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Bowie Biography in the Works

David Bowie once famously declared, “I don’t know where I’m going from here but I promise it won’t be boring,” which has proven true even after the star’s shocking passing. Amidst mourning, friends and family of the late rock-star/fashion icon/pop-artist have been sharing their favorite memories of Bowie, stores and cafes have been playing Bowie’s hits on repeat, and fans have been reveling in his final studio album, Blackstar.  

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Paul Morley, the English music journalist known for a number of music biographies including Grace Jone’s memoir, I’ll Never Write My Memoirs, and Joy Division: Piece by Piece, is set to write the Bowie biography. The title has already been determined as The Age of Bowie and is expected to be released in 2017. 

Morley will explore Bowie’s rise to fame, career-prime, and his secretive final years in which he kept his illness private, but remained expressive through his art. Joe Coscarelli and Michael Paulson of The New York Times are among many who have been commenting on how Bowie’s final project, Blackstar, “addressed death head-on.” Morley’s biography will be an interesting look at Bowie throughout his career, up to 2016. In a statement about writing The Age of Bowie, Morley said: 

On the day it was announced that David Bowie had died, before there was any time to think, I was asked a hundred times what I thought. What I really thought was that it would take a book to help fully process what Bowie meant to me, to music and popular culture, and to the world out there that changed because of him. Then I thought, I need to write that book.

 

Rock on, David Bowie…

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