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Backstage Passes: Life on the Wild Side with David Bowie
     

Backstage Passes: Life on the Wild Side with David Bowie

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by Angela Bowie, Patrick Carr (With)
 

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Angela Bowie has produced this scandalous, sexy, and uncompromising memoir of her turbulent years with David. She recounts how she launched him from cult hero to superstar and managed his career. Angela witnessed and shared it all—the bisexual orgies; David; decline at the hands of satanic cults and cocaine; and the lives and loves of Mick, Elton, Marianne,

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Angela Bowie has produced this scandalous, sexy, and uncompromising memoir of her turbulent years with David. She recounts how she launched him from cult hero to superstar and managed his career. Angela witnessed and shared it all—the bisexual orgies; David; decline at the hands of satanic cults and cocaine; and the lives and loves of Mick, Elton, Marianne, Iggy, Rod and Lou to name a few.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Neither coy nor restrained, and freed of a time-limited divorce-settlement clause that forbade her to discuss her marriage, the former Mrs. David Bowie describes in no uncertain terms the torrid ``open marriage'' she shared with the singer known as the Thin White Duke. The couple met in 1968, married in 1970, and were estranged long before their 1980 divorce. Here, Angela Bowie (nee Barnett, an American citizen born in Greece), with assistance from freelance journalist Carr, proudly affirms her bisexuality as well as that of her ``dear ex-husband,'' and describes with considerable relish their dalliances with sundry gender-benders of the glitterati. Sex and drugs far outweigh the rock 'n' roll: this is the book to read for details about David Bowie in bed with Mick Jagger; for the sexual scoop on Rod Stewart, Lou Reed, Marianne Faithfull and numerous now-deceased performers. There are even some possibly supernatural phenomena. With its smutty anecdotes and barbed remarks about music-industry folk of the 1970s, this portrait may be ugly at times, but it's never dull. Photos not seen by PW. BOMC featured alternate. (Jan.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815410010
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.88(d)

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Backstage Passes; Life on the Wild Side with David Bowie 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She just thinks way to much of herself. She may have started out helping bowie, but it was his talent that got him on his way. She slept with every person she encountered just about. I know for a fact that Mick Jagger did not write "Angie" about her. It was written by Keith Richards about his daughter. Mick Jagger helped to write it, but changed the lyrics to sound like it was written about a woman. It was not about David Bowie's wife. I think much of what she has to say is lies. I wish I didn't waste my time reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago