David Bowie

This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers.

Author: Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books

ISBN: 1786033321

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Part of the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of David Bowie, the starman who dazzled audiences with his music. As a child, young David had a head full of songs and ideas. He was inspired by the pop and mod scenes in Britain to pick up the saxophone. After earning his stripes in some of the coolest bands in London, David splashed onto the solo scene. His songwriting talent and musical skill made him one of rock and roll's all-time greatest artists. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the musician's life. Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardcover versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games, and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children. Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!

David Bowie

David Bowie 1947 David Robert Jones is born to John and Peggy Jones . 1971
In January , David makes his first trip ever to America . On May 28 , David's first
child , Duncan Zowie Haywood Bowie , is born to him and Angie . 1969 On July
20 ...

Author: Thomas Forget

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780823935239

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Presents the life and career of rock artist David Bowie who gained popularity with his unique style and diversity.

The Words and Music of David Bowie

David Bowie's singles with bands such as the King Bees, the Mannish Boys, the
Lower Third, and his singles and albums as a soloist between 1964 and 1969
may not have met with critical or commercial success, but they established Bowie
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Author: James E. Perone

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275992453

Category: Music

Page: 198

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All Music Guide's Stephen Thomas Erlewine has written, "Even when he was out of fashion in the '80s and '90s, it was clear that Bowie was one of the most influential musicians in rock, for better or worse." In this comprehensive analysis of David Bowie's career, author James Perone examines the many identities and styles Bowie has developed over the years, and in so doing provides a stunning chronicle of creativity at work. This long overdue investigation lets Bowie's artistry speak for itself. After a biographical introduction, chronologically arranged chapters discuss the singer's fascinating--and iconoclastic--body of work. A discography and annotated bibliography conclude the book.

David Bowie

Bowie, David and Kenneth Pitt. Love You Till Tuesday: The David Bowie Story.
Interview by Stuart Grundy. BBC Radio 1, May 1976. BBC Sound Archive. Bowie,
David. Changes: The David Bowie Story. Interview by Stuart Grundy. BBC Radio
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Author: Eoin Devereux

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317754492

Category: Music

Page: 324

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David Bowie: Critical Perspectives examines in detail the many layers of one of the most intriguing and influential icons in popular culture. This interdisciplinary book brings together established and emerging scholars from a wide variety of backgrounds, including musicology, sociology, art history, literary theory, philosophy, politics, film studies and media studies. Bowie’s complexity as a singer, songwriter, producer, performer, actor and artist demands that any critical engagement with his overall work must be interdisciplinary and wide-ranging in its scope. The chapters are organised around the key themes of ‘textualities’, ‘psychologies’, ‘orientalisms’, ‘art and agency’ and ‘performing and influencing’ in Bowie’s work. This comprehensive book contributes a great deal to the study of popular music, performance, gender, religion, popular media and celebrity.

David Bowie

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577Pegg (2004): pp. 205–206. 578Wilcken (2005): p. 7. 579Wilcken (2005): p. 9.

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Experiencing David Bowie

David Bowie in Doggett, The Man Who Sold the World, 227. 3. James E. Perone,
The Words and Music of David Bowie (Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2007),
49. 4. Nicholas Pegg, The Complete David Bowie (London: Reynolds & Hearn, ...

Author: Ian Chapman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 144223752X

Category: Music

Page: 254

View: 393

In Experiencing David Bowie: A Listener's Companion, musicologist, writer, and musician Ian Chapman unravels the extraordinary marriage of sound and visual effect that lies at the heart of the work of one of the most complex and enduring performers in popular music.

David Bowie

** Shortlisted for the NME Best Music Book Award 2018 ** THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER A TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR A HERALD BOOK OF THE YEAR AN IRISH INDEPENDENT BOOK OF THE YEAR 'The definitive book on Bowie' The ...

Author: Dylan Jones

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 140905263X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 592

View: 668

** Shortlisted for the NME Best Music Book Award 2018 ** THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER A TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR A HERALD BOOK OF THE YEAR AN IRISH INDEPENDENT BOOK OF THE YEAR 'The definitive book on Bowie' The Times 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. ***NOW REVISED AND EXPANDED***

Enchanting David Bowie

If, then, for the purposes of argument, we take David Jones' inner life and private
thoughts as our baseline of 'reality', and a performative, provocative statement by
David Bowie such as 'It's true – I am a bisexual' (Playboy, September 1976) as ...

