BOWIE GOLDEN YEARS

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1970

 

Ronson: Ex-Rat gets his chance in big time

Author unknown • Hull Daily Mail • 13 February 1970

Hype and David Bowie's future

Raymond Telford • Melody Maker • 28 March 1970

1972

The Rise of Ziggy Stardust:
David Bowie's version of camp rock

Henry Edwards • After Dark • October 1972

1973

 

David Bowie: Gimme yer hands

Tim Jurgens • Fusion • January 1973

 

The fall and rise of David Bowie

Gordon Coxhill • Petticoat • January 1973

David Bowie in Hollywood

Annie Tipton • Star • June 1973

Ronno

Mick Rock • Music Scene • September 1973

Ronson lights flame for new band

Author unknown • Melody Maker • 8 September 1973

Bowie divines doom in Moscow

Steve Gaines • Circus • October 1973

Outside David Bowie is the closest you're gonna get

Martin Hayman • Rock • 8 October 1973

The Ronson creative flame

Charles Shaar Murray • New Musical Express • 6 October 1973

Mick Ronson: This band will be a world beater

Michael Benson • Disc • 20 October 1973

 

Bowie 1984 AD

Author unknown • Disc • 27 October 1973

Bowie returns to London

Bob Mackie • Sounds • 27 October 1973

1974

At the Marquee

Mick Rock • Music Scene • 27 January 1974

Beat godfather meets glitter mainman

Craig Copetas • Rolling Stone • 28 February 1974

Diamond Dogs

Martin Kirkup • Sounds • 4 May 1974

 

Live: David Bowie at the Amphitheatre

Robert Hilburn • Los Angeles Times • 4 September 1974

Bowie finds his voice

Robert Hilburn • Melody Maker • 14 September 1974

 

The people who turn me on

Author unknown • Fan • October 1974

Philly stopover: fans and funk

Matt Damsker • Rolling Stone • 10 October 1974

 

Bowie meets Springsteen 

Mike McGrath • The Drummer • 26 November 1974

On tour with Bowie

Leee Black Childers • Hit Parader • December 1974

Bowie up the Amazon

Author unknown • Disc • 12 December 1974

1975

Johnny Ray's better whirlpool

Lester Bangs • Creem • January 1975

Flying Saucers, Hitler and David Bowie

Bruno Stein • Creem • February 1975

 

Mick Ronson: Not just a sideman

Jim Girard • Scene • 27 March 1975

 

Hunter Ronson walking on gilded odds: Just two boys in a rather spectacular band

Rosalind Russell • Disc • 29 March 1975

 

David Bowie: Zowie Bowie

Simon Frith • Let It Rock • April 1975

 

Mick Ronson: "I’d like to kick some sense into Bowie"

Allan Jones • Melody Maker • 5 April 1975

 

The all new adventures of David Bowie

Diane Kelly • Hi! • 7 June 1975

 

Kept under wraps in Albuquerque

Howard Bryan • The Tribune • 14 June 1975

The Bowie odyssey

Tina Brown • The Sunday Times Magazine • 20 July 1975

Spaced out in the desert

Steve Shroyer and John Lifflander • Creem • December 1975

1976

Bowie to tour: ‘No gimmickry’

Cameron Crowe • Rolling Stone • 15 January 1976

Rolling Stone

Ground Control to Davy Jones

Cameron Crowe • Rolling Stone • 12 February 1976

Bowie: Now I'm a businessman

Robert Hilburn • Melody Maker • 28 February 1976

City to city

Tim Hogan • Circus • 2 March 1976

NME

The first synthetic rock star: there is no other

Lisa Robinson • New Musical Express • 7 March 1976

The space oddity

George Perry • The Sunday Times Magazine • 14 March 1976

 

Pot holds rock singer

Staff writers • Democrat and Chronicle • 22 March 1976

 

Bowie: "Not guilty, sir"

Staff writers • Democrat and Chronicle • 26 March 1976

 

Waiting for Bowie

Jean Rook • Daily Express • 5 May 1976

 

Bowie and Bassey

Derek Jewell • Sunday Times • 9 May 1976

 

Glitter rock’s movie nut

Rex Reed • The Baltimore Sun • 20 June 1976

Hit Parader September 1976

David Bowie: an in-depth look at the illusion

Lisa Robinson • Hit Parader • August & September 1976

Playboy

Candid conversation

Cameron Crowe • Playboy • September 1976

People

Rock's space oddity

Fred Hauptfuhrer • People • 6 September 1976

1977

1

Goodbye to Ziggy and all that

Allan Jones • Melody Maker • 29 October 1977

1

244 words on punk from David Bowie

Charles Shaar Murray • New Musical Express • 29 October 1977

1978

Bowie plays himself

Charles M Young • Rolling Stone • 12 January 1978

Turn and face the strange

Timothy White • Crawdaddy • February 1978

Confession of an elitist

Michael Watts • Melody Maker • 18 February 1978

David Bowie: a really strange kettle of poissons

Jonathan Mantle • Vogue • September 1978

1979

 

Bowie reborn

Jean Rook • Daily Express • 14 February 1979

Avant AOR

Jon Savage • Melody Maker • 27 May 1979

 

The David Bowie question: on making decisions

Wilder Penfield III • Toronto Sun • 1979/2009

Bad boys in Berlin

Chris Hodenfield • Rolling Stone • 4 October 1979

1980

The future isn't what it used to be 

Angus MacKinnon • New Musical Express • 13 September 1980

Scary monster on Broadway

Kurt Loder • Rolling Stone • 13 November 1980

Sunday Times

Bowie holds court

Gordon Burn • The Sunday Times Magazine • 30 November 1980

 

A revolution with Bowie

John Rockwell • New York Times • 25 December 1980

 

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