In the UK, the world’s first statue of David Bowie has been unveiled in Buckinghamshire. The late singer has now been remembered in the form of the new figure, just over two years since he passed away and the statue will be situated in Aylesbury market square.
Reportedly, Bowie first performed as his Ziggy Stardust persona and launched two albums at gigs at the town’s Friars music venue in the early ’70s. David Stopps is a local fan and came up with the idea of creating the sculpture. It features several of Bowie’s personas from throughout his musical career, including Ziggy Stardust.
The statue was designed by sculptor Andrew Sinclair and features lights, a web cam and music, with a Bowie song being played every hour between 9am and 9pm.