When the Starman blew our minds

Ziggyology: A Brief History of Ziggy Stardust by Simon Goddard. Ebury Press, €25.20.

27th April, 2013
David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust in the 1970s. Photo: Getty

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"David Jones wasn't like other boys. Other boys his age didn't suddenly announce, 'I think I'm dying' and lie still for hours trying to convince his parents rigor mortis had taken effect. They weren't anything like an alien pop messiah in hibernation."

David Jones - aka David Bowie - has spent his entire life using his imagination to shock and entertain. He has assumed different personae to further his creative life, such as The Thin...

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