David Bowie : A life est une biographie kaléidoscope acclamée à travers le monde, articulée autour de plus de 180 interviews compilées de 1947 à sa mort. Dylan Jones livre des témoignages de première main : amis, rivaux, amants, maîtresses ou encore collaborateurs de l'artiste, s'exprimant parfois pour la première fois.
Le journaliste relate les détails de la vie de Bowie, de sa banlieue londonienne de naissance en passant par New York, Los Angeles, Berlin et tous les lieux où il a puisé les innombrables inspirations qui ont façonné son immense carrière. Les anecdotes vont de la chambre à coucher au studio d'enregistrement et nous dessinent les multiples facettes de cet être aussi tourmenté qu'exceptionnel. Bowie lui-même se prête à l'exercice avec de nombreux entretiens donnés à Dylan Jones. Plus qu'une biographie, ce livre retrace le cheminement, souvent tortueux, parfois cruel, mais toujours fascinant de cet artiste unique et inoubliable.
Ce livre parle de quatre petites minutes. Quatre petites minutes qui ont secoué le monde. 6 juillet 1972 : David Bowie débarque sur le plateau télé de The Top Of The Pops pour présenter le premier single de son nouvel album, The Rise And Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars. Un choc ! Moulé dans une combinaison multicolore aux reflets fluo, chaussé de bottines rouge cerise, David Bowie, cheveux orange de feu, une guitare acoustique d'un bleu éclatant en bandoulière, bouscule tous les codes de l'époque pour apparaître en flamboyant alien, glamour et décadent, sur les notes d'un hymne venu d'ailleurs, Starman. Le mythe Ziggy est né. En quatre minutes historiques, David Bowie donne subitement de nouvelles couleurs à la pop, à la mode, à l'Angleterre et très bientôt au monde, dont il devient une des plus immenses stars
The new looks, updated traditions, and influential designers defining mens fashion today, from the worlds capital of gentlemens style. Combining the unique heritage of gentlemens tailoring with a progressive approach to street style, London is fast becoming the worlds capital of mens fashion. For this book, Dylan Jones presents a discerning sartorialists guide to the capital, from Londons coolest neighborhoods to the studios of its most influential designers and beyond. Beginning with an exploration of Londons chicest urban villages, the book reflects the extraordinary eclecticism of the citys street style--from envelope-pushing streetwear in Shoreditch to classic tailoring in Mayfair. Forays into the coolest and hardest-to-find menswear shops in the city at once reveal the sources of the fashions on display and capture the atmosphere of the capital. At the heart of the book are profiles of Londons top designers--from world renowned brands to up-and-coming names, these are the designers whose work is shaping the future of menswear. Legends such as Paul Smith and Vivienne Westwood, whose flair for subversion colors their refinement, sit alongside younger designers such as Christopher Shannon and Agi & Sam, pioneers of bringing graphics and pattern to luxury streetwear. Icons of classic elegance such as Tom Ford and Burberry contrast with a new generation of designers, from Nigel Cabourn to Mr. Hare, whose redefined silhouettes and innovative materials take the traditions of Savile Row into the new millennium.
The nonstop outpouring of tributes after David Bowie's death in January 2016 revealed a powerful connection to an artist and art that few realized was so engaging and widespread. Most of all, his death brought an outpouring of stories of the man himself, and yet even these were just the tip of the iceberg, a brief private glimpse at a star who seemed to take pride in casting off identities as soon as they'd served their purpose. Now, finally, in Dylan Jones's magisterial, engrossing oral biography, the door has been fully opened. Drawn from nearly 200 new interviews with Bowie's producers, bandmates, managers, lovers, and more, this book will mix private and public to tell Bowie's story as it's never been told before, offering something new for die-hard and casual fans alike. Stretching from Bowie's English childhood to the first blush of stardom, to early '70s New York and London through the wild hedonism of mid-decade Los Angeles, to Berlin and beyond, Jones's biography creates an intimate cocktail-party tour of an incredible life and mind, using deep narration of key moments in Bowie's career to explore his unique ability to make millions feel as if he were speaking to them individually. In the unprecedented accumulation of voices here is perhaps the best and most intimate look we'll have at one our most gnomic, if groundbreaking, artists.
David Bowie. Culture Club. Wham!. Soft Cell. Duran Duran. Sade. Adam Ant. Spandau Ballet. The Eurythmics. '' Excellent '' Guardian '' Hugely enjoyable '' Irish Times '' Dazzling'' LRB '' Fascinating'' New Statesman '' An absolute must-read'' GQ One of the most creative entrepreneurial periods since the Sixties, the era of the New Romantics grew out of the remnants of post-punk and developed quickly alongside club culture, ska, electronica, and goth. The scene had a huge influence on the growth of print and broadcast media, and was arguably one of the most bohemian environments of the late twentieth century. Not only did it visually define the decade, it was the catalyst for the Second British Invasion, when the US charts would be colonised by British pop music - making it one of the most powerful cultural exports since the Beatles. In Sweet Dreams, Dylan Jones charts the rise of the New Romantics through testimony from the people who lived it. For a while, Sweet Dreams were made of this.
A guide to being a modern man. This work addresses such questions as: how do you beat jet-lag, and how do you stop your trousers sliding off their hangers? It also explains: how to jump-start a car, how to buy lingerie, how to stop smoking, how to tie a Windsor Knot, how to behave at a lap-dancing club; and more.
This is a personal odyssey of iPod-owner Dylan Jones, an obsession about music made possible by new technology and fuelled by fashion.
Provides information on iPod, its effect on the music industry, and its invention and marketing. This book features the design and creation of the iPod and the rejuvenation of Apple. It is also a history of Dylan Jones' personal journey through music, and his own obsessions with the Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Burt Bacharach, punk, and hip-hop.
The massive 26 month undertaking by Live Nation Global Touring saw U2 play 110 concerts in front of more than 7.1 million fans in 30 countries across five continents. This book tells the inside story of U2 360degree. It also includes behind the scenes at Glastonbury 2011.