New York declares January 20 as David Bowie Day

The city has dedicated a day to the late musician

New York City has official declared today (January 20) David Bowie Day in honour of the late musician.

Mayor Bill de Blasio will make the proclamation at the curtain call of the final performance of Lazarus, the musical co-produced by Bowie.

The city is not the first to dedicate a day to the musician. In 2014, Chicago declared September 23 as their own David Bowie Day.

Bowie lived in New York for over twenty years. “I can’t imagine living anywhere else,” he said in a 2003 interview, “I’ve lived in New York longer than I’ve lived anywhere else. It’s amazing: I am a New Yorker.”

Following his death on January 10, fans started a makeshift memorial outside of his SoHo apartment where he had lived with his wife, Iman, since 1999.

Fans in the UK are planning to honour the star with a mass sing-along at this year’s Glastonbury Festival. An unnamed individual launched the Twitter account @BowieGlasto2016 in a bid to get thousands of people singing the late singer’s hits at the Pyramid Stage during the Wednesday evening of Glastonbury.

Bowie posthumously topped the chart with ‘Blackstar’ last week (January 15) and now the Official Chart Company has revealed that Bowie is currently over 28,000 chart sales ahead of his next nearest competitor, Adele with ’25’.