David Bowie’s Friends, From Iggy to Goldie and Beyond

David Bowie and Mick Ronson. Photo: Getty Images

Every Wednesday, Douglas Wolk explores the people, places and coincidences that tie disparate musicians together.

It’s a David Bowie kind of spring: the Victoria and Albert Museum in London is launching a big Bowie exhibition, its catalogue David Bowie Is comes out next month, several of his producers will be discussing their work with him at the Red Bull Music Academy in New York in May. And, ten years after his last studio album, Bowie’s The Next Day finally came out this week. Here’s the video for “The Stars (Are Out Tonight),” in which Tilda Swinton appears as his spouse:

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