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BOWIEGOLDENYEARS began life in 2000 as a tribute to a specific era (1974-80) in David Bowie's career at a time when the Internet was not yet bursting with Bowie tribute sites.

BOWIEGOLDENYEARS was described as 'superb' by David Bowie's website, and in 2010 The Guardian named it Site Of The Week. This led to an invitation from publisher Omnibus Press to expand and adapt the site as a large format fully illustrated book, David Bowie The Golden Years which was published internationally December 2016 by Omnibus Press.

A Japanese language version was subsequently published by Shinko Music.

Since the book's completion I have been overhauling the entire site and will be releasing pages as they are completed. Stay tuned here and at the book's Facebook page for news and updates.



These are some of the excellent sites and books that served as invaluable reference for both BOWIEGOLDENYEARS and the book.


illustrated db discography
Ruud Altenburg

Bassman's David Bowie page
Stefan Westman

Bowie Wonderworld
Paul Kinder

The Young American - David Bowie in America 1974
Chris Carter


Bowie An Illustrated Record
Roy Carr & Charles Shaar Murray 1981

David Bowie A Chronology
Kevin Cann 1983

David Bowie Moonage Daydream
Dave Thompson 1987

The Complete David Bowie
Nicholas Pegg 2002-

Strange Fascination
David Buckley

Paul Trynka

Any Day Now
Kevin Cann


Please note:
Permission has been neither sought nor granted by photographers and writers whose work is reproduced here. Credits are noted wherever I know the source. I will remove any of these if the parties concerned object to their reproduction here. Any contributions will be greatly appreciated and acknowledged.

Copyrighted material on this website is used in accordance with 'Fair Use', for the purpose of study, review or critical analysis, and will be removed at the request of the copyright owner(s).

comments/suggestions are most welcome: contact me


Bowie Golden Years is currently being redesigned
and will be relaunched, section by section, throughout 2019.
The golden links are live. The grey links are pages still under construction.
Follow the Facebook page for announcements on the updates.

Bowie Golden Years v1.0 created and designed by Roger Griffin 2000-2010
Bowie Golden Years v2.0 under construction 2017-2019

Photographs and texts have been credited wherever possible.

this page updated July 18, 2019