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Ziggy Stardust enters charts 42 years ago today

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on July 01, 2014

 

“Became the special man” 

 

David Bowie’s 1972 classic, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars, entered the UK album chart at #15 this day (July 1st) 42 years ago, beginning the start of its slow ascent to the Top Five.

It was the first time a Bowie album had entered the chart, and this was at the same time as Starman was enjoying a second week in the Top 50 at #41. (Eventually peaking at #10)

Ziggymania had begun in earnest in the UK and with the Top Of The Pops broadcast of Starman the following week, David Bowie’s fate was sealed.

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    1 July 2014
    Ziggy Stardust enters charts 42 years ago today

     

    “Became the special man” 

     

    David Bowie’s 1972 classic, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars, entered the UK album chart at #15 this day (July 1st) 42 years ago, beginning the start of its slow ascent to the Top Five.

    It was the first time a Bowie album had entered the chart, and this was at the same time as Starman was enjoying a second week in the Top 50 at #41. (Eventually peaking at #10)

    Ziggymania had begun in earnest in the UK and with the Top Of The Pops broadcast of Starman the following week, David Bowie’s fate was sealed.