The Correct Location & Date of the Most Iconic Photo David Bowie/Ziggy Stardust

I have been trying to figure this out for years. This is probably the most famous Ziggy Stardust (David Bowie) photo ever taken.

David Bowie Ziggy Stardust Most Famous Image June15, 3, 1973 - Taunton, Hammersmith Odeon

All magazines and websites claim that the iconic photo was taken at the famous “Rock N’ Roll” suicide show on July 3, 1973 as Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars performed at the Hammersmith Odeon, London.  It was that day that David Bowie abruptly retired Ziggy Stardust.

Ziggy Stardust David Bowie Hammersmith Odeon 1973

After extensive research, I believe the famous photo was taken on June 15, 1973 at Taunton Odeon not the Hammersmith Odeon.  One of the biggest discrepancies I see in the photos from both nights is that Bowie is using a microphone with a purple foam windscreen on it for the June 15th Taunton show and not the final July 3rd Hammersmith show.  Also, the color of the bracelets on his right arm are different at both shows as well.

Check out the little diagram we made from both shows.

David Bowie Ziggy Stardust Famous Photo Hammersmith Taunton Odeon June 15 July 3, 1973

In my personal opinion everyone has been wrong this whole time.  If there are any David Bowie/Ziggy Stardust experts out there please leave a comment and let me know.

What I do know and it is confirmed is that this famous Lou Reed and David Bowie kissing photo was taken after the July 3, 1973 Hammersmith Odeon show.  Click below to read about it…
David Bowie Ziggy Stardust Lou Reed Kiss

David Bowie And Lou Reed Kissing???

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