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City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Ziggy Stardust

1972

 
 
Ziggy Stardust Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 14, 2017
1. Ziggy Stardust Marker
Inscription. This marks the location of the cover photograph for the iconic David Bowie album 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars'
 
Erected 2012.
 
Location. 51° 30.666′ N, 0° 8.382′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Heddon Street just west of Regent Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23 Heddon Street, City of Westminster, England W1B 4BH, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lord Stanley of Preston (within shouting distance of this marker); Canaletto (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Artists Rifles (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); John William Polidori (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Charles Bridgeman (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Prince Talleyrand (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Percy Bysshe Shelley (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Keith Moon (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (Wikipedia). "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
Ziggy Stardust Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 14, 2017
2. Ziggy Stardust Marker - Wide View
(often shortened to Ziggy Stardust) is the fifth studio album by English musician David Bowie, released on 16 June 1972 in the United Kingdom.... Described as a loose concept album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars is about Bowie's titular alter ego Ziggy Stardust, a fictional androgynous bisexual rock star who acts as a messenger for extraterrestrial beings. Bowie performed as him on the Ziggy Stardust Tour through the United Kingdom, Japan and North America. The album, and the character of Ziggy Stardust, was known for its glam rock influences and themes of sexual exploration and social commentary. Besides that, the ambiguity surrounding Bowie's sexuality and a performance of "Starman" on Top of the Pops brought public attention to the album. A concert film of the same name, directed by D. A. Pennebaker, was recorded in 1973 and released a decade later in 1983." (Submitted on October 18, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.) 

2. David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust - live 1972 (YouTube, 3.5 mins). (Submitted on October 18, 2017.)
3. David Bowie &The Story Of Ziggy Stardust... the documentary. (YouTube, BBC Four, 60 mins.). (Submitted on October 18, 2017.)
4. David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust Plaque Unveiling In Heddon Street (YouTube, 4 mins.). (Submitted on October 18, 2017.)
5. The Ziggy Stardust Companion
<i>Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars</i> Album Cover image. Click for full size.
1972
3. Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars Album Cover
"Considered Bowie's breakthrough album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars peaked at number five on the UK Albums Chart and number 75 in the US Billboard Top LPs & Tape chart, and has sold 7.5 million copies worldwide, as of January 2016. The album received widespread critical acclaim and has been considered one of the greatest albums of all time. In 2017, the album was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry, being deemed "culturally, historically, or artistically significant" by the Library of Congress." - Wikipedia
. 5Years.com discusses the site of where the album cover was shot and how it has changed over the years. (Submitted on October 18, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 18, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 71 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 18, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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