Getting Intimate With The Man Who Sold the World
Published March 2, 2011
PHOTO BY GEOFF MACCORMACK, COURTESY OF ADELITA
On this day in 1967, some finishing touches were made to David Bowie’s debut solo album David Bowie. And in case you were wondering, in the evening Bowie joined manager Kenneth Pitt and his cousins at the theater, to see singer Cliff Richard in an extended run of pantomime Cinderella at the London Palladium. More? Afterwards, they dined in the revolving restaurant at the top of the new Post Office Tower.
Adelita’s new release, David Bowie: Any Day Now, takes you through the most detailed account ever published of the early life of the man, the myth, the legend. The nearly eerie chronicle of the rock star’s career tracks, year to year and day by day, how Bowie’s life took off from the 1969 hit “Space Oddity,” to the 1972 reemergence as glam rock androgyne Ziggy Stardust, through the height of his success with 1974’s release of his album, Diamond Dogs.
An encyclopedia of sorts, the coffee-table must-have for hardcore fans features rare portraits from photographers such as Geoff MacCormack and Terry O’Neill and interviews with friends and colleagues. Images of early press releases, contracts and original sheet music decorate the margins of the book, making every page feel like a find; and endless listings of early performances round out the exciting compilation by Bowie expert Kevin Cann.
DAVID BOWIE: ANY DAY NOW WILL BE AVAILABLE IN MAY.