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Soundcheck (New!): Ziggy Stardust at 40

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Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Today marks the 40th anniversary of David Bowie's album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. In this new edition of the Soundcheck Podcast, John Schaefer reflects on Bowie's influential concept album, first released in 1972. (Psst! You can head over to NME to listen to a stream of the album in all its remastered glory.)

'All Songs Considered' Listening Party

NPR's All Songs Considered is taking its show on the road - and kicking things off in NYC at The Living Room. For this first stop on their summer tour, Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton will be joined by our very own John Schaefer. It's sold out - but Soundcheck will be live tweeting from the listening party! Follow us @Soundcheck.


Summer Workshop Day 3: To Do List

Stuff to do today:

1. Celebrate the birthday of Ziggy Stardust, David Bowie’s groundbreaking alter ego, who was unleashed on the world 40 years ago today.  Check out today’s podcast below for more: 

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