It’s obvious David Bowie has done his fair share of “ziggy stardusting” in his rock star life, but for the most part he has managed to keep his wild life out of the media.
Whether this is because he’s too smart to slip or secretive to a paranoid level is up for debate, but it’s safe to say an autobiography by Bowie would make big bucks.
It turns out Bowie was indeed working on an autobiography of sorts back in the 70s, and he even gave Cameron Crowe a copy of what he’d written, from which an excerpt was featured in Crowe’s 1976 feature in Rolling Stone magazine:
Martin Schneider of Dangerous Minds has done some digging into The Return Of The Thin White Duke: An Autobiography by David Bowie, and while he’s not allowed to publish much he has shared a few excerpts from the book.
He has also included Crowe’s Rolling Stone article so you can see why Bowie fans were frothing at the mouth when they discovered an autobiography of their favorite rock god might be on the horizon.