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Welcome!

The philosophy of this website is very simple:

1) To celebrate a magnificent accomplishment in rock music and

2) To provide detailed information to those wanting to know more about David Bowie's 1972 masterpiece: "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars."

Overview

With your help it is my intention to make this site as comprehensive as possible. If you have any suggestions, advice, corrections or material, then please contact me. Images can be sent to me as email attachments and photocopies of material can be sent by post. All and any contributions are gratefully accepted.

* What's New? - outlines the recent changes to this site.
* Picture of the Month - a high quality image that changes monthly.
* Special Features - a special feature concerning Ziggy Stardust.

Contributions

The generosity of Bowie fans have helped this site grow by providing their knowledge, advice, material and time. Their contribution and that of the Bowie photographers, especially Mick Rock is acknowledged in these sections:

* Mick Rock - #1 Bowie photographer of the Seventies.
* "Ziggy" Stories - fan literary contributions.

Feedback

I do my best to reply to any email. Please note, however, that The Ziggy Stardust Companion is not a site that receives or passes on fan mail intended for David Bowie.

* Mike Harvey, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND
* E-mail

Where to start

* Frequently Asked Questions - general information on the Ziggy Stardust album/character and The Spiders From Mars.
* RCA Fact Sheet - a reproduction of the 1972 press release.
* The Spiders From Mars - detail and history of The Spiders From Mars.
* In Their Own Words - what David Bowie and The Spiders From Mars had to say about Ziggy Stardust and the era.
* In Other Words - what others had/have to say about David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars.
* Album Songs and information - detailed information about the album's songs and lyrics.
* Album Artwork - detailed information about the album cover and artwork.
* Different Formats: From LP to CD - a history of the album in its different formats from the original vinyl to CD.

Encyclopaedia and Timeline

The two main sections on this site are the:

* Ziggy Stardust Encyclopedia - An A-Z listing.
* Timeline (1971-1973) - month-by-month and day-by-day listings.  

These document every album, song, single, concert, event and person associated with the Ziggy Stardust-era. Each in turn provides further links to more information about the album, its songs and lyrics.

Photos and images

* The Ziggy Stardust Galleries - links to Ziggy Stardust images that change monthly.
* Picture of the Month - a high quality image that changes monthly.
* Album Artwork - detailed information about the album covers and artwork.

Concerts

Information about specific Ziggy Stardust concerts can be found as part of the:

* Timeline
* Featured Concerts - which outlines six important Ziggy Stardust concerts (more will be added over time).

Other relevant albums

Also featured on this site is information on other important Ziggy-era and related albums namely:

* ALADDIN SANE (1973)
* PIN-UPS (1973)
* ZIGGY STARDUST: THE MOTION PICTURE (1983)
* Other Ziggy-related CDs

Specialist sections

There are a number of specialist sections on this site including

* Album song out-takes - songs that didn't make the Ziggy Stardust album.
* Album Cover Out-takes - rare photos from the album cover session.
* Articles & Reviews - articles and reviews.
* Radio, TV, Film & Video - a section documenting David Bowie from 1972-1973.
* Heddon Street, London

Fun sections

* Ziggy Oddities and Ends - unusual and interesting Ziggy Stardust subjects.
* Memorabilia
* Ziggy Stardust Quiz

---This page last modified: 05 Feb 2007---

Ziggy Stardust Scarf (1973)