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David Bowie : : a Life

Jones, Dylan, 1960- author. Book - 2017 782.421 Bo, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Biography / Musicians & Entertainers / Bowie, David None on shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 3 out of 5

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Introduction -- Living in lies by the railway line: 1947-1969 -- Commencing countdown engines on: 1969-1970 -- So I turned myself to face me: 197-1972 -- Jamming good with Weird and Gilly: 1972-1973 -- Battle cries and champagne: 1973-1974 -- Gee my life's a funny thing: 1974-1976 -- Sit in back rows of city limits: 1976-1979 -- Put on your red shoes and dance the blues: 1980-1985 -- Who's gonna tell you when?: 1985 -- I've nothing much to offer: 1986-1989 -- It's confusing these days: 1990-1999 -- As long as there's you: 2000-2015 -- For in front of that door is you: 2016.
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.--Provided by Publisher.
Tracing Bowie's life from the English suburbs to London to New York to Los Angeles, Berlin, and beyond, Jones describes 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, it will transform our understanding of both artist and art.

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PUBLISHED
New York : Crown Archetype, [2017]
Year Published: 2017
Description: xxii, 521 pages ; 25 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780451497833
045149783X

SUBJECTS
Bowie, David.
Rock musicians -- England -- Biography.
Biographies.