David Bowie. And that damned cigarette
That is one heck of a track record. And it was achieved by constant reinvention, of musical genre, stage persona, via a range of collaborators and in the most unexpected of settings (Bowie spent some time in the 1970s living in what was then West Berlin, a city divided and surrounded by a Warsaw Pact country, whose leaders would rather it were not there). Bowie was not unafraid of change, of making things happen.