David Bowie A Life by Dylan Jones
Ziggyology A Brief History of Ziggy Stardust by Simon Goddard
Life on Tour with David Bowie by Sean Mayes
A Life by Dylan Jones
Drawn from a series of conversations between David Bowie and Dylan Jones across three decades, together with over 180 interviews with friends, rivals, lovers, and collaborators - some of whom have never before spoken about their relationship with Bowie - this oral history is an intimate portrait of a remarkable rise to stardom and one of the most fascinating lives of our time.
Profoundly shaped by his relationship with his schizophrenic half-brother Terry, Bowie was a man of intense relationships that often came to abrupt ends. He was a social creature, equally comfortable partying with John Lennon and dining with Frank Sinatra, and in Dylan Jones's telling - by turns insightful and salacious - we see as intimate a portrait as could possibly be drawn.
Including illuminating, never-before-seen material from Bowie himself, drawn from a series of Jones’s interviews with him across three 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.
revised and expanded edition 2018
Ziggyology by Simon Goddard
He came from Outer Space...
It was the greatest invention in the history of pop music – the rock god who came from the stars – which struck a young David Bowie like a lightning bolt from the heavens.
When Ziggy the glam alien messiah fell to Earth, he transformed Bowie from a prodigy to a superstar who changed the face of music forever. But who was Ziggy Stardust? And where did he really come from?
In a work of supreme pop archaeology, Simon Goddard unearths every influence that brought Ziggy to life – from HG Wells to Holst, Kabuki to Kubrick, and Elvis to Iggy. Ziggyology documents the epic drama of the Starman’s short but eventful time on Planet Earth… and why Bowie eventually had to kill him* * * * *
Life on tour with Bowie by Sean Mayes
"When David sat down later, he tucked one leg up under him and I noticed that the sole of his shoe was as clean as the day he d bought it. OK, maybe the shoes were new, but it struck me that he hardly ever sets foot in the street. It s all hotel, limousines, sterilized airports the life I was about to lead. I shivered, feeling poised at the top of a rollercoaster about to sweep across the world." On 11 January 2016, the world was stunned to wake up to the news that David Bowie had died the day before. A genuine icon, he left behind a body of work among the most important in music history. But only a lucky few were privileged to know the man behind that mystique, and know him well. Sean Mayes was one of them. In 1978, Sean toured the world with David Bowie, in what was one of the most important periods in the artist s history. Travelling first class and performing each night with one of the world s greatest rock stars at the height of his fame was an amazing experience fortunately, Sean had the foresight to document it.Here, in complete book form, Sean s tour diary is presented; a blow by blow record of how it felt to be part of a real rock circus. Providing page after page of fascinating insight into life on the road with Bowie, Sean's account is a unique travelogue, a must for any Bowie fan or, indeed, anyone interested in life on a sell-out world tour.
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New paperback books published by Ebury, Music and Windmill
Book Dimensions: 20cm x 13 cm