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Ziggyology
Ziggyology

Ziggyology

A Brief History of Ziggy Stardust

MUSIC

352 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $18.95 (US $18.95)

Publication Date: August 2015

ISBN 9780091948894

Rights: US

Penguin Random House UK (Aug 2015)
Ebury Press

Price: $18.95
 
 

Overview

From the author of the acclaimed Mozipedia, a work of supreme pop archaeology unearths every influence that brought Ziggy to life, from H. G. Wells to Holst, Kabuki to Kubrick, and Elvis to Iggy The most ambitious and important book on Ziggy Stardust ever written, this study documents the epic drama of the Starman's short but eventful time on Planet Earth, and why Bowie eventually had to kill him. It was the greatest invention in the history of pop music—the rock god who came from the stars—which struck a young David Bowie like a lightning bolt from the heavens. When Ziggy the glam alien messiah fell to Earth, he transformed Bowie from a prodigy to a superstar who changed the face of music forever. But who was Ziggy Stardust? And where did he really come from? Beautifully packaged, this will be a must-have artifact for Bowie fans.

Author Biography

Simon Goddard is a music journalist and the author of Mozipedia: The Encyclopedia of Morrissey, which was Mojo's book of the year, and The Smiths: Songs that Saved Your Life.