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Ziggy Stardust plaque unveiled

Gary Kemp
Gary Kemp speaks ahead of the unveiling. Credit: London Tonight.

Singer Gary Kemp has unveiled a plaque in central London, dedicated to David Bowie's famous alter-ego Ziggy Stardust.

The former Spandau Ballet guitarist was only 13 when the albumn, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, was released but he said that it changed his life.

He described the character as a 'mesaianic rock star'.

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The plaque commemorates the 40th anniversary of the Ziggy Stardust albumn. Credit: London Tonight.
Two of the original band members - the 'spiders from mars' - at today's event. Credit: London Tonight.

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Ziggy Stardust gets plaque in central London

Heddon Street in central London will get a new plaque today, marking forty years since Ziggy Stardust was born. David Bowie was photographed in the street for the Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust album cover in 1972, which catapulted him to international fame.

The plaque will be one of only a couple given to fictional characters, such as one for the great detective Sherlock Holmes at 221b Baker Street. Gary Kemp will unveil the plaque in a ceremony later today.

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