The Resource Bowie : the biography, Wendy Leigh

Bowie : the biography, Wendy Leigh

Label
Bowie : the biography
Title
Bowie
Title remainder
the biography
Statement of responsibility
Wendy Leigh
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In an unexpurgated exploration of Bowie's kaleidoscopic personal life, biographer Leigh reveals his star-crossed inheritance--his mother was once an acolyte of the British Fascist party; his father, the PR genius who masterminded his early career--in a dramatic contrast to those family members grappling with mental illness, fears that would haunt Bowie for most of his life. Above all, there is Bowie's hard won rise to fame and fortune, his astounding creativity, his courage as a performer, and his shape-shifting style, coupled with a ruthless ambition that caused him to submit to the casting couch on his way to the top. In the process, Leigh tells of Bowie's strong bond with John Lennon, his love/hate relationship with Mick Jagger, his male sexual partners, and his women, as disparate as Elizabeth Taylor, Susan Sarandon, Tina Turner, Marianne Faithful, Nina Simone, and most notable, his marriage to Iman, which has lasted for the past quarter of a century. Featuring a sixteen-page insert with many never-before-seen photographs of David Bowie and those close to him, this biography is a once in a lifetime look at the iconic superstar who changed the world
Summary
A revealing look at David Bowie, including rarely seen photos, draws on interviews with his lovers (both male and female), his girlfriends, business associates, groupies and band members to shine a light on the life and career of this hypnotic performer
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10351875
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leigh, Wendy
Dewey number
  • 782.42166092
  • B
Illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML420.B754
LC item number
L38 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bowie, David
  • Rock musicians
Target audience
adult
Label
Bowie : the biography, Wendy Leigh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography, discography, filmography, tours, selected television appearances, and documentaries
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn878953609
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Extent
311 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476767079
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014015790
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
portraits (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)878953609
Label
Bowie : the biography, Wendy Leigh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography, discography, filmography, tours, selected television appearances, and documentaries
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn878953609
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Extent
311 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476767079
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014015790
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
portraits (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)878953609

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