The book “Bowie at 75” celebrates an extraordinary life


by Best Classic Bands Staff



David Bowie continues to be celebrated on the 75th anniversary of his birth. A new book, Bowie at 75, is described by its editor as an examination of his “extraordinary life and alter egos through the lens of 75 professional accomplishments and significant events”. The title from veteran rock journalist Martin Popoff arrives June 14, 2022 via Motorbooks.

Bowie was born on January 8, 1947. He died on January 10, 2016, two days after his 69th birthday.

From the April announcement: Popoff guides readers through Bowie’s 27 studio albums, plus a curated selection of earworm singles.

The table of contents page of the book

Popoff also delves into the events that helped chart the course of Bowie’s career, including his appearances with artists like Iggy Pop, Tina Turner and Queen; key performances such as Live Aid; collaborations with an incredible roster of guitarists including Mick Ronson, Adrian Belew, Robert Fripp, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Nile Rodgers and Earl Slick; film and television roles; and more.

Related: Our Rewind album of one of Bowie’s alter ego, Ziggy Stardust

Illustrated with live concert and candid off-stage photography plus memorabilia including concert posters, 7 inch photo sleeves, and more, the package also includes a gatefold. Bowie timeline, an excerpt from famed concert poster artist Frank Kozik, and more.

Popoff has written nearly 8,000 record reviews, writing in every genre, and has written 57 books on hard rock, heavy metal, classic rock, and record collecting, including Content under pressure: 30 years of rushing home and away. He was editor-in-chief of Brave words and bloody fistsCanada’s largest heavy metal publication for 14 years, and has also contributed to Revolver, guitar world, Gold mine, RecordCollector, and more. He has been a regular Banger Films contractor, having worked on the award-winning documentary Rush: Beyond the Lit Stageand ZZ Top: this small group from Texas.

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