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David Bowie: Behind the Curtain

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David Bowie: Behind the Curtain Andrew Kent 160 Pages ISBN: 0996058753 Press Syndication Group 2017 Very few musicians have been as documented, analyzed or scrutinized as singer David Bowie. Ever since the 60s, Bowie has spent his entire life in the spotlight and really very few musicians can match or parallel his imaginative and aesthetic influence he has had during his lifetime. An ever evolving and transformative person, he was a master of ...

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Paul Morley: The Age of Bowie

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The Age of Bowie Paul Morley 496 Pages ISBN: 978-1471148088 Simon & Schuster UK 2016 The enormous grief and sadness that outpoured at the unexpected death of singer David Bowie by fans and supporters worldwide were immediate and sincere. As soon as the shocking news broke on the 11th of January 2016, fans paid their homage to this artist who not only pushed boundaries but who also shaped and embodied the ...

INTERVIEW

Steve Schapiro: Photographs That Can Energize People and Music

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A long time photographer for Life magazine, Steve Schapiro is one of the most esteemed photographers of our time. For over five decades he has taken photographs of well-known politicians, activists and celebrities. These photographs are not only chronicles of people and the times, but cultural milestones as well. He has taken photographs of rev. Martin Luther King and the march in Selma, Senator Robert Kennedy's presidential campaign, the film sets of movies such as Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather ...

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Bowie: Photographs by Steve Schapiro

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Bowie: Photographs by Steve Schapiro Steve Schapiro 104 Pages ISBN: 9781576878064 Powerhouse Books 2016 One thing is for certain, in his work, be it lyrics, visuals or music, singer David Bowie almost never embraced clear meaning. A one-man melting pot for ideas, his whole persona was so inventive and strange that it made people so fun and sometimes so hard to keep up with him on the path of his artistic adventures over ...

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David Bowie and His Legacy

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Very few musicians can boast to having an artistic career that changed the course of music history in the way singer David Bowie has had. A legend in his lifetime, he had a more varied and influential career than any other single performer in popular music. Bowie was an example of what an artist should be--brave, creative, mischievous, charismatic, mysterious, endlessly curious, unpredictable, and several steps ahead of the pack. Rarely anyone has embraced so many changes of style and ...

EXTENDED ANALYSIS

David Bowie: Blackstar

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The 10-year long absence from the limelight clearly didn't dim singer David Bowie's sense of guile or invention. That was clearly evident with the sudden reappearance with the utterly brilliant The Next Day which pilot single “Where Are We Now?" appeared from nowhere on his birthday and delighting many people along the way. In a career that has lasted for 50 years, Bowie has always refused to be pigeonholed and with Blackstar that is set to continue. Many years into ...

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Mick Rock: The Rise of David Bowie, 1972–1973

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The Rise of David Bowie, 1972--1973 Mick Rock 310 Pages ISBN: 978-3-8365-4905-9 Taschen 2015 For many years, photographer Mick Rock has been capturing the passion and the energy of some of most distinguished rock and roll artists. Often referred to as the “man who shot the '70s" he has trained his lenses on many artists from Lou Reed, Syd Barrett, Iggy Pop to Blondie, Sex Pistols, Queen and David Bowie, to name but ...

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David Bowie: Excerpts from 1.Outside and Earthling

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The '80s were very good to singer David Bowie, and maybe too good for his own good. After producing Let's Dance(EMI, 1983), his best selling one, which was followed by a very successful world tour, he went on to reproduce his successes in a very grand and hefty way, mostly by reproducing the same pop formula endlessly. That resulted in a string of below average pop records that only served to increase his popularity and income rather than breaking new ...

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

David Bowie: The Next Day

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The role of the artist is to deepen the mystery, Francis Bacon once said, and singer David Bowie is a master of that. After several years of studio and especially media abstinence, Major Tom has surprisingly reported for active duty when he released his first single in ten years, “Where are We Now?," coinciding with his 66th birthday. That broke the years of silence and speculation, and the news took over the world in a storm as if it was ...


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