On This Day In 1973, David Bowie Retired Ziggy Stardust

It was on this day in 1973, when after a triumphant sold-out concert at London's Hammersmith Odeon Theatre - the final show of his 60-date tour, David Bowie announced that he was retiring from live performing, however, it was his persona, Ziggy Stardust, that was actually retiring. You can hear the farewell speech from that night, below.



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