My Bowie Story

Memories of David Bowie

Author: Dale K. Perry

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 153203010X

Category: Music

Page: 316

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In My Bowie Story, sixty storytellers look back on more than four decades of memories featuring David Bowie. Filled with heartfelt stories and photographs, the fans describe how Bowies music, personas, and creativity changed their lives. The eighty five stories also offer a glimpse of Bowies kindness as he interacted with his admirers while relating the impact his message had on the sexuality, education, and the lifelong achievements of multiple generations. From Space Oddity to Blackstar, the tales include personal encounters with Bowie and offer deep insights that longtime fans and those just discovering his brilliance will cherish.

David Bowie: I Was There

Author: Neil Cossar

Publisher: This Day In Music Books

ISBN: 1787590488

Category: Music

Page: 448

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David Bowie: I Was There features more than 350 eyewitness accounts from fans who saw him live in concert, from colleagues who played music and worked with him and from friends. From his early shows in Bromley - through the 182-date Ziggy Stardust Tour and the 12 other major tours across the world - this is a unique view of the David Bowie story. It places him in the context of the times he lived through and his place in the lives of those who saw him. The book features a wealth of fascinating stories, memorabilia and photographs that have never been published before - making this book a unique portrait of one of the most influential musicians of this era.

Bowie on Bowie

Interviews and Encounters with David Bowie

Author: Sean Egan

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613730012

Category: Music

Page: 432

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Bowie on Bowie presents some of the best interviews David Bowie has granted in his near five-decade career. Each featured interview traces a new step in his unique journey, successively freezing him in time in all of his various incarnations, from a young novelty hit-maker and Ziggy Stardust to plastic soul player, 1980s sell-out, and the artistically reborn and beloved elder statesman of challenging popular music. In all of these iterations he is remarkably articulate and also preternaturally polite as almost every interviewer remarks upon his charm. The features in this book come from outlets both prestigious—Melody Maker, MOJO, New Musical Express, Q, Rolling Stone—and less well-known—the Drummer, Guitar, Ikon, Mr. Showbiz—but no matter the renown of the magazine, newspaper, or website, Bowie lets us approach the nerve center of his notoriously creative output.

A Portrait of Bowie

A tribute to Bowie by his artistic collaborators and contemporaries

Author: Brian Hiatt

Publisher: Cassell

ISBN: 1844039285

Category: Music

Page: 224

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HIS LIFE WAS A WORK OF ART Now, artists and musicians who worked with David Bowie during his lifetime - or who were his contemporaries - pay tribute to the icon through their own words on what it was like to work in collaboration with a man whose fluid artistic genius repeatedly broke boundaries, right up until his death. Alongside these text tributes are 40 stunning illustrative and photographic portraits of Bowie throughout his career. The contributing artists and photographers include (alphabetically): Edward Bell, Derek Boshier, Anton Corbijn, Kevin Cummins, Chuck Connelly, Chalkie Davies, Stephen Finer, Greg Gorman, Derry Moore, Terry O'Neill, Mick Rock, Masayoshi Sukita, George Underwood, Justin de Villeneuve and more. Alongside these remarkable portraits are insightful, personal written pieces by his contemporaries, and musicians and artists who worked closely with Bowie, including Zachary Alford, Carlos Alomar, Toni Basil, Gail Ann Dorsey, Mike Garson, Dana Gillespie, Debbie Harry and Chris Stein, Cyndi Lauper, and Nile Rodgers, among others. The book is curated by Brian Hiatt, of Rolling Stone magazine, as General Editor. ** Newly revised and improved ebook edition, optimized for both small- and large-screen devices **

David Bowie

The Oral History

Author: Dylan Jones

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0451497856

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

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Dylan Jones’s engrossing, magisterial biography of David Bowie is unlike any Bowie story ever written. Drawn from over 180 interviews with friends, rivals, lovers, and collaborators, some of whom have never before spoken about their relationship with Bowie, this oral history weaves a hypnotic spell as it unfolds the story of a remarkable rise to stardom and an unparalleled artistic path. Tracing Bowie’s life from the English suburbs to London to New York to Los Angeles, Berlin, and beyond, its collective voices describe a man profoundly shaped by his relationship with his schizophrenic half-brother Terry; an intuitive artist who could absorb influences through intense relationships and yet drop people cold when they were no longer of use; and a social creature equally comfortable partying with John Lennon and dining with Frank Sinatra. By turns insightful and deliciously gossipy, David Bowie is as intimate a portrait as may ever be drawn. It sparks with admiration and grievances, lust and envy, as the speakers bring you into studios and bedrooms they shared with Bowie, and onto stages and film sets, opening corners of his mind and experience that transform our understanding of both artist and art. Including illuminating, never-before-seen material from Bowie himself, drawn from a series of Jones’s interviews with him across two decades, David Bowie is an epic, unforgettable cocktail-party conversation about a man whose enigmatic shapeshifting and irrepressible creativity produced one of the most sprawling, fascinating lives of our time.

