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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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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 »
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David Bowie:What do you know about make-up? You're Just a Girl.See more »
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Featured in Best of Bowie (2002) (V)See more »
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All the Young DudesSee more »

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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A Slice of Rock History, 10 March 2007
Author: GeorgyGirl from United Kingdom

I have absolutely no idea what movie the vast majority of commenters were watching... For a start, Pennebaker's style of documentary is grainy and gritty through *choice* not "amateurism". It's called REALISM. I first saw "Ziggy" in a movie theatre in Germany and was completely blown away by its energy and freshness. I think it's a sad state of affairs that modern audiences are so dulled by CGI and DVD extras, that they can't appreciate a mind-blowing piece of cinema verite like this. This movie captures all of the sweat, hysteria and sheer balls of Bowie's final performance as Ziggy Stardust, and it's incredible.

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