David Bowie statue set to be unveiled in Buckinghamshire

Aylesbury are set to unveil a David Bowie statue in their market square

A David Bowie statue is set to be unveiled in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

Bowie is rumored to have first performed as his Ziggy Stardust persona and debuted two albums at gigs at the town’s Friars music venue in the early 1970s.

The statue sees Bowie dressed as his Ziggy Stardust persona with various other versions of Bowie looking on. You can see a picture of it below.

According to the BBC, Aylesbury will unveil a David Bowie statue in the town’s Market Square on Sunday, March 25.

In addition to the statue, there’s also a petition to change the town’s name from Aylesbury to ‘Aylesbowie’.

Headed by David Stopps, he said a name change would not be out of the ordinary as Aylesbury has had several names over the years.

“Since records began there have been 57 variations of the town’s name,” he said.

A spokesman for Buckinghamshire County Council said: “It’s an interesting idea and perhaps on 25 March we could all think “Aylesbowie” – just for one day!”

Meanwhile, three rare David Bowie records are set to be released for Record Store Day 2018, including an iconic London live performance.

Record Store Day, which takes place on April 21, will see Bowie’s ‘Welcome To The Blackout (Live London ’78)’ album be released as a 3xLP set. The record features recordings from Bowie’s ‘Isolar II’ tour performances at London’s now-demolished Earls Court on June 30 and July 1 1978.

Elsewhere, eagled-eyed Bowie fans will be able to nab a 12″ single which features the first full-length of ‘Let’s Dance’, along with a live version on the b-side. Finally, ‘Bowie Now’ – a rare 1977 US only promotional-only LP, featuring tracks from ‘Heroes’ and ‘Low’ – will get its first commercial release.