David Bowie: The Day I Was There

More than 350 first-hand accounts from people who knew, met or saw him

David Bowie The Day I Was There

During his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at 140 million worldwide, made David Bowie one of the world’s best-selling music artists. This book provides a fan’s-eye account from over 400 fans with their stories and experiences of seeing David Bowie live in concert.

During his early years from 1962 until 1970 Bowie played over 600 shows around the UK as a solo artist, (as Davie Jones) and as a member of The Konrads, The King Bees, The Manish Boys, The Lower Third and The Buzz. From the 70’s, Bowie played 12 major world tours, which saw him playing over 1,000 shows in total.

The book features fascinating anecdotes, stories, photographs and memorabilia from fans that have never been published before, making this book a portrait of one of the most influential musicians of his era.

“David Bowie and Queen recorded a whole batch of songs that have never been released, according to a former roadie. The tantalising prospect of a hidden cache of recordings by such huge rock stars has been revealed by Peter Hince, who was head of Queen’s road crew when the band and Bowie collaborated on their hit song, Under Pressure, in 1981. He has disclosed that there was “other material Queen recorded with Bowie that never got released”. He was in the studio with them when they performed and recorded it. The revelation will be published in a forthcoming book on Bowie by Neil Cossar, a music historian.” The Guardian

“Love this book,real fan accounts of what it was like to see the greatest star live,the excitement,the build up to the show,then the Privilege to watch Bowie perform.” Amazon Review

“As someone who first saw the Dame as a raw 13 year old at the Free Trade Hall in 1973 (the tour that finished with the infamous Ziggy ‘retirement’) and subsequently saw him another 8 times, this book is a must read. 10 January 2016 was a dark day for those who had grown up with the man and his music, so the chance to relive the good times with fellow-minded people is simply too good to miss. These are excellent books and projects generally, so go on, treat yourself and buy one (definitely this one).” Amazon Review

Available in print and as an eBook on Amazon, iTunes and Google Play.




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