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Press your space face into this David Bowie anniversary celebration

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June 6, 2012 marks the 40th anniversary of David Bowie's 1972 album "Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars."

Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars: The Motion Picture will screen Tuesday evening at the GRAMMY Museum in downtown Los Angeles in celebration of EMI's new release of the remastered 40th Anniversary Edition of David Bowie’s momentous 1972 album.

The event will be followed by a Q&A with the album’s co-producer, Ken Scott. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the box office or online.

Museum representative Andie Cox told KPCC the best way for the public to stay informed about open events is through their newsletter, noting, however, that "when the room in question is only 200 seats, tickets go fast" and the first notification will go to GRAMMY Museum members.

The D.A. Pennebaker’s film -- which will also be airing this week on VH1 Classic and Palladia -- documents Bowie's final show as Ziggy Stardust at the Hammersmith Odeon in London on July 3, 1973.

Originally released on June 6, 1972, Ziggy Stardust, the album, had an "immeasurable" influence on "the next generation," notes EMI, "particularly those who were involved in the punk movement – musicians, artists, designers – and the subsequent re-birth of rock and pop."

For a more personal experience with the album, place your space face here.

Lisa Brenner can be reached via Twitter @lisa_brenner

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