Classic Album Sundays is delighted to launch its first Berlin edition and will be teaming up with Avantgarde Acoustic, Clearaudio and Max Schlundt Kulturtechnik to bring you this extra special event on Sunday, the 29th January.
We will pay tribute to David Bowie and his mythical rock star messiah, Ziggy Stardust and our very special guest is the album’s legendary producer, Ken Scott. A leading recording engineer and producer, Ken has worked with some of the most important artists of the 20th century including The Beatles, David Bowie, Elton John, Pink Floyd, Jeff Beck, The Rolling Stones, Lou Reed and Devo to name a few. He began his engineering career at the famous Abbey Road Studios (then called EMI Recording Studios) recording The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour and then went on to record The White Album. As a producer, after moving to Trident Studios, Ken worked with David Bowie on four albums: Hunky Dory, Aladdin Sane, Pin Ups and of course the highly influential The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.
Classic Album Sundays’ founder Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy will speak with Ken Scott about working with David Bowie and the making of the album that shot Bowie into inter-galactic stardom. Then we will listen to the album beginning to end on vinyl on a system provided by Avantgarde Acoustic, Clearaudio and Max Schlundt Kulturtechnik. The evening will finish with a Q&A with Ken Scott. This will be an intimate event where one can hear the inside scoop behind one of the most significant records of Bowie’s career. Please note that seating is very limited.
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars was released on the 6th of June, 1972 and a month later Bowie performed ‘Starman’ dressed as an alien rock star on Top of the Pops, an event that changed many future musicians’ lives. Opinion was divided. The freaks loved him and the traditionalists dared not decipher the alien in their living rooms. But any PR is good PR and this performance helped spur Ziggy to become the most significant mythological rock icon. Read more about the album here.
Classic Album Sundays presents David Bowie’s “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars” with the album’s producer Ken Scott and Avantgarde Acoustic, Clearaudio and Max Schlundt Kulturtechnik
Date & Time: Sunday, 29th January, 5 to 8 pm
Venue: Baumhaus Bar, Falckensteinstrasse 48, 10997 Berlin
Tickets: €10.00 in advance here. – €12.00 on the door