I could make a transformation as a rock & roll star...
The next significant event in the key moments that led up to the release of 'Ziggy Stardust' back in 1972, was the commencement of the first Ziggy Stardust tour in the UK, on a cold Thursday back on February 10th 1972 at the Toby Jug in Tolworth, Kingston upon Thames. I covered this event in some detail a couple of years back here on BowieNet, (02/10/00 SNIPPET: THIS DAY IN BOWIE HISTORY) and you can check out the original feature, with some comments from David, by clicking on the image above.
I can now confirm that the date at the Lancaster Arts Festival in Coventry that I mentioned in that original piece was definitely cancelled...and that's from David himself, so now you know.
If there is anybody out there that was actually present at any of the shows on the first UK tour, we would love to hear about your experiences, and anything we post will be rewarded with some tasty Ziggy artefact or other. If you were there and you can remember anything at all about the performance, (as if it wouldn't be ingrained) please send your reminisces to me at TotalBlamBlam@DavidBowie.com with a subject line of "I remember Ziggy".