Over the past five decades, David Bowie's towering musical legacy is rightfully acclaimed as among the most inventive, groundbreaking and compelling in rock history.

Bowie's 1971 long player, Hunky Dory, in particular has garnered lofty praise, voted by Time magazine as one of the top 100 albums of all-time.

A new book, Kooks, Queen Bitches and Andy Warhol: The Making of David Bowie's Hunky Dory (Jetfighter/$10) chronicles the fascinating back story behind that celebrated album. Written by New York Times Best-selling author Ken Sharp, the book is constructed as an oral history and culls revelatory interviews with scores of the album's key participants for an all-encompassing look at this seminal release. Among those interviewed include Bowie's band, producer Ken Scott, RCA Records personnel plus countless others along with archival commentary from David Bowie and the late Mick Ronson.

The book is available exclusively though www.ken-sharp.com