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Win a copy of ‘Rebel Rebel’ by Chris O’Leary!

March 25th, 2015 | by admin
Win a copy of ‘Rebel Rebel’ by Chris O’Leary!

Your chance to win a copy of excellent new book ‘Rebel Rebel’ by Chris O’Leary!


To find out how, over to Chris…


There are 10 Bowie studio albums issued between 1967 and 1976: David Bowie,
Space Oddity (officially David Bowie), The Man Who Sold the World, Hunky Dory,
Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, Pin Ups, Diamond Dogs, Young Americans and Station to Station.

Many of these had alternate or discarded titles, like Metrobolist (TMWSTW)
and The Gouster (YA).

So the contest is, rename one of these albums,

Did you always think a certain album should’ve been called something else? Now’s
your chance to do so. Most creative or catchy name wins.

Good luck!



Please email your suggested album title to


As always this competition is open Worldwide to everyone who has ‘LIKED’ the David Bowie News Facebook Page.

(Competition closes at midnight on Sunday 29th March, UK time)



Here’s information about the book…


David Bowie: every single song. Everything you want to know, everything you didn’t know.

David Bowie remains mysterious and unknowable, despite 45 years of recording and performing. His legacy is roughly 600 songs, which range from psychedelia to glam rock to Philadelphia soul, from avant-garde instrumentals to global pop anthems. Rebel Rebel catalogs Bowie’s songs from 1964 to 1976, examines them in the order of their composition and recording, and digs into what makes them work.

Rebel Rebel is an in-depth look at Bowie’s early singles and album tracks, unreleased demos, session outtakes and cover songs. The book traces Bowie’s literary, film and musical influences and the evolution of his songwriting. It also shows how Bowie exploited studio innovations, and the roles of his producers and supporting musicians, especially major collaborators like Brian Eno, Iggy Pop and Mick Ronson.

This book places Bowie’s music in the context of its era. Readers will discover the links between Kubrick’s 2001 and “Space Oddity”; how A Clockwork Orange inspired “Suffragette City”. The pages are a trip through Bowie’s various lives as a young man in Swinging London, a Tibetan Buddhist, a disillusioned hippie, a rock god, and a Hollywood recluse. With a cast of thousands, including John Lennon, William S. Burroughs, Andy Warhol and Cher.


Rebel Rebel is out now! You can order via Amazon below…



  • Chris O’Leary’s “Pushing Ahead of the Dame” contains the best writing on David Bowie bar none. ~ Bob Stanley
  • If you’re a David Bowie fan, you’ll love Chris O’Leary’s Pushing Ahead of the Dame. Each post is devoted to analyzing a Bowie song, in roughly chronological order: its words, music, history, precursors and influence on other performers…Even if you’re not an admirer of the artist sometimes known as Ziggy Stardust, the site’s a rewarding read. If nothing else, it may leave you wishing that your favorite musician had a fan as perceptive and prolific as O’Leary. (TIME’s Best Blogs of 2011) ~ Harry McCracken, TIME



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