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Ziggy Plaque Unveiled

A black plaque marks the spot where the famous album cover was shot

The Crown Estate unveiled a commemorative plaque to David Bowie's iconic creation, Ziggy Stardust, marking the 40th anniversary of his album, 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars'. The plaque was unveiled at 23 Heddon Street, just off Regent Street, London, W1, where the photograph on the front cover of the album was taken.

The plaque was unveiled by Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp - a huge Bowie fan.

Unveiling the plaque Kemp said: "Ziggy was the ultimate messianic rock star, and with him David Bowie successfully blurred the lines not just between boys and girls, but himself and his creation. Bowie was Ziggy come to save us ' and I bought him hook, eyeliner and haircut. It seems right that it should be the job of a fan boy and I am very honoured."

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