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David Bowie by Dylan Jones

David Bowie

David Bowie by Dylan Jones
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Sep 12, 2017 | 544 Pages
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Praise

“Jones’ Bowie opus serves as the ultimate oral history of the artist’s life and musical journey.”
Billboard

“Devour David Bowie: A Life, an oral history by Dylan Jones. It’s full of irresistible stories of art, music, and, of course, sex – this is rock’n’roll, after all.”
Men’s Health

“A labor of love with many vivid voices and fresh insights.”
Jon Savage, author of England’s Dreaming and Teenage

“What a story—no screenwriter could have made it up. Dylan Jones tells the epic
tale of how David Bowie turned the world upside down, from his early scuffling
London days to his rock-and-roll golden years—a starman who kept reimagining
himself and his art in ways that transformed our whole culture.”
Rob Sheffield, author of Love Is a Mix Tape and On Bowie

“A must-read, incredibly diverse and detailed oral history of the rock god’s entire existence. From the cradle to the grave. Best. Bowie book. Ever.”
Denis Leary, author of Why We Don’t Suck

“Dylan Jones elevates the art of oral biography to a cinematic level. Scene by scene, this is the movie of David Bowie’s life.”
Robert Greenfield, author of S.T.P: A Journey Through America with the Rolling Stones

“Capturing the kaleidoscopic range of David Bowie’s life and work seems like an impossible task. But through more than 150 interviews spanning the entirety of Bowie’s extraordinary time on Earth, Dylan Jones thoroughly and seamlessly conveys the creativity, curiosity, and velocity of a visionary who transformed the very possibilities of pop music.”
Alan Light, author of The Holy and the Broken and Let’s Go Crazy

“Comprehensive… Jones delves deeply into the details of rock icon David Bowie’s fame, financial problems, drug use, sexuality, Buddhist practices, and romantic entanglements. But it’s Jones’s focus on Bowie’s friendships that truly shines… All these facets of Bowie’s personality and more are on display… [and] Jones incorporates honest, even biting, observations… [that] contribute to the well-roundedness of this remarkable volume.”
Publishers Weekly
 
“A sweeping, gossipy biography of the chameleonic pop star in the form of an oral history, with input from dozens of collaborators, lovers, and admirers. Bowie himself weighs in, too… Jones unearths quirky bits of Bowie-ana (he wanted to sing a duet with Mick Jagger from a space shuttle) and details his highly creative months preceding his death… Jones captures his subject’s transformations and the responses they provoked.”
—Kirkus Reviews

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