David Bowie Made Me Gay: 100 Years of LGBT Music by Darryl W. Bullock

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Read David Bowie Made Me Gay: 100 Years of LGBT Music Online Free - LGBT musicians have shaped the development of music over the last century, with a sexually progressive soundtrack in the background of the gay community’s struggle for acceptance. With the advent of recording technology, LGBT messages were for the first time brought to the forefront of popular music. David Bowie Made Me Gay is the first book to cover the breadth of history of recorded music by and for the LGBT community and how those records influenced the evolution of the music we listen to today.

David Bowie Made Me Gay uncovers the lives of the people who made these records, and offers a lively canter through the scarcely documented history of LGBT music-makers. Darryl W. Bullock discusses how gay, lesbian, and bisexual performers influenced Jazz and Blues; examines the almost forgotten Pansy Craze in the years between the two World Wars (when many LGBT performers were feted by royalty and Hollywood alike); chronicles the dark years after the depression when gay life was driven deep underground; celebrates the re-emergence of LGBT performers in the post-Stonewall years; and highlights today’s most legendary out-gay pop stars: Elton John, Boy George, Freddie Mercury, and George Michael. 

Title : David Bowie Made Me Gay: 100 Years of LGBT Music
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ISBN : 1468315595
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 320 pages


Nicole rated it ★★★★★

July 06, 2017

Lucky enough to have this ARC handed to me in advance and I have to say it's the most comprehensive history of how the LGBT community has shaped the development of music over the last century. I came to this as a 70's and 80's music aficionado with a deep and abiding love for Bowie, and left with...

Joshua rated it ★★★★★

January 09, 2018

There is a pronounced lack of David Bowie in this book, but that doesn't lessen the quality or importance of this work. Darryl W. Bullock captured me with the title, and while I was hoping to read a bit about the Thin White Duke, the man who is quickly becoming my philosophical, intellectual, and...

Christopher rated it ★★★★★

October 22, 2017

What an incredible read , informative in an interesting and upBEAT way, total page turning paradise........

Kevin rated it ★★★★☆

January 09, 2018

Darryl W. Bullock's "David Bowie Made Me Gay" is a comprehensive, illuminating and entertaining celebration of LGBT singers, composers, producers and musicians who created music over the last century. Bullock enhances these mini-biographies by placing them in context with historic advancements an...

Véronique rated it ★★★☆☆

January 13, 2018

This quite ambitious book would have greatly benefited from a better editing: it tries to cover too much ground and sometimes falls into namedropping; some transitions are shaky; some passages have weird shifts in tone (formal/neutral to familiar/subjective). That being said, i learned a lot and...

Alan rated it ★★★★★

January 02, 2018

Rich, compelling and filled with detail and information. Telling a long silent story of the importance of LGBT musicians, it also dips into politics and shines a light on the struggles and challenges faced by our communities.

Sam rated it ★★★★☆

December 17, 2017

3.75 Not the full 4 bc there was a bit of dead naming and misuse of pronouns. Not anywhere near 5 bc of the lack of control in narrative. There didn't feel to be a point with some of the 'tangents'. Or chapters would end really suddenly. Otherwise enjoyable.

Vicki rated it ★★★★☆

January 13, 2018

Fantastic history of LGBT music all the way from known origins to present day. well researched & written. Any true music lover & all of us in the LGBT community should be required to read this.

Jan rated it ★★★☆☆

December 28, 2017

not exactly well written and there's plenty of omissions but there was also material I wasn't aware of........still a fun read!

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