The Age of Bowie
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
'A handsome six footer with a warm and engaging personality, Davie Jones has all it takes to get to the show business heights including . . . talent.' David Bowie at 17 in May, 1964 writing his own press biography.
Respected arts commentator Paul Morley, one of the team who curated the highly successful retrospective exhibition for the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, David Bowie Is . . . constructs the definitive story of Bowie that explores how he worked, played, aged, structured his ideas, invented the future and entered history as someone who could and would never be forgotten. Morley will capture the greatest moments of Bowie’s career; from the recording studio with the likes of Brian Eno and Tony Visconti; to iconic live performances from the 1970s, 80s and 90s, as well as the various encounters and artistic relationships he developed with rock luminaries John Lennon, Lou Reed and Iggy Pop. And of course, discuss in detail his much-heralded, and critically-acclaimed comeback with the release of Black Star just days before his shocking death in New York.
Morley will offer a startling biographical critique of David Bowie’s legacy, showing how he never stayed still even when he withdrew from the spotlight, how he always knew his own worth, and released a dazzling plethora of mobile Bowies into the world with a bloody-minded determination and a voluptuous imagination to create something amazing that was not there before.
‘A thrilling hymn to a brilliant and beloved “song and dance man”’ Observer
Reading this you can see why the legend that Morley and Ian Penman lead to the downfall of the famous weekly uk music paper the NME rings true .
The first chapters are very difficult reading, Morley is almost like an A level student trying to impress with wide vocabulary.
Why use a single word when a steam of consciousness will impress?
It does get slightly better when Morley has a time frame to limit his excesses .
Not a great tribute to Bowie .