On Searching – David Bowie
David Bowie (David Robert Jones)
Born January 8, 1947 – Died January 10, 2016
English singer, Songwriter, Actor
On Searching – David Bowie – Knighthood
In 1999, David Bowie was made a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government. He received an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music the same year.
However, David declined the royal honour of Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2000, and turned down a knighthood in 2003, stating later [that] “I would never have any intention of accepting anything like that. I seriously don’t know what it’s for. It’s not what I spent my life working for.”