London museum to open David Bowie exhibition

** ARCHIV ** David Bowie posiert am 25. Okt. 2008 auf dem 4. Annual Black Ball Konzert fuer "Keep the child alive" in New York. David Bowie bringt eine Compilation mit zwoelf seiner Lieblingssongs auf den Markt. Die Tracks hatte der Brite in diesem Jahr eigens zusammengestellt, jedes der Lieder stuende fuer einen Abschnitt seiner Karriere. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin, Archiv) --- ** FILE ** In a Oct. 25, 2008 file photo, David Bowie arrives at the Fourth Annual Black Ball Concert for "Keep A Child Alive" in New York. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin, File)

September 4, 2012 9:50:58 AM PDT
David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust jumpsuit will be among some 300 items shown at a London exhibition that traces the singer's career through five decades.

The retrospective at the Victoria and Albert Museum will also feature Bowie's instruments, 60 costumes, sketches, hand-written lyrics, diary entries and album artwork.

Organizers said Tuesday the show, called "David Bowie Is," will chronicle Bowie's influence on art and culture and his role in inspiring self-expression.

The items on display are from the David Bowie Archive in New York. The exhibition opens in March 2013


The 65-year-old Bowie, who now lives in the U.S., was born David Robert Jones in 1947 in south London. He adopted his stage name in 1965.