Off The Shelf Festival of Words presents Ziggyology
He remains the greatest invention in the history of pop music: Ziggy Stardust, the glam rock alien messiah who transformed David Bowie into an international superstar and changed the face of music forever.
Part evolutionary detective story, part glam rock gospel, Ziggyology―the book that fell to earth―is the first book dedicated to Bowie’s best-loved and most influential creation and is the ultimate, star-spangled salute to his―and his creator’s― enduring brilliance.
A work of supreme pop archaeology by music journalist Simon Goddard, the book marks the 40th anniversary of Ziggy’s legendary ‘farewell concert’ at London’s Hammersmith Odeon. By cosmic coincidence, it also aligns with Bowie’s headline- making comeback of 2013 and a major retrospective exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum.