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Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1979)

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

Referenced in Velvet Goldmine (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Watch That Man
Written by David Bowie
Performed by David Bowie (as Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars)
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It's only Rock and Roll
29 August 2002 | by maxmikSee all my reviews

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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 1983 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,816, 14 July 2002

Gross USA:

$162,547

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$167,239
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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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