David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust Anniversary Celebrated In The Studio

David Bowie

The 45th anniversary of David Bowie's landmark "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars" album is celebrated in the latest episode of the syndicated radio show In The Studio with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands. The show sent over the following details:

David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust album sounded unlike any album before it and precious few ever since. Bowie had in many ways already shown his chameleon ways from his Mod beginnings to his psuedo-psychedelic folk rock Space Oddity and later with his acoustic inspired Dylan channeling Hunky Dory. But it would be the invention of the cosmic character Ziggy Stardust that would give Bowie mesmerizing influence over an otherwise dull musical landscape.

In this archival interview prior to his 2016 death, David confesses to In The Studio show producer/host Redbeard what American artists were influencing Bowie at the time. "I think that the person I was listening to out of America, as much as Little Richard at the time, would have been Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground."

Bowie later goes on to describe the cultural climate that made Ziggy Stardust possible. "It was a ball of knotty string and there were all these threads running through all of culture, and it really didn't matter which art form it came from, that I felt it could be developed for record and stage and make rock something other than it was at the time." Stream the episode here.

David Bowie Music, DVDs, Books and more

David Bowie T-shirts and Posters

More David Bowie News

Share this article

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Pin it Share on Reddit email this article

Related Stories

David Bowie streams rare version of The Man Who Sold The World

Unreleased 1996 David Bowie Track Streaming Online

Unreleased Version Of David Bowie Tin Machine Classic Streaming

David Bowie Streams Unreleased Version Of Station To Station Classic

Unreleased David Bowie Tin Machine Track Revealed

Unreleased Version Of David Bowie Classic Goes Online

Original David Bowie Bandmate Mike Garson Covers Classic Song

David Bowie Camp Streaming Title Song From New Box Set

The Hollywood Vampires Rock David Bowie Classic On Late Night TV

David Bowie 'Space Oddity' 50th Anniversary Mix Video Released



Follow Us: Facebook Twitter Feeds

Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2020 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved.

Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.