The “androgynous Ziggy Stardust” is so commonplace a description of the leader of the Spiders from Mars that it seems to be indisputably correct. But repetition of a characterization doesn’t make it right. On the covers of The Man Who Sold the World and especially Hunky Dory, Bowie’s appearance is androgynous. With no prior knowledge, […]Read More Why is Ziggy Stardust Labeled Androgynous?
When I was researching my posts on the ways Bowie traveled when he didn’t fly, two sites were indispensable: The Ziggy Stardust Companion and Bowie Golden Years. I’m humbled when I come across such thoroughly researched and valuable sites and grateful for their creators’ generosity. The Ziggy Stardust Companion Mike Harvey of Wellington, New Zealand, […]Read More Readings: The Ziggy Stardust Companion and Bowie Golden Years