If there's one artist who defines what pop and rock music should be better than any other, that artist simply has to be David Bowie. Having now been in the business close to fifty years, this completely unique performer, composer and maverick music maker has charmed and delighted almost everybody who has ever heard his records. Is there anyone under sixty who can honestly say they don't like David Bowie? This film investigates what happened between the birth of one David Jones in Brixton, London in 1947 and the day when the same young man - by now re-christened David Bowie - first came to the attention of the world at large under his alter-ego Ziggy Stardust, in 1972. Featuring rare film footage, exclusive and archive interviews, contributions from those who worked closely with him and the finest Bowie archivists and authors, news reports, location shoots plus rare photographs and much more besides.