Happy 40th Birthday to “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust”!!!

Today marks the 40th Birthday of one of David Bowie’s best albums, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. Now, I’m not a diehard David Bowie fan quite yet but I must say, the playability of this album is incredible. The fact that this was created 40 years ago and is still a great album just confirms the fact that Bowie is a major musician from the 20th Century. I also watched an airing of the Ziggy Stardust Tour on VH1 Classic today, I was hypnotized the entire time. He’s just so magnetic it’s incredible. It also amazes me that he only released 2 singles from the album, but considering his songwriting pace at the time, it’s excusable.

So give the album a listen today and venture into a future that early 70s Bowie saw for the future of rock.