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Spider from Mars : my life with Bowie

Author: Mick Woodmansey; Joel McIver; Tony Visconti
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017. ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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"In January 2016, the unexpected death of David Bowie rocked the globe. For millions of people, he was an icon celebrated for his music, his film and theatrical roles, and his trendsetting influence on fashion and gender norms. But no one from his inner circle has told the story of how David Jones -- a young folksinger, dancer, and aspiring mime -- became one of the most influential artists of our time. Drummer  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Woodmansey, Mick.
Spider from Mars.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017
(DLC) 2016047171
(OCoLC)957648116
Named Person: Mick Woodmansey; David Bowie; David Bowie; Mick Woodmansey
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mick Woodmansey; Joel McIver; Tony Visconti
ISBN: 9781250117625 1250117623
OCLC Number: 967723672
Notes: Includes index.
Includes discography, pages [289]-290.
Credits: Foreword by Tony Visconti.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 302 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color).
Contents: Foreword / by Tony Visconti --
Rocker in waiting --
Ratted out --
All the madmen --
Oh! You pretty things --
Hang on to yourself --
Starman --
Let yourself go --
It ain't easy --
Watch that man --
So where were the spiders? --
Holy days --
Afterword / by Joe Elliott.
Responsibility: Woody Woodmansey with Joel McIver.

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"In January 2016, the unexpected death of David Bowie rocked the globe. For millions of people, he was an icon celebrated for his music, his film and theatrical roles, and his trendsetting influence on fashion and gender norms. But no one from his inner circle has told the story of how David Jones -- a young folksinger, dancer, and aspiring mime -- became one of the most influential artists of our time. Drummer Woody Woodmansey is the last surviving member of Bowie's band The Spiders from Mars which helped launch his Ziggy Stardust persona and made David Bowie a sensation. In this first memoir to follow Bowie's passing, Spider from Mars reveals what it was like to be at the white-hot center of a star's self-creation. With never-before-told stories and never-before-seen photographs, Woodmansey offers details of the album sessions for The Man Who Sold the World, Hunky Dory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, and Aladdin Sane: the four albums that made Bowie a cult figure. And, as fame beckoned but eventually consumed Bowie, Woodmansey recalls the wild tours, eccentric characters, and rock 'n' roll excess that eventually drove the band apart. A vivid and unique evocation of a transformative musical era and the enigmatic, visionary musician at the center of it, with a foreword by legendary music producer Tony Visconti and an afterword from Def Leppard's Joe Elliot, Spider from Mars is for everyone who values David Bowie, by one of the people who knew him best."--Dust jacket.

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