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8th January 2021

On what would have been the weekend of the David Bowie’s 74th birthday, we are dedicating this weeks blog to some of the album artwork and photos which helped make the Starman a music legend.

Born in Brixton, London on 8th January 1947, David Bowie released his self titled debut album in 1967. 26 solo studio albums later, 11 of which reaching number 1 on the UK, and he is one of the best selling musicians of all time. Known for his stagecraft, variety and reinvention, art and photography played a huge part in his live performances, albums and in building his legend.
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy stardust and the Spiders from Mars
Low Framed Album Cover

“There’s a Starman waiting in the sky,

He’d like to come and meet us,

But he thinks he’d blow our minds”


It was in the 70’s and 80’s when Bowie was at his peak, releasing classic albums Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, Low, Let’s Dance, Heroes, Fame, Young Americans, and others. Part of what captured fan’s imagination with David Bowie, was the different stage characters he would play and record as, the most famous of which being Ziggy Stardust and the Thin White Duke. The photographic prints below demonstrate how he was able to get across the personality of each character even in still photographs.
David Bowie Life on Mars Collector Print
David Bowie Smoke Collector Print

“We can be heroes,

Just for one day”