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David Bowie has been awarded a stone on Camden’s Music Walk of Fame

The London superstar follows The Who and Amy Winehouse on the musical trail

India Lawrence
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India Lawrence
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Camden’s Music Walk of Fame is getting a new stone, this time honouring everyone’s favourite metamorphosing London rock star, David Bowie. 

Ziggy Stardust is usually synonymous with Brixton and Beckenham, having grown up in south London, but now his legacy will be travelling north. Bowie’s stone will be laid opposite Camden Town tube station, joining musical legends Amy Winehouse, The Who and Madness.

The commemorative tile will be revealed on September 15, with an opening ceremony attended by friends, collaborators and fans of the icon who died in 2016This will come at around the same time as the new documentary ‘Moonage Daydream’, by Brett Morgen, all about the singer’s life. The film includes previously unseen footage from Bowie’s personal archives and will be released at the IMAX on September 16 and UK-wide on September 23.

The Who were the first band to be commemorated on the Camden Town pavement when the walk opened in 2019. Bowie will be the fifth musician honoured on the trail. The plan is for it to eventually stretch all the way from Chalk Farm to Mornington Crescent and feature hundreds of musicians associated with the capital. 

Lee Bennet, a founder of the Camden walk called Bowie ‘one of the ultimate influencers’.

‘Our intention is for this to be the highest honour a music figure can receive in the UK and beyond, the unveiling of David’s stone ensures that legacy,’ he added. ‘We have huge plans for the future, but for now, let’s celebrate one of the greats of music.’

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