Darryl W Bullock

Author of 'David Bowie Made Me Gay' Darryl W Bullock will be talking about his book that is published September 2017; a comprehensive history of LGBT music ever compiled, encompassing a century of music by and for the LGBT community.

Darryl W. Bullock is a publisher, editor, and writer specialising in numerous areas including music and the arts. He is the author of The World's Worst Records and posts weekly on his popular blog, The World's Worst Records. Bullockhelped launch We Are Family, the UK'sfirst magazine for LGBT families and their friends. He is the author of the acclaimed biography Florence Foster Jenkins: A Life of the World's Worst Opera Singer.

Darryl W. Bullock discusses how gay, lesbian, and bisexual performers influenced Jazz and Blues; examines the almost forgotten Pansy Craze in the years between the two World Wars (when many LGBT performers were feted by royalty and Hollywood alike); chronicles the dark years after the depression when gay life was driven deep underground; celebrates the re-emergence of LGBT performers in the post-Stonewall years; and highlights today’s most legendary out-gay pop stars: Elton John, Boy George, Freddie Mercury, and George Michael.

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