Written by megarock on July 3, 2018
3rd July 1973, After 182 Ziggy Stardust concert performances, David Bowie announced he was about to retire from live performing, although it eventually transpires that Ziggy Stardust the stage persona is being retired and not Bowie himself. Only his guitarist Mick Ronson knew about the announcement, which came as a complete shock not only to the audience but the rest of Bowie’s band and crew. More on Ziggy Stardust: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/ziggy_stardust
David Bowies 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 hadnt even been released when Bowie and his band revisited the familar surroundings of Trident Studios in London.
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