Strange Fascination: David Bowie, the Definitive Story

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Virgin, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 641 pages
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Thirty years on from his first hit single, 'Space Oddity', David Bowie remains the most influential rock star from the post-Woodstock generation. Strange Fascination chronicles Bowie's career against the colourful backdrop of post-Beatles pop culture. It's a story of amazing creativity, of huge theatricality and of an almost pathological quest to remain relevant and at pop's cutting edge. It is simply the the most complete account of David Bowie and his impact on pop culture ever written. This book is the first genuinely insightful and heavyweight biography of a true musical icon, fully revised and updated for paperback edition.

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User Review  - dazzyj - LibraryThing

Enthusiastic but discerning introduction to Bowie's career, focussing on his musical development, and having the benefit of long interviews with a number of insiders (not, alas, the man himself). Read full review

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User Review  - nigeyb - LibraryThing

David Buckley really knows his stuff and has interesting, and new - to me, a reasonably knowledgeable fan - observations to make about the myriad twists and turns of David's career. As a teenage Bowie ... Read full review

Contents

Elvis is English
15
Look Out All You RocknRollers
83
Cosmic Surgery
129
Copyright

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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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