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When Ziggy Played Guitar
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GQ Editor Dylan Jones' classic account of David Bowie's legendary appearance as Ziggy Stardust on Top of the Pops in 1973.

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Dylan Jones is the multi-award winning editor of GQ magazine.He has been an editor at i-D magazine, The Face, Arena, the Observer and the Sunday Times. He is a Trustee of the Hay Festival, a board member of the Norman Mailer Foundation and was awarded an OBE in 2013 for services to publishing. He has written twenty books including the critically aclaimed When Ziggy Played Guitar and From the Ground Up, U2's celebration of their record-breaking 360 tour.

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"The best pop book I have ever read, dislodging Revolution in the Head and England's Dreaming. Superb in every way." -- Matthew d'Ancona
"His blow-by-blow account of the performance is breathless in its fan-boy enthusiasm and much of the rest of When Ziggy Played Guitar is rooted in its personal impressions. "The by-product of Ziggy's success was the validation of identity, our identity", Jones writes, and it's hard not to be moved by his hero worship." * New Statesman *
"Jones is a wonderfully fluent writer, with a terrific knack for atmospheric phrasemaking, period detail and juicy factoids." * Daily Telegraph *
"Dylan Jones's account of David Bowie's rise to superstardom. We'll eat up anything about the greatest pop star who ever walked this planet." * The Herald Magazine *
"Unlike previous Bowie biographies, Jones' book says less about Bowie and more about the time, reading often, and in a very entertaining way, like a culturally-aware history textbook. For every mention of the miners' strike or Bloody Sunday there's a full page devoted to The Velvet Underground or A Clockwork Orange - and these pages are needed to help fully explain how Bowie put together this character who proclaimed "let all the children boogie"." * whiffytidings.com *

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