|Song by David Bowie|
|from the album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars|
|Released||16 June 1972
11 June 1990 (Rykodisc Reissue)
|Recorded||12 November 1971|
|Genre||Glam rock, art rock, soul|
|Producer(s)||David Bowie and Ken Scott|
|The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars track listing|
"Lady Stardust" is a song written by David Bowie that appeared on the album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972). The song is generally interpreted as alluding to fellow glam rock icon Marc Bolan. The original demo version was entitled "He Was Alright (A Song for Marc)." The song was released as a single in 2017 to coincide with the "David Bowie Is" exhibition in Japan.
- Bowie played the song at the BBC show Sounds of the 70s with Bob Harris on 23 May 1972. This was broadcast on 19 June 1972 and in 2000 was released on the album Bowie at the Beeb.
- David Bowie: lead vocals, acoustic guitar
- Mick Ronson: piano, backing vocals
- Trevor Bolder: bass guitar
- Mick Woodmansey: drums
- The original demo version of the song, recorded in March 1971, was released as a bonus track on the Rykodisc CD release of Ziggy Stardust in 1990. This also appeared on the Ziggy Stardust - 30th Anniversary Reissue bonus disc in 2002.
- The song appeared on the Russian compilation Starman in 1989.
- El Vez – Son of a Lad from Spain? (1999)
- Seu Jorge – Portuguese version for the film The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
- Danny Michel - Loving the Alien: Danny Michel Sings the Songs of David Bowie (2004)
- Midge Ure - "10" (2008)
- Techno Cowboy - The Ziggy Stardust Omnichord Album (2009)
- "Happy 43rd Birthday to Ziggy Stardust". Retrieved 16 June 2015.
- Roy Carr & Charles Shaar Murray (1981). Bowie: An Illustrated Record: p.48
- David Buckley (1999). Strange Fascination - David Bowie: The Definitive Story: pp.146-7
- Kevin Cann (2010). Any Day Now - David Bowie: The London Years: 1947-1974: p.207