Five unique people, five remarkable encounters with Ziggy Stardust are revealed for the first time in a new TV film.
Rick Wakeman, 1971: He was to hit the big time with prog rock legends Yes. But in 1971 the classically trained keyboard player was still a relative unknown, despite having played with Bowie on the Space Oddity album in 1969. Then came the call to join him on Hunky Dory… (X)
Dick Cavett, 1974: When the U.S. chat show host whose fame rivalled that of Johnny Carson interviewed Bowie in late 1974, the star was at the peak of his drug mania. Cavett was understandably anxious… (X)
Carlos Alomar, 1975: He’s the guitarist who helped give Bowie his first U.S. No 1 single, Fame, and played on more of his albums than anyone. But his first thought on meeting him was that he desperately needed fattening up… (X)
Robert Fripp, 1977: The King Crimson guitarist - and Toyah Wilcox’s husband - is famous for his improvised playing on Heroes (1977) and Scary Monsters (1980). He recalls how Bowie made him an offer he couldn’t refuse… (X)
Nile Rodgers, 1983: When Bowie decided to make a dance album, who would produce it? It was obvious… the man behind disco giants Chic and Sister Sledge. (X)
Source: The Daily Mail