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Today Bowie, Killed Ziggy Stardust

In 1973, David Bowie put an end to Ziggy Stardust during a live concert on July 3rd 1973, at London's Hammersmith Odeon in front of 3,500 fans.

The heavy touring made Bowie feel that maintaining Ziggy was affecting his own sanity, and Bowie was reaching a point of creative boredom. Ziggy rose to be a massive success in the early 70's, but by 73 RCA refused to finance a third US tour due to Bowie's overspending during the 1972 and 1973 tours, which was followed by disappointing record sales in the US.

Just before performing the final song of the concert, "Rock 'n' Roll Suicide",[68] Bowie announced,

"Of all the shows on this tour, this particular show will remain with us the longest, because not only is it the last show of the tour, but it's the last show that we'll ever do." The final Ziggy concert was filmed and released in 1979 as the documentary Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars[68] and the audio on the live album Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture was released in in 1980.

Recently, David Bowie Rock ‘N’ Roll Star was released!

The box set shows the trajectory of Ziggy Stardust from his early beginnings to his ultimate end. Bowie's estate has been releasing music for several years now, with demos, live recordings, and special box sets like this one, which follows "Waiting in the Sky (Before the Starman Came to Earth)" earlier this year.

Last year Ziggy hit big again when the Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders official soundtrack was released. The story of Ziggy Stardust both on vinyl and in real life is as radical a story that's been told in rock circles, so this box set is a pretty good timeline in the evolution of the character and the band.

Check out the new video above and stream the album below!

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