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Rolling Stone Magazine (4 June 1987)

David Bowie.  With The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, David Bowie created not only his most colourful public persona but also one of his most enduring musical efforts.   "I packaged a totally credible plastic rock star," Bowie said of the Ziggy character, a doomed messianic rocker who sported futuristic costumes, heavy makeup and close-cut range hair.  The Ziggy album (featuring such Bowie classics as "Starman", "Soul Love", and "Suffragette City") and the stunningly theatrical stage shows that Bowie and his crack band put on to promote it were central to the rise of "glam" rock.  Of the sound he helped create, Bowie said recently, "It seems to have permeated every area of rock now."

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