Of all David Bowie's myriad alter egos, perhaps none is as well-known and iconic as Ziggy Stardust, the apocalyptic rock'n'roller and self-proclaimed prophet of the Starmen who sang of the lack of meaning in everyday life and ultimately ended up committing rock'n'roll suicide.

It's been 40 years since the release of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, and wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am, several photos from the iconic album cover photo sesh (shot by Brian Ward) were unearthed! Fun fact: Bowie was photographed solo because it was bitingly cold and his band didn't want to venture outdoors.

Take a look-see through them, and enjoy!

 

 

(Top image via Wikimedia Commons; Ziggy Stardust images by Brian Ward via Retronaut)

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