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Ziggy's Black Plaque

28 Mar 2012

Ziggy's Black Plaque

Bowie fan and Spandau star Gary Kemp unveiled a commemorative Ziggy Stardust Plaque on Heddon Street yesterday, 27thMarch. The beautiful sunny day provided a stark contrast to the dark and dingy streets in which Ziggy landed 40 years ago.

'I think that what made Ziggy so potent at the time was that it was coming out of a London that was much darker. It was much more impoverished and it was certainly not as glamorous as it looks now. I think, as a working class kid, Ziggy offered an escape from the every day. It was quite grand and exciting and certainly outraged my parents.' - Gary Kemp

Two of the Spiders from Mars, Trevor Bolder and Mick Woodmansey, were present at the event, and a tribute was made to the late Mick Ronson, hailed by Gary Kemp as the best guitarist in rock. David Bowie was unable to attend because, as Gary Kemp said, 'He'd like to come and meet us but he thinks he'd blow our minds'. To read more about the plaque click here.

Photograph © garykemp.com



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