Bowie at 75
by Martin Popoff
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Pub Date 06 Sep 2022 | Archive Date 04 Oct 2022
Quarto Publishing Group – Motorbooks, Motorbooks
Hendrix, Joplin, Mercury…few rock artists garner as much adulation after passing as they did in life. In Bowie at 75, veteran rock journalist Martin Popoff examines David Bowie’s extraordinary life through the lens of 75 significant career achievements and life events, guiding you through all 27 studio albums, as well as a curated selection of earworm singles. But Popoff delves deeper to reveal the events that helped chart the course of Bowie’s career:
- Guest appearances with artists like Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Tina Turner, and Queen
- Key performances such as Live Aid
- Collaborations with an incredible roster of guitarists that included Mick Ronson, Adrian Belew, Robert Fripp, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Nile Rodgers, and Earl Slick
- Film and television roles
- Romance…and more.
From his eponymous 1967 debut LP and ending with Blackstar, released just two days before his death, Bowie is regarded as one of the most influential musicians and performers of the previous five decades, during which he constantly redefined himself. In examining 75 touchstones, Popoff gives you a unique view of Bowie’s career arc from folkie to the breakthrough single “Space Oddity” to his flamboyant glam rock alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, and beyond.
Illustrated with live concert and candid offstage photography as well as memorabilia including gig posters, 7-inch picture sleeves, and more, this incredible package also includes a gatefold timeline, a gatefold painting depicting “A Party of Bowies,” a previously unpublished 8×10-inch glossy print, and a pullout poster by famed gig poster artist Frank Kozik.
The result is a stunning tribute to one of the most influential and admired stars in rock history—in a milestone year.
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What a fantastic book! I adore Bowie, he was present in my childhood and I carried on loving his music as I grew up. The pictures are brilliant and loads of trivia thrown in as well!
I loved this book, it is such a delightful look into the man, the myth, the legend David Bowie. The world lost a treasure when Bowie died, and Martin Popoff gives him back to us in living color.
A celebration of the beloved iconic rockstar with enough beautiful photos to keep you occupied for hours. The perfect coffee table book or pleasure read for all of us who like to read but also like to turn the stereo up just a little too loud. This one is an absolutely phenomenal work of art, just like the artist it pays tribute to. Can’t say enough good things. Fascinating!
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