Author: Toija Cinque

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1628923067

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 368

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A longstanding, successful and frequently controversial career spanning more than four decades establishes David Bowie as charged with contemporary cultural relevance. That David Bowie has influenced many lives is undeniable to his fans. He requisitions and challenges his audiences, through frequently indirect lyrics and images, to critically question sanity, identity and essentially what it means to be 'us' and why we are here. Enchanting David Bowie explores David Bowie as an anti-temporal figure and argues that we need to understand him across the many media platforms and art spaces he intersects with including theatre, film, television, the web, exhibition, installation, music, lyrics, video, and fashion. This exciting collection is organized according to the key themes of space, time, body, and memory - themes that literally and metaphorically address the key questions and intensities of his output.

David Bowie Starman

This bisexual, glittering generation was the Homo superior—and David would be
its spokesperson. David ... The Melody Maker staff members were well aware of
Bowie's regular presence at the Sombrero; there was a sense that David had ...

Author: Paul Trynka

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316134244

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 616

"Ziggy Stardust," "Changes," Under Pressure," "Let's Dance," "Fame," "Heroes," and of course, "Starman." These are the classic songs of David Bowie, the artist whose personas are indelibly etched in our pop consciousness alongside his music. He wrote and recorded with everyone from Iggy Pop to Freddie Mercury to John Lennon, sold 136 million albums, has one of the truly great voices, and influenced bands as wide-ranging as Nirvana and Franz Ferdinand. Paul Trynka illuminates Bowie's seemingly contradictory life and his many reinventions as an artist, offering over 300 new interviews with everyone from classmates to managers to lovers. He reveals Bowie's broad influence on the entertainment world, from movie star to modern-day icon, trend-setter to musical innovator. This book will define Bowie for years to come.

David Bowie s Low

... my ensemble is givingaconcert in London, and whenthe concert's over a
youngman withlong hair comesup and looksat meand says, 'How doyou do,I'm
BrianEno.' Two years later we'reinBerlin and David Bowie's there,andI thinkto
myself, ...

Author: Hugo Wilcken

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441131299

Category: Music

Page: 144

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Los Angeles, 1976. David Bowie is holed up in his Bel-Air mansion, drifting into drug-induced paranoia and confusion. Obsessed with black magic and the Holy Grail, he's built an altar in the living room and keeps his fingernail clippings in the fridge. There are occasional trips out to visit his friend Iggy Pop in a mental institution. His latest album is the cocaine-fuelled Station To Station (Bowie: "I know it was recorded in LA because I read it was"), which welds R&B rhythms to lyrics that mix the occult with a yearning for Europe, after three mad years in the New World. Bowie has long been haunted by the angst-ridden, emotional work of the Die Brucke movement and the Expressionists. Berlin is their spiritual home, and after a chaotic world tour, Bowie adopts this city as his new sanctuary. Immediately he sets to work on Low, his own expressionist mood-piece.

Discovering David Bowie

John Mendelssohn. John Mendelssohn Discovering David Bowie I Discover
David Bowie! by John Mendelssohn On the strength. Front Cover.

Author: John Mendelssohn

Publisher: John Mendelsohn

ISBN: 1452468257

Category: Music

Page:

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When David Bowie first visited the USA in February 1971, he was an obscure English folkie in a man's dress. By the time John Mendelssohn was finished with him, he was an obscure English folkie with an upcoming Rolling Stone profile, and a newfound appreciation for The Stooges and their anarchic frontman Iggy Pop.

David Bowie Black Book

I'm not outrageous, I'm David Bowie. The admission of gayness, set in context by
Michael Watts, was seized upon by Fleet Street in a paroxism of joy. If they had
only opened their eyes, it must have been apparent what was happening. David
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Author: Miles Charlesworth

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 1783230266

Category: Music

Page: 160

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Back in print due to popular demand; the David Bowie Black Book remains one of the most elegant books about the iconic superstar ever to have been published. Art directed by acclaimed graphic designer, Pierce Marchbank, and with text written by former NME journalist and cultural commentator, Barry Miles, the David Bowie Black Book contains photographs from every era of Bowie's genre-defining career and was for many years the world's best-selling Bowie book.

David Bowie s Diamond Dogs

In this book Glenn Hendler shows that each song on Diamond Dogs shifts the ground under you as you listen, not just by changing in musical style, but by being sung by a different "I" who directly addresses a different "you.

