The Man Who Sold The World: David Bowie And The 1970s

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No artist offered a more incisive and accurate portrait of the troubled landscape of the 1970s than David Bowie. Cultural historian Peter Doggett explores the rich heritage of Bowie's most productive and inspired decade, and traces the way in which his music reflected and influenced the world around him. From 'Space Oddity', his dark vision of mankind's voyage into the unknown terrain of space, to the Scary Monsters album, Doggett examines in detail Bowie's audacious creation of an 'alien' rock star, Ziggy Stardust, and his increasingly perilous explorations of the nature of identity and the meaning of fame.

Mixing brilliant musical critique with biographical insight and acute cultural analysis, The Man Who Sold The World is a unique study of a major artist and his times.

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The Man Who Sold The World Explores the rich heritage of Bowie's productive and inspired decade, and traces the way in which his music reflected and influenced the world around him. This book examines in detail Bowie's audacious creation of an 'alien' rock star, Ziggy Stardust, and his increasingly perilous explorations of the nature of identity and the meaning of fame. Full description

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"Thrilling...takes its place next to Revolution in the Head on the short shelf of necessary reading about pop. Praise doesn't come any higher" ( Observer)

"A meticulous and engaging insight into the golden years of one of pop's true innovators. For those who love Bowie - a must" (Mark Radcliffe)

"An astonishing and absorbing work that expertly unpicks this explosively creative time in Bowie's life... Ultimately, Doggett's insight and enthusiasm should send you back to the music. If you do so the book will ensure you experience something entirely new" ( Sunday Times)

"Compels you to listen to Bowie's best-known songs afresh and his less obvious songs anew" ( Time Out)

"This is a book, which can be dipped into as a fine song-by-song guide, but even more so, as an excellent cultural history" ( Mojo)

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