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Glamorous. Futuristic. Alien. Mortal. You can never fully encapsulate the many faces of David Bowie.
Bowie's fifty-year career is one of constant evolution, brilliant innovation, and enduring artistry. His legacy endures as one of a talent that defied form and a man who defied definition. More on rockhall.com...
Join Marc Riley and Rob Hughes as they rifle through the fascinating world of one of the greatest rock stars the world has ever known. There'll be laughter - there'll be tears, all brought on by stories of escapades with David Bowie and friends.
Diamond dogs by
Call Number: M1741.18.B69 D53 1974
Contents: Future legend -- Diamond dogs -- Sweet thing -- Candidate -- Sweet thing (Reprise) -- Rebel, rebel -- Rock 'n roll with me -- We are the dead -- 1984 -- Big brother -- Chant of the ever circling skeletal family
Call Number: M1741.18.B69 D38 1973
Contents: Andy Warhol -- Bewlay brothers -- Changes -- Eight line poem -- Five years -- Hang on to yourself -- Kooks -- Life on Mars -- Moonage daydream -- Oh you pretty things -- Queen bitch -- Quicksand -- Rock 'n roll suicide -- Song for Bob Dylan -- Soul love -- Star -- Starman -- Suffragette city -- Ziggy Stardust
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Diamond Dogs by Recorded at Olympic and Island Studios, London and Studio L Ludolf Machineweg 8-12, Hilversum, Holland. Reissue of: RCA CPS1-0576 (p1974) ; with previously unreleased bonus tracks.
Call Number: CD BOWI DIAM 1990
Scary Monsters by Reissue of: RCA BOW LP 2 (p1980) ; with bonus tracks. Contains previously released material.
Call Number: CD BOWI SCAR 1992
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David Bowie: a Life by Tracing Bowie's life from the English suburbs to London to New York to Los Angeles, Berlin, and beyond, Jones describes a man profoundly shaped by his relationship with his schizophrenic half-brother Terry; an intuitive artist who could absorb influences through intense relationships and yet drop people cold when they were no longer of use; and a social creature equally comfortable partying with John Lennon and dining with Frank Sinatra. By turns insightful and deliciously gossipy, it will transform our understanding of both artist and art.
Call Number: ML420.B69 J66 2017
The Age of Bowie: How David Bowie Made a World of Difference by Respected arts commentator and author Paul Morley, an artistic adviser to the curators of the highly successful retrospective exhibition 'David Bowie is' for the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, constructs a definitive story of Bowie that explores how he worked, played, aged, structured his ideas, influenced others, invented the future, and entered history as someone who could and would never be forgotten. Morley captures the greatest moments from across Bowie's life and career; how young Davie Jones of South London became the international David Bowie; his pioneering collaborations in the recording studio with the likes of Tony Visconti, Mick Ronson, and Brian Eno; to iconic live, film, theater, and television performances from the 1970s, '80s, and '90s, as well as the various encounters and artistic relationships he developed with musicians from John Lennon, Lou Reed, and Iggy Pop to Trent Reznor and Arcade Fire. And of course, it discusses in detail his much-heralded and critically acclaimed finale with the release of Blackstar just days before his shocking death in New York. Morley offers a startling biographical critique of David Bowie's legacy, showing how he never stayed still even when he withdrew from the spotlight, how he always knew his own worth, and how he released a dazzling plethora of personalities, concepts, and works into the world with a single-minded determination and a voluptuous imagination to create something the likes of which the world had never seen before--and likely will never see again.
Call Number: ML420.B69 M67 2016
Bowie: His Life on Earth, 1947-2016 by In a tribute to the late legend, TIME presents a lavishly illustrated special edition tracing Bowie's life story and legendary career. This expansive volume combines iconic photographs and materials from the Time Inc. archives – including an interview with Bowie at 50 years old – with a heartfelt foreword by famed musician and frequent collaborator Nile Rodgers, who produced Bowie's Let's Dance album; remembrances from fellow artists such as Carrie Brownstein, Elton John, Lady Gaga and Kanye West; and the ultimate David Bowie playlist.
