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To Major Tom

To Major Tom

The Bowie Letters

by Dave Thompson
Paperback
Publication Date: 17/11/2013
RRP  $22.01 $21.75
Since his angst ridden adolescent years through to life as a greying father of two, Gary has been writing to his idol, David Bowie. Through 30 years of one-way correspondence we look back over a time in which both men have overcome life's obstacles. From Ziggy Stardust to Glass Spiders, and from a nervous, naive teenager to unfulfilled adult, through it all Gary has shared his most intimate thoughts with his hero. Bowie's songs serve as succour, offering inspiration in his moments of bitterness, confusion, anxiety and, finally, liberation. Compulsive and captivating, 'To Major Tom' proves that we may all have to grow up but we do not have to lose our heroes.
ISBN:
9781905792535
9781905792535
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
17-11-2013
Publisher:
Foruli Limited
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
368
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x19mm
Weight:
0.36kg
Dave Thompson

Dave Thompson is the author of over 150 books, including co-written memoirs with New York Doll Sylvain Sylvain, Motown legends Brian and Eddie Holland (forthcoming), Hawkwind's Nik Turner, the Yardbirds' Jim McCarty, Fairport Convention's Judy Dyble and more.

A columnist for Goldmine magazine, his work has also appeared in Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Mojo, Record Collector and many other major publications. He has contributed to music documentaries produced by VH-1, A&E, the BBC and others. Born in the UK, Thompson is now a resident of Delaware, USA.

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