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Warren Peace

Warren Peace (i.e. "War and Peace") is a pseudonym for Geoffrey Alexander MacCormack (also known as GA MacCormack and Mac Cormack), an English vocalist, composer and dancer best known for his work with David Bowie in the 1970s.

Musical career

A long-time friend of Bowie since their schooldays in Bromley, Peace (initially as GA MacCormack) contributed backing vocals to a number of albums, beginning with Aladdin Sane in 1973 and continuing through to Station to Station in 1976. He appeared with Bowie during his 1973 tour of the US and Japan, travelling back to the UK via the Trans-Siberian Railway with the singer, who refused to fly. He then performed on the final UK leg of the tour which ended with Ziggy Stardust's 'retirement' at the Hammersmith Odeon in July (later released as Ziggy Stardust - The Motion Picture).

With Bowie, Peace co-wrote the music for "Rock 'n' Roll With Me" on Diamond Dogs (1974) and later "Turn Blue" on Iggy Pop's Lust for Life (1977). He also appeared as an 'Astronette' dancer and vocalist in The 1980 Floor Show television special with Bowie in October 1973 and as one of the 'Diamond Dogs' dancer/vocalists on Bowie's 1974 US tour (recorded and released as David Live). With fellow Astronettes Ava Cherry and Jason Guess, and Bowie as writer/producer, Peace recorded an album's worth of material at Olympic Studios late in 1973, which was eventually released as People from Bad Homes in 1995.

Other work

In 2007, Peace (once again under his real name Geoff MacCormack) published From Station to Station: Travels With Bowie 1973-76, an illustrated account of his time in Bowie's entourage.

Discography

David Bowie

Iggy Pop

The Astronettes

References

Further reading

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