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#50GreatestConcerts: David Bowie, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars

Bowie reigned over his greatest tour as a crimson-haired, sparkly, makeup-slathered rock & roll space god

Andy Greene Jul 20, 2017

David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust with Mick Ronson in London in 1973. Photo: Pictorial Press Ltd/Alamy Stock Photo

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“I wanted the music to look like it sounded,” said David Bowie, who reigned over the moonage daydream of his greatest tour as a crimson-haired, sparkly, makeup-slathered rock & roll space god. The music, thanks to the savage elegance of the Spiders From Mars, was even wilder, with an intense symbiosis developing between Bowie and chunky-toned guitarist Mick Ronson. “There was magic there,” says keyboardist Mike Garson. Ziggymania broke out across the world, and even as Bowie moved on, it never really stopped.

Click here to check out the entire story in the digital edition of Rolling Stone India. 

Watch David Bowie perform “Ziggy Stardust” live in 1972:

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