Author(s): Chris Welch
David Bowie was the international figure all starry-eyed hopefuls aspired to when setting out on a path to fame and fortune in the music industry - whether they know it or not. The man had a glittering career fuelled by the spirit of reinvention - he left over 20 albums in his wake - and was as colourful musically as he was dressed. If a picture says a thousand words, this book ranks as the definitive manual on how to leave a lasting legacy in the art scene.
Chris started out as a reporter on UK music weekly Melody Maker in the mid-1960s. He went on the road with Led Zeppelin, The Who, David Bowie and more during the 1970s. Chris has since worked on a variety of music magazines and has written more than 20 books on rock music. He also contributes to UK newspapers. His self-confessed finest hour was 'Playing conga drums, live on stage in Germany with Led Zep during "Whole Lotta Love"'. In 2012 Chris was awarded a Gold Badge of Merit Award for a special contribution to Britain's music industry by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors in London.