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Friends size up ‘Space Oddity’

From the start, David Bowie regarded the song “Space Oddity” with confidence. He played a demo to The Who’s Pete Townshend, who gave it the thumbs up, and so did Marc Bolan, a longtime friend whose word, Bowie seemed to believe, was gospel.

Bookshelf: Author interview: Mark Wilkerson, "Who Are You"

"Who Are You: The Life Of Pete Townshend": Mark Wilkerson’s biography of The Who’s Pete Townshend is a detailed look at the life and work of one of rock’s legendary figures. Put out by Omnibus Press, the book has been hailed as one of the most detailed and exhaustive studies of the driving force behind The Who. Wilkerson talked about his book and Townshend in a recent interview.