In Memory of David Bowie

The man who fell to earth was a creative force and the world has lost a great talent in his passing. Here are a few of the items about or by David Bowie that can be found in the library collection.

BowieBowie: A Biography, by Marc Spitz

Spitz presents a complex and in-depth look at Bowie, and the post-war England that played such a large part in his development. Based on a hundred original interviews with managers, actors, and even his ex-wife, the author delves into his early struggles, his interest in Buddhism and the occult, his difficult family life, and his tricky relationship with art and commerce.

Hallo Spaceboy: The Rebirth of David Bowie, by Dave ThompsonHalloSpaceboy

By 1987, Bowie was being dismissed by critics, and was at a creative and commercial low. Then the amazing man reinvented himself. This biography focuses on Bowie’s later work, chronicling his extraordinary comeback, his groundbreaking music, and his evolution as a family man – married to the lovely Iman.

YourPrettyFaceYour Pretty Face is Going to Hell: The Dangerous Glitter of David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and Lou Reed, by Dave Thompson

Glam Rock anyone? This text looks at the outrageous lives of three rock legends and how their creativity intersected in the 1970s. Reed, Iggy Pop, and Bowie worked together, influencing each other and inventing the arresting music (and visuals) that characterized this moment in rock history.

Bowie on Bowie: Interviews and Encounters with David Bowie (3M Cloud ebook), by Sean Egan (Ed.)BowieOnBowie

David Bowie always delivered when it came to being interviewed. This ebook is a collection of the best Bowie interviews over the past five decades, with each selection focusing on a new step in his remarkable journey. Here is the voice of the man himself, in all his many self-reinventions.

Here are a few of his CDs: Heathen, The Next Day, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, and Hunky Dory

And of course there is his film career: The Man Who Fell to Earth, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, Basquiat, and The Prestige.

Rest in peace, Mr. Bowie. We will miss you.

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