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Peter Doggett - The Man Who Sold the World: David Bowie and the 1970s

Tuesday 25th October 2011 6:30pm - 7:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

Peter Doggett appears at Foyles to discuss The Man Who Sold the World, his new book on David Bowie, which explores the place of albums such as Hunky Dory, Diamond Dogs and Scary Monsters in the cultural and political turmoil of the 1970s. His detailed analysis of every song on every album reveals the diverse sources of inspiration for Bowie's music and his influence in turn on countless other musicians, but Doggett also looks at how Bowie expressed his attitudes to wider themes such as shifting notions of gender identity and the West's uncertainty in a time of oil shortages and terrorism.

Peter Doggett has been writing about popular music and social and cultural history for more than thirty years. His books include, You Never Give Me Your Money, a study of the Beatles' break-up and its traumatic aftermath, and There's A Riot Going On, his history of rock music's collision with revolutionary politics.

Peter will be in conversation with Travis Elborough, bestselling author of The Long-Player Goodbye: The Album from Vinyl to iPod and Back Again and Wish You Were Here: England on Sea.

And if you come a little early, you'll be treated to a soundtrack of David Bowie rarities.

Venue: The Gallery at Foyles
Tickets: Free, but need to be reserved by adding the required number to the basket below or by emailing events@foyles.co.uk. No physical tickets will be issued: the order confirmation you will receive after you add ticket/s to your basket is your proof of reservation. Please choose the Free UK Standard despatch option during checkout.

 

Fans of David Bowie may also enjoy our exclusive interview with Nicholas Pegg, author of The Complete David Bowie.

 

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