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“Ziggy” Turns 50

June 16, 2022, is the 50th anniversary of the release of David Bowie’s “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars”. A landmark album for Bowie, it is considered to not only be among Bowie’s greatest works but one of the best albums of all time.

Listen to WYEP’s Brian Siewiorek break down the album in about 10 minutes, featuring song samples, history, demos, and other trivia.

Don’t forget to listen to WYEP on June 16, as we celebrate throughout the day.

Director of Creative Services and host of The Grooves Brian Siewiorek came to WYEP in 2004 from WCBU in Peoria, Illinois, where he worked as a journalist, hosting All Things Considered and managing operations. His award-winning career has included stints in rural Alaska as well as WKSU at Kent State in Ohio.