie performed his 50th Birthday Bash concert (the day after his birthday) at Madison Square Garden, New York with guests Frank Black, Sonic Youth, Robert Smith of The Cure, The Foo Fighters, Lou Reed, and Billy Corgan and Placebo. Proceeds from the concert went to the Save The Children fund.
1995 – In Hartford, Conn., David Bowie plays the opening night of his Outside tour with acolytes Nine Inch Nails in support.
1992 – David Bowie becomes the first person in four years to appear on the cover of Architectural Digest.
1992 – After determining that the vows they traded in Switzerland did not constitute a legal marriage, David Bowie and his supermodel spouse, Iman, repeat their wedding ceremony in Florence, Italy.