Written by megarock on February 10, 2018
10th February 1972, David Bowie appeared at the Tolworth Toby Jug, London, on the opening date of his Ziggy Stardust tour playing to around 60 people in the room. The character of Ziggy was initially inspired by British rock ‘n’ roll singer Vince Taylor. The Ziggy Stardust tour played a total of 182 dates. More on Ziggy Stardust: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/ziggy_stardust
David Bowie’s landmark 1972 album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars was recorded in November 1971, close on the heels of Hunky Dory, which hadn’t even been released when Bowie and his band revisited the familar surroundings of Trident Studios in London.
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