In June 1972 one of the most important albums in rock history was released - 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars'.

David Bowie transformed himself into the titular Ziggy, changing his entire image and shocking and thrilling his audience in equal measure.

To mark the 50th anniversary of the LP, here are some fascinating facts about the legendary record...

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