New Book “Bowie’s Piano Man: The Life Of Mike Garson” by Clifford Slapper

For some time Clifford Slapper has been working very closely with Mike Garson to write a book which explores the life of this extraordinary and eccentric modern musician. It documents in detail how he was catapulted overnight from the obscure world of New York’s avant-garde jazz scene to a close and long connection with Bowie. This is the first ever biography of Garson. Its starting point was several days of in-depth and uncensored conversation with Garson himself, and covers a wide range of themes which will be of interest to all Bowie fans, but also to anyone with a passion for music, social history or the process of creative inspiration.

Clifford Slapper is a musician and writer. As a pianist, he has played with David Bowie, Jarvis Cocker, Gary Kemp, Boy George, Suggs, Lisa Stansfield, Stereo MCs, Angie Brown, Billie Ray Martin, Dead or Alive, Katherine Ellis, Finley Quaye and many others. He has also appeared in television comedy productions, having played the piano part for Bowie’s appearance with Ricky Gervais on “Extras” (HBO/BBC, prod. Charlie Hanson) and the role of Dudley Moore in a BBC recreation of the sketches of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. Aside from magazine articles, this book will be his first published work.

Writing is well advanced and Sky are now considering options for publication

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