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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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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

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PG | See all certifications »

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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

Gross USA:

$162,547

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$167,239
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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: What do you know about make-up? You're Just a Girl.
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Connections

Featured in David Bowie & the Story of Ziggy Stardust (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Spend the Night Together
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by David Bowie (as Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars)
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Dark and good Concert
21 October 2002 | by a-jackeSee all my reviews

This is the last concert the figure Ziggy Stardust would ever do and is very great. In a morbit, dangerous and heavy way Bowie made a great event from it. Is the mixture from darkness, powerness and loosing feeling who makes it so great. The facination of this androgyn type who is the dead and crying living and the lost of life in the same moment have very much suspense. Is exiting to see the heroic movement face to face with death. Ziggy was the heaviest creature Bowie ever was been. Mr. Newton is no more the man who sold the world because he falls on in. The space metaphysik from Bowie - who is written since today (earthling) is her on his highest point!!! Ziggy had no chance to live longer because it was to dangerous for the cracked actor himself! A great but heavy concert!


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