Author: Glenn Hendler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501336592

Category: Music

Page: 168

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After his breakthrough with Ziggy Stardust and before his U.S. pop hits "Fame" and "Golden Years" David Bowie produced a dark and difficult concept album set in a post-apocalyptic "Hunger City" populated by post-human "mutants." Diamond Dogs includes the great glam anthem "Rebel Rebel" and utterly unique songs that combine lush romantic piano and nearly operatic singing with scratching, grungy guitars, creepy, insidious noises, and dark, pessimistic lyrics that reflect the album's origins in a projected Broadway musical version of Orwell's 1984 and Bowie's formative encounter with William S. Burroughs. In this book Glenn Hendler shows that each song on Diamond Dogs shifts the ground under you as you listen, not just by changing in musical style, but by being sung by a different "I" who directly addresses a different "you." Diamond Dogs is the product of a performer at the peak of his powers but uncomfortable with the rock star role he had constructed. All of the album's influences looked to Bowie like ways of escaping not just the Ziggy role, but also the constraints of race, gender, sexuality, and nationality. These are just some of the reasons many Bowie fans rate Diamond Dogs his richest and most important album of the 1970s.

David Bowie The Music and The Changes

David Bowie: The Music and The Changes is the ultimate guide to the music of the genius, fashion icon and near-mythical rock god.

Author: David Buckley

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 1783236175

Category: Music

Page: 184

View: 498

David Bowie: The Music and The Changes is the ultimate guide to the music of the genius, fashion icon and near-mythical rock god. Author, David Buckley, was awarded a PhD on David Bowie so is best placed to guide you through an album by album and track by track exploration of this incredible man's incredible music. The Music and The Changes kicks off with a timeline of Bowie's life, from his humble beginnings to his early albums to conquering the charts in the 1970s and 1980s and cementing his status as one of rock and pop music's most admired artists and icons. The real highlight for fans and those just getting into Bowie is the album by album and track by track analysis of every single one of his albums, up to and including his most recent release 'The Next Day'. Wonderfully engrossing and incredibly detailed, this is indisputably the most complete analysis of Bowie's music ever published. Boasting release information, biography, historical details, full track listings and fascinating comments on individual tracks, David Bowie: The Music and The Changes is an authoritative and comprehensive guide to one of rock's most intriguing figures.

David Bowie The Golden Years

The book follows Bowie on his journeys across the countries that fired his imagination and inspired his greatest work, and includes a detailed discography documenting every Bowie recording during this period, including tracks he left in the ...

Author: Roger Griffin

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857128752

Category: Music

Page: 448

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David Bowie: The Golden Years chronicles Bowie’s creative life during the 1970s, the decade that defined his career. Looking at the superstar's life and work in a year by year, month by month, day by day format, and placing his works in their historical, personal and creative contexts. The Golden Years accounts for every live performance: when and where and who played with him. It details every known recording: session details, who played in the studio, who produced the song, and when and how it was released. It covers every collaboration, including production and guest appearances. It also highlights Bowie's film, stage and television appearances: Bowie brought his theatrical training into every performance and created a new form of rock spectacle. The book follows Bowie on his journeys across the countries that fired his imagination and inspired his greatest work, and includes a detailed discography documenting every Bowie recording during this period, including tracks he left in the vault. The Golden Years is an invaluable addition to the Digital shelves of any true Bowie fan.

Strange Fascination

This revised edition of Strange Fascination captures exclusive details about the tours, the making of the albums, the arguments, the split-ups, the music and, most importantly, the man himself.

Author: David Buckley

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448132479

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 592

View: 613

The Sunday Times bestseller. David Bowie was arguably the most influential artist of his time, reinventing himself again and again, transforming music, style and art for over five decades. David Buckley's unique approach to unravelling the Bowie enigma, via interviews with many of the singer's closest associates, biography and academic analysis, makes this unrivalled biography a classic for Bowie fans old and new. This revised edition of Strange Fascination captures exclusive details about the tours, the making of the albums, the arguments, the split-ups, the music and, most importantly, the man himself. Also including exclusive photographic material, Strange Fascination is the most complete account of David Bowie and his impact on pop culture ever written.

The Complete David Bowie

"New edition: expanded and updated"--Cover.

