Can we connect David Bowie to the tree?

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I added profiles for his father and paternal grandparents, with sources that should lead to further work on his ancestry.
WikiTree profile: David Bowie
in Genealogy Help by Star Kline G2G6 Pilot (521k points)
David Bowie now connected. He will be around 43 steps from AJ, give or take a step. It seems I'm a cousin by blood.

Success!!  Thanks, Eric, Doug, Scott, and everyone else who contributed to make this happen.

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OK - I'm looking backwards into his ancestors, but there are a couple of possible connections to be explored in the current family lines.

His first wife, Angie Bowie, had a relationship with punk rocker Drew Blood (aka Andrew Lipke) and while there's not much to go on for him, their daughter was born around 1980. Someone could check into her relationships, the families that she's connected to (if any) and maybe something would pan out there.

His second wife, Iman, was married twice before - once to an as yet unidenfied Somali man, once to NBA Basketball player Spencer Haywood, and once to David Bowie. I'd have to double-check her profile, but I suspect that not all those lines have been reviewed and explored yet. She has two children - one with Spencer (Zulekha Haywood - 1978) and the other with David (Alexandria Zahra Jones - 2000). I'm not sure of any connections that can be found with Spencer and Zulekha, but it's worth exploring.

I'm also hoping as I explore his ancestors that a aunt or uncle (great aunt/uncle?) will pop up with a line that can be expanded upon. I'll keep checking as I have a few already that might start bearing additional information that could lead somewhere.
by Scott Fulkerson G2G6 Pilot (730k points)
selected by Star Kline
Keep up the great work, Scott.  I've been working on his maternal line, and also added a few uncles/aunts on his paternal line.
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That would be great. I asked the profile manager to change his parents privacy settings to open, but so far no change. I did create a profile for his maternal grandfather, but it is currently not linked to his mother.
by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
I just opened them up for y'all. Thanks for jumping on this, guys. One of my favorites and a nice way to honor his passing.
Woo hoo - it's open now!

He's been married a couple of times, so there might be connections by marriage too.

Mary Angela Barnett (aka Angie Bowie) - no profile yet? - she was a cover model, actress, journalist - they have a child together. She also has a child with punk rock musician Drew Blood, so more potential connections there.

Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid -

You'll need to ask to be on Iman's trusted list as she is still living, if you want to work on her line.
Angie Bowie currently on Celebrity Big Brother in the UK - her entire back story is now front page news here, both because of that show and David Bowie's death.  Should be a simple task to create her family tree and build out her profile!! :-)
Great work, Doug!  I can't believe the work we've accomplished in just a few days.  David Bowie's family profiles now include his 2 children, 2 wives, 2  parents, 3 grandparents, 6 great grandparents, 8 -2nd great grandparents, 7 -3rd great grandparents, 3 -4th great grandparents, 2 -5th great grandparents, and a few people off those major lines.  And all with several sources!

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