When it comes to the biggest musical stories of the year, you know that the passing of David Bowie in January will be at the top of many people’s lists. Among them will be Rob Sheffield, a writer and editor for Rolling Stone Magazine and the author of the New York Times Bestseller Love Is A Mix Tape, and the author of the brand new book, On Bowie. The book is described as:
From the New York Times bestselling author of Love Is a Mix Tape, a thoughtful and loving meditation on the life of the late David Bowie that explores his creative legacy and the enduring and mutual connection he enjoyed with his fans
Innovative. Pioneering. Brave. Until his death in January 2016, David Bowie created art that not only pushed boundaries, but helped fans understand themselves and view the world from fantastic new perspectives.
When the shocking news of his death on January 10, 2016 broke, the outpouring of grief and adulation was immediate and ongoing. Fans around the world and across generations paid homage to this brilliant, innovate, ever evolving artist who both shaped and embodied our times.
In this concise and penetrating book, featuring colour photographs, highly regarded Rolling Stone critic, bestselling author, and lifelong Bowie fan Rob Sheffield shares his own feelings about the passing of this icon and explains why Bowie’s death has elicited such an unprecedented emotional outpouring from so many lives.
This week on 1st Wave, Rob Sheffield shares stories from his new book, On Bowie, and plays classic alternative tracks that he enjoys hearing on 1st Wave. You can hear Sheffield at the following times:
Friday, August 19th at 9 pm ET
Saturday, August 20th at Noon and 8 pm ET
Sunday, August 21st at 10 am and 5 pm ET