What do you do when your “Brilliant Pal” David Bowie rings you up and asks you to join him on tour? For lifelong friend, songwriter and producer, Geoff MacCormack, there was only one answer: YES.
Beginning at Burnt Ash Primary school in the mid-1950s, where Bowie and MacCormack discovered their passion for music to touring the Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane shows and sailing to New York on a world tour, to Bowie’s first major film The Man Who Fell to Earth and the recording of Station to Station, MacCormack was there touring, recording, and traveling with the man who changed rock music.
A photographic memoir like no other, David Bowie: Rock ‘n’ Roll with Me published by ACC Art Books chronicles MacCormack’s sixty years of friendship with Bowie, told with wit, humor, and candor.
Alongside his memories, MacCormack opens up his archive of photography, sharing over 150 Rare and Never Before Seen Images of his adventures with the music legend.
As David Bowie writes in the afterword,
“Oh Geoff, What a terrifically clever idea this is, I am all kinds of shades of green as I didn’t think of it first. Take the two of us and pretend that we went to America, Japan and, wait for it, f•••••• Russia of all places, me as a rock star and you as cheerful backing singer and sidekick and then write a book about it. Brilliant!”
As one of the most intimate and candid memoirs of David Bowie, David Bowie: Rock ‘n’ Roll with Me is an incredible story, a rare insight into a friendship where two men shared their love for music from the moment they met to their final goodbyes.
About Geoff MacCormack: Geoff MacCormack, David Bowie’s lifelong friend, joined Bowie’s 1973 world tour as an additional back-up vocalist and percussionist, and later as a ‘Diamond Dog’ in ’74 and what would be known as ‘The Young Americans Soul Tour’. He also worked on the six albums from Aladdin Sane to Station to Station. After three years of touring, recording and traveling with Bowie, MacCormack started an award winning (Gold Clio, Ivor Novello) music production partnership with Simon Goldenberg who he met, coincidentally, in The Three Tuns pub, home of Bowie’s earlier ‘Arts Lab’. For over 20 years, they wrote music for high-end advertising, films and TV. Geoff now manages the use and sale of his photographs of David Bowie around the world and has exhibited in St Petersburg, the USA and the UK, including the hugely successful ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll with Me’ exhibition at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery from September 2020 through to May 2022.
Geoff MacCormack : David Bowie : Rock ‘n’ Roll with Me
Afterword by David Bowie
Publisher: ACC Art Books
Size: 260 mm x 195 mm
Pages: 240 Pages