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Dylan Jones

About The Author


Dylan JonesDylan Jones has been the editor of the UK edition of the world-famous men's fashion, culture and lifestyle magazine GQ since 1999.

His illustrious career in journalism includes being editor at i-D, contributing editor at The Face and associate editor of the Observer Magazine; he was also editor-at-large at The Sunday Times. He currently writes a column for Mail on Sunday.

He is currently Vice-President of Hay Festival. He was also appointed the Chair of the 2012 Menswear Committee by the British Fashion Council, and was the driving force behind Britain's first men's fashion week in June.

In 2005, he published iPod, Therefore I am: A Personal Journey Through Music. Written from the point of view of someone who has been a passionate music buyer since the age of eleven, it looks at how the arrival of the iPod in 2001 changed his own music-buying habits and the entire way the music industry operates. 2006 saw the release of Mr Jones' Rules for the Modern Man, which addressed the dilemmas of the 21st-century metrosexual male, covering everything from winning a payrise to how to behave at a lap-dancing club. Cameron on Cameron: Conversations with Dylan Jones was based on a year-long series of interviews with the Tory leader and was shortlisted for the 2008 Channel 4 Political Book of the Year.

Earlier this year, he published The Biographical Dictionary of Popular Music, a hugely entertaining guide to the lives of just about everyone who has made an impact on the music scene, from Abba to Zappa.

When Ziggy Played Guitar by Dylan JonesHis latest book is When Ziggy Played Guitar, which looks back at David Bowie's ground-breaking appearance on Top of the Pops in July 1972, when his electrifying performance of 'Starman', in all his alien, androgynous glory, mesmerised an entire generation.

Featuring contributions from the original Spiders from Mars, Trevor Bolder and Woody Woodmansey, and many others involved with Bowie and the music industry at that time, as well as some of the countless musicians whose destiny was sealed by witnessing Bowie that night, it is a warm, personal celebration of one of music's 'JFK' moments, after which rock music would never be the same again.

Here, Dylan shares exclusively with Foyles the ten music books that he rates most highly and thinks should be on any self-respecting music buff's shelves.

 

For more about David Bowie, you can read our exclusive interview with Nicholas Pegg, author of the Bowie fan's bible, The Complete David Bowie, and you can also read our web editor's blog on the best David Bowie books of the last few years (written before When Ziggy played Guitar was published).

 

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Chronicles: v. 1
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Bob Dylan
Dylan dips in and out of his own life as though he is calling up clips on Youtube and then writing the back story for them almost as an afterthought. Magnificent. Why can't we have one every Christmas?
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Life: Keith Richards
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Keith Richards
Even though he didn't actually write it himself, the voice and vernacular are all Keith. Particularly fascinating when describing London after the war.
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Diary of a Rock 'n' Roll Star: Ian...
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Ian Hunter
Not much was expected of this hastily written account of Mott The Hoople's highs and lows, yet it instantly became a classic. It has great charm, laced with great humour.
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Ringolevio: A Life Played for Keeps
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Emmett Grogan; Peter Coyote
Not technically a music book, but includes wonderfully evocative passages about the Diggers and the original Haight Asbury scene. By some distance the best book about the original hippie "vibe".
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Rat Pack Confidential: Frank, Dean,...
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Shawn Levy
As zippy and as zingy as one of Sammy Davies Jr's stage routines, full of extraordinary anecdotes. What great fun!
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Revolution in the Head: The
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Ian MacDonald
Still the best book about the Beatles' music. Deserves to be read annually by anyone who cares about pop.
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The England's Dreaming Tapes
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Jon Savage
Simply the transcripts of the interviews Savage conducted for the England's Dreaming book. What could have been a silly cash-in underscores Savage's enormous knowledge of and sensitivity to his subject.
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When Ziggy Played Guitar
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Dylan Jones
 
 
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Cameron on Cameron: Conversations ...
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David Cameron; Dylan Jones
 
 
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Latest Blog
#FoylesFive: Graphic Novel Gifts
01/12/2016

Matt from our web team shares his great graphic novel gifts, that will make someone's Christmas extra special.

#FoylesFive: Stocking Fillers
28/11/2016

Jay from our Birmingham branch fills us with Christmas cheer, and is on hand to help fill your Christmas stockings with gorgeous books.

#FoylesFave: Jim Henson's Labyrinth Tales by Cory Godbey
25/11/2016

If, like Andi, Labyrinth is one of your favourite films, you won't want to miss this gorgeous book.

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