Writer, broadcaster, and cultural critic Paul Morley has written about music, art, and entertainment since the 1970s. A founding member of the electronic collective Art of Noise and a member of staff at the Royal Academy of Music, he is the author of many books including his recent collaboration with music icon Grace Jones on her memoir, I’ll Never Write My Memoirs.
His latest book, the acclaimed The Age of Bowie: How David Bowie Made a World of Difference was published not long after Bowie’s death in 2016. Paul was part of the team who curated the highly successful retrospective exhibition for the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, David Bowie Is… In The Age of Bowie, he constructs the definitive story of Bowie exploring how he worked, played, aged, structured his ideas, invented the future and entered history as someone who could and would never be forgotten. Morley capures the greatest moments of Bowie’s career; from the recording studio with the likes of Brian Eno and Tony Visconti; to iconic live performances from the 1970s, 80s and 90s, as well as the various encounters and artistic relationships he developed with rock luminaries John Lennon, Lou Reed and Iggy Pop. And of course, discuss in detail his much-heralded, and critically-acclaimed comeback with the release of Black Star just days before his shocking death in New York.