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Starman Over The Rainbow - My Review of David Bowie at the Rainbow Theatre, London, in 1972

Original Article "Starman Over The Rainbow" Copyright  © 1972 Alexander Stuart; Photographs Copyright  © 1972 Mick Rock. Original Article  "Starman Over The Rainbow"  Copyright  © 1972 Alexander Stuart;  Photographs Copyright  © 1972 Mick Rock. In honor of my birthday week - and the release of David Bowie's wonderful new song and video, Where Are We Now?  - I am reproducing here one of the earliest pieces of professional writing of my career, Starman Over The Rainbow, a review of David Bowie's legendary Ziggy Stardust show on Saturday, August 19, 1972 at London's Rainbow Theatre - a show that introduced multi-media theater and mime to rock music, not to mention challenging the sexual, cultural and musical stereotypes of the day. I was seventeen at the time that I wrote this review. I had recently been invited by editor Robin Bean to write professionally (while still at the British equivalent of high school, Bexley Grammar School) for Fi