Strange Fascination: David Bowie, the Definitive Story

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Virgin, 2005 - 566 pages
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'You must think we out-of-towners are a strange and crazy bunch. Well, I guess we are. We dance a furious boredom', a young David Bowle wrote from his provincial bedroom to DJ John Peel in 1969. Five years later this driven, questing and flawed soul created his androgynous, fantastical rock star Ziggy Stardust as the ultimate revenge of the suburbs. Bowie's subsequent pioneering sexual experimentation, cracked actor showmanship and ability to embrace every musical genre from glam rock to drum'n'bass have made him into the biggest commercial success in rock history since the Beatles and the Stones. He is as much an icon in 2005 as he was during the '70s.

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Review: Strange Fascination: David Bowie: The Definitive Story

User Review  - Samira - Goodreads

The joy of this is how well written it is. A fan, but not a rose-tinted view and focussed on the art not the gossip. Particularly appreciated the insights and perspectives of longtime collaborators ... Read full review

Review: Strange Fascination: David Bowie: The Definitive Story

User Review  - Jonathan - Goodreads

This book started off fine, but the second half really dragged. Overall, I think the writer suffered from a lack of source material since Bowie cultivates sort of an enigma around himself. He did have ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

David Buckley is the author of several books, including "R.E.M. Fiction: An Alternative Biography;" "Strange Fascination: David Bowie--The Definitive Story;" "The Stranglers: No Mercy--The Authorized and Uncensored Biography; "and "The Thrill of It All: The Story of Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music,

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