Press Release: The David Bowie Chronology


The following new book may be of interest to Queen fans…

David Bowie Chronology cover art - new

Across The Board Books™ proudly announces the release of…

VOLUME 1: 1947 – 1974

204 Pages
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– January 29, 1972 –
David Bowie (and the yet-unnamed Spiders From Mars) perform live at The Friars Club, Borough Assembly Hall, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, to premiere the Ziggy Stardust persona. Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor, both of Queen, attend the concert. Support act is Grand Canyon.

Later in 1981, David Bowie would record unused vocals for Queen’s song “Cool Cat,” before collaborating with the band on their #1 hit “Under Pressure.”

The David Bowie Chronology, Volume 1, is a comprehensive look at his recording and release history, starting with his birth date in January of 1947 and continuing to his album sessions in December of 1974.

From the time he left school to pursue a career in a music, David Bowie was always working. After years of struggling with bands, releasing singles and a debut album, all of which failed to chart, success first came with “Space Oddity” in 1969. The 1972 album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars made David Bowie a household name.

This Chronology covers every aspect of David Bowie’s recording career. It looks at his singles, albums and rarities. Demos, alternate versions, remixes and edits, side projects and his work with other artists such as Mott The Hoople and Lou Reed are all explored.

The information is presented date by date in chronological order, accompanied by detailed descriptions of each song version, guest appearance, edit, non-album track and alternate version. The book also covers his tours and live appearances.

It’s all here, in The David Bowie Chronology!

Patrick Lemieux is a Canadian artist and writer who makes his home in Toronto, Ontario. He has exhibited his artwork in galleries and venues around North America. His Chronology series includes: The Queen Chronology (co-authored with Adam Unger), The Mike Oldfield Chronology, The Barenaked Ladies Chronology and The Rush Chronology. Volume 2 of The David Bowie Chronology will be along shortly.

His recent fiction work includes The Prisoner of Orchard Bend and forthcoming The Murder Ballad of Orchard Bend. You can find him on Facebook and Instagram @PatrickLemieuxArtist.


For more information and media inquiries about The David Bowie Chronology, contact:
Across The Board Books™, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.