Forty years after being photographed on Heddon Street for the album The Rise And Fall of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars, David Bowie's alter ego is to have a plaque dedicated to him.
The 1972 album shows Bowie besuited in what became the Ziggy Stardust character's trademark jumpsuit and platform boots, posing next to a building with his guitar. The picture made both Bowie and Heddon Street famous; the latter is recognised by Time Out and Q as a historic London music site, so definitely a contender for the London Music Mapp app. It was also one of Londonist's Top 10 London Album Covers last year.
The plaque, which will be unveiled later this month by Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp, will be black rather than the better-known English Heritage blue plaques as it's being put up by the Crown Estate.