Baker's Dozen

Artists discuss the 13 records that shaped their lives

5. David BowieThe Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

This was my sound when I was 13. Great songs, great arrangement. And Visconti and Mick Ronson… what a team to have around you! Epic vision and unafraid to seize the mantle. I love Bowie – the strings on ‘Life On Mars’ still gives me shivers.

Selected in other Baker’s Dozens: Mick Hucknall
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