BOWIE @ 75 – book chronicles 75 career achievements and life events
BOWIE AT 75 is a unique and beautifully produced celebration of the iconic rock start, examining his extraordinary life through the lens of 75 significant career achievements and life events. Hendrix, Joplin, Mercury…few rock artists garner as much adulation after passing as they did in life. In Bowie at 75, veteran rock journalist Martin Popoff guides your through all of Bowie’s 27 studio albums, various singles, working with artists like Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Tina Turner and Queen; collaborations with legendary guitarists, Mick Ronson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Nile Rodgers and Earl Slick. Plus, film and television roles, live performances and more. Popoff dives deep into Bowie’s career arc from folkie to the breakthrough single “Space Oddity” to his flamboyant glam rock alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, and beyond.
- Guest appearances with artists like Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Tina Turner, and Queen
- Key performances such as Live Aid
- Collaborations with an incredible roster of guitarists that included Mick Ronson, Adrian Belew, Robert Fripp, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Nile Rodgers, and Earl Slick
- Film and television roles
- Romance…and more.
From his eponymous 1967 debut LP and ending with Blackstar, released just two days before his death, Bowie is regarded as one of the most influential musicians and performers of the previous five decades, during which he constantly redefined himself. In examining 75 touchstones, Popoff gives you a unique view of Bowie’s career arc from folkie to the breakthrough single “Space Oddity” to his flamboyant glam rock alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, and beyond.
Illustrated with live concert and candid offstage photography as well as memorabilia including gig posters, 7-inch picture sleeves, and more, this incredible package also includes a gatefold Bowie timeline, a gatefold painting depicting “A Party of Bowies,” a previously unpublished 8×10 glossy print, and a pullout by famed gig poster artist Frank Kozik. The result is a stunning tribute to one of the most influential and admired stars in rock history—in a milestone year.
Hardcover with a slip case, there’s over 400 concert and offstage photos and unique memorabilia enclosed; a two-sided 18.5” x 10.6” gatefold timeline of Bowie’s life, a gatefold painting “A Party of Bowies,” a previously unpublished 8” x 10” glossy print and a pullout by famed gig poster artists Frank Kozik (pictured below). The result is a stunning tribute to one of the most influential and admired stars in rock history—in a milestone year.
BOWIE AT 75 ∙ By Martin Popoff ∙ September 6, 2022 ∙ Hardcover with slipcase, 208 pages ∙ $75 USD, $99 CAN ∙ ISBN 9780760374382 Available from Quattro
Working out of Toronto, Canada, Martin Popoff has penned more than 60 books on hard rock, heavy metal, classic rock, and record collecting, including Rush: The Illustrated History, Led Zeppelin: Song by Song, Pink Floyd: Album by Album, and Bowie at 75. In addition, he has appeared in Revolver, Guitar World, Goldmine, Record Collector, bravewords.com, lollipop.com, and hardradio.com. Martin also worked on the award-winning documentaries Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage and ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band from Texas for Banger Films.
About the Author
Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist based in Toronto with a focus on tourism, lifestyle, entertainment and community issues. He has written several travel articles and has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He’s willing to take on any assignments of interest, attend parties with free booze, listen to rants, and travel the world in search of the great unknown. He’s eager to discover the new, remember the past, and look into the future.