The Introduction of Glam Rock | A Year in Music: 1972

We go back to 1972 for a look at Ziggy Stardust, Stevie Wonder, and the Synth!

During the year 1972, the world was in a tailspin from Watergate and the Vietnam War, The Godfather was opening up in theaters, and music continued to branch out into new genres. During the year, artists were getting brave with both their music and their wardrobe choices as glam rock rose and gender lines began to blur. At the forefront of this movement was none other than David Bowie, who channeled his inner androgynous self to release the concept album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars. He sent shockwaves through the music industry with songs about a bisexual rockstar who acted as a messenger for aliens and the introduction of rock music embellished with a side of glamour. Get more insight with a sneak peek of this week’s A Year in Music: 1969 above and learn more about the historical events and the music that changed the world with the full episode this SUNDAY at 9/8c!

 


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