‘Bowie at 75’ Book Celebrates an Extraordinary Life

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David Bowie continues to be celebrated on the 75th anniversary of his birth. A new book, Bowie at 75, is described by its publisher as an examination of his “extraordinary life and alter egos through the lens of 75 significant career achievements and life events.” The title from veteran rock journalist Martin Popoff arrives Sept. 6, 2022, via Motorbooks. (It’s been pushed back from its original June 14 publishing date.)

Bowie was born on Jan. 8, 1947. He died on Jan. 10, 2016, two days after his 69th birthday.

From the April announcement: Popoff guides readers through all of Bowie’s 27 studio albums, as well as a curated selection of earworm singles.

The book’s table of contents page

Popoff also delves into events that helped chart the course of Bowie’s career including his guest appearances with artists like Iggy Pop, 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; and more.

Related: Our Album Rewind of one of Bowie’s alter egos, Ziggy Stardust

Illustrated with live concert and candid offstage photography as well as memorabilia including concert posters, 7-inch picture sleeves, and more, the package also includes a gatefold Bowie timeline, a pullout by famed concert poster artist Frank Kozik, and more.

Popoff has written nearly 8000 record reviews, writing across all genres and has penned 57 books on hard rock, heavy metal, classic rock, and record collecting, including Contents Under Pressure: 30 Years of Rush at Home and Away. He was Editor in Chief of Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles, Canada’s foremost heavy metal publication for 14 years, and has also contributed to Revolver, Guitar World, Goldmine, RecordCollector, and more. He has been a regular contractor to Banger Films, having worked on the award-wining documentary Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage, and ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band from Texas.

Related: A Bowie film is coming in 2022

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