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David Bowie: Ziggy Stardust, now a man of wealth and taste

Barney Hoskyns, Independent, The, 15 June 2002

IT IS NO COINCIDENCE that June 2002 is turning out to be David Bowie month. This time 30 years ago, trading under the plastic-fantastic moniker Ziggy Stardust, Bowie was taking the UK's teenage nation by storm. A self-proclaimed "leper messiah", Ziggy was an epicene alien in skin-tight snake boots and shocking orange mullet, crooning of "moonage daydreams" and rock'n'roll suicide.

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