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Classic Album Sundays presents Ziggy Stardust @ 50, with Producer Ken Scott

June 23rd, 2022 | by Nick

Meet a man who was there at the birth of Ziggy Stardust, legendary record producer Ken Scott who joins Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy to discuss the making of the album that shot Bowie into inter-galactic fame. David Bowie was a musical and cultural phenomenon whose significance only seems to increase with every passing year. He rocketed to stardom 50 years ago, in the summer of 1972, with the release of the album ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars’. His appearance on Top of the Pops a month later, dressed as an alien rock star and performing ‘Starman’, was an event that changed many lives. Ken not only produced Bowie’s ‘The Rise and Fall…’ but also the preceding ‘Hunky Dory’ and the following ‘Aladdin Sane’. Furthermore he was one of the five main engineers for the Beatles, engineered for Elton John, and produced Mahavishnu Orchestra, Billy Cobham, Supertramp and Missing Persons.

 

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