- Radio Times
- Review by:
- Jane Anderson
On a balmy July evening in 1972 a young Gary Kemp was watching Top of the Pops with his family when the world as he knew it stopped and he was left “hoping to take a trip to that planet”.
This mind-shifting event was David Bowie’s performance of Starman. His bright red hair chopped into gravity-defying spikes, the glittering multi-coloured boiler suit and the knee-high shimmering lace-ups were shocking enough, but then there was the camp body action with guitarist Mick Ronson.
Gary Kemp knew he was going to be in a rock band and the rest, as they say is (Spandau Ballet) history. It’s a warm-hearted recollection but there’s one vital thing missing — any contribution at all from David Bowie.
About this programme
Gary Kemp presents this programme which marks the 40th anniversary of one of the most influential albums ever recorded - David Bowie's The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spider from Mars.