Ziggy

9 July 1971, David Bowie started recording sessions at Trident Studios in London, for what would become the concept album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars. The character of Ziggy was initially inspired by British rock 'n' roll singer Vince Taylor, whom Bowie met after Taylor had had a […]

3 July 1973, After 182 Ziggy Stardust concert performances, David Bowie announced he was about to retire from live performing, although it eventually transpires that 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 […]

16 June 1972, David Bowie released his fifth studio album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars a concept album telling the story of a fictional bisexual alien rock star named Ziggy Stardust. The album which reached No.5 in the UK and No. 75 in the US has been consistently […]

Classic album for today: David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars. Do you have a favourite track from this album? https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/classic-albums/david-bowie-the-rise-and-fall-of-ziggy-stardust-and-the-spiders-from-mars/ David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars David Bowie’s landmark 1972 album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy […]

27th March 2012, David Bowie's landmark album Ziggy Stardust was celebrated with a blue plaque in central London. Spandau Ballet star Gary Kemp, unveiled a plaque at the spot where the cover of the 1972 release was shot. The location in Heddon Street, just off Regent Street, is now a pedestrianised area brimming with bars […]

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. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/…/david-bowie-the-rise-and-…/ […]

4th February 1972, During sessions at Trident Studios, London, England, David Bowie recorded 'Rock 'n' Roll Suicide', 'Starman' and 'Suffragette City', the last songs recorded for the The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars album. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/…/david-bowie-the-rise-and-…/ David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From […]

25th January 1973, David Bowie finished a week of rehearsals at the Royal Ballroom, Tottenham, London, for the forthcoming UK leg of his Ziggy Stardust tour. Bowie had already played dates in North America and Japan, the tour saw the singer playing a total of 182 dates. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/…/david-bowie-the-rise-and-…/ David Bowie – The Rise and Fall […]

10th Jan 2016, English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, painter, and actor David Bowie died from liver cancer at his New York home two days after releasing the album Blackstar on his 69th birthday. His first UK Top 40 single was the 1969 'Space Oddity' which became a UK No.1 in 1975, plus over 50 […]

24th Dec 1972, On the second UK leg of his 182 date Ziggy Stardust Tour, David Bowie played the second of two nights at the Rainbow Theatre, London. This tour had the classic Spiders From Mars line up of Mick Ronson on guitar, vocals, Trevor Bolder, bass and Mick "Woody" Woodmansey on drums. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/…/david-bowie-the-rise-and-…/ David […]


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