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 Key People involved in Ziggy Stardust

Mick Rock

Famous photographer/journalist who originally interviewed Bowie for Rolling Stone

Bowie's friendship with Rock had initially been sparked because he was a friend of Syd Barret's.

Bowie confided in Mick Rock at the time that his three greatest artistic and musical influences were Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, and Barret.

Rock became the official Ziggy photographer and took the famous picture of Bowie miming sex with Mick Ronson's guitar. 

He also filmed the promotional videos for Space Oddity (1972), John, I'm Only Dancing (1972), The Jean Genie (1972) and Life On Mars? (1973).

Of interest to the Ziggy Stardust Era are three additional films reportedly shot  in late 1972 featuring live Ziggy footage dubbed to the studio versions of "Moonage Daydream", "Starman" (The Ziggy Stardust Show film) and "Rock n Roll Suicide" (Rock N Roll Suicide film).

Where is he now?

Living in New York.


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Ziggy Stardust Scarf (1973)