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By Marc Spitz, Paul Trynka

«Este es un libro esencial para vislumbrar algo más de cerca el mito Jagger, el mito Stones.» Juan Puchades

Un examen ecuánime sin precedentes de una de las figuras más celebradas e incomprendidas de l. a. historia del rock and roll.

El conocido periodista musical Marc Spitz ha explorado un icono cultural cuya contribución, imagen e influencia en nuestra cultura han sido insondables, y ha conseguido reflejar en profundidad una visión del legado de Mick Jagger. Jagger se construye como un fascinante documental en una serie de episodios que marcan los hitos de una vida de estrella, desde su infancia en una familia de clase media en el Londres de después de los angeles Segunda Guerra Mundial hasta los angeles adquisición del estatus nobiliario de sir Mick, un viejo y glorioso hombre de Estado del rock.

A través de un retrato mucho más completo que las biografías previamente publicadas, esta biografía profundiza en l. a. multiplicidad de roles incorporados por Jagger: liberador sexual, provocador de los medios, estrella del cine independiente, y, por si fuera poco, también empresario taimado con un entusiasmo libertino por mujeres mucho más jóvenes que él.

Este Jagger es tan inspirado, provocativo y polifacético como el mismo artista.

«Uno sabe que nunca hay nada definitivo en contemporáneos pero esta biografía es excelente y cultiva tanto el mito como anti-mito. Minucioso y encomiable trabajo de entrevista y diagnóstico sobre el Mesías Marciano que siempre nos ha ofrecido David Jones» Carlos Zanón

David Bowie es uno de los músicos más reconocidos y respetados del pop-rock mundial. Conocido en todo el mundo como el gran “camaleón” de l. a. música, su brillante creatividad y constante reinvención le han convertido en un icono de nuestro tiempo. Sin embargo, a pesar de su fama, Bowie sigue siendo un enigma.

En Starman, el galardonado periodista musical Paul Trynka, ha pintado el retrato definitivo de este gran artista. Desde sus años de infancia en el Brixton de los angeles posguerra hasta el glamur decadente de Ziggy Stardust pasando por su controvertido periodo berlinés.

Basada en cientos de entrevistas a amigos y detractores, ex amantes y compañeros de profesión, Starman revela cómo Bowie construyó su música y a sí mismo. Además, trata l. a. vida y trayectorias profesionales de muchas otras figuras relevantes del mundo de l. a. música que se cruzan en los angeles vida de Bowie como Iggy Pop, Lou Reed o Brian Eno.

Marc Spitz es autor de cinco libros, entre ellos How quickly Is Never?: A Novel, Bowie: A Biography y el aclamado We acquired the Neutron Bomb: The Untold tale of L. A. Punk (escrito con Brendan Mullen). Sus artículos sobre cultura pop han aparecido en The ny Times, Vanity Fair, Spin, Maxim, Nylon y Uncut. Actualmente es el blogger musical de VF Daily (<a target="_blank" href="http://www.vanityfair.com"; rel="nofollow">www.vanityfair.com</a>). Spitz vive en Nueva York.

Paul Trynka es periodista musical, editor de los angeles revista International Musician. Fue editor fundador de The Guitar Magazine y ha colaborado en diversas publicaciones, entre ellas, The Face, Wire y Mojo.

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