On February 10th, 1972, David Bowie made his first appearance as Ziggy Stardust, a title and persona which would lead him to enormous stardom.
Rock and roll could not help but take notice of this peculiar, other wordly being as he graced the stage of the Toby Jug Pub in London. He was anorexic-thin with neon orange hair and a not sure if you’re a boy or a girl androgyny. His chiseled face of porcelain white was painted with magenta rouge eye shadow. His costumes were lush, vivid prints, bell sleeves and satin sashes. A shimmering silver circle, which some may have recognized as an instrument of telepathic communication, was etched on his forehead. It all signified a connection to the planet — Mars or Wherever? — and an allegiance with the mystified black holes of the universe.
Thus began a moon age daydream lasting all the way to his death in 2016. Oh David, we miss you! This video captures some great Ziggy moments. Hope you like it!