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

David Bowie Made Me Gay: 100 Years of LGBT Music

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...

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  • Nicole Valentine
    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 a ...
  • Kevin
    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 and s...
  • Christopher Jones
    What an incredible read , informative in an interesting and upBEAT way, total page turning paradise........❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤...
  • Joshua
    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 se...
  • Mark Schlatter
    Overall, I found this a very disappointing read. I think the idea of the book (tracing the influences and performers of LBGT music) is great, and the introduction --- with a big focus on Bowie's importance --- makes an excellent case for the exploration. I learned a lot, including the facts that Joh...
  • John
    The first part of this book was really interesting and informative. I never knew there were so many GLBT artists from the 1920's-50's that had such influence on music and the struggles they went through. I enjoyed that part the best. The second half, mostly the 70's to today, was kind of a letdown. ...
  • Alex
    Exactly what I wanted from this book, and exactly the kind of book I've been searching for over the past few years. A comprehensive, well-written but not overwhelming history of queer music and musicians over the past 100 years. A western focus overall, mostly within the US/UK/the occasional Austral...
  • Ed
    The first half of this book is excellent and eye opening. Learning about queer, black New Orleans 100 years ago was eye-opening, and learning about how Tony Jackson figures into Jelly Roll Morton’s history was fantastic. I knew of Ma Rainey, but learning about Ethel Waters and Lucille Bogan was...
  • Kirby R.
    This book is simply fantastic. I don't think I've ever seen another book dedicated specifically to the place of LGBT+ people in the music industry, but not only was it brilliant, after having read "David Bowie Made Me Gay," it was obviously necessary. Bullock describes each musician in all of their ...

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