“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.