RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 26763208 LA English T1 Backstage passes : life on the wild side with David Bowie A1 Bowie, Angela., Carr, Patrick., PB Putnam PP New York YR 1993 SN 0399137645 9780399137648 AB Fasten your seat belts - there has never been a rock-and-roll memoir like this. A scandalous, sexy, uncompromising roller-coaster ride that tells the secrets of a twenty-five-year trip on rock's wild side. One person knows David Bowie better than anyone else, perhaps even better than he does - ex-wife Angela Bowie. Having outlasted the gag order that was part of their divorce agreement, she is now free for the first time to share the details of their turbulent relationship. From her first encounter with future husband David Bowie in London during the free-love days of the summer of '67, to planning his rise from in-crowd cult hero to rock superstar, Angela Bowie has been at the epicenter of pop culture. Backstage Passes is a brilliant insider's portrayal of one of rock's greatest stars. For ten tempestuous years she traveled and lived with Bowie, overseeing his career, promoting his music, and engineering headline-grabbing news stories. He was a man ahead of his time, the catalyst of a thousand new trends, a hero to millions. But there was another side to David Bowie, a man who battled the monster within, cold, paranoid, often vicious and strung out on cocaine, teetering on the edge of self-destruction. Angela has witnessed, and shared, it all - the bisexual orgies, David's degeneration at the hands of satanic cults and cocaine, secret conversations, fragile egos, plots and power plays, as well as the behind-the-scenes lives, loves, and excesses of rock's other great legends: Mick Jagger, Keith Moon, Elton John, Marianne Faithfull, Iggy Pop, Rod Stewart, and Lou Reed, to name a few. Reading Backstage Passes is almost as good as having been there - a tell-all that truly tells all, a book as outspoken, bold, and opinionated as Angela Bowie herself.