Happy Anniversary Ziggy Stardust

Speaking of songs that could be movies (and, well, are), Happy Anniversary to David Bowie, who’s timeless The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders of Mars was released 40 years ago today.

I like Wikipedia’s introduction:

“The album presents, albeit vaguely, the story of a rock and roll character called ‘Ziggy Stardust.Ziggy is the human manifestation of an alien being who is attempting to present humanity with a message of hope in the last five years of its existence.”

Let’s face it … how 70s is that? The most memorable song may be Suffragette City, which has been in a few commercials over the past few years, but the whole album is strong.

I think I’ll break out my copy and give it a listen in remembrance. You should too. The whole album is on YouTube.


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