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Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

Fri, 17 May


Bilton Club

Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

Music Legends - Season 1. The July 3rd, 1973 historic concert of the 'leper Messiah'.

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17 May 2024, 19:00 – 22:00

Bilton Club, Skipton Rd, Harrogate HG1 4LL, UK

About the Event

Harrogate Film Society is pleased to announce Season 1 of our Music Legends Series.  This event will take place at Bilton Club (previously known as Bilton Working Men's Club).  This community venue has a fantastic function room with it's own bar, a self-contained PA system and disabled access.

Films will be projected onto a screen based on the stage and we are pleased to bring you another brilliant film.

Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars | May 17 | 7pm  |  Director :  D A Pennebaker | 1973 | 120 + Minutes |  Documentary | Venue - Bilton Club on Skipton Road

The July 3rd, 1973 historic concert of the 'leper Messiah'. This was to be David Bowie's last concert with the Ziggy persona and the Spiders from Mars. A great medley of 'Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud'/'All The Young Dudes'/'Oh! You Pretty Things', a Lou Reed cover, and a Rolling Stones cover are but some of the highlights. Great solos and playing from Jeff Beck and Mick Ronson.

David Bowie retired Ziggy Stardust, his most famous alter-ego, in front of 5000 stunned fans at London's Hammersmith Odeon. The fully restored film and soundtrack was released on Blu-Ray for the first time for the 50th anniversary of the show. Renowned filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker (Monterey Pop, Bob Dylan - Don't Look Back, Depeche Mode - 101) captured the momentous event by filming Bowie and The Spiders From Mars backstage and onstage.

A great opportunity to be in the audience for Bowie's last-ever performance at the Hammersmith Odeon.

Despite his subsequent great music and many different images over the years this was Bowie at his absolute peak of perfection both musically and visually.

Each movie will be introduced by Harrogate author and broadcaster, Derek Shelmerdine. He will set the scene for the film and provide insight into the background. Derek is the author of Rock'n'Roll Unravelled, which tells the story of rock'n'roll from its roots to late 70's punk.

Places are limited to 80 for this event.  Book your tickets here on our website, at any of our events or on the door (if you dare risk not booking). 

Tickets will be available to HFS members, their guests and the general public on a first come, first served basis.

(FYI, it is possible to become a member of Bilton Club.  Please note, this is completely unrelated to HFS membership. Please check out their website for more details. There are several benefits to being a member, including discounted drinks and Club event tickets which are up to 50% cheaper, along with several trips and social events each year. )  


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