by Woody Woodmansey
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Here's your chance to own a copy of 'Spider From Mars: My Life with Bowie' by Woody Woodmansey, courtesy of St. Martin's Press.
This hardcover, 320-page US edition of the book, published by St. Martin's Press, New York, is scheduled for publication on 3rd January 2017 in the USA.
Synopsis: In January 2016, the unexpected death of David Bowie rocked the globe. For millions of people, he was an icon celebrated for his music, his film and theatrical roles, and his trendsetting influence on fashion and gender norms. But no one from his inner circle has told the story of how David Jones - a young folk singer, dancer, and aspiring mime - became one of the most influential artists of our time.
Drummer Woody Woodmansey is the last surviving member of Bowie's band The Spiders From Mars which helped launch his Ziggy Stardust persona and made David Bowie a sensation.
In this first memoir to follow Bowie's passing, Spider from Mars: My Life with Bowie reveals what it was like to be at the white-hot centre of a star's self-creation. With never-before-told stories and never-before-seen photographs, Woodmansey offers details of the album sessions for The Man Who Sold The World, Hunky Dory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars, and Aladdin Sane: the four albums that made Bowie a cult figure. And, as fame beckoned by eventually consumed Bowie, Woodmansey recalls the wild tours, eccentric characters, and rock 'n' roll excess that eventually drove the band apart.
A vivid and unique evocation of a transformative musical era and the enigmatic, visionary musician at the centre of it, with a foreword by legendary music producer Tony Visconti and an afterword from Def Leppard's Joe Elliot, Spider from Mars is for everyone who values David Bowie, by one of the people who knew him best.
About the author: Michael "Woody" Woodmansey was the drummer for David Bowie's The Spiders From Mars from 1969-1973 on the hit albums The Man Who Sold The World, Hunky Dory, and The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars and Aladdin Sane. Born in Driffield, Yorkshire, in 1951, he is the last surviving member of The Spiders From Mars. He continues to play with his band Holy Holy and lives in London.
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If competitions aren't your thing, you can pre-order your copy at all good US book stores now.
Alternatively, if you live outside the US, the UK version has just been published by Sidgwick and Jackson on 3rd November and is available to purchase now (note different front cover).
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4th Nov 2016