David Bowie: The Golden Years


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Large hardback 448 pages – full colour

Publication date: December 2016


By Roger Griffin

This is a day-by-day account of Bowie’s life from the start of 1970 to the end of 1980, his golden era that defined his work as a major artist a dozen inspired studio albums, five major tours, two feature films and critically acclaimed theatrical performances in Chicago and New York.

He reinvented stage presentation in rock and revived the careers of Mott The Hoople, Lou Reed and Iggy Pop.

The Golden Years chronicles in fascinating detail how it all unfolded, tracking Bowie’s creative life from post- Space Oddity London in 1970, through the genesis of Ziggy Stardust, The Thin White Duke, his withdrawal to West Berlin and New York in 1980.

Informed by recollections from Bowie himself and his many collaborators, friends and associates of the time, the book illustrates how Bowie’s influences and experiences shaped his extraordinary body of work, which in turn has inspired generations of musicians.

David Bowie The Golden Years features rare, unpublished and iconic photographs from a unique era in the private and professional life of one of rock’s greatest and most enduring heroes.


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Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 35 × 26 × 4.1 cm


A really detailed work packed to the gills with photographs and details relating to Bowies classic 70s output. A must for Bowie fans and contemporary music historians. Buy it, it will never let you down.
-Amazon 5 Stars
Trust Me It's Worth Every Penny. It's Huge! And Full Of Fantastic Pictures. A Real Treasure For Any David Bowie Fan.
-Amazon 5 Stars
As the title implies Roger Griffin's book is focused on Bowies Golden Years - which is 1970-1980. The book runs cronological with detailed descriptions of all recordings (also numerous unreleased), concerts, events, business etc. Throughout the book is very well laid out with prime photographs. The main attraction for me however is the wealth of information - in many instances very revealing.
-Amazon 5 Stars

David Bowie The Golden Years