Who Was Ziggy Stardust?

February 24, 2016

The man behind the image

To some, Ziggy Stardust was a popular singer from the 1970s. To others, Ziggy was that artist who wore really memorable makeup and outfits. And yet to others, he was the guy who had different colored eyes because he got into a fight over a girl when he was a kid! Pow! But Ziggy Stardust was actually a very talented artist named David Bowie.

For over 50 years, David Bowie made music that was all his own–nothing fit into one exact type of music like jazz, pop, or rock. He was a one-of-a-kind singer, musician, songwriter, record producer, painter, and actor. Sadly, he passed away on January 9th, one day after he released his last album and celebrated his 69th birthday. Even though he lost his long battle with cancer, he will always be remembered for his work, his art, and how he made being unique okay.