David Bowie’s son pays tribute on what would have been his 71st birthday

Duncan Jones remembers Bowie's "goofy sense of humour"

David Bowie‘s son has paid tribute to his father on what would have been the late star’s 71st birthday.

Music icon Bowie passed away in January 2016, aged 69. Earlier today (January 8), an early demo of ‘Let’s Dance’ was released to celebrate Bowie’s birthday.

Now, Bowie’s son – filmmaker Duncan Jones – has taken to Twitter to pay tribute to his father, sharing a card he gave his dad on his 69th birthday.

“8th of Jan again. A strange feeling for me,” Jones wrote. “I know how excited dad was to have a grandson on the way, & I made this card for his birthday having told him a month earlier he was going to be a grandad. Makes me smile at our shared goofy sense of humour. Happy birthday dad!”.

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Meanwhile, Jones – director of the films Moon and Source Code – recently launched a “David Bowie Book Club” in honour of his father.

He took to Twitter to launch the club, describing his late father as “a beast of a reader.”

The first book Jones has chosen is Hawksmoor, the award-winning 1985 novel by Peter Aykroyd. It tells the parallel stories of Nicholas Dyer, who builds churches in 18th-century London for which he needs human sacrifices, and Nicholas Hawksmoor, a 1980s detective who investigates murders committed in the same churches.
Hawksmoor appeared in the list of David Bowie’s 100 favourite books which was released in 2013. Fans wishing to join the book club (and presumably discuss each book with Jones on Twitter) have until February 1 to complete Peter Aykroyd’s novel.