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Strange Fascination : David Bowie: The Definitive Story

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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 comes at a time when Bowie is, once again, on a creative roll, and 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 592 pages
  • 130 x 192 x 38mm | 381.02g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised, Updated
  • 2x8pp b&w photos
  • 0753510022
  • 9780753510025
  • 49,854

About David Buckley

David Buckley wrote a doctoral thesis on David Bowie and also wrote a CD-sized introductory guide to Bowie's back catalogue, The Complete Guide to the Music of David Bowie which was repackaged at Bowie's request as part of the media pack accompanying the star's 1995 album Earthling.show more

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"One of the most authoritative Bowie books you're ever likely to read." Mojo "As a critique-cum-re-establishment of the David Bowie character, "definitive" is pretty much it." Guardian "A fascinating portrait of a fascinating artist ... if you like Bowie and you're into biographies, this is the one to read" -- Marc Almond "Buckley manages the ultimate achievement of any rock biog and sends you scuttling back to the records." Guardian "A definitive re-establishment of the man and the myth of David Bowie." Future Musicshow more

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"Buckley manages the ultimate achievement of any rock biog and sends you scuttling back to the records."show more

Back cover copy

DAVID BOWIE is now into his fiftth decade of making music. From his first hit single, 'Space Oddity', to his vital 21st-century albums Heathen and Reality, he remains the most influential rock star of his generation. Strange Fascination chronicles Bowie's career against the colourful backdrop of post-Beatles pop culture, taking us from the glam-era gender-bending of the early 1970s, through plastic soul, the Berlin period, Scary Monsters and the huge international success of Let's Dance right the way up to his most recent collaborations and his poineering use of the Internet. It's a story of amazing creativity, of huge, showboating theatricality and of a never-ending quest to remain relevant and at pop's cutting edge. 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 comes at a time when Bowie is, once again, on a creative roll, and 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.show more

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