This is the world’s first David Bowie statue

Amazingly, there’s never been a statue of David Bowie anywhere in the world until now. But I guess you have to die first, right?

The bronze statue called Earthly Messenger now has a home in the market square of the British town of Aylesbury. It features three representations of Bowie, each from different eras of his career.

The entire project is the result of a crowdfunding campaign that raised £100,000.

So why Aylesbury? Because Bowie performed his first two gigs as Ziggy Stardust at a local music venue called Friars in the early 70s.

Here’s video of the official unveiling on Sunday.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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