“Everybody was convincing me that I was a messiah… I got hopelessly lost in the fantasy.” – David Bowie on Ziggy Stardust

With ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars”, David Bowie turned a popular art form, pop music, into high performance art. Bowie lived and breathed the character of his own construction until it nearly consumed him. Contextually, Ziggy Stardust, The Stooges, Lou Reed and Roxy Music’s debut helped signal the end of the sixties and the hippy movement and marked the musical and stylistic transition into glam rock and punk.

Read more about the album here. Check out our YouTube documentary about the making of the albumhere. Stream our Ziggy Stardust Musical Lead-Up Playlist here. Check out producer Ken Scott’s Top Five albums of all time here.

Kansas City

Sunday, July 24th, 1 – 4 pm

Waldo Pizza Tap Room, 7433 Broadway Street, Kansas City, MO 64114

Tickets: $5 in advance here and $8 on the door if there are any available.

Presenter: Kelsyn Rooks

Audio Menu: Audio Note Turntable setup – TT2 TurntableDeluxe Arm 3IQ3 cartridge; Audio Note Ankoru Amplifiers and M6 Phono pre-amplifier; Audio Note interconnects and cabling, Klipsch La Scala II loudspeakersKlipsch R-115SW subwoofers