With 2002 being the 30th anniversary of Ziggy Stardust, I thought it appropriate to reproduce the advert above that was published as a two-page spread in the UK music press thirty years ago this week. The ad was placed to plug the show at the Rainbow on Christmas eve 1972, to which punters were encouraged to bring along a toy to be given to a children's home.
You'll notice that 'The Jean Genie' was David's current hit at the time, and on a personal note, it was the very first record I danced to at my very first disco that same week. The disco was given even more of a Christmas feel with the use of those wonderful UV lights that made it look like everyone (except me) had piles of snow (dandruff) on their shoulders.
I had turned eleven two months earlier, and my life was changing faster than I thought possible, with no clue as to where I would be thirty years later... Anyway, I'm rambling now. To bring things up to the present day, David has posted a holiday message on the MBs that goes something like this:
Happy Holidays!! - However brief they may be for some, a happy and peaceful holiday to everyone and let's look for a wonderful and exciting (in a nice way) new year!!! - Sailor
Thanx for all of the e-mails I've been sent wishing me compliments of the season, here's wishing you all the sort of time you want for yourself, from myself and all the staff here at BowieNet... I'm off to carve! };-)