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We Could Be

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19th October 2021

Price: £20


The Arts / Music

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Selected: ebook / ISBN-13: 9781788402743

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With consultant editor Tony Visconti.

David Bowie’s story has never been told quite like this.

Tracing the star’s encounters with fellow icons throughout his life, We Could Be offers a new history of Bowie, collecting 300 short stories that together paint a portrait of humour, humility, compassion, tragedy and more besides.

He embarrasses himself in front of Lennon and Warhol. He saves the life of Nina Simone. He is hated by Bob Dylan. He teaches Michael Jackson the moonwalk. Individually astonishing, together these stories – including details never before revealed – build a new picture of Bowie, one which shows his vulnerability, his sense of humour, his inner diva.

Exhaustively researched from thousands of sources by BBC reporter and Bowie obsessive Tom Hagler – with the guidance and memories of Bowie’s long-time producer Tony Visconti – We Could Be is fascinating, comic, compelling, and a history of Bowie unlike any that has come before.


David Bowie News
A fresh, illuminating portrait of a life unlike any that has come before.
Louder Than War
A fresh take on writing about David Bowie and the encounters people had with him throughout his life.
The Edinburgh Reporter
Even the most well informed Bowie reader will find something new here. As we approach what would have been his 75th birthday, many a Bowie fan will enjoy this absorbing portrait.