By Paul Trynka
"Ziggy Stardust,""Changes," lower than Pressure,""Let's Dance,""Fame,""Heroes," and naturally, "Starman." those are the vintage songs of David Bowie, the artist whose personas are indelibly etched in our pop attention along his song. He wrote and recorded with every person from Iggy Pop to Freddie Mercury to John Lennon, bought 136 million albums, has one of many actually nice voices, and motivated bands as wide-ranging as Nirvana and Franz Ferdinand.
Paul Trynka illuminates Bowie's probably contradictory existence and his many reinventions as an artist, delivering over three hundred new interviews with each person from classmates to managers to enthusiasts. He unearths Bowie's large effect at the leisure international, from celeb to modern day icon, trend-setter to musical innovator. This booklet will outline Bowie for future years.
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