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Haddon Hall: Large red-bricked and decaying Victorian mansion (with turrets) converted to flats in Beckenham (42 Southend Road), Kent. David and Angie rented the ground floor flat (Number 7) for 7 a week from 1969 to 1973. The flat consisted of four huge rooms, a huge banqueting hall and an upper gallery (which led to nowhere). The Spiders From Mars also lived in Haddon Hall for a short period, living on the gallery while Bowie undertook renovations. Haddon Hall had a small downstairs recording studio (which used to be the wine cellar) built by Tony Visconti and Bowie and used on occasion for rehearsals. Haddon Hall no longer exists today having been demolished to make way for a new block of flats. In later years Bowie would credit Haddon Hall and the Thomas A Becket Pub as the two main places where Ziggy Stardust was born.

Hammersmith Odeon, London: Venue of Bowie's famous "Retirement Gig" on 3 July 1973 in which Bowie announced to the world that he was quitting touring as Ziggy Stardust. The venue has been renamed the Hammersmith Apollo, and the stage has been extended at the front, but otherwise it remains the same 3500-capacity theatre in which, on July 3rd, 1973, Bowie made his fateful announcement: "This show will stay the longest in our memories, not just because it is the end of the tour but because it is the last show we'll ever do."

"Hang Onto Yourself" (Bowie): Song originally recorded by the Arnold Corns project and re-recorded for THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS (1972).

Heddon Street: A small side-street off Regent Street, London where the Ziggy Stardust album cover photos were taken.

Helman, Herb: Director of Publicity for RCA during the Ziggy Stardust period.

"Here Comes The Night" (Bert Burns): Them song recorded by Bowie on his PIN-UPS (1973) tribute album to British Sixties groups.

"He's a Goldmine": Original working song title for "Velvet Goldmine."

"He Was Alright (The Band Was Altogether)": Original working song title for "Lady Stardust"

"Holy Holy" (Bowie): Song originally released as the A-side on "Holy Holy/Black Country Rock" (Mercury 6052049 - 17 January 1971) and re-recorded during the Ziggy sessions for possible inclusion on THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS (1972). The re-recording is included as a bonus track on the Rykodisc THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD (1970) CD but mislabelled as the original version.

"Honky Tonk Woman" (Richards/Jagger): Rolling Stones song covered by Mott the Hoople at their concert on November 1972 with Bowie playing on saxophone.

Hopkins, Nicky: Rock pianist who played live with Bowie in 1972 as well as some Stones and Beatles records. He estimates the number of records he has played on as "in the thousands". Nicky died in 1994.

HUNKY DORY (1971): Bowie album which preceded THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS (1972) and drew much critical acclaim at the time.

Tracks: Changes / Oh! You Pretty Things / Eight Line Poem / Life On Mars? / Kooks / Quicksand / Fill Your Heart / Andy Warhol / Song for Bob Dylan / Queen Bitch / The Bewley Brothers / +Bombers / +The Supermen / +Quicksand Demo / +The Bewley Brothers Demo

(RCA SF8244 - 17 December 1971).

Hunsley, Peter: Former roadie for The Rats who joined the Ziggy entourage.

Hutchinson, (Hutch) John: Bowie's friend and fellow musician in early collaborations with Bowie in the Buzz and Feathers bands. He played rhythm guitar on the Japanese Tour and on the 3rd UK Tour.

Hype, The: Bowie backup band in 1971 which was the embryo of what was eventually to become The Spiders From Mars. It consisted of Bowie on rhythm guitar and vocals, Mick Woodmansey on drums, Tony Visconti on bass and Mick Ronson on lead guitar.



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Ziggy Stardust Scarf (1973)