9. David Bowie
David Bowie (real name David Jones) was a man who wore many hats. While not exclusively a pop artist, much of his influence heavily aided in shaping what pop is known as today. This included experimental presentations along with funky musical beats. Bowie’s vocal talent always shined — as did his ability to captivate an audience. He achieved virtually every personal accolade possible. Sadly, Bowie passed in 2016. He was 69 years of age.
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