|David Bowie &
The Spiders from Mars taken in 1972. Woody is second from the left.
Woody Woodmansey (born Mick Woodmansey in Yorkshire) began his drumming career at the age of 14 with the formation of the band The Mutations. His next band was The Roadrunners, and later The Rats with Mick Ronson.
Woody was to work again with Mick Ronson
- this time as David Bowie's Spiders from Mars. He toured with David Bowie
extensively and appeared on 13 of his albums, including: Space Oddity
(1969), Man Who Sold the World (1970), Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust
(1972), Hunky Dory (1972), Aladdin Sane (1973) and Changes (1981).
Woody is a keen supporter of Narconon's drug
education services because he believes that children should be warned
of the dangers of drug abuse.