Call Number: ML420.B69 T55 2016
Bowie by Late 1974, photographer Steve Schapiro seized upon a rare invitation from Bowie's manager for a private photo session with the pop star in Los Angeles. The fruit of that day’s collaboration between Bowie and Schapiro would provide some of the most iconic album art and magazine shoots produced that decade, including album covers for the albums Station to Station and Low. A delight for Bowie fans of all intensities and degrees, Bowie provides a rare look at a remarkable musical genius in the throes of creative exploration.
Call Number: ML420.B69 S33 2016
The Complete David Bowie by Contents: The songs from A to Z -- The albums -- Live -- The BBC radio sessions -- The videos -- The actor -- The artist and the writer -- Interactive -- Apocrypha -- Dateline -- Singles discography
Call Number: ML420.B69 P44 2011
Bowie: a Biography by From noted author and journalist Spitz comes this work that chronicles David Bowie's life. Spitz presents a portrait not only of one of the most important rock musicians of the last century but also an examination of a truly fascinating man.
Call Number: ML420.B69 S65 2009
Hallo Spaceboy by Contents: Drawing on extensive interviews with fans, colleagues and associates, it's also the eagerly anticipated follow-up to Thompson's legendary Moonage Daydream, widely hailed as one of the best Bowie-ographies ever written. With its inclusion of the most comprehensive Bowie discography ever committed to paper, Hallo Spaceboy is an absolute must-own for any serious Bowie fan.
Call Number: ML420.B69 T46H3 2006
Strange Fascination by "David Bowie is now into his fifth decade of making music. From his first hit single, 'Space Oddity', to his vital 21st-century albums Heathen and Reality, he remains the most influential rock star of his generation. Strange Fascination chronicles Bowie's career against the colourful backdrop of post-Beatles pop culture, taking us from the glam-era gender-bending of the early 1970s, through plastic soul, the Berlin period, Scary Monsters and the huge international success of Let's Dance right the way up to his most recent collaborations and his pioneering use of the Internet. It's a story of amazing creativity, of huge, showboating theatricality and of a never-ending quest to remain relevant and at pop's cutting edge."
Call Number: ML420.B69 B83 2005
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All archival materials related to David Bowie can be found here. Of special note are the Bowie materials in the following collections:
- Jeff Gold Collection
Artist files, posters, video interviews, audio recordings, photographs, clippings, programs, press kits, album art proofs, and promotional materials on Bowie.
- Frederick S. Boros Audio Recordings
A number of bootleg audio recordings of live Bowie performances, including shows in Cleveland, Ohio.
- Jules Fisher Papers
Audio tapes, outtakes, financial records, ephemera, memoranda, contact sheets, rehearsal notes, stage design and production files for Bowie's 1974 tour.
- Jane Scott Papers
Photographs, set lists, autographs, press passes, and promotional materials on Bowie.
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David Bowie: Glass Spider by David Bowie performs some of his greatest hits at the Sydney Entertainment Center in Australia in 1987; features the now legendary 50 foot high spider complete with illuminated flashing legs over the stage
Call Number: VID BOWI GLAS 2007
The sacred triangle : Bowie, Iggy & Lou, 1971-1973 by "By the second half of 1971 David Bowie was justifiably being branded a one-hit-wonder, Lou Reed was considered washed-up following a disastrous solo debut, and Iggy Pop was seen as merely a drug crazed ex-Stooge, the band having split the year before for reasons linked to his deepening habit...This fascinating film investigates the era in which these brilliant, creative personalities worked most closely together. With the story told by those who were there at the time and via rare and classic film footage, plus recently discovered archive, seldom seen photographs and a host of other features, this programme (i.e. program) reveals a time of incredible creativity, astonishing energy and a sublime chain of events that changed music forever"
Call Number: DVD VAR SACR 2010
Labyrinth by Babysitting infant stepbrother Toby on a weekend night isn't young Sarah's idea of fun. Frustrated by his crying, she secretly imagines the Goblins from her favorite book, Labyrinth, carrying Toby away. When her fantasy comes true, a distraught Sarah must enter a maze of illusion to bring Toby back from a kingdom inhabited by mystical creatures and governed by the wicked Goblin King.
Call Number: VID FIC LABY 2016