Haddon Hall: Large red-bricked and
decaying Victorian mansion (with turrets) converted to flats in Beckenham (42 Southend
Road), Kent. David and Angie rented the ground floor flat (Number 7) for £7 a week from
1969 to 1973. The flat consisted of four huge rooms, a huge banqueting hall and an upper
gallery (which led to nowhere). The Spiders From Mars also lived
in Haddon Hall for a short period, living on the gallery while Bowie undertook
renovations. Haddon Hall had a small downstairs recording studio (which used to be the
wine cellar) built by Tony Visconti and Bowie and used on occasion for rehearsals. Haddon
Hall no longer exists today having been demolished to make way for a new block of flats.
In later years Bowie would credit Haddon Hall and the Thomas A Becket Pub as the two main
places where Ziggy Stardust was born.
Hammersmith Odeon, London: Venue of
Bowie's famous "Retirement Gig" on 3 July 1973 in which Bowie announced to the
world that he was quitting touring as Ziggy Stardust. The venue has been renamed the
Hammersmith Apollo, and the stage has been extended at the front, but otherwise it remains
the same 3500-capacity theatre in which, on July 3rd, 1973, Bowie made his fateful
announcement: "This show will stay the longest in our memories, not just because it
is the end of the tour but because it is the last show we'll ever do."
"Hang Onto Yourself"
(Bowie): Song originally recorded by the Arnold Corns project and
re-recorded for THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS (1972).
Heddon Street: A small side-street off Regent Street, London where the Ziggy
Stardust album cover photos were taken.
Helman, Herb: Director of Publicity
for RCA during the Ziggy Stardust period.
"Here Comes The Night" (Bert
Burns): Them song recorded by Bowie on his PIN-UPS (1973) tribute album to British Sixties groups.
"He's a Goldmine":
Original working song title for "Velvet Goldmine."
"He Was Alright (The Band Was
Altogether)": Original working song title for "Lady
"Holy Holy" (Bowie):
Song originally released as the A-side on "Holy Holy/Black Country Rock"
(Mercury 6052049 - 17 January 1971) and re-recorded during the Ziggy sessions for possible
inclusion on THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS (1972). The
re-recording is included as a bonus track on the Rykodisc THE MAN WHO SOLD THE
WORLD (1970) CD but mislabelled as the original version.
"Honky Tonk Woman" (Richards/Jagger):
Rolling Stones song covered by Mott the Hoople at their concert on November
1972 with Bowie playing on saxophone.
Hopkins, Nicky: Rock pianist who
played live with Bowie in 1972 as well as some Stones and Beatles records. He estimates
the number of records he has played on as "in the thousands". Nicky died in
HUNKY DORY (1971): Bowie
album which preceded THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS (1972)
and drew much critical acclaim at the time.
Changes / Oh! You Pretty Things / Eight Line Poem / Life On Mars? / Kooks / Quicksand /
Fill Your Heart / Andy Warhol / Song for Bob Dylan / Queen Bitch / The Bewley Brothers /
+Bombers / +The Supermen / +Quicksand Demo / +The Bewley Brothers Demo
(RCA SF8244 - 17 December 1971).
Former roadie for The Rats who joined the Ziggy entourage.
Hutchinson, (Hutch) John: Bowie's
friend and fellow musician in early collaborations with Bowie in the Buzz and Feathers
bands. He played rhythm guitar on the Japanese Tour and on the 3rd UK Tour.
Hype, The: Bowie backup
band in 1971 which was the embryo of what was eventually to become The
Spiders From Mars. It consisted of Bowie on rhythm guitar and vocals, Mick Woodmansey
on drums, Tony Visconti on bass and Mick Ronson on lead guitar.