How many nights really changed rock history? One remembers that evening in 1965 in Newport, when Bob Dylan electrocuted folk fans with treachery; We also think of the last concert of the Gallagher brothers at Rock-N-Scene; And then there’s July 3, 1973. That night, Bowie kills his alter ego Ziggy Stardust in front of 5,000 hysterical fans at London’s Apollo Hammersmith, ending the Spiders from Mars and releasing the album a few months later. Fifty years later, on the same stage Bowie will return in his own way with a showing of the film he recounts last evening, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars: The Motion Picture.
It was recorded at that time by DA Pennebaker – to whom we also owe a debt do not look back On Dylan and the movies on Jerry Lee Lewis or Hendrix, Ziggy’s latest concert returns in 2023, not empty-handed, as it has been restored and will be shown in 4K with 5.1 sound, preceded by a discussion with period witnesses, master collaborators as well as contemporary musicians.
Bonus for fans: in addition to being released in London on July 3, the film will also be available in a thousand cinemas (the list will be revealed soon), and a priori, France will not be forgotten.