The statue in question has been proposed in the town of Aylesbury, north of London
David Bowie fans are seeking funding for a new statue in tribute to the late music icon.
Bowie passed away in January at the age of 69. The statue in question has been proposed in the town of Aylesbury, north of London. In 1971, Bowie debuted ‘Hunky Dory’ and ‘Ziggy Stardust’ songs at the local Friars club, while he also referencing the area’s Market Square in the opening lines of ‘Five Years’.
A Kickstarter campaign has been launched to finance the statue, with organisers seeking £100,000 for the project. Fans have so far donated £26,420 to the cause (correct at the time of publishing).
The bronze statue, designed by sculptor Andrew Sinclair, would come with a working soundsystem that would play a Bowie song every hour throughout the day and evening.
To mark the campaign, Holy Holy, the band featuring Bowie producer Tony Visconti, ‘Spiders From Mars’ drummer Woody Woodmansey and Heaven 17’s Glenn Gregory, will play a set of Bowie covers at Friars Aylesbury in April of next year.
Speaking to NME recently, Woodmansey recounted his last contact and the final days of the ‘Blackstar’ icon, also revealing how he and Visconti turned down the chance to perform with Lady Gaga for her Grammys tribute show – slamming it as ‘tacky’ and claiming it ‘didn’t represent anything good about him’.