Mick 'Woody' Woodmansey on stage with Bowie.

In pictures: David Bowie, Woody Woodmansey and the legacy of Ziggy Stardust

As Bowie's drummer from the Ziggy days heads to Leamington to celebrate the great man's music, here are some striking images from the era - and a few treats besides.

Holy Holy, who also feature long-time Bowie producer Tony Visconti on bass, play at the Assembly on Saturday February 23. It's a chance to relive four years of sound and vision that helped shape popular culture. Visit leamingtonassembly.com to book.

Woodmansey's drumming can be heard many of Bowie's most popular songs - he appears on tracks including Changes, Life on Mars?, Starman and The Jean Genie.
Woodmansey's drumming can be heard many of Bowie's most popular songs - he appears on tracks including Changes, Life on Mars?, Starman and The Jean Genie.
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"I've found that fans are not stupid," says Woody. "They really do know if you mean it. They know if you're playing by numbers. And we definitely mean it."
"I've found that fans are not stupid," says Woody. "They really do know if you mean it. They know if you're playing by numbers. And we definitely mean it."
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Success didn't come overnight for Bowie. Here he is at the BBC with his band The Manish Boys in 1965. They failed to make it big - and sustained success came only when he began working the band that would become The Spiders from Mars.
Success didn't come overnight for Bowie. Here he is at the BBC with his band The Manish Boys in 1965. They failed to make it big - and sustained success came only when he began working the band that would become The Spiders from Mars.
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A pre-Ziggy Bowie pictured with Dana Gillespie in 1971 - the year Hunky Dory was released. It was the second of his albums on which Woodmansey played.
A pre-Ziggy Bowie pictured with Dana Gillespie in 1971 - the year Hunky Dory was released. It was the second of his albums on which Woodmansey played.
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