14 March 2013

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars (1972)

The Spiders appear alongside Ziggy, Bowie's vision of the pop star as an alien/god.
Inspired by his meeting Vince Taylor, a first wave rock and roller who had a drug induced breakdown and believed he was an alien and a god, Bowie created this persona and a concept for the album where Ziggy descends to bring a message of hope to humanity in its last few years.
'Starman' told the story of Ziggy's first manifestation and this performance from Top Of The Pops shows Ziggy and the Spiders in full swing.


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