Relive the night David Bowie performs as Ziggy Stardust for the last time in 1973

live 09/07/2018

On this day in 1971, David Bowie started recording The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars at Trident Studios in London.

Ziggy’s character was inspired by British singer Vince Taylor, who Bowie met after Taylor had suffered a breakdown and believed himself to be a cross between a god and an alien.

Watch him perform Ziggy Stardust live at Hammersmith Odeon in 1973 above from the Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars film. It was his final show to use the Ziggy Stardust persona.