Fan discovers another ‘secret’ in David Bowie’s ‘Blackstar’ album artwork

After the album's designer revealed that the artwork contains more hidden surprises, fans are examining Bowie's parting gift even more closely.

An eagle-eyed David Bowie fan claims to have discovered another ‘secret’ or ‘easter egg’ hidden within the artwork of his last album, ‘Blackstar’.

Earlier this week, ‘Blackstar’ designer Jonathan Barnbrook said that the vinyl sleeve and artwork for Bowie’s final album is packed with more hidden surprises.

Some fans had already found that exposing the artwork to sunlight unveiled a galaxy of stars.

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Then another fan found that after placing the artwork under a UV blacklight, it glows a luminous blue:

Now, as Spin reports, another fan has counted the total number of points on the six black stars in the CD album booklet, and realised they total 69 – Bowie’s age when he died.

Even more secrets from the album’s artwork have been unveiled this week – check them out here.

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Meanwhile, earlier this week a special tribute concert was announced for Bowie’s birthday in his birth place of South London.

The ‘Heroes’ icon will be celebrated with a unique show at Brixton Academy on January 8 – led by a host of friends, collaborators, former bandmates and special guests.

The London gig will include an appearance from Bowie’s close friend Gary Oldman. The actor featured in his video for ‘The Next Day’ and gave an emotional tribute speech to The Thin White Duke at The BRIT Awards earlier this year.

Speaking to NME, Bowie’s former drummer in Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars has recounted his last contact with Bowie and the music icon’s final days.

Woody Woodmansey also told NME that he and Tony Visconti turned down the chance to perform with Lady Gaga at her GRAMMYs tribute to Bowie. He said Gaga’s performance was “tacky” and claimed it “didn’t represent anything good about him”.

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