The legend of David Bowie is one rightly flecked with genius and creativity but we suspect we wouldn’t be sat here still talking about the musician if it weren’t for his most cherished and legendary persona Ziggy Stardust. It all started on this day in 1972.
The largely acoustic rendition of the title track from Bowie’s 1970 album comes from the BBC’s ChangesNowBowie sessions. Recorded in November of 1996 at New York’s Looking Glass Studios, Bowie was joined in studio by Gail Ann Dorsey, Reeves Gabrels, and Mark Plati.
b. January 8, 1947
Legends gathered at Madison Square Garden on January 7, 1997 for Bowie’s 50th birthday bash. It’s a charity concert benefiting Save the Children. Bowie’s famous pals – including Sonic Youth, Lou Reed, Robert Smith, Billy Corgan, and Foo Fighters, among others – pay tribute with renditions of the singer’s tunes. Bowie closes out the event with his 1969 hit “Space Oddity.”
Just for one day …
The early years of legendary rock icon David Bowie will be chronicled in sequential art format for the first time with the release of a graphic novel.
The show will be called Bowie: Oddity to Mars and will celebrate a significant period of Bowie’s career between 1969 and 1972. It sees the ers that Bowie moved from his epic debut, ‘Space Oddity’ to taking on the role of the alien-rock star himself, Ziggy Stardust.