David Bowie's 'Life and Times of Ziggy Stardust' Gets New Release
02 Feb 2022
David Bowie's written account of the life and times of Ziggy Stardust, Moonage Daydream
, which includes over 600 photographs taken by Mick Rock, will be re-released in celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
Described by Rolling Stone
as 'the closest we'll ever get to a straight up Bowie autobiography - but who'd ever want anything straight-up from Bowie?' Moonage Daydream
, released on June 14, 2022, is now available to pre-order
First published as a signed limited edition, Moonage Daydream sold out in a matter of months and became lore among David Bowie fans. Now, twenty years on from its original release, the book is available once again. This new large-format, uncut edition keeps to Bowie and Rock's original vision, allowing us to explore the book the way the authors intended.
Alongside over 600 photographs taken by Mick Rock, Bowie's personal and often humorous commentary gives unprecedented insight into his work and the creation of his most memorable persona. Readers can see how Bowie singlehandedly challenged and elevated 1970s culture through his style, his inspirations ranging from Kubrick to Kabuki, and his creative spirit, which endures through the decades. Moonage Daydream is the essential Ziggy Stardust book.
'Ziggy Stardust blazed briefly but intensely, and I am delighted to see his life and times as a rock'n'roll star immortalised in this book.' - David Bowie
'Mr B has never previously gone on record in such detail about the origins, inspirations, mutations and peregrinations of our inimitable idol, Mr Stardust. In fact, I've learned a lot that I didn't glean at the time about the whole crazy affair...' - Mick Rock