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David Bowie recorded 12 radio sessions for the BBC from late 1967 to mid -1972. The songs for these sessions were performed live in the studio and then broadcast at a later date. The following radio sessions comprise those that Bowie and The Spiders From Mars recorded in early 1972 to promote the "Ziggy Stardust" album. By July 1972, Bowie was a genuine star and, not needing to do radio sessions, retired from the BBC studios until 1991.

Sounds of the Seventies (Broadcast: 28 January 1972)
Sounds of the Seventies (Broadcast: 7 February 1972)
Memphis WMC-FM 100 Jon Scott radio interview (Broadcast February/March 1972)
Top Gear (Broadcast: 23 May 1972)
Johnnie Walker Show (Broadcast: 5 June 1972 & 6-9 June 1972)
Sounds of the Seventies (Broadcast: 19 June 1972)
Radio Luxembourg Kid Jensen interview (Broadcast: 14 July 1973)
Top Gear (Broadcast: 25 July 1972)
BBC Radio 1 (Broadcast: 21 September 1972)
Radio interview (Broadcast 1974)


A number of concerts, special performances, and interviews have been shown on both UK and US Television of David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust. Two earlier appearances of note are also listed.

Top of the Pops - "Space Oddity" (9th October 1969).
Top of the Pops - "Oh You Pretty Things" (1971) playing piano for Peter Noone.
The Old Grey Whistle Test - Oh, You Pretty Things; Queen Bitch & Five Years (Recorded & screened: 8th February 1972)
Lift-Off With Ayshea - Starman (Screened: 15 June 1972)
Top Of The Pops - Starman (Screened: 6 July 1972)
Top of The Pops - The Jean Genie (Screened: 4 January 1973)
The Russell Harty Plus Show - Drive In Saturday & My Death (Screened: 17th January 1973)
Nationwide TV "David Bowie Special" - Bournemouth, UK (25 May 1973)
TV advert for RCA albums (1973)
The 1980 Floor Show (Screened: 16 November 1973 (US only))
Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture (1974)


A number of unreleased and short private films exist of David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust shot either at concerts, or as unreleased documentaries. The final Ziggy Stardust concert at the Hammersmith Odeon theatre in London was released to theatres world-wide in 1982.

Glasgow City Hall, UK (28 February 1972)
Moonage Daydream (1972)
Dunstable, England (21 June 1972)
Friars Club, Aylesbury, England (15 July 1972)
Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London, UK (19 August 1972)
Santa Monica, Civic Auditorium (20 October 1972) - Does this exist?
Unknown US concert (November 1972)
Greens Playhouse, Glasgow (5 January 1973)
Earls Court, London (12 May 1973)
Oxford New Theatre (25 June 1973)
Hammersmith Odeon, London (3 July 1973)
Rock n Roll Suicide Promo (1974)
Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture (1979 & 1982)


David Bowie made four promotional videos in 1972 and 1973.  In 1983 ZIGGY STARDUST - THE MOTION PICTURE was released on video. In 1994 to promote the release of SANTA MONICA '72, a video-single was released which combined silent colour film from a Ziggy Stardust Dunstable Concert with the audio recording of "Ziggy Stardust" from a Santa Monica concert.

John, I'm Only Dancing (1972)
The Jean Genie (1972)
Space Oddity (1972)
Life on Mars? (1973)
Drive In Saturday Promo (1973)
Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture (1983)
Ziggy Stardust (1994)
Ziggy Stardust 25 Years Tribute Part 1 & Part 2 (1997)

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Ziggy Stardust Scarf (1973)