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Gary To Unveil Ziggy Stardust Plaque
20 Mar 2012

Gary To Unveil Ziggy Stardust Plaque

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of David Bowie’s iconic album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust, Bowie fan Gary Kemp has been asked to unveil the Ziggy Stardust commemorative plaque on Heddon Street, from 9.30am on 27th March 2012.

Gary’s love of the seminal album goes way back to his childhood and he often refers to seeing Bowie on Top of the Pops as being a life-changing moment. Now, 40 years on, Gary is honoured to be an integral part of the celebrations of Bowie’s mystical alien landing on Earth.

The Ziggy Stardust album cover photograph was shot in Heddon Street and the plaque will be only the second to be erected in London to commemorate a fictional character (the first being Sherlock Holmes) . Gary will also be presenting a BBC 2 Radio documentary to be broadcast on 6th June, the actual 40th Anniversary of the album’s release.

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