07 . 03 . 2017

Bowie memorial campaign launched


Fans and international media gathered at the David Bowie mural in Brixton in January to mark the first anniversary of his death. The musician died on 10 January, two days after his 69th birthday. The mural, on the side of Morley’s department store, in Tunstall Road, was originally unveiled in June 2013.


There is currently a crowdfunding campaign, launched in February, to create a permanent memorial to the singer in Brixton, his place of birth, based on the lightning flash from his Aladdin Sane album cover.


Designed by This Ain’t Rock’n’Roll, the founders hope to raise £900,000 for the three storey steel construction, to be located at Tunstall Road, opposite Brixton Underground and five streets from the singer’s birthplace on Stansfield Road.