Today in History: Bowie Releases "Ziggy Stardust"
On June 16, 1972, David Bowie released his fifth album and commercial breakthrough, "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars." The concept album follows David Bowie's alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, an alien in human form attempting to send a message to humanity.
The album peaked at No. 5 in the United Kingdom on the UK Albums Chart and No. 75 in the United States on the Billboard 200. Following Bowie’s death, the album surged to number 21 on the charts.
The album has consistently been named as one of the greatest albums of all time by The Rolling Stone magazine, Q Magazine, Time Magazine, Pitchfork, VH1 and many more.
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