Strange Stars: David Bowie, Pop Music, and the Decade Sci-Fi Exploded

By Heller, Jason

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9781612196978
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Melville House


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Starred Review on May 15, 2018  |  Arts and Humanities

Heller (Taft 2012) makes a convincing case for the influence of sf literature and cinema on 1970s popular music. The narrative roughly begins with the moon landing of 1969, which made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin instantly famous. Another icon's burgeoning career piggybacked off this important event: David Bowie. His 1969 hit "Space Oddity," argues Heller, paved the way for pop music's interest in sf ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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