David Bowie, of course!
The British public made the decision as part of a poll for the BBC's Icons TV show.
The show focuses on icons from that time period. Last year I wrote a blog post about Bowie, and how I'd not realized his amazing ability at creating a new realities. Oh, I was aware of him. I even listened to his music.
He was full of surprises. As a person who deals with perception and reality, how did I not fully realize this?
According to several articles Bowie beat out the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Billie Holiday, and Marilyn Monroe.
During the 1970s, Bowie was regarded as one of the most radical and ground-breaking musicians in the world, ushering in the glam rock era with his Ziggy Stardust persona. According to the Daily Mail.
What was I thinking?!