December 17, 1971

December 17Today in 1971, David Bowie released his fourth album, Hunky Dory.

The record featured all the members of the band that would later become Ziggy Stardust’s Spiders From Mars.

While the record sold well, it was not considered a success until the 1972 release of Ziggy Stardust. At that point, Hunky Dory became a hit, rising to No. 3 on the U.K. charts.

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