Bowie

Starchild

Author: Michael O'Neill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781912332007

Category:

Page: 104

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Here is the story of the boy from Brixton who became one of the most famous artists of the 20th century, returned to prominence in the 21st with music and visions informed by a sense of his own mortality and who through his life and work, changed lives and those of generations to come.

Backstage Passes

Life on the Wild Side with David Bowie

Author: Angela Bowie,Patrick Carr

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0815410018

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 350

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Having outlasted the gag order that was part of their divorce agreement, Angela Bowie produced this memoir of her turbulent life with David.

Spider from Mars

My Life with Bowie

Author: Woody Woodmansey

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250117623

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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In January 2016, the unexpected death of David Bowie rocked the globe. For millions of people, he was an icon celebrated for his music, his film and theatrical roles, and his trendsetting influence on fashion and gender norms. But no one from her inner circle has told the story of how David Jones—a young folksinger, dancer, and aspiring mime—became one of the most influential artists of our time. Drummer Woody Woodmansey is the last surviving member of Bowie’s band The Spiders from Mars which helped launch his Ziggy Stardust persona and made David Bowie a sensation. In this first memoir to follow Bowie’s passing, Spider from Mars reveals what it was like to be at the white-hot center of a star’s self-creation. With never-before-told stories and never-before-seen photographs, Woodmansey offers details of the album sessions for The Man Who Sold the World, Hunky Dory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, and Aladdin Sane: the four albums that made Bowie a cult figure. And, as fame beckoned by eventually consumed Bowie, Woodmansey recalls the wild tours, eccentric characters, and rock ‘n’ roll excess that eventually drove the band apart. A vivid and unique evocation of a transformative musical era and the enigmatic, visionary musician at the center of it, with a foreword by legendary music producer Tony Visconti and an afterword from Def Leppard's Joe Elliot, Spider from Mars is for everyone who values David Bowie, by one of the people who knew him best. " ... those interested in rock history won’t want to miss this slice of music history." - Publishers Weekly

Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust

Off the Record with the Beatles, Bowie, Elton & So Much More

Author: Ken Scott,Bobby Owsinski

Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780739078587

Category: Music

Page: 414

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Recounts the author's experiences working as a recording engineer for such artists as the Beatles, David Bowie, and Duran Duran, in a text that also features anecdotes and technical details of the trade.

David Bowie Made Me Gay: 100 Years of LGBT Music

Author: Darryl W. Bullock

Publisher: The Overlook Press

ISBN: 1468316257

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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The most comprehensive history of LGBT music ever compiled, encompassing a century of music by and for the LGBT community LGBT musicians have shaped the development of music over the last century, with a sexually progressive soundtrack in the background of the gay community’s struggle for acceptance. With the advent of recording technology, LGBT messages were for the first time brought to the forefront of popular music. David Bowie Made Me Gay is the first book to cover the breadth of history of recorded music by and for the LGBT community and how those records influenced the evolution of the music we listen to today. David Bowie Made Me Gay uncovers the lives of the people who made these records, and offers a lively canter through the scarcely documented history of LGBT music-makers. Darryl W. Bullock discusses how gay, lesbian, and bisexual performers influenced Jazz and Blues; examines the almost forgotten Pansy Craze in the years between the two World Wars (when many LGBT performers were feted by royalty and Hollywood alike); chronicles the dark years after the depression when gay life was driven deep underground; celebrates the re-emergence of LGBT performers in the post-Stonewall years; and highlights today’s most legendary out-gay pop stars: Elton John, Boy George, Freddie Mercury, and George Michael.

Bowie

The Biography

Author: Wendy Leigh

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476767092

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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A revealing look at David Bowie, including rarely seen photos, draws on interviews with his lovers, girlfriends, business associates, groupies, and band members to shine a light on the life and career of this hypnotic performer.

David Bowie

Live in New York

Author: N.A

Publisher: powerHouse Books

ISBN: 9781576871812

Category: Music

Page: 160

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David Bowie, Starman

A Coloring Book

Author: Editors of Plexus

Publisher: Plexus Publishing

ISBN: 9780859655507

Category:

Page: 64

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Chameleonic, hypnotising and utterly irreplaceable, David Bowie was more than just a pop star. More underdog than diamond dog, he was an inspiration to millions: a hot tramp from the streets of London, who proved that anything’s possible when you follow your dreams. Whether posing as an electrifying alien rock god or a thin white duke, Bowie’s career is a veritable kaleidoscope of ever-changing colors, styles and sounds. From Aladdin Sane to Ziggy Stardust, from Goblin King to China boy, from sharp-suited aristocrat to androgynous bohemian Queen, Starman collects black-and-white sketches of his most iconic looks, stardusted visions and stylistic moments. Filled with quotes, facts and memories of Bowie from those who knew him best, David Bowie: Starman offers a uniquely creative way to remember the Starman and his incredible life on Earth - essential reading for fans of every generation.

