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David Bowie On The Ziggy Stardust Years

It's been more than 40 years since David Bowie created the gender-bending Ziggy Stardust and released the now-classic album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars. With it, Bowie helped invent glam-rock. In conversation with Fresh Air's Terry Gross from 2002, Bowie was in the midst of making the following year's Reality, and here talks about leaving characters in his songs, his love of Tibetan horns, and his childhood desire to write musicals and play saxophone in Little Richard's band.

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Other segments from the episode on September 4, 2002

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 4, 2002: Interview with David Bowie; Review of the television show "American Idol."

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