Lady Stardust

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"Lady Stardust"
Song by David Bowie
from the album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
Released 16 June 1972[1]
11 June 1990 (Rykodisc Reissue)
Recorded 12 November 1971
Genre Glam rock, art rock, soul
Length 3:21
Label RCA Records
Songwriter(s) David Bowie
Producer(s) David Bowie and Ken Scott
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars track listing
Side one
  1. "Five Years"
  2. "Soul Love"
  3. "Moonage Daydream"
  4. "Starman"
  5. "It Ain't Easy"
Side two
  1. "Lady Stardust"
  2. "Star"
  3. "Hang On to Yourself"
  4. "Ziggy Stardust"
  5. "Suffragette City"
  6. "Rock 'n' Roll Suicide"

"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.[2][3] 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.

Live versions[edit]

  • 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.

Personnel[edit]

Other releases[edit]

  • 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.[4] This also appeared on the Ziggy Stardust - 30th Anniversary Reissue bonus disc in 2002.
  • The song appeared on the Russian compilation Starman in 1989.

Cover versions[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Happy 43rd Birthday to Ziggy Stardust". Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Roy Carr & Charles Shaar Murray (1981). Bowie: An Illustrated Record: p.48
  3. ^ David Buckley (1999). Strange Fascination - David Bowie: The Definitive Story: pp.146-7
  4. ^ Kevin Cann (2010). Any Day Now - David Bowie: The London Years: 1947-1974: p.207

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