Elizabeth Taylor with David Bowie
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The 40th anniversary of David Bowie's alter-ego, Ziggy Stardust, will mark the unveiling of a plaque in Central London's Heddon Street.

The first photograph of Ziggy was taken in Heddon Street, which has become a very busy street now. The photo became the cover of Bowie's album The Rise And Fall of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars. The album took David Bowie to international fame in 1972, the year of the launchof the album. The photo has Bowie holding a guitar and wearing a blue jumpshirt.

The BBC says that "Bowie's creation Ziggy has been attributed with influencing such diverse musicians as Spandau Ballet, Suede and Florence and the Machine."

According to the Daily Mail, The Crown Estate, which runs a £7billion property portfolio on behalf of the Queen and the public estate, will install the plaque later this month.

Other characters who were lucky enough to have got plaques are Sherlock Holmes and Lara Croft, The Tomb Raider.