Bowie in Berlin

A New Career in a New Town

Author: Thomas Jerome Seabrook

Publisher: Jawbone Press

ISBN: 1906002088

Category: Music

Page: 272

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This is a biographical and historical account of the recording of David Bowie's albums 'Low', ''Heroes'' and 'Lodger'. Set against the backdrop of post-war Berlin it features a cast of characters including Iggy Pop, Kraftwerk and Robert Fripp. It also looks at the influence Bowie's 'Berlin Trilogy' has exerted on other musicians.

Nat Tate

An American Artist: 1928-1960

Author: William Boyd

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1608197263

Category: Fiction

Page: 72

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When William Boyd published his biography of New York modern artist Nat Tate, a huge reception of critics and artists arrived for the launch party, hosted by David Bowie, to toast the late artist's life. Little did they know that the painter Nat Tate, a depressive genius who burned almost all his output before his suicide, never existed. The book was a hoax, and the art world had fallen for it. Nat Tate is a work of art unto itself-an investigation of the blurry line between the invented and the authentic, and a thoughtful tour through the spirited and occasionally ludicrous American art scene of the 1950s. William Boyd is the author of nine novels, including A Good Man in Africa, winner of the Whitbread Award and the Somerset Maugham Award; An Ice-Cream War, winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize and shortlisted for the Booker Prize; Brazzaville Beach, winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize; and Restless, winner of the Costa Novel of the Year Award. Praise for Nat Tate: "William Boyd's description of Tate's working procedure is so vivid that it convinces me that the small oil I picked up on Prince Street, New York, in the late '60s must indeed be one of the lost Third Panel Triptychs. The great sadness of this quiet and moving monograph is that the artist's most profound dread-that God will make you an artist but only a mediocre artist-did not in retrospect apply to Nat Tate."-David Bowie "A moving account of an artist too well understood by his time."-Gore Vidal

Psychedelic Suburbia

David Bowie and the Beckenham Arts Lab

Author: Mary Finnigan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780986377020

Category:

Page: 186

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At 22 David Bowie was still an unrecognized talent haunting London folk clubs. Life got interesting after he moved in with the author in 1969. Then Space Oddity hit the charts as the theme song for the first moon landing. He was set for superstardom. Here's the story of this pivotal year, written by his friend, lover and landlady.

When Ziggy Played the Marquee

David Bowie's Last Performance As Ziggy Stardust

Author: Terry O'Neill

Publisher: Acc Publishing Group Limited

ISBN: 9781851498666

Category:

Page: 208

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When Ziggy played The Marquee Club in Soho, London, in October 1973, most of those invited to the small venue did not realise that this would be the last performance David Bowie would ever give as Ziggy Stardust. Terry O'Neill, celebrated photographer, was given unprecedented access to document the event. O'Neill captured Bowie and his crew backstage as they went through costume changes, and Bowie transformed into the character he'd soon put to rest. On stage, dodging television cameras and lights, O'Neill snapped the incredible stage presence for which Bowie and his crew had become renowned.

Lazarus

The Complete Book and Lyrics

Author: David Bowie,Enda Walsh

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 1559368780

Category: Music

Page: 112

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"Beautiful...a last transmission from a dying star." - Time Out One of the last works completed by beloved pop icon David Bowie before his death in early 2016, the otherworldy musical Lazarus is a poignant homage to his legacy. Inspired by the 1963 novel The Man Who Fell to Earth, Lazarus weaves a thrilling rock opera from new compositions by Bowie as well as many of his classic songs.

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

David Bowie

Author: Mark Paytress

Publisher: Schirmer Trade Books

ISBN: 9780825672163

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 165

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This book explores Bowie's entire early career leading up to this landmark album and the birth of the first star of glitter rock, including his early experimentation with alter-egos and interest in science fiction.

Bowie & Hutch

Author: John 'Hutch' Hutchinson

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1291904034

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 382

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Bowie & Hutch is an unusual memoir, Bowie a world superstar and Hutch a comparatively little known, semi-retired jazz guitarist living in rural East Yorkshire. John 'Hutch' Hutchinson was Bowie's musical collaborator, side-man, accompanying musician and friend, and his story should be an essential read for Bowie fans around the world. An off and on musical relationship then continued for seven years, from the Marquee Club days to the fall of Ziggy Stardust in 1973. Hutch's valuable contributions to David's music during the early years are amongst the building blocks of David Bowie's spectacular career. Looking back with good humour and affection, Hutch is able to give his first-hand account of life on the road with David Bowie. The book also covers Bowie & Hutch's musical lives in parallel from the beginnings, through the rock and roll years and up to the present day. John 'Hutch' Hutchinson is still playing regular gigs in York, Scarborough and The Yorkshire Wolds area.