Drummer Woody Woodmansey Lands Memoir Deal

By Maryann Yin 

Woody the Drummer (GalleyCat)Woody Woodmansey, a drummer who worked with the late David Bowie, has signed a memoir deal with St. Martin’s Press.

George Witte, the editor in chief, negotiated the terms of acquisition with Matthew Hamilton, a literary agent from Aitken Alexander Associates. The book, entitled Spider From Mars: My Life With Bowie, will be released in October 2016.

Here’s more from the press release: “For most fans, David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust era remains the most extraordinarily creative period in his career. As a member of Bowie’s legendary band at the time – The Spiders from Mars – Woody Woodmansey played drums on four seminal albums: The Man Who Sold The World, Hunky Dory, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders from Mars, and Aladdin Sane. He also appears on two live albums, Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture and Santa Monica ’72. Woody’s memoir, which he started work on in 2014, focuses on this key period and brings it to glorious life.”