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The July 3rd, 1973 historic concert of the 'leper Messiah'. This was to be David Bowie's last concert... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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David Bowie ... Himself / Ziggy Stardust
Mick Ronson ... Himself - Guitar and Vocals
Trevor Bolder ... Himself - Bass
Mick Woodmansey ... Himself - Drums (also as Woody Woodmansey) (as Mick Woodmansy)
Ken Fordham ... Himself - Sax, Flute
Brian Wilshaw ... Himself - Sax, Flute
Geoffrey MacCormack ... Himself - Backing Vocals, Percussions
John 'Hutch' Hutchinson ... Himself - Guitar

Mike Garson ... Himself - Piano, Mellotron, Organ
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Angie Bowie ... Herself (uncredited)
Maureen Starkey ... Herself (uncredited)

Ringo Starr ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
D.A. Pennebaker 
 
Produced by
Tony Defries .... executive producer
Edith Van Slyck .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Mike Davis 
Jim Desmond 
Nick Doob 
Randy Franken 
D.A. Pennebaker 
 
Film Editing by
Lorry Whitehead 
 
Costume Design by
Freddie Buretti 
Kansai 
 
Makeup Department
Suzy Fussey .... hair stylist
Pierre La Roche .... makeup artist (as Pierre Laroche)
 
Production Management
Rebecca Marshall .... post-production supervisor (2002 restoration)
Stacy Pennebaker .... unit manager
Alan Brewer .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Lysohir .... camera assistant
Phillip Mesure .... camera assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Suzy Fussey .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
David Bowie .... music mixer (uncredited)
Bruce Tergesen .... music mixer (uncredited)
Tony Visconti .... music producer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jaime Andrews .... road manager: Mainman
Tony Zanetta .... tour coordinator
Benjamin Berman .... intern (uncredited)
 
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Jeff Beck guested on guitar in two songs and was supposed to have been in the film, but asked not to appear in it because he felt his solos and his appearance, looking more like a '60s blues rocker than Bowie and the Spiders' theatrical outfits didn't quite fit the movie.See more »
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David Bowie:What do you know about make-up? You're Just a Girl.See more »
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
It's only Rock and Roll, 29 August 2002
Author: Dick Chester from Los Angeles, California

but I like it. This is a terrific concert recorded 30 years ago by Bowie. Considering that Bowie is in his 50's now and still recording and touring this is an excellent opportunity to see him in his prime. His voice is in great shape & the songs are first rate. Ziggy is one of the peaks in Rock and Roll history. Also Mick Ronson is one of the greatest rock guitarists ever. Much has been made of the costumes & Bowie's use of mime etc. but it is the music which carries the day.

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