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Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1973)

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The July 3rd, 1973 historic concert of the 'leper Messiah'. This was to be David Bowie's last concert with the the Ziggy persona and the Spiders from Mars. A great medley of 'Wild Eyed Boy ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Himself / Ziggy Stardust
Mick Ronson ...
Himself - Guitar and Vocals
Trevor Bolder ...
Himself - Bass
Mick Woodmansey ...
Himself - Drums (as Mick Woodmansy) (as Woody Woodmansey)
Ken Fordham ...
Himself - Sax, Flute
Brian Wilshaw ...
Himself - Sax, Flute
Geoffrey MacCormack ...
Himself - Backing Vocals, Percussions
John 'Hutch' Hutchinson ...
Himself - Guitar
...
Himself - Piano, Mellotron, Organ
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The July 3rd, 1973 historic concert of the 'leper Messiah'. This was to be David Bowie's last concert with the the Ziggy persona and the Spiders from Mars. A great medley of 'Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud'/'All The Young Dudes'/'Oh! You Pretty Things', a Lou Reed cover, and a Rolling Stones cover are but some of the highlights. Written by MasoK <grok@tri-lakes.net>

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December 1973 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Bowie '73 with the Spiders from Mars  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,816 (USA) (12 July 2002)

Gross:

$161,634 (USA) (4 April 2003)
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Trivia

RCA requested that many references to, mostly, death and suicide in Bowie's lyrics should be bleeped. Pennebaker gave way. But he only bleeped the mono-sound negative, while the stereo film print and soundtrack remained non-bleeped. See more »

Quotes

David Bowie: My Mother saw her first spaceship today...
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Soundtracks

The Width of a Circle
Written by David Bowie
Performed by David Bowie (as Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars)
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Bowie Wishes He Was Still This Good
10 April 2003 | by (Commerce, Georgia) – See all my reviews

This is a great concert film. Bowie is in his absolute prime and Pennebaker captures the moment. The film makes you you feel like you are actually at the concert not watching a movie. Bowie has never been better. This film is a moment in time.


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