The Man Who Sold the World: David Bowie and the 1970s

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Harper Collins, Jul 31, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 512 pages

The Man Who Sold the World by Peter Doggett—author of the critically acclaimed Beatles biography, You Never Give Me Your Money—is a song-by-song chronicle of the evolution of David Bowie.

Focusing on the work and the life of one of the most groundbreaking figures in music and popular culture during the turbulent seventies, Bowie’s most productive and innovative period, The Man Who Sold the World is the book that serious rock music lovers have been waiting for.

By exploring David Bowie’s individual achievements and breakthroughs one-by-one, Doggett paints a fascinating portrait of the performer who paved the way for a host of fearless contemporary artists, from Radiohead to Lady Gaga.

 

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Exhaustive survey of David Bowie and his music.Recent years have seen the publication of a variety of Bowie books, most notably the lengthy, impressive biographies by Marc Spitz (Bowie: A Biography ... Read full review

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Contents

PREFACE
19471968
19691980
DAVID BOWIE
THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD
ARNOLD CORNS
HUNKY DORY
THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY
THE HEART OF PLASTIC SOUL
YOUNG AMERICANS
STATION TO STATION
THE ART OF MINIMALISM
HEROES
LODGER
SCARY MONSTERS AND SUPER CREEPS
THE SONGS OF DAVID BOWIE 19631968

TURN TO THE LEFT
ROCK N ROLL SUICIDE
THE ART OF FRAGMENTATION
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Peter Doggett's books include Are You Ready for the Country: Elvis, Dylan, Parsons and the Roots of Country Rock,the award-winning There's a Riot Going On: Revolutionaries, Rock Stars and the Rise and Fall of the '60s, and You Never Give Me Your Money: The Beatles After the Breakup, which was chosen as one of the 10 Best Books of 2010 by the Los Angeles Times.

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