When Ziggy Played the Marquee

David Bowie's Last Performance as Ziggy Stardust

Author: Terry O'Neill

Publisher: Antique Collector's Club

ISBN: 9781851498666

Category: Rock musicians

Page: 197

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When Ziggy played The Marquee Club in Soho, London, in October 1973, most of those invited to the small venue did not realise that this would be the last performance David Bowie would ever give as Ziggy Stardust. Terry O'Neill, celebrated photographer, was given unprecedented access to document the event. O'Neill captured Bowie and his crew backstage as they went through costume changes, and Bowie transformed into the character he'd soon put to rest. On stage, dodging television cameras and lights, O'Neill snapped the incredible stage presence for which Bowie and his crew had become renowned. O'Neill remembers of Bowie: "He became a character on stage. As much as a person takes a role in a play for the West End or on Broadway, learning the lines, putting on the costumes - this was, I think, the way Bowie treated his stage. This night at the Marquee, I witnessed a modern-day Hamlet - and it was Ziggy Stardust". AUTHOR: Terry O'Neill has had a star-studded career. He has been in the business of capturing the most iconic, candid, and unguarded moments of the famous and infamous for six decades. His reportage photography chronicled the evolution of fashion in the post-war era, and later the emergence of bands such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Animals, and icons like David Bowie and Elton John. He has been photographer-of-choice for a multitude of celebrities,ftom Sinatra and Audrey Hepburn to Raquel Welch and Paul Newman, and remains the only photographer to have captured shots not only of every James Bond to date, but also more than 25 Bond girls and a staggering 150 Oscar-nominated actors and actresses. O'Neill was awarded withthe Royal Society of Arts' highest honour, the Centenary Medal, in 2012. SELLING POINTS: * Rare and unseen images from Terry O'Neill's unprecedented access to David Bowie's last performance as Ziggy Stardust, including candid backstage shots * New and original interviews from a host of people who witnessed the last performance, including Geoff MacCormack - one of Bowie's long-time friends and "Spider"; Suzy Ronson - Mick's wife and stylist; Jayne County - audience member and punk icon; Britt Eckland - noted actress and "it" girl; Mike Garson - Bowie's piano man; and many more * Foreword by Gary Kemp

Mitchell and Trask's Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Author: Caridad Svich

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429756666

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 72

View: 7262


'... love creates something that was not there before.' – Hedwig John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch opened on Valentine’s Day,1998, in New York City, and ever since, it and its genderqueer heroine have captivated audiences around the world. As the first musical to feature a genderqueer protagonist as its lead, the show has had an extraordinary life on film, Broadway and in the music field. A glam rock musical with a complex relationship to issues related to art, eroticism and matters of identity formation, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a darkly exuberant fairy tale about a child that discovers she is one of a kind, but also potentially among her own kind, if she dares travel past borders that confine and try to stabilise her being and identity. Caridad Svich examines this exhilarating work through the lenses of visual and vocal rock ’n’ roll performance, the history of the American musical, and its positioning within LGBTIQ+ theatre.

Forever Stardust

David Bowie Across the Universe

Author: Will Brooker

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1786721538

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 7260


Most of the many books about David Bowie track his artistic 'changes' chronologically throughout his career. This book, uniquely, examines Bowie's 'sameness': his recurring themes, images, motifs and concepts as an artist, across all his creative work, from lyrics and music through to costumes, storyboards, films, plays and painting.

David Bowie is the Subject

Author: Victoria and Albert Museum

Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum

ISBN: 9781851777358

Category: Popular culture

Page: 320

View: 5024


Issued on the occasion of the exhibition: "David Bowie is," 23 March - 11 August, 2013 at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Bowie on Bowie

Interviews and Encounters with David Bowie

Author: Sean Egan

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 156976977X

Category: Music

Page: 432

View: 8895


"David Bowie has always been a consummate mythmaker, and this fascinating anthology captures him at his most mysterious and mischievous, laying himself bare and building walls around himself in the same mercurial instant." —Peter Doggett, author of The Man Who Sold the World: David Bowie & the '70s David Bowie has been one of pop music's greatest interviewees since January 1972, when he famously told Melody Maker he was gay. Although he wasn't yet a big star, it was a groundbreaking moment. And over the years, Bowie has failed to give an uninteresting interview. He has been honest, declining to be coy about his ambitions, his private life, and even his developing ennui. Bowie on Bowie presents some of the best interviews Bowie has granted in his near five-decade career. Each interview traces a new step in his unique journey, successively freezing him in time as young novelty hit-maker, hairy hippie, Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, the Thin White Duke, plastic soul player, fragile Germanic exile, godfather of the New Romantics, eighties sell-out, Tin Machinist, and, finally, permanently, artistically reborn beloved elder statesman of challenging popular music. Sean Egan has interviewed members of the Beatles, the Velvet Underground, the Who, the Kinks, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and many others. His books include Keith Richards on Keith Richards, The Rough Guide to the Rolling Stones, The Mammoth Book of the Beatles, and Jimi Hendrix and the Making of Are You Experienced.

Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell

The Dangerous Glitter of David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and Lou Reed

Author: Dave Thompson

Publisher: Backbeat Books

ISBN: 1617134082

Category: Music

Page: 330

View: 1972


(Book). When Lou Reed and Iggy Pop first met David Bowie in the fall of 1971, Bowie was just another English musician passing through New York City. Lou was still recovering from the collapse of the Velvet Underground, and Iggy had already been branded a loser... Yet within two years they completely changed the face of popular music with a decadent glamour and street-level vibe. With Bowie producing, Reed's Transformer album was a worldwide hit, spinning off the sleazy street anthem "Walk on the Wild Side." Iggy's Raw Power , mixed by Bowie, provided the mean-spirited, high-octane blueprint for Punk. Bowie boosted elements from both Iggy and Reed to create his gender-bending rock idol Ziggy Stardust. Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell is the story of this friendship and the incredible productivity and debauchery that emerged from it. Presented here for the very first time are their stories interwoven in a triple helix of sexuality, glam rock, and drugs as seen through the eyes of the people who made it happen.

The Complete David Bowie

Author: Nicholas Pegg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781903111147

Category: Rock musicians

Page: 446

View: 2218


All facets of the rock musician's career with a song by song A-Z and album by album chronological coverage.

The Harmony illustrated encyclopedia of rock

Author: Mike Clifford,Pete Frame

Publisher: Three Rivers Press


Category: Music

Page: 208

View: 2618


An updated reference guide to the world of rock music features biographical profiles of superstars including Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Wonder, and Madonna, as well as entries that reflect new developments in the rock scene. Original. 35,000 first printing.