Set for publication on September 6th is the new book, Bowie 75, which examines the rock legend’s life and career through 75 distinct images.
According to the annoncement, “Author 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.”
The 208-page book, which is priced at $75, is packaged with a hardcover a slip case, with over 400 concert and offstage photos and unique memorabilia enclosed. Also included is a double-sided gatefold timeline of Bowie’s life, a gatefold painting, titled, A Party Of Bowies, and a previously unpublished eight-by-ten glossy print and a pullout by famed concert poster artist Frank Kozik.
Long-time fan, and Def Leppard frontman, Joe Elliott told us David Bowie’s 1980 Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) album inspired most of the music that came out of Britain throughout the remainder of the decade: “When you take the Scary Monsters period, which was probably Bowie’s’ last big artistic statement, because with Let’s Dance, I think it just became a commercial — I wouldn’t say ‘sell out’ — but it was a commercial success he never achieved in the past. But it was more based on ‘normal’; all of a sudden, Bowie’s wearing a tie and a suit and bleachin’ his hair blonde and having it short. But Scary Monsters, with things like ‘Ashes To Ashes’ — you can see where Duran Duran got a lot of their stuff from, and even Spandau Ballet, who would come later on.”