David Bowie plaque honouring late singer goes on display in Berlin

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Legend lived in the city from 1976-78

A plaque dedicated to David Bowie has been unveiled in Berlin.

The display was uncovered by the city’s mayor at the late singer’s former home from 1976 to 1978.

The plaque (pictured) quotes the lyrics from ‘Heroes’: “We can be heroes, just for one day.”

Bowie wrote and recorded that album, ‘Low’ and produced Iggy Pop’s ‘The Idiot’ during his time in Berlin.

Earlier this year, a giant mural dedicated to the singer went on display in the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo.

That artwork, measuring 13m (43ft) by 10.5m (34ft), was the idea of Bosnian singer Vedad Trbonja, who hailed Bowie as “My spiritual father”.

It was created by local artists Enis Cisic – an illustrator for Marvel Comics – and Zoran Herceg and was painted on the side of a ruined building. The building is in a district known as Sniper Alley, a reference to the area being at the centre of the Bosnian war of 1993-95. Sarajevo was a target of Bosnian Serb forces with civilians regularly targeted in the conflict.

Bowie had shown interest in the Bosnian conflict at its height. In 1994, the singer bought an anti-war painting by artist Peter Howson showing a Muslim Bosnian woman being raped.

Cisic and Herceg’s mural referenced Bowie’s hits ‘Fashion’ and ‘Heroes’, with the slogan “Fashion changes, but you’ll always be my heroes” daubed above a painting of Bowie with his Ziggy Stardust stripe across his face.

Meanwhile, Ricky Gervais recently spoke about being on stage with Bowie for his last “live performance”.
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