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David Bowie performs his final concert as Ziggy Stardust in London 3rd July 1973:. The concert later became known as the Retirement Gig.

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David Bowie: “Starman”

The Hook: Like other songs of the Ziggy Stardust era, it came together in the front room of the house where Bowie lived with the Spiders From Mars.

Album: Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars

Year: 1972

Writer: David Bowie

Stats: Bowie’s first single to chart in the U.S., it peaked at number-65 on the Billboard Hot 100 and got to number-10 on the British charts.

Background: The late Spiders from Mars guitarist Mick Ronson recalled that in the case of “Starman” and other songs from the Ziggy Stardust…album, he acted as the middleman between Bowie and the band. He explained the process.

The late Spiders from Mars guitarist Mick Ronson on the writing of such Ziggy Stardust-era songs as “Starman.” OC:…right away. :15

“A lot of these things were written at home, y’know, with David. David used to sit and play me the songs and then I would get the band together to play the things and then we’d go in the studio and get the tracks down with the band. So there’s one or two tracks David was singing live right away.”

David Bowie Starman (1972) official video

Obrigado por curtirem David Bowie - Starman 1972. A cidade do Crato, do estado do Ceará, agradece! Letras Didn't know what time it was and the lights were low I leaned back on my radio Some cat was layin' down some get it on rock 'n' roll, he said Then the loud sound did seem to fade Came back like a slow voice on a wave of phase haze That weren't no D.J.