Ziggy Stardust Anniversary

March 27, 2012 by staff 

Ziggy Stardust Anniversary, Today to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Ziggy Stardust The Crown Estate invited Gary Kemp from Spandau Ballet to unveil a commemorative plaque in Heddon Street, London W1.

The Crown Estate unveiled a commemorative plaque to David Bowie’s iconic creation, Ziggy Stardust, marking the 40thanniversary of his album, ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars’. The plaque was unveiled at 23 Heddon Street, just off Regent Street, London, W1, where the photograph on the front cover of the album was taken – a fact little known until now.

Ziggy Stardust Plaque Unveiled – 27 March
David Shaw, Head of the Regent Street Portfolio at The Crown Estate said : “Regent Street is famous for many cultural firsts. Not only was the first British cinema opened in Regent Street but the seminal album that launched Ziggy Stardust’s arrival on planet earth had its spiritual home in Heddon Street which is now the food quarter to Regent Street. Regent Street is proud of the association with David Bowie, a true British cultural icon.”

Unveiling the plaque Gary Kemp said: “Ziggy was the ultimate messianic rock star, and with him David Bowie successfully blurred the lines not just between boys and girls, but himself and his creation. Bowie was Ziggy come to save us – and I bought him hook, eyeliner and haircut. It seems right that it should be the job of a fan boy and I am very honoured”.

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