BOWIE GOLDEN YEARS

1970  •  1971  •  1972  •  1973  •  1974  
1975  •  1976  •  1977  •  1978  •  1979  •  1980

 THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD  •  HUNKY DORY
THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST
AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS

ALADDIN SANE  •  PIN UPS  •  DIAMOND DOGS
YOUNG AMERICANS  •  STATION TO STATION
LOW  •  HEROES  •  LODGER  •  SCARY MONSTERS
ZIGGY STARDUST THE MOTION PICTURE
THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH  •  THE ELEPHANT MAN

FEATURES  •  PRESS ARCHIVE

BOWIEGOLDENYEARS is currently being expanded and redesigned
gold page links are live

 

BOWIEGOLDENYEARS was created in 2000 as a tribute to David Bowie's golden age. Over time the site grew and became a popular source of Bowie history.

In 2010 The Guardian named the site Internet Pick Of The Week.
As a result Omnibus Press asked me to author a large format fully illustrated book based on the site and broaden its scope to 1970-1980.

In December 2016 David Bowie The Golden Years was published internationally by Omnibus Press. A Japanese language version was also published by Shinko Music.

Since the book's completion I have been expanding and redesigning BOWIEGOLDENYEARS and uploading pages as they are completed.
The golden links are live.

 

REFERENCES

In addition to several magazine newspaper articles, these excellent sites and books that served as invaluable reference for both the site and the book.

BOOKS

Bowie An Illustrated Record
Roy Carr & Charles Shaar Murray

David Bowie Moonage Daydream
Dave Thompson

The Complete David Bowie
Nicholas Pegg

Strange Fascination
David Buckley

Starman
Paul Trynka

A Chronology & Any Day Now
Kevin Cann

PERIODICALS

UNCUT, MOJO, NME, MELODY MAKER,
HIT PARADER, CREEM, CIRCUS

WEB

illustrated db discography
Ruud Altenburg

Bassman's David Bowie page
Stefan Westman

Bowie Wonderworld
Paul Kinder

The Young American - David Bowie in America 1974
Chris Carter

Please note:
Permission has been neither sought nor granted by photographers and writers whose work is reproduced here. Credits are noted wherever I know the source. I will remove any of these if the parties concerned object to their reproduction here.

Any contributions will be greatly appreciated and acknowledged.

Thank you to the supporters and contributors since 2001.

 

Copyrighted material on this website is used in accordance with 'Fair Use', for the purpose of study, review or critical analysis, and will be removed at the request of the copyright owner(s).

comments/suggestions are most welcome: contact me

 

THE WEBSITE  •  THE BOOK


Bowie Golden Years v1.0 created and designed by Roger Griffin 2000
Bowie Golden Years v2.0 2017-2020

Photographs and texts have been credited wherever possible

this page updated May 31, 2021