David Bowie took Glam Rock to a new level!
David Bowie is an English singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger, and audio engineer.
Bowie’s most well known albums include: Space Oddity, Hunky Dory, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars and Heroes.
His biggest hits include: Life On Mars?, Starman, Ziggy Stardust, Let’s Dance, China Girl and Heroes.
Also active on the silver screen you’d find David Bowie in Labyrinth, Zoolander, The Prestige and Basquiat where he plays Andy Warhol brilliantly well.
One of many hits from the legendary Ziggy Stardust Album!
Starman is a single from David Bowie’s legendary album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars.
Initially, Bowie didn’t want the song on the album, he had chosen a cover by Chuck Berry, but his A&R man insisted that Starman was a hit.
When it reached number #10 in the charts and helped pushing the album to #5, it was clear that he was right.
Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars was a concept album, dealing with all things a rock star can come across, from excessive drug intake to fans ultimately destroying their star.
David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust
Inspiration has been cited from all sorts of artists, but it is perhaps Jimi Hendrix who is the clearest influence on the fictional Ziggy.
The first session of “Ziggy…” started only weeks after Hunky Dory ended, making it two legendary releases in a row by David Bowie.
This made David Bowie one of the biggest rock stars of the early 70s.
Both the album and the songs from it has been included on many “greatest ever” lists since its release, always ending up in the top 50.