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Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1973)

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

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D.A. Pennebaker

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
David Bowie ... Himself / Ziggy Stardust
Mick Ronson ... Himself - Guitar and Vocals
Trevor Bolder Trevor Bolder ... Himself - Bass
Mick Woodmansey Mick Woodmansey ... Himself - Drums (as Mick Woodmansy) (as Woody Woodmansey)
Ken Fordham Ken Fordham ... Himself - Sax, Flute
Brian Wilshaw Brian Wilshaw ... Himself - Sax, Flute
Geoffrey MacCormack Geoffrey MacCormack ... Himself - Backing Vocals, Percussions
John 'Hutch' Hutchinson John 'Hutch' Hutchinson ... Himself - Guitar
Mike Garson ... Himself - Piano, Mellotron, Organ
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Storyline

The July 3rd, 1973 historic concert of the 'leper Messiah'. This was to be David Bowie's last concert with 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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Documentary | Music

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 1983 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Bowie '73 with the Spiders from Mars See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,816, 14 July 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$161,634, 6 April 2003
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Mainman,Bewlay Bros.,Miramax See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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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Connections

Featured in The Man Who Shot the 60s (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Moonage Daydream
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 bhoover247See 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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