More Album Cover Outtakes

David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust (1972)

The photos for the front and rear of the Ziggy Stardust album were taken on 13 January 1972 on a cold, wet night by photographer Brian Ward, who had a first-floor studio at #29 Heddon Street, London.


The location in Heddon Street, just off Regent Street, is now a pedestrianised area brimming with bars and restaurants.


Bowie wore a green jumpsuit, later featured in a performance on BBC music show The Old Grey Whistle Test, but hand coloured to appear blue on the sleeve.

Bowie has said of the shoot: “It was cold and it rained and I felt like an actor.”

Parlophone ZiggyOuttake6bOuttake11

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