David Bowie: The Golden Years by Roger Griffin

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David Bowie: The Golden Years

A day-by-day account of Bowie’s life from the start of 1970 to the end of 1980 – his golden era that defined his work as a major artist a dozen inspired studio albums, five major tours, two feature films and critically acclaimed theatrical performances in Chicago and New York. He reinvented stage presentation in rock and revived the careers of Mott The Hoople, Lou Reed and Iggy Pop.

This book chronicles in fascinating detail how it all unfolded, tracking Bowie’s creative life from post-Space Oddity London in 1970, through the genesis of Ziggy Stardust, The Thin White Duke, his withdrawal to West Berlin and New York in 1980. Informed by recollections from Bowie himself and his many collaborators, friends and associates of the time, the book illustrates how Bowie’s influences and experiences shaped his extraordinary body of work, which in turn has inspired generations of musicians. David Bowie: The Golden Years features rare, unpublished and iconic photographs from a unique era in the private and professional life of one of rock’s greatest and most enduring heroes.

If you’re interested in David Bowie, we also recommend: Strange Fascination by David Buckley and the Open Edition of Bowie By O’Neill 


Singer, songwriter and actor, David Bowie was surely one of the most influential musicians of the 20th and early 21st century. Publishing music from 1964 until his untimely death in 2016, Bowie had notched up an incredible 27 studio albums, 11 live albums, 51 compilation albums and 128 singles. His final album, Blackstar, was released only 2 days before his death in January 2016.

Moving effortlessly through Art Rock to Glam Rock, to Post Punk, Pop and Electronic, Bowie is the subject of dozens of books. We are lucky enough to feature some of the best in our collection. The Terry O Neil limited editions, the biography Ziggyology by Simon Goddard or the Golden Years, a day-by-day account of Bowie’s life from the start of 1970 to the end of 1980 are among the options we have to offer.

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