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BOWIEGOLDENYEARS was created in 2000 as a tribute to David Bowie's golden age at a time when the internet was not yet awash with Bowie tribute sites. 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 it to cover 1970 to 1980.

In December 2016 David Bowie The Golden Years was published internationally by Omnibus Press.

A Japanese language version was subsequently published by Shinko Music.

Since the book's completion I have been overhauling BOWIEGOLDENYEARS and have been uploading pages as they are completed.

Stay tuned here and at the book's Facebook page for news and updates.



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


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

Paul Trynka

A Chronology & Any Day Now
Kevin Cann


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.

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).

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Bowie Golden Years v2.0 is being rolled out page by page throughout 2020

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

Photographs and texts have been credited wherever possible

this page updated September 17, 2020