David Bowie’s ‘Ziggy Stardust’ album cover is one of ten classic album covers to feature on new postage stamps issued today (Thursday, January 7).
The cover, one of two produced for Bowie by Terry Pastor, is featured in the artist’s exhibition currently on at the Artists Gallery in Aberdeen.
Commenting on the issue of the new stamps, Terry Pastor – who is due to appear on Channel 4 News today to talk about the selection of his work – said:
“If someone had said in 1972 that the ‘Ziggy Stardust’ cover would become an iconic album cover, I just would not have believed them.
“At the time of the ‘Ziggy Stardust’ cover, I would meet David Bowie in the West End, Soho or in a pub near his studio. David would go completely unrecognised. But, following the release of ‘Ziggy Stardust’ he became a mega-star and would get mobbed if he appeared anywhere in public.”
Terry Pastor is the only artist to work on two covers for David Bowie. The other cover he designed was for ‘Hunky Dory’.
The Terry Pastor exhibition runs until January 30 at the Artists Gallery, 403 Holburn Street, Aberdeen. The exhibition is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm.
The Artists Gallery is a social enterprise that provides training and work opportunities for people with a disability.