Author: Nicholas Pegg

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 9781785653650

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 800

View: 186

The biggest edition yet - expanded and updated with 35,000 words of new material Critically acclaimed in its previous editions, The Complete David Bowie is widely recognized as the foremost source of analysis and information on every facet of Bowie's career. The A-Z of songs and the day-by-day dateline are the most complete ever published. From the 11-year-old's skiffle performance at the 18th Bromley Scouts' Summer Camp in 1958, to the emergence of the legendary lost album Toy in 2011, to his passing in January 2016, The Complete David Bowie discusses and dissects every last development in rock's most fascinating career. * The Albums - detailed production history and analysis of every album from 1967 to the present day. * The Songs - hundreds of individual entries reveal the facts and anecdotes behind not just the famous recordings, but also the most obscure of unreleased rarities - from 'Absolute Beginners' to 'Ziggy Stardust', from 'Abdulmajid' to 'Zion'. * The Tours - set-lists and histories of every live show. * The Actor - a complete guide to Bowie's career on stage and screen. * Plus - the videos, the BBC radio sessions, the paintings, the Internet and much more.

David Bowie Starman

Illuminates the career of David Bowie through more than three hundred new interviews with everyone from classmates to managers to lovers and discusses his broad influence on the entertainment world.

Author: Paul Trynka

Publisher: Little Brown & Company

ISBN: 9780316032254

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 530

View: 795

Illuminates the career of David Bowie through more than three hundred new interviews with everyone from classmates to managers to lovers and discusses his broad influence on the entertainment world.

David Bowie s Low

"One day I blew my nose and half my brains came out.

Author: Hugo Wilcken

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826416845

Category: Music

Page: 138

View: 269

"One day I blew my nose and half my brains came out." Los Angeles, 1976. David Bowie is holed up in his Bel-Air mansion, drifting into drug-induced paranoia and confusion. Obsessed with black magic and the Holy Grail, he's built an altar in the living room and keeps his fingernail clippings in the fridge. There are occasional trips out to visit his friend Iggy Pop in a mental institution. His latest album is the cocaine-fuelled Station To Station (Bowie: "I know it was recorded in LA because I read it was"), which welds R&B rhythms to lyrics that mix the occult with a yearning for Europe, after three mad years in the New World. Bowie has long been haunted by the angst-ridden, emotional work of the Die Brucke movement and the Expressionists. Berlin is their spiritual home, and after a chaotic world tour, Bowie adopts this city as his new sanctuary. Immediately he sets to work on Low, his own expressionist mood-piece.

Heroes

As Tobias Rüther describes in this fascinating tale of Bowie’s Berlin years, the musician traveled to West Berlin—the capital of his childhood dreams and the city of Expressionism—to repair his body and mind from the devastation of ...

Author: Tobias Rüther

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1780234007

Category: Music

Page: 224

View: 943

In 1976, David Bowie left Los Angeles and the success of his celebrated albums Diamond Dogs and Young Americans for Europe. The rocker settled in Berlin, where he would make his “Berlin Trilogy”—the albums Low, Heroes, and Lodger, which are now considered some of the most critically acclaimed and innovative of the late twentieth century. But Bowie’s time in Berlin was about more than producing new music. As Tobias Rüther describes in this fascinating tale of Bowie’s Berlin years, the musician traveled to West Berlin—the capital of his childhood dreams and the city of Expressionism—to repair his body and mind from the devastation of drug addiction, delusions, and mania. Painting a vivid picture of Bowie’s life in the Schöneberg area of the city, Rüther describes the artist’s friendships and collaborations with his roommate, Iggy Pop, as well as Brian Eno and Tony Visconti. Rüther illustrates Bowie’s return to painting, days cycling to the Die Brücke museum, and his exploration of the city’s nightlife, both the wild side and the gay scene. In West Berlin, Bowie also met singer and actress Romy Haag; came to know Hansa Studios, where he would record Low and Heroes; and even landed the part of a Prussian aristocrat in Just a Gigolo, starring alongside Marlene Dietrich. Eventually Rüther uses Bowie and his explorations of the cultural and historical undercurrents of West Berlin to examine the city itself: divided, caught in the Cold War, and how it began to redefine itself as a cultural metropolis, turning to the arts to start a new history. Tying in with an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, in September, 2014, Heroes tells the fascinating story of how the music of the future arose from the spirit of the past. It is an unforgettable look at one of the world’s most renowned musicians in one of its most inspiring cities.