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Author Morley, Paul, author

Title The age of Bowie : how David Bowie made a world of difference / Paul Morley
Published London : Simon & Schuster Ltd., 2016


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Description xii, 484 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Solemn perverse serenity -- A dancing star -- Madness and beauty -- Just watch me -- And I want to believe -- Pushing through the market square -- Just for one day -- Voodoo power -- Divine symmetry -- Looking for certainty -- The truth is of course .
Summary Respected arts commentator and author Paul Morley, an artistic advisor to the curators of the highly successful retrospective exhibition 'David Bowie Is...' for the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, constructs a definitive story of Bowie that explores how he worked, played, aged, structured his ideas, influenced others, invented the future, and entered history as someone who could and would never be forgotten. Morley captures the greatest moments from across Bowie's life and career; how young Davie Jones of South London became the international David Bowie; his pioneering collaborations in the recording studio with the likes of Tony Visconti, Mick Ronson, and Brian Eno; to iconic live, film, theatre, and television performances from the 1970s, 80s, and 90s, as well as the various encounters and artistic relationships he developed with musicians from John Lennon, Lou Reed, and Iggy Pop to Trent Reznor and Arcade Fire. And of course, discusses in detail his much-heralded and critically acclaimed finale with the release of Blackstar just days before his shocking death in New York
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Bowie, David -- Influence.
Bowie, David, 1947-2016 -- Influence
Bowie, David, 1947-2016, performer -- Influence
Bowie, David, 1947-2016
Bowie, David.
Rock musicians -- Biography.
Rock musicians -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9781471148088 (hardback)
Other Titles How David Bowie made a world of difference