David Bowie Made Me Gay

David Bowie Made Me Gay

27 Sep

Waterstones Manchester Deansgate are thrilled to welcome Darryl W. Bullock to the store to celebrate the publication of David Bowie Made Me Gay: 100 years of LGBT music. 

This revealing and timely book is a must-have for anyone passionate about 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 worldwide. With the advent of recording technology, LGBT messages were for the first time transferred from the cabaret stage and brought to the homes of millions. David Bowie Made Me Gay is the first book to cover the breadth of history of recorded music by and for the LGBT community: How have those records influenced the evolution of the music we listen to today? How have they inspired whole generations of disenfranchised youth? How could we ever have the Scissor Sisters or Lady Gaga without Billie Holiday, Disco and David Bowie? Through new interviews and contemporary reports, 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 will be in conversation with Kath McDermott, before answering questions from the audience and signing copies of his book.

Involved in the queer music scene in Manchester for 30 year, Kath McDermott has DJ'ed at most venues in the city and was a resident at Flesh at the Hacienda, Paradise Factory and Homoelectric. After being part of the team for 15 years at Vinyl Exchange record shop,  she now works for BBC 6Music, recently producing 'Queer as Punk' as part of their Loud and Proud season. Kath is a Volunteer Curator on the Queer Noise exhibition at the People's History Museum . Queer Noise is a community exhibition based on Manchester Digital Music Archive’s crowd-sourced online project of the same name.  It tells the story of how proudly queer musicians and clubbers in Greater Manchester helped to redefine attitudes towards sexuality across the city and beyond. 

Tickets for the event are £3 which is redeemable against a copy of David Bowie Made Me Gay, on the night. 

For more information, email events.manchester@waterstones.com or tweet @waterstonesmcr