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David Bowie: A Life in Picturesby Chris Welch
Synopses & Reviews
A treasure-filled tribute to the influential, charismatic "chameleon of rock." David Bowie, who recently returned to the studio after a long absence, always defied expectations with his dizzying series of stylistic transformations. Packed with photographs, this beautiful set covers everything about this iconic figureand#8212;his music, his film work, his partners, his life. Twenty pieces of unique memorabilia illustrate Bowie's journey to world superstardom.
- Bowie's signature as Davie Jones in 1965
-Ticket to see David Bowie perform at the Forum, Montreal, Canada in 1978
- A flyer listing many star acts appearing in Torquay, including David Bowie at the Rainbow Pavilion on July 7, 1972
- A contract for "David Bowie and the Lower Third" to perform at the Marquee Club in 1965
- A facsimile of the newspaper-style program from David Bowie's "Isolar 2" tour of 1978
- Previously unpublished photographs of Bowie live on stage in Canada, May 3, 1978
- Promotional postcard circa 1983
- Facsimile of part of the "Serious Moonlight" tour program, 1983
A treasure-filled tribute to the influential, charismatic "chameleon of rock." David Bowie, who recently returned to the studio, always defied expectations with his dizzying series of stylistic transformations. Packed with photographs, this beautiful set covers everything about this iconic figureand#8212;his music, his film work, his partners, his life. Twenty pieces of unique memorabilia illustrate Bowie's journey to superstardom.
Eric Claptonand#8212;aka "Old Slow Hand"and#8212;is one of the greatest guitarists of all time and the only musician inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on three separate occasions. In his long career with such supergroups as The Yardbirds, Cream, and Blind Faith, as well as a solo artist, he has received countless awards. To mark his illustrious 50-year career, Eric Clapton Treasures celebrates the legendary musician through stunning rarely published photographs and 20 items of removable facsimile memorabilia, including posters, tickets, flyers, and signed photographs.
Eric Clapton Treasures gives readers a front-row seat (and backstage pass, too) to Clapton's unparalleled career.
David Bowie fashioned a glittering career fueled by the spirit of reinvention. Not only did he make more than 20 groundbreaking albums (and is recording again), he also created vivid characters that took his music into the realm of theater. From Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke, Bowie's shifting personas had a profound cultural influence. If a picture says a thousand words, this lavishly illustrated volume pays tribute to Bowie's lasting legacy in the art scene.
About the Author
As a reporter on UK music weekly Melody Maker, Chris Welch went on the road with Led Zeppelin and The Who during the '60s and '70s and followed other key British bands of the era (Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Mott the Hoople). He since worked on a variety of music magazines and has written more than 20 books on various aspects of rock music, specializing in British bands of the 1960s onwardsand#8212;a subject he lived more than any other journalist.
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